The Divide is a four-part satire of the sexes, written for more than thirty voices. An exclusive semi-staged reading in September will support the commissioning and production of new work at the theatre. It features the cast of Ayckbourn's Confusions and Hero's Welcome plus special guest appearances. Not so long ago, let it not be forgotten, as decreed by The Preacher, Men and Women lived apart on separate sides of the Divide in segregated isolation. The celebrated novelist Soween Clay-Flin recalls this period in our recent history with dramatised readings based on documents of the period, including her own personal diary as a young girl who lived through it and survived to tell the tale.Author Alan Ayckbourn.