Better off Dead archiveLarger than life and highly irascible author Algy Waterbridge is hard at work on his 33rd crime novel featuring blunt Yorkshire cop DCI Tommy Middlebrass. But it's been a while since Tommy was on the TV, Algy's wife is getting frighteningly forgetful and his adoring PA sometimes oversteps the mark. With constant interruptions, it's almost the last straw when old acquaintance Gus Crewe turns up to interview him for the press with alarming consequences. But as Algy's fictional character takes him over and real people introduce themselves into the dramatic climax of his novel, the lines become blurred and it might just be that fiction, misunderstandings and mistaken identity are closer to the truth than they seem. Alan Ayckbourn's latest play is a comedy of confusion about an grumpy old man who might not be so grumpy after all.


Author: Alan Ayckbourn
Producer: Stephen Joseph Theatre
Director(s): Alan Ayckbourn, Sarah Hughes (casting director)
Design: Michael Holt
Lighting: Jason Taylor
Sound: Paul Stear (associate sound designer)
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Better off Dead

Better off Dead (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01620607346. Details of all Better off Dead archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0686189087

Archive Listings

11 Oct 18
27 Oct 18
New Vic
6 Sep 18
6 Oct 18
Stephen Joseph Theatre
North Yorkshire

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