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Five Finger Exercise archiveThey say the family that plays together, stays together. For Walter, the young tutor to a middle class English family, this saying is about to take on a deeper meaning. As relationships spiral out of control, the family’s weekend retreat in the country rapidly becomes a battle field. Stanley is a self-made businessman incapable of expressing his emotions or compromising with others; his wife Louise imagines herself an intellectual, though her intelligence is more of an affectation than a reality. Stanley and Louise hire Walter, a teacher from Germany, as a tutor for their two teenage children, effeminate Clive and high-strung Pamela. Walter tries to ingratiate himself with the family, with little success; when he tries to get to know Louise better, she imagines that he's fallen in love with her, and she's deeply hurt when he confesses that he instead sees her as a motherly figure. Walter is eventually driven to the brink of suicide, which forces the family to reconsider their attitudes toward Walter and each other.
Performers Martin Hutson, Jenny Quayle, Oliver Dimsdale, Richard Heffer, Jo Theaker.
Author Peter Shaffer. Director Dominic Hill. Design Tim Meacock. Lighting Peter Hunter.

Five Finger Exercise

Five Finger Exercise (Play) production archive for QTIX code T710762815. Details of all Five Finger Exercise archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S260193014

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