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by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Dorothy Bentote
October 12, 13 & 14, 2006


Malcolm Bentote

Vera, his wife

Ann Taggart



Marjorie, Dennis's mother

Barbara Williams
Pam, Neil's wife Bieneke Barwick

Location: The garage and pathway of Dennis's home.
Time: The present

Programme Notes        [ Photographs ]

About the Play

"Just Between Ourselves" is one of Alan Ayckbourn's earlier plays - first produced in 1977 and is, as so many of his plays, concerned with marital relationships.

This play is set in the garage and back garden of Dennis and Vera's house. Living with them is Dennis's elderly mother, Marjorie. Her possessive and jealous behaviour is slowly undermining Vera, both mentally and physically.

When Neil and Pam call, to view the old car that Dennis is trying to sell, a friendship forms between the two couples.

Each scene occurs on the birthday of one of the characters and the comedy becomes increasingly sharp and ironic, building up to a climax of bizarre violence and madness!

Incidentally, Ayckbourn's 70th play "If I Were You" opens in Scarborough on October 12th.