11th - 18th June 2022
The play takes its title from a line in that play of reversals and
wish fulfilment, Twelfth Night. In Improbable Fiction, Ayckbourn has
devised a plot as insanely topsy-turvy as Shakespeare’s.
Improbable Fiction is Alan Ayckbourn’s 69th play, wherein everyone in
the Pendon Writers’ Circle, a self-help group for the creatively
stalled and artistically deluded, is having collective writers’
block. However, the presence of a rather ordinary young girl
unleashes their imaginations – with surprising results!
Improbable Fiction sends up Dorothy L Sayers, Jane Austen and The
X-Files – with a selection of spoof sci-fi characters, a detective
that any crime writer would be proud to disown, a damsel in distress,
and the abduction of his mother by aliens, the story lines overlap
and interweave around a bemused Arnold.
|Diana Boswell, Melissa Thompson, Oliver Turner
|Chris Hills, Bruce Williams
|Alan James, Mark Seyler
|Chris McClory, Doug MacDonald
|Chris Hills, John O'Brien
|Anne Cichocki, Fred Donnan, Ronnie Dykstra, Donna Johnstone, Joan Taylor-Jones, Caroline Lucas