"Michael Frayn has the rare ability to construct farcical comedy around philosophical principles and the laughs and the ideas effortlessly intermesh" (Guardian)
Four old friends sit down for a quiet evening together. But they are harassed by various bells, sirens, buzzers, warblers, beepers and cheepers, all trying to warn them of something. What are these electronic voices trying to tell them? Can they understand the mysterious disasters before disaster strikes? It's a race against time - because there are seven more plays and twenty more characters still to come before the evening is through, plus a lot more strange noises - and increasingly desperate calls from eleven separate pay phones...
The actors were able to switch to different characters convincinglyWhat are these electronic voices trying to tell them? Can they understand the mysterious disasters before disaster strikes? It's a race against time - because there are seven more plays and twenty more characters still to come before the evening is through, plus a lot more strange noises - and increasingly desperate calls from eleven separate pay phonesSo if you find a current lower price from an online retailer on an identical, in-stock product, tell us and we'll match it21%off The Trojan Women Euripides 06 Jan 2009 Paperback 9,76 12,49 Save 2,73 Add to basket 13%off Doctor Faustus and Other Plays: Doctor Faustus, A- and B-Texts; The Jew of Malta; Edward II Parts I and II Christopher Marlowe 15 Oct 2008 Paperback 9,11 10,49 Save 1,38 Add to basket 27%off The Crucible Arthur Miller 24 Feb 2000 Paperback 6,15 8,49 Save 2,34 Add to basket
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