By Alan Ayckbourn
Delia Janet Holloway
Ernest Neil Davies
Susannah Lorna Welch
Trevor Paul Buckle
Kate Rhiannon Rose
Malcolm Ruairidh MacLeod-Lyon
Jan Clare Davies
Nick Steve Davies



This candid, stylish and witty comedy is set in the bedrooms of three different couples. Trevor and Susannah are a couple whose marriage is steadily heading toward disaster. Over the course of a night, they inflict their delirious miseries upon their nearest and dearest friends. Ernest and Delia go out to dinner to celebrate their wedding anniversary. When this is a failure they return home and prepare to celebrate with pilchards on toast in bed. Malcolm and Kate are preparing a house warming party: Nick and Jan have been invited to this but Nick has hurt his back and prepares to rest quietly in bed. All three preparations are doomed, however, to disaster by the marital problems of Trevor (son of Ernest and Delia) and his wife, who descend on each couple in turn leaving chaos in their wake, finally taking over the bedroom (and bed) of long suffering Malcolm and Kate. The three bedrooms are presented simultaneously on stage and the action flows in and out from one to another during this hectic night.