Written & Directed by Alan Ayckbourn
with Stephen Billington, Elizabeth Boag, Russell Dixon, Charlotte Harwood, Evelyn Hoskins, and Richard Stacey
Since its premiere in 1974, Confusions has become one of the most popular and studied plays of the last 40 years.
From a devoted and isolated mother to her unfaithful travelling salesman husband, through a solicitous waiter to well-heeled diners and an utterly shambolic garden fete, human frailty is laid bare as one hilarious situation after another unfolds.
Each of the plays connects to the next through one of its characters until the final one is reached, when four people sit alone on park benches. From high farce to poignant observation, the laughs—however dark—keep coming.
The Stephen Joseph Theatre is a cultural icon of the Yorkshire region, providing accessible, high quality theatre for audiences worldwide for over 60 years. It was the first professional theatre-in-the-round in the UK. Widely known for its world premieres of almost all of Alan Ayckbourn’s 79 plays and its commitment to new writing. It has toured plays to more than forty five national and international venues.
The SJT’s home is in a wonderful art deco building in the heart of Scarborough on North Yorkshire’s coast. This summer the company will produce an extraordinary repertoire of five plays in its two auditoria with additional lunchtime plays, play readings, talks and special events many of which can be seen in one week or even in one weekend.
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"Tremendous - Ayckbourn is still an inventive master craftsman!" - TheaterMania
"Under Mr. Ayckbourn's careful direction, the ensemble cast is brilliant!" - Curtain Up
"Ayckbourn has a gift for making the outrageous seem like a matter of course." - Theater Pizzazz