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Woman In Mind

Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Ian Macdonald

The comic poet of middle class life, always so very funny, goes deeper and darker in this triumphant play about a housewife named Susan who is married to a boring cleric named George. After getting knocked out by stepping on the tooth end of a garden rake, Susan experiences hilarious hallucinations in which her oppressive and boring everyday life is replaced by a fantasy in which she is an ideal wife and mother with an ideal family. While her real family treats her with condescension and apathy, her fantasy family dresses in lovely white, always drinks champagne, lives in a stately home and tells her that she is wonderful. Eventually, the fantasy family becomes nightmarish and Susan begins to realize that she is going mad.

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd


Susan – Suzannah Churchill

Her family

Gerald, her husband – Colin Bailey
Muriel, Gerald’s sister – Janet Pearce
Rick, Susan’s son – Scott Godfrey
Dr Bill Windsor, a family doctor – John Hart

Her fantasies

Andy, her husband – Mark Jamieson
Lucy, her daughter – Natasha Kissane
Tony, her brother – Steve Padgham


Stage manager, set design and build – Roger Butler assisted by Michael Angell, Tony Bate, John McLaren, Trevor Jeffries and Albert Tilbury
Assistant stage manager, continuity – Betty Bailey
Lighting – Alan and Pamela Hunt
Sound – Steve Nash
Props – Jennie Leeper and Mary Board
Wardrobe – Marjorie Sawyer and Carole Bramall

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