Number One

by Jean Anouilh
translated and adapted by Michael Frayn


In an attic studio in Paris sits Léon, an ageing dramatist, attempting  to write a play  provisionally called Les Misérables.  But he is constantly interrupted by a string of people, all with their own complaints and financial demands:  his wife, his girlfriend, his son and daughters, his doctor (Léon has gout), even his friend Gaston is touching him for money.  And the housekeeper has plenty of complaints!

Michael Frayn has adapted this very funny play, condensing and sharpening Anouilh’s stylish blend of cynicism and irony, as Léon – despairing of the world’s selfishness – renames his play Number One.

Director: Penny Morris

Performances: Saturday 12, Monday 14 to Saturday 19 November at 7.30 pm

Ticket Prices: All tickets are £9.50 with concession price of £7.50 for seniors, students and unemployed on first Saturday, Monday and Tuesday evenings only. Admin charges apply to online and postal bookings.

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