Improbable Fiction by Alan Ayckbourn
11 to 18 June 2022

The play takes its title from a line in that play of reversals and wish fulfilment, Twelfth Night.  In Improbable Fiction, Ayckbourn has devised a plot as insanely topsy-turvy as Shakespeare’s.

Improbable Fiction is Alan Ayckbourn’s 69th play, wherein everyone in the Pendon Writers’ Circle, a self-help group for the creatively stalled and artistically deluded, is having collective writers’ block. However, the presence of a rather ordinary young girl unleashes their imaginations – with surprising results!

Improbable Fiction sends up Dorothy L Sayers, Jane Austen and The X-Files – with a selection of spoof sci-fi characters, a detective that any crime writer would be proud to disown, a damsel in distress, and the abduction of his mother by aliens, the story lines overlap and interweave around a bemused Arnold.

Booking is now open.

Saturday box office: 21, 28 May, 4 and 11 June. 11am to 12 noon at the Green Room.

Following the government’s relaxation of Covid restrictions, we kindly ask you to please not attend the theatre if you feel unwell, have cold-like symptoms, or may be infectious.

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Grace Josie Harrison
Ilsa Jessica Trimble
Jess Victoria Johnson
Vivvi Carys Jones
Brevis Charlie Cook
Arnold Ian Fensome
Clem Alex Newman


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The 2021-22 season is sponsored by: SC & P Jones (91 Chapel Lane) Builders & Plumbers merchant and bathroom specialists


Director Victor Hassan
Stage Manager Al Fowkes
Prompt Colette Fitton
Props Fenella Fowkes
ASM Diana Boswell, Melissa Thompson
Lighting Chris Hills, Bruce Williams
Sound Alan James, Mark Seyler
Wardrobe Di James, Pat Barrow
Rehearsal photographs Chris Hills, Bruce Williams
Ticket secretary Denise Soussi
House Manager
PSCC Liaison Tracy Burns
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