Alan Ayckbourn’s story-telling classic ‘Improbable Fiction’ brings more comedy chaos to The Green Room Theatre
IMPROBABLE FICTION by Alan Ayckbourn, is set in the Pendon Writer’s Circle and takes the audience on a chaotically funny journey as the musings of our six aspiring writers are brought spectacularly to life. The play runs at The Green Room Theatre, Wilmslow from Saturday 11th to 18th June 2022.
The play starts at a meeting of the local writers’ circle, with the tensions and rivalries of our six aspiring writers bubbling to the surface as they discuss their work, but despite their enthusiasm to be published authors in their specialist fields of interest, none of them has been able to write anything!
The chairman, Arnold, attempts to persuade the group to collaborate on a piece of creative writing, an idea that is quickly dismissed. However, as Arnold is clearing up after the meeting there is a clap of thunder, a black-out, and then….………
The play takes its title and inspiration from a line in Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’, “…If this were played upon a stage now, I would condemn it as an improbable fiction”, and it is well chosen because as the stories of our six writers unfold we are introduced to a very funny selection of spoof sci-fi characters, a damsel in distress, a detective that any crime writer would be proud to disown, and the abduction of his mother by aliens!
Director Victor Hassan commented: ‘Improbable Fiction is a very funny play which sends up Dorothy L Sayers, Jane Austen and The X-Files to great effect. As this will be the final production of our current season before our summer break we look forward to welcoming our members, regular audience and new visitors to The Green Room for what is sure to be a very surprising and enjoyable evening’.
Group photo: from left to right:
Charlie Cook, Victoria Johnson, Ian Fensome, Jess Trimble and Josie Harrison.