of Graham Swannell's
A State of Affairs was produced to great acclaim at the Hen
and Chickens Theatre, London.
A State of Affairs: 'Stuttgart'
David Hampshire & Susan
We presented a revival of the play at the OSO Arts Centre, Barnes, London in July 2009. The production was directed by Kenn Michaels and the cast included Timothy Bentinck (David Archer in BBC's The Archers.)
Commitment and betrayal lie at the heart of this entertaining and perceptive comment on human foibles. The play takes the form of four unrelated one-act stories, the cast of three actors and two actresses assuming thirteen different characters in total. It offers a thought-provoking insight into relationships that should not be missed.
What the papers said ...
''An intelligent play that treats its themes of marriage and adultery with a moving and unforgettable passion...''
Jonathan Mann, Guardian
''These four pieces are full of pitiless observation and compassionate hilarity...''
John Peter, Sunday Times
''Some of the most acutely observed dialogue I have ever heard - this play should be seen...''
Alan J. Lerner, Lyricist