- Role Play
"Alan Ayckbourn's Role Play revolves around the most rudimentary of farcical premises. Computer programmer Justin Lazenby and his girlfriend Julie-Ann Dobson are about to have a well-rehearsed selective dinner party for both their parents at his riverside apartment. This carefully planned social gathering is to announce Justin and Julie-Ann's intention to marry; although there are already a few cracks in the relationship - not least Julie-Ann's humour bypass.
The stressed Julie-Ann wants everything to be perfect for her prim and proper parents but before the dinner party begins the discovery of a missing utensil causes panic. When a woman falls on to their balcony from four floors above, the odd couple have far more than cutlery to worry about.
It's the dinner party from hell."