Better Off Dead: In Brief

Key facts relating to Alan Ayckbourn's Better Off Dead.
  • A Case Of Missing Wives is Alan Ayckbourn's 82nd play.
  • The world premiere will be held on 11 September 2018 at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.
  • A first glimpse of the play was offered when an extract was presented during A Brief History of Ayckbourn event during September 2017 celebrating Alan Ayckbourn's 60 years with the Stephen Joseph Theatre. The extract featured the actors Christopher Godwin and Matthew Cottle.
  • The play features a character called Jason Ratcliffe, however this is not the same Jason Ratcliffe who appears in the play Drowning On Dry Land. Alan liked the name and hadn't even realised he had used it previously, but upon realising it was a repeat, he still decided to keep the name for Better Off Dead despite it being a completely different character.
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