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For over twenty years Valley Artists has brought a range of plays to the stage in the lower Hunter: comedies, mysteries, children’s pantomimes, old plays and brand new ones. Their first major production for 2019 is WOMAN IN MIND, which opens on June 14 at Laguna Hall. Written by one of Britain’s most popular and prolific playwrights, Alan Ayckbourn,WOMAN IN MIND has been described as a tragicomedy and is regarded as one of the playwright’s best and most affecting works.
Susan has a perfect life – a loving husband, charming brother and a beautiful daughter. Or does she? An unfortunate encounter with a garden rake somewhere between the rose garden and the tennis courts of her palatial home leads her into the twilight zone, where nothing is quite like what it seems. Ayckbourn tells the story through a series of increasingly humorous interactions, with a cracking pace. From gently acerbic to rollicking farce it has a wide comic range. These days we need a good old laugh and Micaela and cast will deliver!