(Dominic Maxwell's article appeared in the Times of London, 3/30.)

Taking Steps at the Orange Tree, Richmond

Here’s an Alan Ayckbourn revival that sets the record straight. Thirty years ago, this mini masterpiece of a farce became one of Ayckbourn’s rare flops when it moved from his Scarborough theatre-in-the-round to the proscenium arch of the Lyric, Hammersmith in London. It lost so much of its charm that it made Ayckbourn’s wife cry at the interval.


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