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Brief History of Women, A

A comedy in four parts about an unremarkable man and the remarkable women who loved him, left him, or lost him over sixty years; and of the equally remarkable old manor house that saw and heard it all happen.

  • Full Length Play
  • Comedy
  • 120 minutes

  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult

  • Performance Group:
  • Large Stage, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student
A comedy in four parts about an unremarkable man and the remarkable women who loved him, left him, or lost him over sixty years; and of the equally remarkable old manor house that saw and heard it all happen.

From his first unsettling encounter as a very young man in 1925 to an unexpected reunion late in life, Anthony Spates' romantic progress is charted in this hilarious and gently touching comedy. The fireworks, love, and loss come at the funniest moments in this Ayckbourn comedy.

Premiere Production: A Brief History of Women premiered in September, 2017 at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough.
  • Casting: 3M, 3F