Surreal comedy gets a showcase in Tring next week when the Pendley Theatre Company revive a work by master of the absurd N. F. Simpson.
If So, Then Yes – a sellout success when first staged in London four years ago – was Simpson’s first work for more than 20 years, penned at the age of 91.
Director Bill Oram could not resist bringing it to the Court Theatre. “There are so many strands to it,” he says. “It’s both zany and deep, beautifully written and just rollicking good theatre.”
It’s set in a retirement home when central character Geoffrey is trying to write his memoir, but keeps being interrupted by a flow of colourful fellow residents, visiting relatives and staff. And walruses. And warthogs. And kangaroos...
The play opens next Wednesday, March 19 and continues to Saturday, with performances at 8pm. £10 tickets are available from 07543 560 478 or www.courttheatre.co.uk.