Just Between Ourselves


Deryck Woodhall

October 2002


Ayckbourn's domestic setting and characters tread between tragedy and comedy.

Dennis spends his spare time messing about in his untidy garage, indifferent to the fact that his wife is being driven to distraction and beyond by his possessive mother. His incapacity to make an ageing Morris Minor function, or even to get the garage doors to open, is matched by his utter failure to see that his wife, Vera, is heading towards mental breakdown. The hidden tension and antagonisms under an apparently normal surface build up to a climax of bizarre violence and maDavid Nixoness.