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The Play 'Haywire'

"Bookseller Alec Firth is having an affair with his assistant, Liz, and has craftily organised his domestic life so that they can go to Spain on holiday without making Alec's wife, Maggie, remotely suspicious. what could possibly go wrong? The answer: plenty. On the doorstep, in dizzyingly rapid succession, are: Phoebe, Alec's mother, who has discharged herself from her old people's home and has no intention of returning; Alec's son Jamie, with a broken ankle; and Alec's daughter Mandy, heavily pregnant and not planning to marry the child's father. And, to cap it all, Maggie, herself about to go away on holiday, has bought a dog (which we don't see) requiring more than its fair share of attention. Alec's attempts to resolve his problems and escape with Liz are charted to hilarious effect in Haywire, written with all of Eric Chappell's customary wit and ingenuity."

The Cast

Maria Christine Rachel
Dina Ed

The Writer

Eric Chappell

Eric Chappell Eric Chappell took up full time writing in 1973 after his first stage play, 'The Banana Box', was produced at the Apollo Theatre, London. The play later inspired the classic TV comedy Rising Damp, winner of the BAFTA award for best situation comedy. In 1979 Eric's screen version won the Evening Standard Film award for best comedy. Other television successes include The Squirrels, The Bounder, Home to Roost (all of which won PYE TV awards), Only When I Laugh, Duty Free, Singles, Fiddlers Three and Haggard. Eric has written over 200 television comedy scripts and more than 20 stage plays which are performed worldwide. He is unquestionably one of the top writers of comedy in Britain today. Find out more by visiting Eric's Website Here
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