Neighbourhood Watch

Archived Show


Produced by:
Stephen Joseph Theatre
November 30 - January 01, 2012
Run Time:
0 Hour, 0 Minute
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Show Info

Written and Directed by Alan Ayckbourn

With Eileen Battye, Terence Booth, Phil Cheadle, Matthew Cottle, Richard Derrington, Frances Grey, Amy Loughton, and Alexandra Mathie

Things are not right on The Bluebell Hill Development. Theft, petty crime, vandalism, all the ills of modern suburban existence are on the increase. Newcomers Martin and his sister Hilda are the crime wave's latest victims and resolve to take action. After all, the law of the land, all that's right and proper, and even God Himself are surely on their side. 

But what starts out as a well intentioned neighborhood watch scheme soon develops into something altogether more sinister. 

The New York premiere of Alan Ayckbourn's 75th play is a hilarious cautionary tale of the dangers of taking the law into your own hands.

Photo Caption: Alexandra Mathie and Frances Grey in NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Photo: Karl Andre
Photo Caption: Matthew Cottle and Frances Grey in NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
Photo: Karl Andre
Photo Caption: Matthew Cottle in NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
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Photo Caption: Terence Booth in NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH
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Producing Company

Stephen Joseph Theatre

The Stephen Joseph Theatre (SJT) is located on the beautiful North Yorkshire coast and has a proud history of producing exciting, inspiring, world-class new writing since 1955. As well as producing the world premieres of almost all of Alan Ayckbourn’s 80-plus plays, they have produced new writing by playwrights including Tim Firth, Vanessa Brooks, Torben Betts, Fiona Evans, Vicky Ireland, Dawn King, Stephen Mallatratt, and Claudine Toutoungi.

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"It's hard to imagine a more appealing theatrical gift for the holidays!" - Charles Isherwood, The New York Times 

"A must for Ayckbourn fans!" - New York Post 

"Alan Ayckbourn is back in top form with the hilarious Neighbourhood Watch!" - Backstage

"A superbly crafted satire!" - Entertainment Weekly 

"Alan Ayckbourn does it again with the stellar neighbourhood watch!" - Hollywood Soapbox 

"Alan Ayckbourn is back as the master of comedy- and bang on the money as ever!" - The Daily Telegraph

"A cracking good Ayckbourn... highly ambitious, biliously funny and right on the button!" - The Guardian