True to form, Alan Ayckbourn again takes us by surprise. Known mainly for his many comedies of manners and relationships, ‘Snake in the Grass’ shows a darker side of Ayckbourn’s talent in this story of two mismatched sisters and their father’s manipulative nurse. Each vies for dominance in their relationships, but is Miriam as weak-willed as Annabel thinks? Why did Annabel’s marriage fail? What is Alice’s true motive for blackmail? Who is ‘Lewis’? What secret terrors does this dilapidated garden hold… and what lies at the bottom of the well? Meanwhile … anyone for tennis?
A Bijou Theatre Production.