Monday 20 February 2012
Everyman, Cheltenham

Neighbourhood Watch

Alan Ayckbourn’s latest comedy comes to the Everyman straight from Scarborough and New York with the original cast. 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, played brilliantly by Matthew Cottle and Alexandra Mathie, are the crime wave’s latest victims and resolve to take action – after all, the law of the land, all that’s right and even God himself are surely on their side. But what starts off as a well-intentioned neighbourhood watch scheme soon develops into something altogether more sinister. Alan Ayckbourn’s hilarious cautionary tale of the dangers of taking the law into your own hands is his seventy fifth play and has had excellent reviews.

Neighbourhood Watch

'The cast is outstanding…..there are some blissful comic moments….'
Charles Spencer, The Telegraph