A Brief History Of Women: Synopsis


A Brief History of Women is written for a cast of six (3m / 3f) with all but one of the actors doubling roles.

Anthony Spates (17-77)
Lord Edward Kirkbridge (65) *
Dr Wyn Williams (50) *
Dennis Dunbar (50) *
Gordon (50) *
Captain Fergus ffluke (27)
Desmond Kennedy (30)
Rory Tudor (27)
Jim Seabourne-Watson (30)
Lady Caroline Kirkbridge (38)
Miss Eva Miller (40)
Pat Wriggly (40)
Caroline Seabourne (97)
Lady Cynthia (20)
Miss Urusla Brock (25)
Jenny Tyler (22)
Tilly Seabourne-Watson (27)
Mrs Reginald ffluke (50)
Miss Phoebe Long (45)
Gillian Dunbar (45)
Ruby Jenson (40)

* / † / ‡ / / † played by the same actor
Cast: 3 male / 3 female
Running time (approximate):
To be confirmed
Availability: A Brief History of Women is not currently available for production.
Acting Edition: A Brief History of Women has not been published.

A comedy in four parts about an unremarkable man and the remarkable women who loved him, left him, or lost him over sixty years; and of the equally remarkable old manor house that saw and heard it all happen.

From his first unsettling encounter as a very young man in 1925 to an unexpected reunion late in life Anthony Spates’ romantic progress is charted in this hilarious and gently touching comedy. The fireworks, the love and loss come at the funniest moments in this brand new classic Ayckbourn comedy.

A full synopsis will be published following the conclusion of the play's world premiere run.