BY ALAN AYCKBOURN
24 March 2010 — 29 May 2010
Set on three floors of a crumbling house - a reportedly haunted former brothel - Taking Steps follows the lives of its eccentric occupants over the course of a frantic 24 hours.
A builder, who has leased his house to Roland, a hard-drinking business tycoon, now wants to sell it to him to survive. And Roland wants to buy. But with a wife who is attempting to leave him, a brother-in-law who sends everyone to sleep when he talks, and a lawyer who manages to get into all the wrong beds, complications and confusions inevitably ensue...
Alan Ayckbourn's Private Fears in Public Places played at the Orange Tree on its way to New York. This is the first production he will have directed especially for the Orange Tree.