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Playwright Alan Ayckbourn on The Divide

This is like nothing I have ever written before, this is some alter ego.

A tale for our own turbulent times that unflinchingly examines a dystopian society of brutal repression, forbidden love and seething insurrection.

Watch the video below to hear Alan Ayckbourn, one of the UK’s greatest storytellers, discuss his extraordinary new work, The Divide; a play set in a world where contact between men and women is fatal and they are forcibly separated by a divide.

The Divide is a play written in two parts and will receive its premiere in an International Festival co-production with London’s The Old Vic Theatre and their associate director, Annabel Bolton, this August.

The Divide will be performed in two parts as part of the 2017 International Festival on 8-20 August at the King's Theatre, and you can book your tickets now.

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