Huddersfield-based DICK & LOTTIE return to South Hill Park, Bracknell this February with their production of Alan Ayckbourn’s cautionary tale “Neighbourhood Watch”.
An innocent mistake on a housing estate leads to an alarming escalation of events as the residents of Bluebell Hill Development take extreme measures to protect themselves.
Neighbourhood Watch is in South Hill Park’s Studio Theatre on February 18 and 19.
“I think it’s all in the title. It’s a cautionary tale. It addresses modern hang-ups such as law and order, health and safety. Are we safe in our beds when there are lawless youths roaming the streets whilst the police seem powerless? It’s tapping into that sort of fear….” Alan Ayckbourn
Brother and sister Martin and Hilda Massie live together, leading a quiet, Christian existence in the confines of the Bluebell Hill Development. Just as they are preparing for a housewarming gathering, their peace is shattered by a young trespasser in their garden.
The Massies’ neighbours congregate in their living room and together they agree to form a neighbourhood watch group to safeguard against further incidents. But after the Massies’ beloved garden gnome Monty is thrown through their window, matters swiftly escalate, complicated by Martin’s burgeoning romance with Amy, wife of Gareth, who was formerly involved with Luther, husband of Magda…
What begins as a well-intentioned scheme for a safer community ends in violence and acrimony.
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