Neighbourhood Watch

Written and Directed by Alan Ayckbourn

Presented by The Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough in association with Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

  ‘This is Alan Ayckbourn’s 75th play and the dramatist is as bang on the money as ever’ The Daily Telegraph

  ‘A cracking good Ayckbourn’ The Guardian

“The police are hanging on by a whisker…by that much…It’s not just here, mark you. It’s nationwide. One breath of wind – anarchy!”

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 are the crimewave’s latest victims – on the very day of their housewarming party, no less – and resolve to take action. After all, the law of the land, all that’s right and proper, and even God himself, are surely on their side.

But what starts out 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. This critically acclaimed production comes to the Tricycle for its London premiere following a New York run.

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Tue 10 Apr 2012 - Sat 5 May 2012


£14 Mon 8pm, Midweek Mats
£23 Tues - Fri, Sat 4pm
£26 Sat 8pm

Allocated Seating: The theatre auditorium is unreserved seating. For a small additional charge, you can reserve on of the 40 allocated seats.

Midweek Mats at 2pm
Weds 18, 25 Apr & 2 May

Weekend Mats at 4pm

Press Night: Wed 11 April, 7pm

Running Time: 2hrs 45mins


Director: Alan Ayckbourn
Designer: Pip Leckenby
Lighting Designer: Mick Hughes

Eileen Battye
Terence Booth
Phil Cheadle
Matthew Cottle
Richard Derrington
Frances Grey
Amy Loughton
Alexandra Mathie