Play Review – Ground Rules
Ground Rules by Eric Chappell
Published by Josef Weinberger
From the publishers:
When Gerry and Judith, a long-married couple, rescue Jo from an assault by her aggressive partner Ashley one night in a pub they trigger off a chain of events that even Judith – a marriage counsellor – can’t manage. Things quickly spiral out of control, putting both couples’ relationships under the microscope and challenging the ground rules each couple thought were clearly established.
Eric Chappell took up full time writing in 1973 after his first stage play The Banana Box was produced at the Apollo Theatre, London. The play later inspired the classic TV comedy Rising Damp, winner of the BAFTA award for best situation comedy. In 1979 Eric’s screen version won the Evening Standard Film Award for best comedy. Other television successes include The Squirrels, The Bounder, Home to Roost (all of which won PYE TV awards), Only When I Laugh, Duty Free, Singles, Fiddlers Three and Haggard.
Eric has written over 200 television comedy scripts and more than twenty stage plays which are performed worldwide, including We’re Strangers Here, Last of the Duty Free, The Night in Question and the thriller Dead Reckoning. He is unquestionably one of the top writers of comedy in Britain today.
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