Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance

26 Oct 2011 – 29 Oct 2011

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Cost of entry

£12, £10 Concessions

The North Wall Arts Centre

Oxford, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 10 mins by bus from central Oxford; 15 mins on bike

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Agnes and Tobias, a middle aged couple, live in material comfort in the uneasy company of Agnes's booze sodden sister Claire. They are forced to re-examine their values when their flaky daughter returns home after another failed marriage, and their oldest friends arrive in the grip of an unnamed fear, seeking sanctuary. This is a mordantly witty and often painful play shot through with the quirky and the unexpected. Albee, best known for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, here elegantly balances acerbic humour, an enigmatic sense of menace, and a lyrical mourning of spent passion.

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