Matchbox Theatre is the perfect gift for fans of Michael Frayn or the theatre – thirty comic masterpieces from the author of Noises Off and Skios.
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Matchbox Theatre presents a sketch show in miniature: thirty short entertainments by Michael Frayn, author of Skios and Noises Off, ‘the funniest farce ever written’ (New York Times).
These tiny plays are offered here for performance in the smallest theatre in the world: the theatre of your own imagination. The scripts are provided. Everything else — casting, set design, ice-cream sales — is up to you . . .
This book is a delicious jeu d'esprit, and every page is stamped with Fryan's comic genius.
'Michael Frayn is the most philosophical comic writer -- and the most comic philosophical writer -- of our time.'
'One of the few authors to have had huge success with both theatrical and novelistic fictions has combined the best of both in a lovely book.'
I absolutely loved Matchbox Theatre. They are all terrific, but A Stiff Drink was the one that made me shout with laughter whilst alone in the room.
'He seems to be writing for the sheer pleasure of writing . . . It's like watching the most abstract, highbrow TV sketch show you can imagine.'
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