Just Between Ourselves

  • by Alan Ayckbourn
  • Narrated by Alfred Molina, Miriam Margolyes, Judy Geeson, Kenneth Danziger, Gia Carides
  • 1 hrs and 31 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

The first of Ayckbourn's darkly comic masterpieces involves a relentlessly cheerful handyman in a disastrously fractured marriage. Two couples develop an unlikely friendship in this painfully funny portrait of British suburban life.


Audible Editor Reviews

Alan Ayckbourn's occasionally humorous but overall painful play gives us two rather disturbed British suburban couples who meet over the sale of a used car and strike up an uncertain friendship. As time passes, their lives unravel further. Kenneth Danziger, who has the meatiest role as a clueless, relentlessly chipper son and husband, is the best of a strong cast. The acting is the kind that makes one forget that it's acting and that the dialogue - most of it relentlessly quotidian - is not conversation we're overhearing. None of the drama is forced; the emotions, epiphanies, and effects arise out of the words and the characters' interactions. Not a comfortable piece but worthwhile, and done with an excellence subtle enough to make it seem like real life.


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Customer Reviews

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It is not the performers fault that this story is such a dog. Alan Ayckbourn may be one of Britain's most successful playwrights, but it doesn't show up here. If you make it through to the end you deserve a medal.
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- Maria


Would you listen to Just Between Ourselves (Dramatized) again? Why?

I would listen it again and again !!! I dont really enjoy comedies but that play was so funny I kept loughing loudly!!!! The most important thing is that is not "Just" funny and if I was more fluent in English writing I could explain more!!!

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- M. Christiana

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-01-2009
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works