by Andy Moseley
James and Jennifer Rogers have been seeing a marriage guidance counsellor. When she tells them they should try something new, James decides this can only mean one thing – wife swapping. Not that he’d want the neighbours to know, and to keep his new hobby a secret he’s been trawling the internet to find a suitable couple for their first causal encounter. What he and Jennifer haven’t realised is that not everyone tells the truth online. They are about to find out when Peter and Annette enter their house.
JAMES ROGERS: A respectable man, aged 38-45
JENNIFER ROGERS: His respectable wife, also aged 38-45
PETER MORGAN: A not-so respectable 20 something year old man
ANNETTE MORGAN: His not-so respectable 20 something year old wife
DETECTIVE SERGEANT COOK: A Police Sergeant. Age and sex flexible
Casual Encounters premiered at Buxton Festival Fringe in July 2013 and went on to achieve a sell out run at Etcetera Theatre, Camden before further productions in London and a hugely successful two-week run at theSpace at Surgeons Hall at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2014
‘An exploration of marriage (the institution), relationships (being married), gender roles, class, mores and more. Each is interwoven into a strong piece of theatre. It works very well. I can certainly recommend it to you’ Buxton Fringe Review
‘The script delivers a properly startling plot swerve together with a few interesting thoughts about the different types of hold we all have over each other. An entertaining eyebrow-raiser, risqué enough to be memorable. I’m glad I gave this one a whirl’ Fringe Guru
‘Simultaneously timely and timeless. All led by a diamond-sharp direction and story structure.’ View from the Gods
‘A wry curtain twitching look at suburban sexuality.’ Broadway Baby
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