Life of Riley (play)

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Life of Riley
Life of riley (theatre production) poster.jpg
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Characters Kathryn
Colin
Simeon
Tamsin
Jack
Monica
Date premiered 21 September 2010
Place premiered Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough
Original language English
Subject Terminal illness, relationships
Genre Comedy
Official site
Ayckbourn chronology
My Wonderful Day
(2009)
Neighbourhood Watch
(2011)

Life of Riley is a 2010 play by Alan Ayckbourn. It is set over a period over the seven months that a man called George Riley is diagnosed with a terminal illness, although George Riley does not appear in the play himself and is only ever referred to by the six onstage characters.

This play is the only Ayckbourn play to directly reference another Ayckbourn play (Relatively Speaking) within the story.

The play was filmed by the French director Alain Resnais, as Aimer, boire et chanter (2014).

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