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|Written by||Michael Frayn|
|Place premiered||Globe Theatre now Gielgud Theatre, London|
|Subject||A group of men at their twentieth college reunion regress to their undergraduate behaviours|
|Genre||Comedy / farce|
In Donkeys' Years six former students spend the weekend at their old university college for their 25th year reunion. The wife of the Master of the college becomes locked within its walls for the night, supplying the material for a classical bedroom farce. A Government minister is placed in a series of embarrassing positions.
The play featured Penelope Keith, who subsequently won the 1976 Olivier Award for Best Comedy Performance.
The dictionary definition of donkey's years at Wiktionary sheds some light on the play's name.
- Frayn, Michael (1977). Donkeys' Years: A Play (First ed.). London: Samuel French. ISBN 0-573-11097-2.
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