Rookery Nook

Definition

Theater

  • The best-known of the Aldwych farces written by Ben Traversfor London's Aldwych Theatre. It opened in 1926 in a productionstarring Tom Walls, Ralph Lynn, and Robertson Hare and ran for 409performances. The farce has been a popular choice for revival by repertorycompanies and amateur groups.

    The plot involves the priggish Mrs Gertrude Twine, who isstaying in a holiday cottage, Rookery Nook, with her brother-in-lawClive and his cousin, Gerald. The arrival of a young woman in pyjamas,who has been thrown out of her house by her stepfather, sets off achaotic sequence of events, as Clive and Gerald scheme to keep MrsTwine from discovering their compromising situation.

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