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“DELECTABLE! Bedroom Farce is a TREAT! Performances are topnotch across the board.”The Boston Globe
“The Huntington mines '70s gold from Bedroom Farce!”WBUR's The ARTery
“A cause for rejoicing! A wonderful cast and creative team.”South Shore Critic

4 couples. 3 bedrooms. One hilarious night. Trevor and Susannah, with their marriage on the rocks, invade 3 bedrooms of their family and friends over the course of an evening, spreading chaos in their wake. Director Maria Aitken (The 39 Steps, Private Lives) returns for this rollicking comedy of marital misunderstandings.

Approximate run time: 2 hours and 5 minutes, including one 10-minute intermission.



Maria Aitkin“I am looking forward enormously to returning to the Huntington, my favorite regional theatre in America – no, amend that – in the world. It's the people who work there, of course. They're not only immensely skilled at what they do, which can't be for the money, they are magnificently supportive of my choices. I know whatever vision my designers and I come up with, it will somehow be realized.”— Maria Aitken
“Having Maria Aitken at the helm of a Huntington show is always a dream. She struck gold with the Olivier and Tony Award-winning The 39 Steps and directed amazing productions of masterworks The Seagull and Private Lives. In my eyes Maria will always have an artistic home here at the Huntington. Also, Maria starred as Susannah in the National Theatre’s premiere of Bedroom Farce, so she knows what she’s talking about. Quick-witted, moving, and entertaining, this production is one to anticipate.”— Peter DuBois

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  • Bedroom Farce Critics' Spot

    "Purely entertaining!" "A treat!" "70's gold!"
    The critics love Bedroom Farce. Cuddle up to this hilarious romp before it must close Dec. 11.

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  • Bedroom Farce Audience Reviews

    Bedroom Farce is "funny", "relatable", and "timely". Bostonians share their review of this wickedly funny Ayckbourn comedy!

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  • Bedroom Farce Micro-documentary

    Director Maria Aitken and the cast of Bedroom Farce talk about putting together this wickedly funny romp.

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  • At the Huntington, director Aitken returns to ‘Bedroom Farce’

    Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce seems to announce itself quite succinctly with its title. Yes, it’s a comedy, and yes, the action takes place entirely in three bedrooms. But don’t call it a farce, says Maria Aitken, who directs the production of the play by Huntington Theatre Company that begins performances at the BU Theatre on Friday.

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  • Bedroom Farce Curtain Calls

    Enjoy a series of brief interviews with Bedroom Farce cast members Patricia Hodges (Delia), Mahira Kakkar (Jan), Malcolm Ingram (Ernest), and Karl Miller (Trevor).

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  • Alan Ayckbourn in Conversation with Angus MacKechnie at The National Theatre

    Watch an interview with Alan Ayckbourn at the National Theatre.

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  • Maria Aitken recalls starting out on stage in 1971

    Maria Aitken remembers her first play on a London stage with Ian McShane and how it shaped her career in The Telegraph.

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  • It's Complicated: Alan Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farce

    As long as human beings have had relationships, they have had a need to define them with the phrase “it’s complicated” — an expression that has taken on new life in the 21st century. The term is now everywhere, from a Facebook status to a Nancy Meyers movie title. But is the modern ubiquity of “it’s complicated” a sign that our relationships have become more messy – or have we just embraced the language to describe what was always there? English playwright Alan Ayckbourn, known as “the Molière of the Middle Class,” has made a decades-long career out of examining the complex conflicts at the heart of relationships, and lays out the highs and lows of married life in his acclaimed early comedyBedroom Farce.

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  • Creating Extraordinary Worlds for Huntington Audiences

    Alexander Dodge is an award -winning international set and costume designer for musicals, plays, opera, and dance. He has designed productions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and London, as well as 14 productions for the Huntington Theatre Company. We asked Alexander to share his recollections about some of his most memorable designs for the Huntington’s stages.

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  • Ayckbourn and Bedroom Farce in Context

    Playwright and director Alan Ayckbourn’s distinctive perspective as a dramatist combines an ambitious eye for structure, a sly ear for humor, and a desire to challenge himself. Born in 1939, Ayckbourn was the child of a novelist and a violinist. He began his theatrical career as an actor, and was hired by director Stephen Joseph to become a member of his company at the Scarborough Theatre.

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  • Alan Ayckbourn on the Writing of Bedroom Farce

    Early in 1975, I collaborated with Andrew Lloyd Webber on one of the great musical disasters of the decade, the earlier Mark 1 version of Jeeves. Recoiling from the scathing, occasional downright gleeful criticism we justly deserved, I consoled myself by setting about writing my obligatory yearly Scarborough summer play [where Ayckbourn served as artistic director in ScarboroughEngland]. In the time honored tradition, I announced the title long before a word was written. The play was thrust into the actors’ hands at the first read through, having been finished the night before and unread ‘til then by any of them.

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Press Reviews

"DELECTABLE! Bedroom Farce is a TREAT! Performances are topnotch across the board.”The Boston Globe
Read The Boston Globe's full rave review.
"The Huntington mines '70s gold from Bedroom Farce!”WBUR's The ARTery
"A cause for rejoicing! A wonderful cast and creative team.”South Shore Critic
“Purely entertaining! A fun night at the theatre!”Jared Bowen, WGBH
“Terrific! Wildly entertaining!”Theater Mirror
“A comic delight! Witty & fresh. You will definitely leave the theatre with a smile on your face!”Cape Cod Times
“Non-stop fun and a pure delight!”White Rhino Report
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Saturday matinee
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PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening; Sunday matinee
Section
Price
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$99
A
$85
B
$70
C
$55
D
$25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening; Saturday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$87
A
$75
B
$55
C
$43
D
$25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$76
A
$63
B
$48
C
$38
D
$25

Prices may vary and are subject to change at any time.

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Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$20 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 years and younger)
(No AA)
$20
Section D (BU Theatre);
Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
Additional discounts may not be applied to section D seats at the BU Theatre and last row seats at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
$25
BU Community $10 off
Seniors (65 years or older) $5 off
35 Below (35 years and younger)
(No AA)
Learn more about our 35 Below program
$30

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Section
Performance Day AA A B C D
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening;
Sunday matinee
$99 $85 $70 $55 $25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening;
Saturday matinee
$87 $75 $55 $43 $25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee $76 $63 $48 $38 $25
PEAK: Friday & Saturday evening; Sunday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$99
A
$85
B
$70
C
$55
D
$25
OFF PEAK: Sunday - Thursday evening; Saturday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$87
A
$75
B
$55
C
$43
D
$25
FIRST LOOK: First Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Tuesday evening; Wednesday matinee
Section
Price
AA
$76
A
$63
B
$48
C
$38
D
$25

Prices may vary and are subject to change at any time.

View Seating Chart  |  Get Directions

Discount Ticket Prices

  Prices
Active Military and Veterans and Immediate Families
$20 with promo code MILITARY
Student (25 years and younger)
(No AA)
$20
Section D (BU Theatre);
Last Row (Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA)
Additional discounts may not be applied to section D seats at the BU Theatre and last row seats at the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA.
$25
BU Community $10 off
Seniors (65 years or older) $5 off
35 Below (35 years and younger)
(No AA)
Learn more about our 35 Below program
$30

Learn more about our Discount Ticket Programs.

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