Taking Steps (1979)

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World Premiere: 28 September 1979
Venue: Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round, Scarborough
London Premiere: 2 September 1980
Venue: Lyric Theatre
New York Premiere: 2 February 1991
Venue: Circle In The Square Theatre

Play Number: 24
Published: Samuel French

Short Synopsis: Alan Ayckbourn's only true farce. Written specifically for theatre-in-the-round with all three floors of a building present on the same level, it follows a tongue-tied solicitor who has bitten off more than he can chew overseeing the sale of a crumbling, reportedly haunted, house.

Amateur: Apply to Samuel French.
Professional: Apply to Casarotto Ramsay.

"And make no mistake, I have influence. Not in all quarters maybe, but many. Let's just say, I could make life very difficult for you if you ever wanted to get into hardware."