Neighbourhood Watch by Alan Ayckbourn


The next production by the award-winning Old Buckenham Players will be Alan Ayckbourn’s Neighbourhood Watch.

Brother and sister Martin and Hilda Massie live together, leading a quiet, Christian existence in the confines of the Bluebell Hill Development. Just as they are preparing for a housewarming gathering, their peace is shattered by a young trespasser in their garden. The Massies’ neighbours congregate in their living room and together they agree to form a Neighbourhood Watch group to safeguard against the “drugs, violence and incest” from the neighbouring Councillor Mountjoy Estate.

However, the situation escalates and war is declared with darkly comic and ridiculous consequences. Ayckbourn’s examination of suburban society and the fickleness of human nature is as ever, barbed, but full of wit; a real delight.

Nightly at Old Buckenham Village Hall from 18th – 20th May at 7.30. Tickets priced at £10 available from or call 07783 461803


Location: Attleborough