No Knowing: Quotes by Alan Ayckbourn

"There’s another play after the summer season, but nobody’s talking about it! It's called No Knowing and will use the company from my revival of Henceforward…. I originally wrote it as a sort of Christmas entertainment in that it’s set around Christmas and it's a short piece which is a companion piece to Consuming Passions. It is about a couple celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary with their two mature children sitting by. Both halves of the play start with him making a platitude in a speech about the secret of a good marriage being an understanding between the two. Then the wife gets up and says I’d like to thank my husband for standing by me and the two kids sit there open-mouthed going 'What!' Then we go back and discover the secrets behind the marriage in both cases."
Interview with Simon Murgatroyd, 24 February 2016

Copyright: Alan Ayckbourn