Advocates: Ben Travers (1886 - 1980)

Ben Travers CBE was a prolific playwright and author best known for his Aldwych farces. Alan Ayckbourn considered him to be the 'master farceur'.


"Ayckbourn's characters are, as we are, the children of human nature. And if anybody knows how to discern and display the funny side of human nature it is Alan Ayckbourn."

"Alan Ayckbourn was regarded as the outstanding comedy writer of this generation - of this century, for my money."
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