Part satire, part parody and hugely funny, Neighbourhood Watch is classic Ayckbourn. It rivets attention throughout and is as perceptive as it is entertaining.
The Bluebell Hill Neighbourhood Watch group's solution of building a high fence to keep the unruly neighbours at bay seems now, in 2017, to closely mirror one of the first actions of the new US President!
Neighbourhood Watch was written in 2010 and first performed in August 2011. Its theme of the middle classes' fear of feral youth seemed uncannily prescient as English cities were, in that month, being set ablaze by disillusioned rioters.