The plays examine some of the frustrations experienced at the hands of technology. We’ve all become irritated by a mysterious buzz, a continuous humming, a burglar alarm or a cooker timer going off unexpectedly and refusing to be turned off. Imagine these devices in your home turning against you one after the other. Such mysteries are not just confined to the home, it can happen anywhere; a politician is lost for words when the auto cue goes off script; an in-flight announcement ends with more than a seat-belt coming undone. Cast your mind back to the days before mobile phones, imagine being stuck at the airport waiting for a lift and the inconvenience of relying on public telephones. The frustration of it all when the only thing you are communicating with is the answer phone. Chaos and exasperation ensue in these hilarious Michael Frayn plays.