Play Selection 2019-2020

Following the analysis of the results from the recent survey, here is the “Long List” for season 2019-2020. The Results of the Survey can be seen here.

A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie- Thriller. 5m, 7f. 1950s. Two Victorian drawing rooms combined into one room. An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of
Goodnight Mr Tom by David Wood- Play. 25 speaking parts (M7, F6). 1940s / WWII. Play with music. Roles for Children One of the most uplifting stories ever written brought to life in this stage adaptation. Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to the Second
Jumpy by April de Angelis- Play. 4m, 5f. Present Day You’re having some kind of crisis. It’s called being fifty. Hilary once protested at Greenham. Now her protests tend to focus on persuading her teenage daughter to go out fully clothed. A frank and funny
Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale- Comedy. 5-7f, 7m. Simple staging. London, 1660. King Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is causing stirrings amongst the theatregoers. Nell
One Man Two Guvnors by Richard Bean- Comedy. 8m, 3f. Complex set. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancee’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Simon Stephens- Play. 9m, 6f inc 1 teen – doubling possible. Multi-locations set “My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and the capital cities. And every prime number up to 7507.” Christopher, fifteen years
The Revlon Girl by Neil Anthony Docking- Play. 5f. 1960s. Room above a pub Set eight months following Aberfan Disaster of 1966 (in which 144 people were killed; 116 of them children), The Revlon Girl tells the real life story of a group of bereaved mothers who
The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington- Drama. 4f, 1m. 1950s. Various interior/exterior settings (simple) A gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. A divorcee with a young child to care for, she works in the kind of nightclubs where there’s
The Woman who Cooked her Husband by Debbie Isitt- Comedy. 1m, 2f. Modern day. Flexible set Kenneth and Hilary have been married nearly twenty years, but as middle age approaches, Ken finds himself in the arms of another woman. At first, Laura appears to be everything that is missing