|Author||HAILS, Christopher - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author|
|Synopsis||The Armstrong household is becoming a lunatic asylum. Bill spends most of his time in front of the television, while his wife, Mary fantasises over Brad Pitt. Mary's two brothers lodge with them as they both have acute bowel disorders. Betty Simpson and her pregnant daughter, Madonna complete this dysfunctional family in a microcosm of a family life in Newcastle.
Leanne, Bill and Mary's daughter, who is studying at a Finishing School in Switzerland arrives home unexpectedly after receiving a letter saying her family had problems. She has turned into a right little madam is totally disgusted with her family and wants nothing to do with them.
A mysterious Doctor arrives and tells Leanne he'd sent the letter and her father is dying of cancer. After flashbacks when Leanne was a little girl, she reverts to her North-Eastern roots and sees her father's impeding death and her family in a new light..|
|Cast||F5 M4 (minimum 9)|
Harry (40s) Morris (40s) Bill( 50s) Leanne (20s) Mary( 40s) Betty(40s) Madonna (teens) Young Leanne(Six to Nine)
|Production||Single living room set. Although the play is based in Newcastle, any region would be appropriate as long as the local dialect is maintained. Leanne is well spoken at first then reverts to her regional accent.|
|Status||Available for performance|
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|BROKEN BISCUITS.doc||Thu, 17th Jan 2008||Full script||Available to print: £0.00||Download here|
|Available on ScriptCircle: (for other licences please contact the Author)|
|Professional Performance||Up to 600 seats. EEC Countries.||£60.00 per performance|
|Amateur Performance||Up to 600 seats. EEC Countries.||£20.00 per performance|
|FEEDBACK and COMMENTS|
|Mon, 26th Dec 2005 15:35||Barbara Hill||Excellent potential for TV Drama as well as theatre in the round - This play would be at its best performed at a quick pace. The contrast between Leanne and the rest of the family initially will create high tension thus giving the audience (depending on their life experiences ) an emotional response to Leanne or the other family members as to who they will empathise with or not. A good ending as Leanne has flashbacks in her Northern roots - a potential tear jerker no doubt. |
Originally from the North East of England and ex RAF. All but retired and enjoying life in Cyprus. Still writing and acting. Having written over 50 plays over the last eight years, my plays are slowly coming into vogue which is not a bad thing.