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Lord Capulet was a Geordie
AuthorHAILS, Christopher - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
FormatOne-act.
SynopsisBobby Kemp wakes up one evening in his living room to find Lord Capulet from "Romeo and Juliet" reading the prologue to the play. Bobby thinks he's dreaming and ignores him in the hope he'll wake up. Bobby soon realises it's for real when Lord Capulet tells him he's in Newcastle with William Shakespeare, as the Bard wants Bobby to play Lord Capulet in the forthcoming production being performed at Tynemouth Priory. The Bard has a strange way of convincing Bobby he's right for the role. The Bard is in spirit only and never seen. Bobby reluctantly goes for the audition and gets the part with a little help from the Bard and Lord Capulet.. Bobby's daughter, Jodie, a drama student, has already been cast as Juliet. He soon realises that art is imitating life and vice versa as events unfold leading up to the performance.
InformationSuitable for Under-16s to seeMild SwearingComedyHistoricalRomanceSurreal
CastF2 M5 (minimum 7)
Bobby (40s) Lord Capulet (50s) Jodie( 20s) Peter (30s) Greta (30s) Ricky (20s) Steve (40s)
ProductionAn open stage with the minimum of props and lighting changes, makes the production easy to set. There are four scenes and the transition can be achieved by subtle lighting and the minimum movement of props. It 's a "Geordie" play and all the actors should have convincing accents. All the Shakesperean dialogue should be in stark contrast to their characters accents, especially Bobby's which should be a tour de force.
StatusAvailable for performance
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LORD CAPULET WAS A GEORDIE.docThu, 17th Jan 2008Full scriptAvailable to print: £0.00Download here
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FEEDBACK and COMMENTS
Mon, 26th Dec 2005 15:17Barbara HillI would love to see this one acted out. Very intriguing.
Mon, 26th Dec 2005 15:18Barbara HillI would love to see this one acted out. Very intriguing.
Mon, 30th Jan 2006 10:53Eileen BushI really like the sound of this one. I have read several of Christopher's plays, so shall enjoy reading this
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Christopher Hails

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.


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