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Bad Timing
AuthorHAILS, Christopher - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
FormatOne-act.
SynopsisMedia manipulator and publicist, Chas Pickett is always on the look-out for a story to top his last expose`. After a quiet weekend, stories look thin on the ground, as Monday heralds the start of General Election week. His cynical approach to life and its sinners make him a force to be feared from all those in the public spotlight. An intriguing E Mail arrives alleging a rape attack some thirty years previous, signals the start of a story that could potentially wreck the career of the next Prime Minister, Martin Grant, even before the polls close. As Chas pieces together the past events, he contacts Martin Grant, who has his own crisis to deal with as his friend and advisor wants more that a top position in the next Government. Can Chas and Martin agree a compromise that could avert a major political catastrophe.
InformationAdult ThemesSwearingTragedyThriller
Cast 2F 3M (minimum 5)
Chas(50's) Leanne (20's) Carol (40's) Martin (40') Gavin (40's)
ProductionThe stage is split in two, with acting areas at centre left and centre right, set as two offices. Minimal props and subtle lighting changes tranforms the drama as it unfolds over the days leading up to the election. Chas should be played as an arrogant self-opiniated individual and his PA Leanne as a somewaht cynical foil for his cutting attitude. Carol Parsons is a no-nonsense woman who is keen to expose Martin and obtain an apology. Martin is portrayed as a positive, but at times a weak individual, as his indiscretions from the past begin to prey on his mind. Gavin Mason is a scheming manipulating advisor who wants more than status.
StatusAvailable for performance
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BAD TIMING.docThu, 3rd Aug 2006Full ScriptAvailable to print: £0.00Download here
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FEEDBACK and COMMENTS
Tue, 18th Apr 2006 14:56Arthur DuncanWhat's fresh about your scenario? If there are only 12 basic plots, every new version needs some new slant.
Tue, 18th Apr 2006 14:59Arthur Duncan (again)Add to preceding comment, 'A promising synopsis'. Good Luck, I'll find time to read it asap.
Mon, 31st Jul 2006 19:15Christopher HailsSorry, I'm ahead of myself Arthur. Read the full play for free in August.
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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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