|Author||HAILS, Christopher - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author|
|Synopsis||Media 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.|
|Cast|| 2F 3M (minimum 5)|
Chas(50's) Leanne (20's) Carol (40's) Martin (40') Gavin (40's)
|Production||The 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.|
|Status||Available for performance|
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|BAD TIMING.doc||Thu, 3rd Aug 2006||Full Script||Available to print: £0.00||Download here|
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|Professional Performance||Up to 600 seats. EEC Countries.||£50.00 per performance|
|Amateur Performance||Up to 600 seats. EEC Countries.||£35.00 per performance|
|FEEDBACK and COMMENTS|
|Tue, 18th Apr 2006 14:56||Arthur Duncan||What's fresh about your scenario? If there are only 12
basic plots, every new version needs some new slant.|
|Tue, 18th Apr 2006 14:59||Arthur Duncan (again)||Add to preceding comment, 'A promising synopsis'. Good Luck, I'll find time to read it asap.|
|Mon, 31st Jul 2006 19:15||Christopher Hails||Sorry, I'm ahead of myself Arthur. Read the full play for free in August.|
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.