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Bronco the Fenland Cowboy
AuthorBEDFORD, Ian - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
FormatFull-length.
SynopsisWHILE CONVALESCING FROM AN ACCIDENT BRONCO IS OFFERED THE CHANCE TO BE A "PHONE A FRIEND" OPTION FOR A TV GAME SHOW CONTESTANT. AS THIS WILL INVOLVE WAITING BY THE PHONE ALL EVENING BRONCO USES THE OPPORTUNITY TO INVITE SOME OLD FRIENDS OVER FOR MORAL SUPPORT AND TO SHARE IN A POTENTIAL CASH REWARD. BUT, WHEN HIS GUESTS ARRIVE BRONCO LETS SLIP HIS TRUE AGENDA AND THE EVENING TAKES A QUESTIONABLE TURN.
Cast5M / 5F (minimum 10)
BRONCO: WHEELCHAIR-BOUND FORTY-SOMETHING FENLAND COWBOY. CONTROLLING TYPE WHO LIVES ONLY FOR COUNTRY MUSIC AND HIS PERSONAL AMUSEMENT OFTEN AT OTHERíS EXPENSE. ROGER: BRONCOíS SUBMISSIVE SIDEKICK. ALTHOUGH CARRYING A SECRET AND A DEEP SEATED RESENTMENT OF BRONCO ROGER HAS BEEN A COMMITTED FRIEND FOR OVER 30 YEARS. GERI: A SCHOOL FRIEND OF BRONCO AND ROGERíS. GERI USED TO BE GERRY BUT IS CURRENTLY A PRE-OP TRANSEXUAL LIVING THE LIFE OF A WOMAN FOR A FEW MORE MONTHS BEFORE BECOMING ONE. ANDY: WORK COLLEAGUE OF GERIíS. HAS NEVER MET BRONCO OR THE OTHERS. HEN-PECKED HUSBAND. JUDITH: ANDYíS WIFE. BOSSY. AN UN-INVITED GUEST TO THE PARTY. KEEPS HER COAT ON WAITING FOR THE RAIN TO STOP BEFORE SHE LEAVES. BRENDAN: ALSO AN OLD FRIEND OF BRONCO, ROGER AND GERRYíS BUT HASNíT SEEN THEM SINCE HE AND BRONCO HAD A FALLING OUT BACK AT SCHOOL. RUBY: (MADAMME 4X), AN ESCORT, IS ALSO BRENDANíS WIFE. UNKNOWN TO BRENDAN SHE HAS BEEN INVITED TO THE GATHERING TO PERFORM HER ESCORT SERVICES. TEX: YOCAL TYPE FROM THE VILLAGE.
ProductionTHE ENTIRE PLAY TAKES PLACE IN BRONCOíS LIVING ROOM, WHICH IS A REGULAR SPACE DECORATED WITH A WILD WEST THEME. THERE ARE SALOON-TYPE SWING DOORS (STAGE RIGHT) LEADING TO THE REST OF THE HOUSE. A CARD TABLE AND CHAIRS (STAGE LEFT FRONT) WITH COAT STAND BEHIND. A COUCH (STAGE RIGHT FRONT) AND AT THE REAR IS A MINI BAR.
StatusAvailable for performance
Websitewww.ianbedford.com
ISBN1 904416 59 4
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BRONCO.docSun, 4th Jun 2006Full ScriptAvailable to print: £0.00Download here
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Contact Details: barbian@ntlworld.com (for other licences please contact the Author)
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Ian Bedford
My name is Ian Bedford, I write and direct my own plays for theatre. The press have in the past very generously compared me to Alan Ayckbourne. I would consider the great man an inspiration and I also always premier my work at my local theatre but personally I would compare my humour more to that of Mike Leigh. I too derive great pleasure and humour from the embarrassment of circumstance and in the more unsavoury aspects of human behaviour. My one-act plays have retained the BEST ORIGINAL SCRIPT award in the NODA drama festival (2002/2003/2004). Five of my plays are available through Jasper Publishing Ltd. I also have two full length comedies available for publication, (BRONCO THE FENLAND COWBOY, and NEVER JUDGE A BOOKIE), both premiered to a week of full-houses at the Kings Theatre in Newmarketís Kings Theatre as did, OH, BLOODY HEALTH, 25th Ė 30th September 2006 at the Kingís in Newmarket and WHILE YOU'RE DOWN THERE in Sept 2007. (Box Office for details of upcoming performances.: 01638 663337)
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