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A New Lease of Wife
AuthorHAILS, Christopher - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
FormatOne-act.
SynopsisBilly Chapman, the resident Casanova, at the Greenfields Nursing Home, suddenly finds himself on the receiving end of female attention, as do other male residents, shortly after new Doctor, Andy Price is appointed at the Home. Andy, who spent a year working in the Amazon Basin, is an advocate of complementary medicine, and wants the residents to use herbal remedies. After three male residents are found dead in their rooms with smiles on their faces, Andy is at his wits end to find out why? He has his own work cut out, as Janice the Carer, forces her affections on him. A chance remark by Hilda, the 1960 Brighton Beauty Queen, finally solves the mystery. As the residents slowly recover from their ordeal, Doctor Price faces a further shock
InformationAdult ThemesMild SwearingComedyFarce
CastF4 M4 (minimum 7)
Billy (70's) Doreen (70's) Derek (70's) Mary (70's) Janice (30's) Andy (30's) Hilda (70's)
ProductionAll the action takes place in the lounge of the nursing home. The austerity of the set makes it easy to stage. Although the sedentary nature of the characters is initially apparent, there is a sudden contrast as the female characters chase the men on and off stage and should be played at some pace. As most of the characters are in their seventies, it gives the older members of some drama groups a chance to exercise their acting abilities and their bodies to the full.
StatusAvailable for performance
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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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