|Bursting Soap Bubbles|
|Author||HAILS, Christopher - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author|
|Synopsis||After twenty-five years in the TV soap. "Harry's World," actor Owen Sharp is distraught and on the verge of a mental breakdown. He is unable to come to terms with his character being killed off along with his screen family.
New producer, Kelvin Martin, known infamously and the soap butcher, has slaughtered characters carte blanche. Unbeknown to to him, a family get together is taking place on the series set. As art seems to be imitating life, tragically life begins to imitate art.
Kelvin walks onto the set and is confronted by the Price family in character, along with, Louise the director, who's been cajoled into playing Harry's niece from Australia. As life and art intermingle, Owen reveals the darker side of Kelvin. This is a black comedy drama with sinister undertones.|
|Cast||3F 2M (minimum 5)|
Ruth (50's) Jodie (20's) Louise (30's) Owen (50's) Kelvin (30's)
|Production||An open stage representing a living room set in a television studio. Entrances and exits can come from anywhere and not strictly stage left and right. All actors should wear casual clothes with the exception of Ruth and Jodie who remain character for most of the play occasionally changing their accents. Laughs will come from unexpected quarters and all the actors should play their characters straight down the line. The TV soap can be based in any region to suit, giving flexibility for it to be produced anywhere in the UK/world with regional accents to match.|
|Status||Available for performance|
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|BURSTING SOAP BUBBLES.doc||Wed, 20th Sep 2006||Full script||Available to print: £0.00||Download here|
|Available on ScriptCircle: (for other licences please contact the Author)|
|Professional Performance||Up to 600 seats. EEC Countries.||£45.00 per performance|
|Amateur Performance||Up to 600 seats. EEC Countries.||£20.00 per performance|
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.