|The Lollipop Man|
|Author||WADDINGTON-FEATHER, John - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author|
|Synopsis||A full-length play about the homeless. When two angels appear on earth as down-and-outs they change many people’s lives, before moving on. Based on the author’s experiences as chaplain in a Night Shelter and Prison. |
|Cast||12 M 9F 2 Narrators. (minimum 6)|
Penny Wright - about 30
William Wright - her husband in his 50s
Imogen Smythe - about 30
Mrs Lewis - Penny's daily help - about 50
Jack Stringer - manager of Plackington Night Shelter - in his mid-40s
Lilly his wife - in her mid- 40s
Revd Philip Goss - Rector of St Botolph's Church - in his 40s
Alf - a resident at the Night Shelter - in his 40s
Councillor Clackett - the pompous Mayor of Plackington - in his 50s
Edna - his subdued wife - in her 50s.
Sir Peter Frazer - the sleazy M.P. for Plackington - in his 60s.
Mick - a tramp in his 20s.
Fred - an older tramp
Lady Frazer- sir Peter's wife - in her 40s
Archie - the Lollipop Man, an older tramp.
P.C. Bird - in his 30s.
W.P.C. Seaton - in her 30s.
Gloria - an elderly woman tramp in her 60s.
Mary - Lady frazer's housekeeper in her 40s.
|Production||Standard sets1. Two lounges 2. A Night Shelter Office 3. St Botolph's Graveyard.|
|Status||Available for performance|
|ISBN||1 84175 132 4|
|Available on ScriptCircle: (for other licences please contact the Author)|
John Waddington-Feather belongs to the West Yorkshire ‘school’ of writers. His children’s novel, Quill’s Adventures in Grozzieland, was nominated for the Carnegie Medal in 1989, and his verse-play, Garlic Lane, won the Burton Award in 1999. In 2002 he was awarded the American DeWitt Romig Prize for his poetry. He co-directs the small-press imprint Feather Books and edits The Poetry Church poetry quarterly. He was the first chairman of the J.B.Priestley Society and is now a vice-president. In 1985 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Born in 1933 in Keighley, he attended Keighley Boys’ Grammar School and graduated in English at Leeds University in 1954. Over the past few years his wide range of books has attracted a growing number of readers in many countries, more recently in translation in Russia and Ukraine.