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The Lollipop Man
AuthorWADDINGTON-FEATHER, John - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
SynopsisA 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.
InformationSuitable for Under-16s to see
Cast12 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.
ProductionStandard sets1. Two lounges 2. A Night Shelter Office 3. St Botolph's Graveyard.
StatusAvailable for performance
ISBN1 84175 132 4
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John Waddington-Feather
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.

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