|Behind Corridors of Power|
|Author||WADDINGTON-FEATHER, John - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author|
|Synopsis|| "Behind Corridors of Power." A full-length play satirising politics, especially educational politics, and current political figures. The play also looks at life from the perspective of a high-ranking politician’s wife whose husband unknown to her has had a series of affairs, one with his diary secretary, whilst at Westminster. The comedy stems from the goings-on in the Minister of Education's Office.|
|Cast||7F 6M (minimum 10)|
Daisy, cleaner in Jack Leggitt's office
Lily, Younger cleaner.
Sir Reginald Kilby, senior civil servant in the Ministry of Education
Jack Leggitt, newly appointed Minister of Education
Christopher Forrest, Chief Inspector of Schools
Wendy Weir, Jack Leggitt's diary secretary
Bessie Leggitt, Jack Leggitt's wife
Peter Masterson, Prime Minister
Doris, housekeeper at the Leggitts' cottage
Dr Sally Walsh, the Leggitts' daughter
Timothy Smart, Deputy Chief Inspector of Schools.
Bob Leggitt, the Leggitts' son
Kate O'Driscoll, Bob Leggitt's fiancee
|Production||The Minister of Education's Office
The Leggitts' country cottage
The Prime Minister's Office (similar to Jack Leggitt's Office)
|Status||Available for performance|
|ISBN||978 1 84175 245 7|
|Available on ScriptCircle: (for other licences please contact the Author)|
|Amateur Performance||Up to 600 seats. EEC Countries.||£10.00 per performance|
|Amateur Performance||Up to 600 seats. EEC Countries.||£20.00 per performance|
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.