|Bill Braithwaite's Miracle|
|Author||WADDINGTON-FEATHER, John - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author|
|Synopsis||When black sheep of the family, Bill Braithwaite, wants to return home to die from Austrlia after thirty years, he writes to his cousins asking if they will put him up till he's found somewhere to live. They want nothing to do with him - until they discover he's won a lottery and is worth £40 million. Then they all want to host him. They think they're his next-of kin and will benefit in his will to the tune of £10million each. He writes them individual letters saying what they have to do to inherit his fortune, and therein in lies the humour.
All of them are rich but mean, and Bill sets them humiliating task to perform to qualify for his will. At the end there's a twist - but read the play to find out!|
|Cast||6F 8M (minimum 14)|
Ethel Smith, widow in her late forties
Amy Hepplethwaite, early thirties
Sir Frank Braithwaite, early fifties
Jack Braithwaite, early fifties
Brenda Crawford, early fifties
Fred Crawford, early fifties
Philip Braithwaite, late forties
Fiona Braithwaite, late twenties
Sid brown, mid-forties
Tim O'Leary - late forties
Raymond, early thirties
Betty, early thirties
Sylivia, early twenties.
|Status||Available for performance|
|ISBN||978 1 84175 266 2|
|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.