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Quiz Night at the Britannia
AuthorLEE, STUART - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
FormatOne-act.
SynopsisThe play is set in the saloon bar of a pub. Every Wednesday night a Quiz is held in the back room. It is regularly won by a team called The Faceless Bureaucrats. Tommy, Joe and Berne, the pub's working class regulars, are determined to beat them one day. The pub is run-down. Brenda, the hard-working but tolerant and perceptive manager, is apprehensive about the expected visit by the Area Manager. Meanwhile the pub is becoming the regular resort of journalists and political advisers. They are attending a Public Inquiry in the new hotel round the corner, where another little drama is unfolding about building contracts, back-handers, politicians and faceless bureaucrats. Interweaving the Quiz, the Inquiry and the characters' lives QUIZ NIGHT AT THE BRITANNIA presents a comic view of life and politics in the 21st century.
InformationSuitable for Under-16s to see
Cast5M, 2 F (minimum 7)
Brenda (30s/40s), Tommy (30s/40s), Jo (20s/30s), Berne (30+), Ruth (25+), Stephen (25+), Trimble (25+).
ProductionOne-set, a public bar in a British pub.
StatusAvailable for performance
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quiznightJune2011.docWed, 22nd Jun 2011Full scriptAvailable to print: £0.00Download here
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Amateur PerformanceUp to 600 seats. EEC Countries.£40.00 per performance
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STUART LEE

My theatrical writing career includes: 'Quiz Night at the Britannia' (Deck Theatre: OxFRINGE 2011; Oxford Copa Bar, 2012); 'Dev's Army' (Winner Galway Theatre Festival New Writing, 2010; winner 'Forever Manchester Award' 2011; Winner 'Buxton New Writing Award 2011'; Elysion Productions - Manchester, Buxton Fringe, Preston Fringe 2011; London, Liverpool, Oxford - 2012) ['Dev's Army' is available as a Kindle Ebook - http://www.amazon.co.uk/Devs-Army-ebook/dp/B0070XD6P6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327750517&sr=8-1; 'The Ghosts May Laugh' (produced December 2003 Burton Taylor Theatre, Oxford; August 2004 Greyfriars Kirkhouse, Edinburgh); 'The Attic' winner of the 2007 Oxford Writers/Oxford Playhouse New Writing Competition (produced September 2007 Burton Taylor Theatre, Oxford); 'Never Tell Them' winner of the 2008 Oxford Writers/Oxford Playhouse New Writing Competition 2008 (produced September 2008 Burton Taylor Theatre, Oxford; Oxford Fringe Festival, 24-27th March 2010). I have had three short plays on at the Oxford Playhouse Playbites competitions - 'Leafmould', 'The Intricate Workings of a Sherbet Lemon', and 'An Academic's Progress'). The first was also produced by Semper Theatre Company as part of their 'Wonder' competition (Birmingham, 2010) and 'Sherbet Lemon' was produced as part of the Off-Cut Festival, Red Lion Theatre, London (2009), the Pint Sized Plays Festival (Wales, 2013), Telstar Productions (Cardiff, 2013); part of the Skylight Festival (London, 2013); and to appear at the Joseph Stone Ctr, Sheffield, by Embers Theatre Company 16/17/10/2015. I have also one unproduced play 'Aynho Turn'.


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