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A KIND OF VESUVIUS
AuthorPLOWMAN, Gillian - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
FormatOne-act.
SynopsisA sensitive treatment of the devastating effects of unemployment, both on individuals and their families. One-act play for three middle-aged, middle-class men. David, Derek and Ian teeter on the brink of 'a kind of Vesuvius', each in his own way trying to cope with unemployment. Their attempts to preserve their everyday lives, warding off depression and the feelings of rejection, anger and aggression, range from the touching to moments of manic humour. Despite their positive intentions, they are forced to acknowledge the wisdom of Derek's Auntie Maureen - 'Life is a bugger sometimes, Derek, and it helps to have a little cry'.
Cast3M (minimum 3)
David, Derek, Ian.
ProductionA single set. When originally performed this play went through to, and won, the NDFA British All Winners Festival (1993).
StatusAvailable for performance
Websitewww.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/0573042292/gillianplowma-21
ISBN0573042292
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Gillian Plowman

Gillian Plowman's writing receives wide recognition for its ability to entertain and to handle important and sensitive topics with humour and insight. Many of Gillian's one act and one full length play have been published and they are constantly being performed in festivals. Because they are challenging to perform and enjoyable to watch the release of each new play is eagerly awaited by an ever increasing circle of admirers.
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