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Collier's Tuesday Tea, A - Short Play, Comedy

Collier's Tuesday Tea, A

Michael Green

Short Play, Comedy

9m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573000089

A Collier's Tuesday Tea
by Michael Green

Contained in the volume Four Plays for Coarse Actors in which the plays are presented as parodies of four dramatic styles.

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Farce, Mystery/Thriller, Period, Parody / Spoof

30 minutes

Time Period - 1910s / WWI

Settings Of Play - The sparse but cosy cottage of the Hepplethwaite family in Slagton, a mining village. 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Bare Stage/Simple Set

Period Costumes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Contained in the volume Four Plays for Coarse Actors in which the plays are presented as parodies of four dramatic styles, in the performance of which everything which can go wrong in a production does so. A Collier's Tuesday Tea combin's the kitchen'sink with the coal-mine, and with an irreverent glance at D.H. Lawrence.
First produced at the Questors Theatre, Ealing, London, in 1975. 
Characters

CASTING

9m, 3f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

IDA HEPPLETHWAITE - Matriarch of the Hepplethwaite Clan
DANIEL OBADIAH HEPPLETHWAITE - Her spouse
VICTORIA HEPPLETHWAITE - Their daughter
ALBERT HEPPLETHWAITE - Their son
JOE CLEGGHORN - Grandfather
MARGERY HACKFORTH - A neighbor
LIONEL HEADBRACKET - Victoria's sweetheart
P.C. CLEMENT BOOTHROYD - A policeman
JED THROTTLE - A relation of the Hepplethwaite family

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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