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Lighthearted Intercourse - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

Lighthearted Intercourse

Bill Naughton

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Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

3m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573112317

Just a year into marriage and with a young baby to care for, Joe is one of three million unemployed looking for work every day - when he’d much rather be spending time with his young wife, Madge.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

Period, Romantic Comedy

Time Period - 1920s

Settings Of Play - The play is set in a small house in an industrial street in Bolton.

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Interior Set

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Just a year into marriage and with a young baby to care for, Joe is one of three million unemployed looking for work every day - when he’d much rather be spending time with his young wife, Madge. Both have secrets from their past that they are reluctant to share with each other, until an unexpected visitor appears who seems to know exactly what the future holds.

LIGHTHEARTED INTERCOURSE is a tender, funny and intimate portrayal of a young couple living in 1920s Bolton, adjusting to married life and discussing their fears, anxieties and conflicting needs.

It was unearthed from Bill Naughton’s personal archive and reworked by David Thacker at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton, where it received its world premiere in October 2012.

A first-rate play, full of rare interest and moments of sublime comedy and exquisite sadness - almost in equal measure. - The Stage.

First performed at the Octagon Theatre, Bolton,on 4th October 2012
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3m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle), Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Joe
Madge
Visitor
Clara (voice)
Albert (voice)

Author
Bill Naughton

Bill Naughton

The Irish-born but British-bred Naughton (1910-1992) was a key figure in postwar English literature, one of the earliest of the kitchen sink school of writers, and he was an incredibly prolific producer of everything from short stories to screenplays to diaries. Bill Naughton was born June 12th, 1910 in Ballyhaunis, County Mayo. While he was still a small child his family moved to Lancashire ... view full profile

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