Full Length Play, Comedy / 3m, 5f
An amusingly chaotic day in the life of Alec Partridge, Manager of the Thurlow Playhouse. The director of an amateur production of Oklahoma demands real horses in the show; an Arts Council agent arrives to assess the theatre's eligibility for a grant…
CURTAIN CALL BY Bettine Manktelow
The play takes place in the General Manager's office of the Thurlow Playhouse. Two exits, one window.
Reviews"This fascinating look behind the scenes in a Theatre Manager's office made a rollicking comedy.." East Kent Mercury.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 90 minutes
CURTAIN CALL by Bettine Manktelow
An office in a theatre, posters scattered on the walls, generally untidy looking, two exits, one window (practical). A desk and sundry office equipment.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)
Valerie: The General Manager's secretary. 30s, attractive young lady. Weighed down by the pressures of her job and her unhappy love-life.
Alec Partridge: The General Manager. 50s. Affable and apparently unflappable. Manages to keep his sense of humour despite his problems.
Lulu Lynchpin: The Stage Manager, tough, capable, dependable. 30s-50s.
Doreta Mason: An former actress, glamorous but struggling to look younger. Sophisticated but secretly vulnerable. 40s
Murphy: The Front of House Manager, 30s-40s. An attractive flirt, charming, unambitious, easy-going.
Rita: A barmaid. 30s. Fussy, pretty, kind and popular.
Ms Murdstone: From the Arts Council. Prim and severe, in a position of power and knows it. 40-50.
Clarence Mason: A local councillor and Chair of the Theatre Trust and Doreta's husband. A pompous bully, domineering and aggressive. 50s.
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
- Parts for Senior Actors