The Sociable Plover
by Tim Whitnall
Short Play, Drama / 2m
"This quirky two-hander has real charm...there is as much humour as pathos to be found in Tim Whitnall's tightly written script." - Time Out
Nothing and nobody will stop Roy Tunt from spotting his wild birds and today, a stormy December morning on England's desolate east coast, he pursues a very special mission. With one more tick in his dog-eared notebook, Roy will have recorded all 567 species on the British List. The prevailing conditions are ideal and the time is perfect to welcome an elusive vagrant from the Asian Steppe, the rare and beautiful Sociable Plover.
Roy sequesters himself away in a bird-spotter's hide on a stretch of flooded marshland. With a packed lunch and a framed photograph of his ex-wife for company, he watches and waits. But might he, perhaps, have other plans? And who is the tall, dark and handsome stranger battling his way through the flood waters towards him? All will be revealed inside the hide...
Reviews"This quirky two-hander has real charm...there is as much humour as pathos to be found in Tim Whitnall's tightly written script." - Time Out
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: £52 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Setting: A bird hide
Dave, late 20s/early 30s. A traveller, good-looking, northern, searching, edgy.
Voices: Trawlerman, DCI Weston, Armed Response Officer