A Kind of Vesuvius

by  Gillian Plowman

Short Play, Drama  /  3m

A sensitive treatment of the devastating effects of unemployment, both on individuals and their families. David, Derek and Ian attempt to preserve their everyday lives, warding off depression and the feelings of rejection, anger and aggression, their…

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A Kind of Vesuvius

by  Gillian Plowman

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    Cast Size

    3m
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

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A sensitive treatment of the devastating effects of unemployment, both on individuals and their families. David, Derek and Ian attempt to preserve their everyday lives, warding off depression and the feelings of rejection, anger and aggression, their efforts ranging from the touching to moments of manic humour.
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  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £29 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: An empty sitting-room

Casting

3m
M3 (mid 30s)
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Gillian Plowman

Gillian won the Verity Bargate award in 1988 with Me and My Friend, a poignantly funny play about the release of four patients from a psychiatric hospital into the community. It was first produced at the Soho Poly Theatre in 1990 and at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 1992, directed by Ian Rickson. The Purity Game ...

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