Pity About Kitty
by Jimmie Chinn
Short Play, Drama / 1m, 3f
Humorous, articulate and painfully observant of human nature, this is one of Chinn's most intriguing and sensitive plays. Against the background of a medical tribunal Kitty is carried along by events she hardly comprehends and we see the pattern of h…
''Pity About Kitty'' is humorous, articulate and painfully observant of human nature, and this play is one of Jimmie Chinn's most intriguing and sensitive to date.
Staff Nurse Kitty, popular, good-natured and ever willing to help, is giving evidence at a medical tribunal investigating a patient's death. Suddenly she finds herself carried along by events that she hardly comprehends and and is condemned before she can even defend herself. Support which she felt that she could count on diminishes in the cause of self-interest, and helpful deeds performed at the time are misinterpreted. Based on a true-life incident, we see the pattern of her life in flashbacks, using imaginative lighting, heightened dialogue and delightful theatrical effects.
'' Superb observation of a personal dilemma.......becomes heartbreakingly real.'' Richmond and Twickenham Times.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 40 minutes
- Setting: Simple interior. A space - with a long table, chairs and pols of light.
- 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)
- Not Applicable
The play can contain two wooden dummies or cut-outs for the tribunal scenes.
The play was first presented at the Duke's Head, Richmond, Surrey on the 2nd November 1987, directed by David Gilles.
The play was later broadcast by Radio 4 starring Dora Bryan on the 11th August 1998.