by John Van Druten
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 4m, 5f
London Wall is a wryly comic look at the life of women office workers in the 1930s.
In a solicitor's office in the City, Brewer, the office manager, sees pretty new 19-year-old typist Pat as fair game. As some of the more experienced secretaries try to warn her, and others leave her to her fate, her steady boyfriend - an idealistic young writer- desperately tries to win her back.
Meanwhile cynical Miss Janus' romantic life seems to be over as she is jilted by her lover at the desperate age of 35....
Reviews"[London Wall] has pertinent things to say about the exploitation of women, and is as rivetingly entertaining as you'd expect from the man who went on to write I Am a Camera." - The Guardian
"A heartfelt, romantic drama" - Time Out London
"It might be very sentimental and the values all come from another age but London Wall will undoubtedly have audiences rolling with laughter and shedding the odd tear too." - British Theatre Guide
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- Time Period: 1930s
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
Act I- General office of Messers. Walker, Windermere & Co., in London Wall. Lunchtime.
Act II - Scene 1: Mr Walker's room in the office. 3 o'clock. Three weeks later.
Scene 2: The general office. 5.45 same day.
Act III - Scene 1: Mr Walker's room. 9.30 next morning.
Scene 2: The general office 3 o'clock same afternoon.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
- Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
- Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)