Haggard - An Entertainment

by  Eric Chappell, Michael Green

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  17m, 4f

Perennially hard-up, lecherous, conceited, dishonest and drunk, the eighteenth-century Squire Amos Haggard was first conceived by Michael Green and subsequently brought to television screens in Eric Chappell’s much-loved ITV series.

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Haggard - An Entertainment

by  Eric Chappell Michael Green

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    17m, 4f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Period

Additional Info

Perennially hard-up, lecherous, conceited, dishonest and drunk, the eighteenth-century Squire Amos Haggard was first conceived by Michael Green and subsequently brought to television screens in Eric Chappell’s much-loved ITV series.


In Chappell’s stage adaptation, our anti-hero disguises himself as the notorious bar brawler ‘One-Eyed Will’, seduces a member of the aristocracy, poisons himself, survives an encounter with Death, fights a duel and ends up in prison waiting to be hanged. His son Roderick and servant Grunge are his not-so-faithful companions.

 

The author describes this hilarious adaptation as “an undisciplined romp” and encourages imagination, ingenuity and a great deal of fun in its staging.

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Considerations

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 18th Century
  • Setting: Composite set representing in turn a country inn, Lady Tartlett's withdrawing room, Haggard Hall and a prison cell.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

17m, 4f

Landlord

Haggard

Grunge

Betty Bouncer

Roderick

Gent

Fanny Foulacre

Sir Josh Foulacre

Lady Tartlett

One-Eyed Will

The Hook

Lord Chesterfield

Lord Tartlett

Vicar

Nelly Blight

Seaman

Preacher

Death

Catesby

Tibbs

Elusive Edward

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Flexible casting

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Authors

Eric Chappell

Eric Chappell

Michael Green

Michael Green

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