Hello Darkness My Old Friend

by  Sue Wilding

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 1f, 1boy(s)

Sarah and Phil had recently separated when their son, Joe, was killed while playing football alone in a playground. Now Phil visits the same playground every day and sits on a bench, waiting for Joe to appear so he can talk to him.

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Hello Darkness My Old Friend

by  Sue Wilding

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f, 1boy(s)
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Sarah and Phil had recently separated when their son, Joe, was killed while playing football alone in a playground. Now Phil visits the same playground every day and sits on a bench, waiting for Joe to appear so he can talk to him. On this occasion Sarah joins Phil, concerned that he is struggling to cope with his grief. Through the initial pain and recriminations they begin to find ways to forgive each other, and discover comfort in their shared memories of Joe. A very poignant short play, ideal for festivals, from the author of Flash, Bam, Alakazam.
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Accolades

  • Winner: best actor award, and the adjudicator's award at the Saltburn Drama Festival in 2013.

Keywords

Death

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Details

  • Duration: 30 minutes

Casting

1m, 1f, 1boy(s)
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Casting Notes

Joe is aged 13 - 15

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Sue Wilding

Sue Wilding

First performed at Sedgefield Drama Festival in 2009.

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