Over My Dead Body

by  Derek Benfield

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 4f

Following his wife's recent death Gerald hopes to spend the rest of his days alone with his memories. But he reckons without his late wife's "forward planning", which results in a series of unexpected events occurring that Gerald had not anticipated. With the help of his daughter and son-in-law, Ger…

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Over My Dead Body

by  Derek Benfield

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Following his wife's recent death Gerald hopes to spend the rest of his days alone with his memories. But he reckons without his late wife's "forward planning", which results in a series of unexpected events occurring that Gerald had not anticipated. With the help of his daughter and son-in-law, Gerald strives to maintain his independence and keep unexpected visitors at bay. But the recalling of memories revives events from the past that are both funny and sad.
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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A drawing-room

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2m, 4f
M2 (40s, 69) F4 (30s, 40s, 60s)
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Derek Benfield

Derek Benfield (11 March 1926 – 10 March 2009) was a British playwright and actor. He was born in Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, and educated at Bingley Grammar School. As a playwright, Benfield wrote more than 30 stage plays. Benfield had made his acting debut, in Yorkshire in 1948. They were popular in regional ...

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