Anna's Room

by  Ellen Dryden

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 3f

To escape from the restraints of a suffocating relationship, Anna moves into a flat with a friend, Prue.  In the old attic room which she adopts as her study, Anna is presented with a ghostly series of women through the ages - women who, like Anna, have not conformed to the usual roles of wife and mother...

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

To escape from the restraints of a suffocating relationship, Anna moves into a flat with a friend, Prue.  In the old attic room which she adopts as her study, Anna is presented with a ghostly series of women through the ages - women who, like Anna, have not conformed to the usual roles of wife and mother - a Victorian spinster, a nun, a nurse who worked with Florence Nightinglae during the Crimean War and a young wife who dies childless.  Through these and the visits of the less transient figures of Simon, her doggedly devoted boyfriend, Dan, her flat-mate's self-seeking and manipulative brother and Harriet, Prue's mother, Anna contemplates her life and what she wants from it.   "Ellen Dryden shows again her skill in creating crisp, often witty dialogue which neatly delineates her characters" - The Stage.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

License details

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

Production

Details

  • Setting: Attic Room
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes, Period Costumes

Casting

2m, 3f
Anna 2: plays several female parts
Anna 1: lively, quick-witted, apparently fairly extrovert but with a slight nervousness; 20-30s
Simon: dark, watchful, doggedly devoted; 30s
Prue: lean, dark-haired, eager-looking, sure; 20-30s
Dan: energetic, self-seeking, charming but calculating and manipulative; young
Harriet: quiet, self-contained, well dressed, soft-voiced; middle-aged
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