When the Old Cock Crows

by  Joe Corrie

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 3f

A farmer tries to show his nephew how to court a woman - but he ends up marrying his shrewish housekeeper and the nephew runs off with a local girl.

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When the Old Cock Crows

by  Joe Corrie

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

A boastful and elderly village Don Juan undertakes to give his young nephew lessons in courting, and to win a £5 bet as well by making Eliza, the shrewish housekeeper, promise to marry him. By means of flattery and avowal he accomplishes this. He is surprised and alarmed however when Eliza holds him to the offer. He is left iwth a wife who intends to reform him and without his £5 - for his nephew, having learnt the lesson all too well, has gone off with a girl and now refuses to pay the bet. 
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  • No Special Cautions

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

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Details

  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Setting: A Farmhouse kitchen

Casting

2m, 3f
2m 3f
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