Wedding of the Year

by  Norman Robbins

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 6f

Alison Murchison is the last sort of a girl one would visualize as a heroine she's fat, straight haired and wears glasses. But her Uncle Frank decides to make her one by entering her as a prospective candidate for a "Wedding of the Year" competition. He selects a designer to create her wedding dre…

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Wedding of the Year

by  Norman Robbins

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 6f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Alison, fat straight-haired, bespectacled is the last sort of girl one would visualize as a heroine, but Uncle Frank decides to make her on by entering her as a prospective candidate for a Wedding of the Year competition - selecting a designer to create her wedding dress even before he has found her a suitable husband.  His eye falls on Melvyn, a frustrated inventor and an appallingly clumsy young man.  However the best laid plans..........

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Reviews

"We laughed merrily at the play, and our laughter was of the kind which only good comedy can generate" (Weekly Herald Tottenham and Wood Green)

"Laughter in the Aisles" -Weekender November 1990

Keywords

Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting:

    Living room of the Murchinson Home

    Act 1 Sc 1 Saturday morning:  Sc 2 That afternoon

    Act 2 Sc 1 That evening: Sc 2 Saturday morning, six weeks later

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

4m, 6f

Leading female 20 year old of ample proportions

Two ageing aunts possibly of either similar build or one completely contrasting

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Cast Attributes

  • Parts for Senior Actors

Casting Notes

Men - 1 x20s,2x 30s2x, 50s, &1x 70s

Women -1x 20s,2x 40s,2x 70s, &1x 80s

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Authors

Norman Robbins

Norman, one of Amateur Theatre's most popular authors wrote his first stage show almost 60 years ago whilst working for the Yorkshire Evening Post. An avid theatre-goer from the age of 3, (his Grand-parents ran the pub near the local theatre so free tickets were always available) he was equally fascinated by Operett ...

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29th November 1977 St Giles Players

To date nearly 300 productions worldwide

Translated into Dutch

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