Courting Disaster

by  Margaret Wood

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 4f

The course of true love never did run too smoothly, and it certainly isn't doing so for Meg, housekeeper tot he tyranical Trevor Lloyd. meg is sweet on trevor's younger brother Hughie, who feel the same about her but lacks the confidence and imagination to make the first move.

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Courting Disaster

by  Margaret Wood

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
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  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

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The course of true love never did run too smoothly, and it certainly isn't doing so for Meg, housekeeper tot he tyranical Trevor Lloyd. Meg is sweet on trevor's younger brother Hughie, who feel the same about her but lacks the confidence and imagination to make the first move. Trevor, too, has love problems, although in his case it is land which brings the ligh of love into his eyes. When Trevor decides to gain more land by marrying either of two eligable (i.e. land-owning) ladies, Meg decides it is time to act, and brings all her mis-matchmaking (for Trevor) and matchmaking (for Hughie) skills into play, with lively results.
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
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  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
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  • Tours

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

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

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: Farmhouse kitchen/living-room
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

3m, 4f

Meg, Housekeeper

Sandra, her assistant

Trevor Lloyd, farmer

PC Bowen, beloved of Sandra

Hughie, Trevor's youngest brother

Phoebe Hunter, eligable neighbour

Alice Chapman, eligable widow

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