A Respectable Establishment

by  Joan Boucher

Short Play, Comedy  /  5m, 7f

A comedy in one act

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A Respectable Establishment

by  Joan Boucher

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 7f
  • Duration


    30 minutes
  • SubGenre


    Fantasy, Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

A writer finds inspiration from the fellow guests at a Pilgrim's Rest Inn.
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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

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



  • Time Period: 15th Century
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A rest house for Pilgrims.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


5m, 7f

The Writer - bearded and middle aged

The Mistress - middle aged to elderly, Neat, has pretensions to good breeding with an accent which sometimes lets her down.

The Maid - young-ish, blowsy and flirty

Jester one - young to middle aged, dressed in faded costume which was once grand

Jester two - yonng to middle-aged, simple costime not so fine as Jester One's

The Wife of Bath - Richly dressed, middle aged to elderly

The Niece - young or young-ish. Well dressed

The Prioress - middle-aged to elderly. Her robes are well kept

The Pretty Nun - young

The Plain Nun - young

The Knight - bearded, wears chain mail, tall.

The Seer - middle-aged to elderly, dirty, dressed in rags.

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