Last Scene of All

by  Margaret Wood

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 5f

A delightful short play set in a home for Retired Artistes

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Last Scene of All

by  Margaret Wood

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

The light-hearted and entertaining play concerns four elderly actresses passing their days in a Home for Retired Artistes. They bicker and banter, showing the different parts of thier profession. Only Dame Anthea's dresser, Gladys, keeps an observant distance, injecting pithy comments into the actresses' small talk. Needing a man for their projected Christmas play, they enlist the help of newcomer Arthur Pendragon. But it is the dapper Antony Redfern who devises an entertainment ideally suited to their personalities, whilst the redoubtable Gladys in installed as costume mistress, as usual!
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Considerations

Performing Groups

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

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

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

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The lounge of the Gwynne-Garrick Home for Retired Artistes
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 5f

Dame Anthea

Francesca

Bobbie

Cherry

Gladys

Antony Redfern

Arthur Pendragon

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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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