The Nest Egg

by  Kay Bannerman, Harold Brooke

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6m, 3f

A farsical comedy in 3 acts

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    6m, 3f
  • Duration


    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
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  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

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Vivacious Sir Eustace Bliss looks with marked disfavour on his son, Arnold, who is a stay-at-home pedantic, young bank official. He finds him a flat where the sisters Ponsonby do the housekeeping, with yesterday's toast as today's breakfast, dust everywhere and moey a scarce commodity. Here too are thier youngish guardian, the muscular parson, Angus McClure, dourest of Scots, and a chubby, irrepressible soundrel from Middle Europe, Lorenzo, whose native drink, Jabovich, sets Arnold on the road to ruin, riot and eventual bliss with Penelope.
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  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting:

    Act 1: Sir Eustace Bliss's house in North London

    Act 2 and 3: Sitting room of Flat 1, 8 Dorchester Street.


6m, 3f

Lady Bliss - 50s

Arnold Bliss - her son, 25

Sir Eustace Bliss - Arnold's father, 55

Dierdre Ponsonby - teens

Penelope Ponsonby - 20

Lorenzo Gonzalides - 35-40

Mr Filbert - a banker, 55

Angus McClure - Penelope's guardian, 40s

The McClusky - his friend, 30s

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Kay Bannerman

Kay Bannerman was born October 11, 1919, in Hove, Sussex, England and died March 31, 1991, in Marbella, Spain. Performer and playwright, Bannerman began her career as a stage actress in the late 1930s. She had major roles in London productions of Major Barbara and The Gambler, and pla ...

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Harold Brooke

Harold Brooke

Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

June 1952

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