Once a Rake

by  Kay Bannerman, Harold Brooke

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 3f

A comedy in 3 acts

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f
  • Duration


    More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
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  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

Joh Tuffnell is the victim of his wife's boredom and is slung out in favour of a click, happy-go-lucky, slightly unscrupulous stage lawyer whom she finds temporarily more attractive.
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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: A passage in a block of flats


4m, 3f

Mary Tuffnell - loves her husband but swept off her feet by Lawrence. 

Lawrence Cook - charming and vivacious

John Tuffnell - kind, simple and perhaps a bit dull


Pauline - excessively refined

Rita - a drama student

Bobbie Emswell - harmless, lovable and laughable

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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

Theatre Royal, Windsor. October 1958

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