Colour Bar

by  Joe Corrie

Short Play, Drama  /  2m, 4f

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Colour Bar

by  Joe Corrie

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 4f
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  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

Sam Makepiece is a working man reformer, and at Hyde Park every Sunday preaches his belief that we are all beings of one God, regardless of race. He is entirely unaware that his daughter, Joyce, a simple and sincere girl, is going out with a well-educated man who is non-white and that she intends to marry him. Sam's prejudices are tested when his brother and sister-in-law come to tea and inevitably discuss Sam's subject of racial equality - and Sally, their unthinking, shallow daughter, reveals the company that Joyce has been enjoying.
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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Senior Theatre


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

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



  • Time Period: 1950s
  • Setting: A Living-room
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


2m, 4f
Sam Makepiece sturdy, outspoken; 55
Albert Lemon obstinate; middle aged
Harriet pleasant-featured, sympathetic; 50
Joyce pretty, confident; 22
Ann Lemon affected; middle aged
Sally pretty; 20
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