Uncle Gabriel

by  Mabel Constanduros, Howard Agg

Short Play, Comedy  /  3m, 4f

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 4f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Period
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

Ernest Shiner and his wife are a selfish, feckless couple who let one mean room to Aunt Flo and allow their youngest daughter to do all the housework for them. They are expecting their rich Uncle Gabriel from America and they hope to persuade him to pay off their debts and to give their elder daughter Pamela an allowance so she can marry. Pamela returns from the station with an elderly gentleman who is warmly welcomed as Uncle Gabriel by everybody. It is not until Ernest ha acted on his top tip for the stock exchange (with disasterous results) that they discover he is really Mr Nutt and has been dazed by a bump on the head as he got off the train, and that when he promised Pamela an allowance he thought he was taking an order for cheese, the comodity in which he travels. By now Ernest has lost his last remaining savings and is forced to sell the house to Aunt Flo, who announces her intention to of treating the Shiners as they have treated her. 
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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Senior Theatre

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

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

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Setting: A Sitting-room
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

3m, 4f
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Cast Attributes

  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Mabel Constanduros

Mabel Constanduros

Howard Agg

Howard Agg

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