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A Play


 Cast:  28 speaking parts (12m, 16f).
 Suggested Age Range:  9 to 13 or upwards.
 Approx. Running Time:  40 minutes
 Music:  None.
 Set: A Village Hall. The stage is bare but for a stool in the centre. One piece of scenery is carried on and held in position by two actors.
 Synopsis:  An Amateur Dramatic Society is performing the Dress Rehearsal of a Victorian Melodrama. The rehearsal suffers a series of most unfortunate interruptions from unprepared actors and an incompetent backstage crew, plus other village groups entering the hall. Despite everything, including even a fatal accident, the actors rise above all distractions to prove that "The Show's The Thing".
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by some who have already performed this show:-
"I just wanted to let you know what a great success we had with our performance of The Show's The Thing. The children had a wonderful time rehearsing and performing - while some of their parents were reduced to tears of laughter during the show! Thanks for all your help with the production, especially with the prompt response to my request for scripts." Tim Wood, Marlborough House Preparatory School, Hawkhurst, Kent.
"The cast enjoyed enormously enjoyed working on the play: lots of funny moments - especially the over-enthusiastic sword-fighting which saw the demise of a number of weapons! The audience enjoyed it hugely. The Headmaster announced that he hadn't laughed so much in ages!" Fiona Bromley, Horris Hill Preparatory School, Newbury, Berkshire.

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 Script:  Code A

 Performance Rights:  Code Z

 Licence to Copy: Code Z
 Video Recording Licence: Code H

ISBN 978 1 872475 57 8

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