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FOUR "VICTORIAN" MELODRAMAS  

Each in one short (but awful) act

by DAVID WENDEN

or WARD BAKER and TIM ANDREWS

For performance separately; in any combination; or as part of a "Music Hall" evening.

  Each Play:
 Cast:  6 or 7 speaking parts
 Suggested Age Range:  11 upwards.
 Approx. Running Time:  12 to 15 minutes
 Music:  None prescribed.
 Set:  None required.

A PENNY FOR BOB
or

BOB FOR A PENNY

 Synopsis:  Despite constant interruptions from a "latecomer" the Chairman sets the scene as we witness the plight of Penny Forum, the young mother abandonned to the threats of the landlord's demands for rent, until rescued by her (late) husband's travelling companion, Roland Butter.
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THE VIRTUE OF INNOCENCE
or

THE INNOCENCE OF VIRTUE
 
 Synopsis:  Old "ham" actors Evelyn Awl and Brandon Irons give stirring "farewell performances" to save their "Little Sweetie" fellow actress (Charlotte Rousse) from the clutches of the scheming, devious and evil confidence trickster, Jake Eland Hyde
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PULCHRITUDE PERSONIFIED
or

"QUEUE FOR A BEDKNOB"
 Synopsis: .  The Chairman has difficulty with both the actors and the stage management in attempting to bring together the down-at-heel heroine, Lucinda Lovelorn, and the unlikely, lisping hero, Eustace Bedknob.
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 JACK THE DANDY
or
IT'S A RUM DO
 Synopsis:  Gentleman smuggler Jack Rattenbury robs from the Revenue to spoil the poor but he and landlord Master Quick are outwitted by rival Sam Chance, masquerading as the new Revenue Officer, assisted by the young, one-legged, John Silver.
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Price Codes: 

 Script:  Code C
 Licence to Copy: Code Z
 Performance Rights: Code Z
(each play separately)
Performance Rights: Code Y
(in any combination)
 Video Recording Licence: Code H
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ISBN 978 1 872475 70 7

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