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A Laughing Matter

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  8f, 9m

A Laughing Matter
by April De Angelis

It's 1773 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. The crowd is getting restless. The leading man's unconscious but the'show must go on. This irreverent version of real-life even's tells the'story of David Garrick, Dr Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith and a…

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    8f, 9m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Period, Docudrama/Historic
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It's 1773 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. The crowd is getting restless. The leading man's unconscious but the'show must go on. This irreverent version of real-life even's tells the'story of David Garrick, Dr Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith and a new play called SheStoops To Conquer. Caught between financial pressures and artistic ambition, Garrick must decide if he can risk staging a play which could make or break his career. Garrick, the greatest actor of his age, intriguingly failed to snap up She'stoops and it was premiered at the rival venue of Covent Garden.
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  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)
  • Time Period 18th Century
  • Setting Various simple settings

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April De Angelis

April De Angelis is an acclaimed writer whose extensive theatre work includes After Electra (Theatre Royal Plymouth and Tricycle Theatre 2015); Rune (New Vic Theatre Stoke 2015); Gastronauts (Royal Court Upstairs, 2013); Jumpy (Royal Court 2011 and Duke of York’s Theatre 2012 ...
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