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Enjoy (Bennett)

Full-Length Play, Drama  /  3f, 6m

Enjoy
by Alan Bennett

Dad thinks everything will be better when the family moves. The social worker who calls to observe their lives turns out to be absent son Terry, idolized by Mam, in drag.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 6m
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
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Summary
Dad thinks everything will be better when the family moves. The social worker who calls to observe their lives turns out to be absent son Terry, idolized by Mam, in drag. Secretary daughter Linda, in reality a prostitute, breezes in, shattering Dad's illusions. The house is dismantled around them to be rebuilt in a park preserving the ideals of family life. Mam will be in a showcase whilst Dad is carted off to the geriatric ward.
M6 (teenage, 20s, middle age, 60s) M4 (non-speaking) F3 (20s, 60s)
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting A living-room
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

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Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett was born in Leeds in 1934. After studying at Oxford University he collaborated as a writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in Beyond the Fringe in 1960 at the Edinburgh Festival. He then turned to writing full time and produced h ...

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