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A Chip in the Sugar

Alan Bennett

Monologues, Drama  /  1m

A Chip in the Sugar
by Alan Bennett

Graham, a middle-aged bachelor, emotionally unintelligent and chronically dependent on his mother, finds life difficult enough at the best of times. When Mother meets an old flame and seems set to marry him, Graham's old insecurities rear their ugly heads. 

A Chip in the Sugar

by  Alan Bennett

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1m
  • Duration
    Duration
    30 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
Description
Graham, a middle-aged bachelor, emotionally unintelligent and chronically dependent on his mother, finds life difficult enough at the best of times. When Mother meets an old flame and seems set to marry him, Graham's old insecurities rear their ugly heads again. Fate, eventually, rescues Graham and he resumes his normal life of banal muddle under his mother's amnesiac tyranny.

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Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

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  • Minimum Fee: £39 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


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Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A bedroom
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1m
Cast Attributes
  • All Male
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

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 his first stage play Forty Years On in 1968. ...

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