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A Chip in the Sugar

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.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1m
  • Duration
    Duration
    30 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Adaptations (Stage & Screen)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult
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Summary
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.
  • Time Period Contemporary
  • Setting A bedroom
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Duration 30 minutes
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes

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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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