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The Bride-to-be

Peter Quilter

Short Play, Comedy  /  1f, 1m

The Bride-to-be
by Peter Quilter

Angela is about to get married for the third time. Her brother Toby is on hand to escort her to the church when she gets a serious case of c…

The Bride-to-be

by  Peter Quilter

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    1f, 1m
  • Duration
    Duration
    30 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Romantic Comedy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
Description
Angela is about to get married for the third time. Her brother Toby is on hand to escort her to the church when she gets a serious case of cold feet. On top of this, he has to contend with spilt coffee, a ripped dress and a thunderstorm which ruins her hairdo. With some ingenuity Toby manages to overcome these "bad omens" and persuades Angela to take a chance on Husband Number Three. This play may be performed individually or as the final act in Duets, a comedy in four acts.
History
Premiere 2009 at the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney Australia.  The show has since been performed in over 20 countries.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
Cautions
  • No Special Cautions

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The living room of an apartment.
  • Additional Features: Physical Comedy, Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

1f, 1m
Cast Attributes
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

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Press

"This bittersweet quick-change comedy is streaked with pathos and is effortlessly charming, with each character sketched with verve and skill."  -  Sydney Morning Herald

"Quilter's understanding of human desires and quirks is on show and probed so endearingly ... A warm and funny exploration of love and other bruises."  -  Daily Telegraph

"Compelling, dense, funny and varied ... The language is always beautifully rendered, character-specific, and emotionally satisfying ... a play to be treasured!"   -   Atlanta Theater Review

Video clip of the Dallas production -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpjHesjm2NU

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Authors

Peter Quilter

Peter Quilter’s plays have been produced in forty countries around the world and translated into thirty languages. He has had three successful shows in London’s West End, a hit run on Broadway, and has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award - for Best New Play and Best New Comedy. His work has been produced at som ...

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