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A Collier's Tuesday Tea

Michael Green

Short Play, Comedy  /  3f, 9m

A Collier's Tuesday Tea
by Michael Green

Contained in the volume Four Plays for Coarse Actors in which the plays are presented as parodies of four dramatic styles.

A Collier's Tuesday Tea

by  Michael Green

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 9m
  • Duration
    Duration
    30 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce, Mystery/Thriller, Period, Parody / Spoof
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
Description
Contained in the volume Four Plays for Coarse Actors in which the plays are presented as parodies of four dramatic styles, in the performance of which everything which can go wrong in a production does so. A Collier's Tuesday Tea combin's the kitchen'sink with the coal-mine, and with an irreverent glance at D.H. Lawrence.
History
First produced at the Questors Theatre, Ealing, London, in 1975. 
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  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
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  • No Special Cautions

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  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The sparse but cosy cottage of the Hepplethwaite family in Slagton, a mining village. 
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

3f, 9m
Cast Attributes

IDA HEPPLETHWAITE - Matriarch of the Hepplethwaite Clan
DANIEL OBADIAH HEPPLETHWAITE - Her spouse
VICTORIA HEPPLETHWAITE - Their daughter
ALBERT HEPPLETHWAITE - Their son
JOE CLEGGHORN - Grandfather
MARGERY HACKFORTH - A neighbor
LIONEL HEADBRACKET - Victoria's sweetheart
P.C. CLEMENT BOOTHROYD - A policeman
JED THROTTLE - A relation of the Hepplethwaite family

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