From the author of the popular BACKGROUND ARTISTE comes this hilarious companion piece which focuses on the zany world of the movie extra. Novice Mary is sent to the film shoot of a dubious sci-fi movie. At the early-morning call in the church hall-cum-film crew canteen, she is initiated by seasoned pros, morose Malcolm and camp Roddy, but with the arrival of wealthy, eccentric Victoria, matters become decidedly wacky. Can Samantha with her clipboard keep everyone in check, on cue, in costume - and disentangle her love life ?
Based on the author's own experiences as a film extra the play can be performed by itself or as a double bill with BACKGROUND ARTIST. Both plays contain the character of Mary with this being her first shoot having joined the agency in the previous play. It was originally performed in a double bill entitled Lights Camera Action.