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Interior Designs

Jimmie Chinn

Short Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3f, 1m

Interior Designs is a masterly observation of human relationships and conflicting viewpoints by Jimmie Chinn.

Interior Designs

by  Jimmie Chinn

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 1m
  • Duration
    Duration
    40 minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Not Applicable
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
Description

Interior Designs is a masterly observation of human relationships and conflicting viewpoints by Jimmie Chinn. Him, a brash, arrogant odd job man, is offering his "services" to three women: Holly, a successful TV-am newsreader; Irene, a solitary school teacher; and Amy, a frustrated housewife. Although of very different backgrounds, the three women share a common fate of loneliness and frustration. The play follows their yearning to fill the emptiness of their lives and their various attempts to trap the eligible Him. For his part, Him wriggles out of it and, putting his coat on, silently goes out of their lives leaving a surrealistic abyss of desperation.

History

The play was first presented at The Duke's Head Theatre, Richmond, Surrey on the 6th April 1987 - under the title 'Three Into One' - directed by Judi Lamb.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Cautions
  • No Special Cautions

Licence details

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

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day, 1990s, 1980s
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Setting: Bare stage or a simple room.
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

3f, 1m
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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

'' Witty dialogue.... and Chinn cleverly outlines the growing desperation of these women.'' Middlesex Chronicle.

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Authors

Jimmie Chinn

James 'Jimmie' Chinn was born in Middleton, Lancashire on March 30th 1940 - the only son of his beloved mother, Edie. His early years, although not always easy, were to shape his writing in the future, and this often difficult time compounded his determination to achieve greater things. He was drawn ...

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