Red Peppers

Short Play, Comedy  /  4m, 2boy(s)

Red Peppers
by Noël Coward

One of the Tonight At 8:30 series produced in London and New York.

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4m, 2boy(s)
  • SubGenre


One of the Tonight At 8:30 series produced in London and New York. Doing a song and dance act in a vaudeville theatre are George Pepper and his wife, Lily. They also have a genius for picking quarrels and insulting co workers. When the house musical director, Bert, comes to the dressing room to bum a cigarette and a beer, they chide him for accompanying them in the wrong tempo, call him a drunk, and oust him. Mr. Edwards, house manager, comes to defend Bert, and he is insulted. At the following show Bert had his revenge when he plays the accompaniment so fast the Peppers get frantic and finally fall down. Lily stalks off the stage after heaving her hat at Bert.

M4 (young, 30s, middle age) F2 (30s, middle age)
  • Time Period 1930s
  • Setting A theatre dressing-room/front-cloth
  • Additional Features Play w/ Music

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Noël Coward

Noël Peirce Coward was born in 1899 and made his professional stage debut as Prince Mussel in The Goldfish at the age of 12, leading to many child actor appearances over the next few years. His breakthrough in playwriting was the controversial The Vortex (1924), which feature ...

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