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Wedding of the Year

Norman Robbins

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  6f, 4m

Alison Murchison is the last sort of a girl one would visualize as a heroine she's fat, straight haired and wears glasses. But her Uncle Frank decides to make her one by entering her as a prospective candidate for a "Wedding of the Year" competition. He selects a designer to create her wedding dre…

Wedding of the Year

by  Norman Robbins

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6f, 4m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce, Romantic Comedy
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
Description

Alison, a straight-haired, bespectacled girl, is the last person one would visualise as a heroine, but Uncle Frank decides to make her on by entering her as a prospective candidate for a Wedding of the Year competition – selecting a designer to create her wedding dress even before he has found her a suitable husband. His eye falls on Melvyn, a frustrated inventor and an appallingly clumsy young man. However the best laid plans...

History

First production on 29th November 1977 by St Giles Players

As of 2016 over 300 productions worldwide

Translated into Dutch

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
Cautions
  • No Special Cautions

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Setting:

Living room of the Murchinson Home

Act 1 Sc 1 Saturday morning:  Sc 2 That afternoon

Act 2 Sc 1 That evening: Sc 2 Saturday morning, six weeks later

Casting

6f, 4m
Cast Attributes
  • Parts for Senior Actors

Leading female 20 year old of ample proportions

Two ageing aunts possibly of either similar build or one completely contrasting

Casting Notes

Men - 1 x20s,2x 30s2x, 50s, &1x 70s

Women -1x 20s,2x 40s,2x 70s, &1x 80s

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Press

"We laughed merrily at the play, and our laughter was of the kind which only good comedy can generate..." – Weekly Herald Tottenham and Wood Green

"Laughter in the aisles..." – Weekender, November 1990

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Authors

Norman Robbins

Norman Robbins, one of Amateur Theatre's most popular authors, wrote his first stage show almost 60 years ago whilst working for the Yorkshire Evening Post. An avid theatregoer from the age of three (his grandparents ran the pub near the local theatre so free tickets were always available) ...

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