Wedding of the Year

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  6w, 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…

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



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...


First production on 29th November 1977 by St Giles Players

As of 2016 over 300 productions worldwide

Translated into Dutch

Cast Attributes

Leading female 20 year old of ample proportions

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

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

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

  • Time Period Present Day, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Additional Features Not Applicable
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions


"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

Licensing & Materials

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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 al ...

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