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Something To Say

Richard Everett

Short Play, Dark Comedy  /  2f, 2m

Maddie has something important to confess to her husband David, but David is not in the mood to listen. Her desperate attempts to get his attention initially fail and when she finally gets through to him and makes her confession, David’s reaction is both unexpected and extreme. It is not what Maddie had anticipated or hoped for and as David’s response becomes increasingly more bizarre, what unfolds is an evening that neither of them had expected. This darkly comedic and beautifully observed study of infidelity probes a marriage in crisis with touching insight and wit.

Something To Say

by  Richard Everett

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 2m
  • Duration
    Duration
    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
Description

Maddie has something important to confess to her husband David, but David is not in the mood to listen. Her desperate attempts to get his attention initially fail and when she finally gets through to him and makes her confession, David’s reaction is both unexpected and extreme. It is not what Maddie had anticipated or hoped for and as David’s response becomes increasingly more bizarre, what unfolds is an evening that neither of them had expected. This darkly comedic and beautifully observed study of infidelity probes a marriage in crisis with touching insight and wit.

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Performing Groups
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Tours
Cautions
  • Strong Language
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

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

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Setting:

The set can be as elaborate or as spare as production resources allow. Present-day, casual dress.

Casting

2f, 2m
Cast Attributes

MADDIE, aged mid thirties

JANE, a friend

DAVID, Maddie's husband

STEPHAN, aged late twenties

Casting Notes

David & Maddie's sitting room

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Stephan's house & the street outside

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Authors

Richard Everett

Richard Everett is an actor, playwright and screenwriter. He is the author of 7 published stage plays including the much-acclaimed “Entertaining Angels” which has had over 100 productions worldwide. He has 200 animation scripts to his credit as well as 2 feature films, 3 plays for BBC radio 4, and a published collectio ...

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