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Cuckoo Time

Mabel Constanduros, Howard Agg

Short Play, Comedy  /  7f

A Country Comedy for Women
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    Cast Size
    7f
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
The recently widowed Great-Aunt Tom from Australia is not a welcome visitor at Fogdens' Farm. Though wealthy she pays nothing for her keep but orders all manner of little luxuries for her enjoyment; and she has dispossessed her sister Great-Aunt Pops from her usual bedroom. Her Great-Neice Jane is engaged to be married, but the arrival of a butcher from Budleigh Salterton, boasting that he has been asked to marry Mis Fogden, so incenses her fiance that he breaks off the engagement. However it transpires that the butche's Miss Fogden is really Great-Aunt Pops, who has been put in touch with him through a matrimonial paper and who inadvertently enclosed a snapshot of Jane in her letter. When he learns that there is no bride for him at Fogden's the butcher turns nasty and refuses to go away unless he is paid twenty pounds. But nobody has twenty pounds - except Great-Aunt Tom. She offers to pay it in exchange for a family dresser that she has always coveted. The bargain is struck, but before Great-Aunt Pops's butcher can get away, Arthur, Jane's intended, retrieves the money , which is used by the Fogdens to pay for Great-Aunt Tom's extravagant board and lodgings. 

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

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

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Details

  • Setting: A Living-room
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

7f
Cast Attributes
  • All Female
  • Parts for Senior Actors

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Authors

Author

Mabel Constanduros

Author

Howard Agg

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