The Late Mrs Early

The Late Mrs Early

by: Norman Robbins

by: Norman Robbins

The Late Mrs Early

The Late Mrs Early

by: Norman Robbins

by: Norman Robbins

Overview

Terry Early's announcement that he and Susan Rickworth intend to marry rouses the fury of the formidable Alice, Terry's mother, on account of a previous relationship between her and Reuben Rickworth, Susan's father. Sam Early is caught in the middle of this and his peace of mind – as that of his crony, Joe – is shattered. Alice's sudden demise, following her handling of a faulty electric kettle lent her by the inquisitive neighbour, Mabel, promises a peaceful solution.  But Alice as a vengeful ghost is even more formidable than as a living wife and mother.  Much drama ensues in which both families – and Mabel – are involved before Alice's ashes can be persuaded to lie quiet in her urn, until Sam is ready to join her.

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Details

  • Genre: Farce, Romantic Comedy
  • Time Period: 1980s
  • Cast Attributes: Not Applicable
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences

Authors

Norman Robbins

Norman, 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 theatre-goer from the age of 3, (his Grand-parents ran the pub near the local theatre so free tickets were always available) he was equally fascinated by Operett ...

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