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If You're Glad I'll Be Frank - Short Play, Comedy

If You're Glad I'll Be Frank

Tom Stoppard

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Short Play, Comedy

7m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573622441

Frank recognizes the voice of the GPO speaking clock as that of his long-lost wife. Determined to get her back, he forces his way into the inner sanctum of the Authorities to demand her release.

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

40 minutes

Time Period - 1960s

Settings Of Play - London. The General Post Office (GPO) and other locations.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Competition or audition material

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Frank recognizes the voice of the GPO speaking clock as that of his long-lost wife. Determined to get her back, he forces his way into the inner sanctum of the Authorities to demand her release. Underlying the light-hearted story is a satiric comment on man's servitude to the clock.
If You're Glad I'll Be Frankwas first presented by John Tydeman on BBC Third Programme on Feburary 8, 1966. The play was first performed onstage by the Young Vic Company in London.
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CASTING

7m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast, Non-Traditional casting

FRANK - a bus driver
GLADYS - voice of the dial-in speaking clock
1ST PORTER - male
MYRTLE TRELAWNEY - employee of the GPO
MR. MORTIMER - employee of the GPO
MR. COURTENAY-SMITH - employee of the GPO
SIR JOHN - employee of the GPO
LORD COOT - first lord of the post office
BERYL BLIGH - a new secretary
OPERATOR - female
IVY - a bus conductress
2ND PORTER
Author
Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard

Sir Tom Stoppard is a Czech-born playwright. He began his career in England in 1954 as a journalist, soon moving to London in 1960 to start work as a playwright. His first play, A Walk on the Water (1960), which was televised in 1963, soon reached London with a stage version titled Enter a Free Man (1968). His next work, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (1964-65), showed at the 1966 Edinburgh ... view full profile

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