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Pull the Other One - Full Length Play, Comedy

Pull the Other One

Norman Robbins

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573113581

Pull the Other One
by Norman Robbins

When Albert's mother-in-law Boadicea discovers a letter written to Albert from his friend Hilary she refuses to believe it is perfectly innocent or that Hilary is a man. Along comes Hilary in blonde wig and evening dress straight from his drag act at…

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance


Full Length Play



120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Present Day, 1980s

Settings Of Play -

A living-room in the Perkin's terrace house, Atkins St, Nelson, Lancs.

Act 1 Sc 1 One Saturday morning: Sc 2 Fifteen minutes later

Act 2 Sc 1 Two hours later: Sc 2 The following Saturday 


Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


No Special Cautions


Appropriate for all audiences


College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget

Albert Perkins is blessed with a loving wife, Muriel and cursed with a fearsome mother-in-law, Boadecia.  When his friend Hilary Armitage writes to him reminiscing about the good times they used to have, Boadicea reads the letter and determines to remove her daughter instantly from the clutches of this evil sex-fiend.  Albert has a hard time explaining that the letter is perfectly inncent, and anyway Hilary is a man.  He isn't helped when Hilary turns up, wearing a blonde wig and a glamorous evening dress.  By the time Hilary manages to explain he's come straight from doing his drag acts at the local pub, it's too late - Bodicea has bashed Albert with the poker.  Further disasters are in store when Hilary, anxious to make amends for the trouble he has caused, tries to help Albert

"The fast paced comic farcial drama writted by Norman Robbins.......it was hilarious"   bdafrica (Nairobi) January 2008

"Within a few minutes of the curtain rising on the Norman Robbins play, Bembridge Little Theatre Club had the audience chuckling, which turned to belly laughs as this story unfolded" Isle of Wight County Press April 2010

"This uproarous North Country comedy, cheerfully vulgar and with double entrends, was performe with engaging vim & vigour" Lincolnshire Free Press


First produced in 1977

Professional tour for The Proscenium Theatre Co Ltd in 1991

German translation 1986 - and TV

To date nearly 500 productions worldwide



4m, 3f


Parts for Senior Actors


Boadicea preferably should be of imposing stature or build, whilst the role of Albert works well with someone of smaller stature, though these characterisitics are not essential


WILF - mid 60s

MURIEL - mid 30s

ALBERT - Mid 30s

VIRGINIA - (18 - 20)

HILARY - mid 30s


Norman Robbins

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 theatre-goer from the age of 3, (his grandparents ran the pub near the local theatre so free tickets were always available) he was equally fascinated by operettas, musical comedies, oratorios, plays and pantomimes. A keen amateur actor ... view full profile

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frank jackson 3/23/2015 8:40 AM
A well written and very funny play, performed by the Bidborough Dramatic Society, Tunbridge Wells, Kent.
Here is a comment from an audience member to the Director of the Play -
"Just a note to congratulate you on a very good production . They were a good cast and the pace was well maintained, which is very difficult in a farce of this nature. You had obviously kept them at it to produce that result. The staging and the positioning of the cast throughout was extremely good and I consider a triumph on such a small stage. So congratulations on a thoroughly enjoyable evenings entertainment"

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