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Playing Sandwiches (from Talking Heads) - Monologues, Drama

Playing Sandwiches (from Talking Heads)

Alan Bennett

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Monologues, Drama

ISBN: 9780312423087

Playing Sandwiches comes from Alan Bennett's BBC Monologue Series, Talking Heads. In this monologue, Wilfred, a reformed paedophile, finds himself incarcerated and contemplating his condition...

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$18.00
: The Complete Talking Heads

Minimum Fee: $45 per performance


Description

Monologues

Drama

40 minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Intense Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Wilfred is, we discover over time, a reformed paedophile living under a false identity and working as a much-praised maintenance man in a public park. However, as a superior begins to pressure him for bureaucratic historical information to include in his personnel file, the pressure causes Wilfred to resume his old ways with horrifying results. Incarcerated, he contemplates his condition, remarking 'It's the one part of my life that feels right... and that's the bit that's wrong.'
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CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett has been one of the leading English-language dramatists since the success of Beyond the Fringe in the 1960s. His television series Talking Heads has become a modern-day classic, as have many of his works for the stage, including Forty Years On, The Lady In The Van, A Question of Attribution, The Madness of George III (together with the Oscar-nominated screenplay The Madness of King ... view full profile

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