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Playing Sandwiches - Monologues, Drama

Playing Sandwiches

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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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 was born in Leeds in 1934. After studying at Oxford University he collaborated as a writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in Beyond the Fringe in 1960 at the Edinburgh Festival. He then turned to writing full time and produced his first stage play Forty Years On in 1968. His other plays include Getting On, Habeas Corpus, The Old Country, The Lady in ... view full profile

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