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Scandalous Adventures of Sir Toby Trollope, The - Full Length Play, Comedy

Scandalous Adventures of Sir Toby Trollope, The

Ron House, Alan Shearman

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Full Length Play, Comedy

5m, 2f

ISBN: 9780573694233

Story Consultation by Diz White
"Hilarious." - Variety
"A wacky, hysterical rather than historical farce from those manufacturers of mayhem." - Los Angeles Theatre & Entertainment Review
England, 1784. Sir Toby Trollope is to be hanged by King George III for tax evasion. Toby conspires to save his neck by marrying his imbecilic son Bartholomew to a rich young woman so that he can live off her father's wealth. What could possibly go wrong?

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Full Length Play

Comedy

Settings Of Play - England, 1784. Trollope Manor, a turnpike, Hardegrsitle Hall, the high seas, Boston Harbor, the Governor's Mansion, Buckman Tavern.

It's Tom Jones meets Monty Python in this rollicking comedy from the authors of Bullshot Crummond, El Grande de Coca Cola and Footlight Frenzy. The setting is England, 1784. Sir Toby Trollope is to be hanged by King George III for tax evasion. Toby conspires to save his neck by marrying his imbecilic son Bartholomew to a rich young woman so that he can live off her father's wealth. What could possibly go wrong? Plenty! They meet - and quickly offend - England's richest man, Sir Alex Hardegristle (who destroys anything he doesn't understand) and his beautiful but hallucinatory daughter, Fanny. The Hardegristle madness stems from 600 years of inbreeding. In fear of their lives, the Trollopes flee England on the HMS Bounty. In the ensuing mutiny, they are thrown overboard and into the middle of the Boston Tea Party. They now meet and are quickly swindled by John Hancock, a sleazy insurance salesman; Paul Revere, a fast talking pots and pans vendor hawking his latest invention, Reverware; and George Washington with his spring loaded wooden teeth. Events escalate to Lexington Green, where the Trollopes accidently spark off the American Revolution. But for these buffoons, American might have remained a peace loving British colony.

"Hilarious." - Variety

"A wacky, hysterical rather than historical farce from those manufacturers of mayhem." - Los Angeles Theatre & Entertainment Review

"A must see laugh riot." - Albany Times

The Scandalous Adventures of Sir Toby Trollope was first presented as a work-in-progress at the University of Southern Maine Summer Theatre, under artistic director Walter Stump, on July 21, 1988. It was direc ted by Stephen Rothman. The play received its World Premiere at the San Diego Repertory Theatre, under producing director Sam Woodhouse and artistic director Douglas Jacobs, on July 26, 1989. It was directed by Stephen Rothman.
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5m, 2f

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CASTING NOTES

The play is designed for a minimum cast of 5 men and 2 women. May be done with as many as 25 actors.

ACTOR #1 - Sir Toby Trollope
ACTOR #2 - Bartholomew Trollope,Governor's Ball Guest, Charles de Ponce
ACTOR #3 - Highwayman, Lady Henrietta Pettifogg-Leafe, Colonial Demonstrator, Prudence Revere
ACTOR #4 - Barber's Wife, Fanny Hardegristle, Harriet Revere, Colonial Demonstrator, Governor's Ball Guest, Sally Smacker
ACTOR #5 - Stagecoach Driver, Major Jonathan Pitcairn, Fletcher Christian, Benedict Arnold, Paul Revere, Governor's Ball Guest
ACTOR #6 - Barber Throttle, Bishop of Norwich, John Hancock, Benjamin Franklin, Governor Percival Pettifogg-Leafe, John "Pegleg" Buckman
ACTOR #7 - King's Messenger, General Sir Arexander Hardegristle, Colonial Demonstrator, George Washington, Governor's Ball Guest
PLUS - 5 Governor's Ball Guest Dummies (inflatable dolls/balloons)
Author(s)
Ron House

Ron House

Ron House started his theatrical career as member of the 2nd City Company in his native Chicago. He then moved to Europe where he lived in Rome followed by Barcelona and finally London, where he founded “Low Moan Spectacular”, the London underground Theatre Company that was responsible for Off Broadway hit El Grande De Coca Colawhich ran for 3 years in New York and was produced by Gil Adler ... view full profile

Alan Shearman

Alan Shearman

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