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The Scottish Play - Full Length Play, Comedy

The Scottish Play

Graham Holliday

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Full Length Play, Comedy

6m, 7f

ISBN: 9780573016790

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Michael harbors an ambition to direct Macbeth and gets his chance with the autumn production of The Shellsfoot Thespians. He encounters problems from finding enough men to telling grande dame Geraldine she is not to play Lady Macbeth, despite her offered bribe which would pay production costs. He casts his wife in the part opposite Frank, with whom she is having an affair (unbeknownst to Michael). It soon appears that the jinx surrounding the play extends to amateur productions and to Michael's life, but he remains determined to get the show on at any cost that includes his job, his wife and finding a new venue when banned from the church hall. This witty play was first broadcast on BBC Radio.


6m, 7f

Graham Holliday

Graham Holliday

Graham Holliday was born in Manchester in 1952 and educated at Ludworth County Primary School, Manchester Grammar School, Brasenose College Oxford and University College London.  As a professional librarian, he has worked at the University of Hull (under Philip Larkin), Kingston Polytechnic, and the international law firm Clyde & Co, as head of Library & Information Services. Graham's radio ... view full profile

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Pamela Allan 12/29/2016 4:35 AM
This is a great play for amateurs, with a big cast and a variety of characters, some of whom we recognise from any amateur group.
We performed it in the round, which, bearing in mind its provenance as a radio play, makes the multiple scene settings easily manageable.
It gives people a chance to tackle a little bit of Shakespeare's work, without the pressure that normally brings.
In a long career as a member of an amateur society, this play stands out as one of my favourites.

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