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4000 Days - Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

4000 Days

Peter Quilter

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy

2m, 1f

ISBN: 9780573111402

What would you do if you forgot the last decade of your life? After a blood clot unexpectedly formed in his brain, Michael has been in a coma for three weeks. Watching over him in hospital is his bitter mother Carol and his dull but well-meaning partner Paul. They are united in their grief over Michael, and in their intense dislike of each other.

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Description

Full Length Play

Dramatic Comedy

105 Minutes

Time Period - Contemporary

Settings Of Play -

A room in a private hospital.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Multimedia

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Mild Adult Themes

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Tours

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

OFF WEST END

When Michael wakes, they realize that 11 years of his memory have been completely erased. He remembers nothing of the last 4000 days. He remembers nothing of Paul. It is as though the relationship never existed.

Paul must now fight to bring Michael’s memory back while Carol fights to remove him from their lives completely. Michael, still charming and witty, concentrates his recovery on creating a giant mural on the back wall of his hospital room. An expression of his loss, his hopes, and his desire to live his life as the man he was 11 years ago, not the man he has become.

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REVIEWS 

"A script that abounds with wintry wit and emotional intensity." - The Telegraph 

"An intriguing amnesiac drama." - The Guardian 

"Spiced with bouts of wit that get loud laughs from the audience." - British Theatre 

"Sharp one-liners, interesting questions and stimulating ideas." - Financial Times


4000 Days premiered at the Park Theatre in London in January 2016.

Characters

CASTING

2m, 1f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Ensemble cast

CASTING NOTES

The age of the characters is flexible. Michael and Paul can be in their 30’s, 40’s or 50’s. Carol can be in her 50’s, 60’s or 70’s, depending on the age of Michael.

CAROL – Michael’s mother, 60’s/70’s. Waspish and difficult, with a dry sense of humour. Hides her deep feelings behind a cool veneer. 
PAUL – In his 40’s/50’s. A pleasant gay man with a good heart, but perhaps a little ordinary and lacking in passion.
MICHAEL – Carol’s son, 40’s/50’s. Charming and artistic, with natural wit and intelligence.

Author
Peter Quilter

Peter Quilter

Peter Quilter's plays have been presented in major theatres in 38 countries around the world and translated into 27 languages. He has had a hit show on Broadway and three successful plays in London's West End. Peter has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award (Best New Play 2011 and Best New Comedy 2006) and his Broadway debut was nominated for three Tony Awards. view full profile

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