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Primrose Way - Short Play, Drama

Primrose Way

Ron Nicol

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Short Play, Drama

3f

ISBN: 9780573132988

An old actress retraces her theatrical career, remembering her ambitious mother and her enthusiastic youthful self, until she realises that perhaps there’s nothing valuable in her memories after all. An ideal festival play for three women.

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Description

Short Play

Drama

40 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - Three acting areas - a theatre doorway with a camp-chair and a shopping trolley; a theatre dressing-room with a make-up mirror and dressing-table; an open area with an armchair, upright chairs, a small table and a small settee.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Monologues, Scene work

Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre

The aging bag lady on the streets who opens the play is the eponymous Primrose Way, once a professional actress. As she reminisces and her story unfolds, we see her enthusiastic youthful self retracing her career in the theatre, and reliving the memories of her ambitious mother, herself a professional actress, who delights in playing a number of other characters who drift through Primrose’s recollections.

"A touching drama with moments of gentle comedy" - Amateur Stage

"A beautifully written, poignant drama with ideal festival potential" - Scene

"It made me laugh. It made me cry. What more could one want?" - Prompt

McGavin Drama Club at The Palace Theatre, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire

Characters

CASTING

3f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Female, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)

CASTING NOTES

Optional additional, non-speaking male role. Mother not only represents herself but delights in playing a number of other characters who drift through Primrose’s recollections during the play. The brief scene with Primrose’s Father can be played with an empty armchair if preferred.

PRIMROSE - sixties/seventies
HER MOTHER - middle-aged
YOUNG PRIMROSE - teens/twenties

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Ron Nicol

Ron Nicol

Ron Nicol is an award-winning Scottish playwright published in the UK, the USA, and the Netherlands, with more than fifty titles currently in print - one act dramas and comedies, one act plays for young people, full length plays, and pantomimes. His work has been produced in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Germany, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Minorca. His ... view full profile

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