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
Monologues, Scene work
Unit Set/Multiple Settings, Bare Stage/Simple Set
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
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