Full Length Play
Time Period - Contemporary, Present Day
Settings Of Play -
Set around an old dilapidated theatre, backstage and on-stage.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Interior Set, Unit Set/Multiple Settings
Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
No Special Cautions
Appropriate for all audiences
Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Large Stage, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Based on the author's earlier Respecting Your Piers, Curtain Up! is the hilarious story of five women who inherit equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it back to life again. They try various fund-raising schemes but their most ambitious is to hold a concert featuring local talent and a world-famous star who agrees to appear for no fee! However, their plans go awry and it's a race to keep their audience from guessing the truth of the matter. A fast-paced and very funny comedy with five great roles for women.
"A mad play, full of dynamism, momentum, funny dialogue and great surprises...Proves that purely female plays can achieve great success and lots of laughter...Well worth seeing - you can be assured of great entertainment" (Topzine magazine)
World premiere on a national tour of the UK in 2004.