A Woman of No Importance (Bennett)

by  Alan Bennett

Short Play  /  1f

Persistently cheerful, blind to the feelings of others and, at heart, terribly lonely, Peggy is at once a richly comic and desperately moving creation, providing a rewarding challenge for a mature actress.

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A Woman of No Importance (Bennett)

by  Alan Bennett

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    1f
  • Suggested Use

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    • Monologues
    • Competition or audition material

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At work Peggy has carved herself a comfortable niche. Once in hospital, she loses no time in establishing herself as Queen Bee, taking on several responsibilities. Persistently cheerful, blind to the feelings of others and, at heart, terribly lonely, Peggy is at once a richly comic and desperately moving creation, providing a rewarding challenge for a mature actress.
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  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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  • Setting: A hospital room.

Casting

1f
PEGGY - middle-aged
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Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett was born in Leeds in 1934. After studying at Oxford University he collaborated as a writer and performer with Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Peter Cook in Beyond the Fringe in 1960 at the Edinburgh Festival. He then turned to writing full time and produced his first stage play Forty Years On in 1968. ...

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