A Collier's Tuesday Tea

by  Michael Green

Short Play, Comedy  /  9m, 3f

Contained in the volume Four Plays for Coarse Actors in which the plays are presented as parodies of four dramatic styles.

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A Collier's Tuesday Tea

by  Michael Green

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Mystery/Thriller, Period, Parody / Spoof
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

Contained in the volume Four Plays for Coarse Actors in which the plays are presented as parodies of four dramatic styles, in the performance of which everything which can go wrong in a production does so. A Collier's Tuesday Tea combin's the kitchen'sink with the coal-mine, and with an irreverent glance at D.H. Lawrence.
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Keywords

Parenting/Family

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: The sparse but cosy cottage of the Hepplethwaite family in Slagton, a mining village. 
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

9m, 3f
IDA HEPPLETHWAITE - Matriarch of the Hepplethwaite Clan
DANIEL OBADIAH HEPPLETHWAITE - Her spouse
VICTORIA HEPPLETHWAITE - Their daughter
ALBERT HEPPLETHWAITE - Their son
JOE CLEGGHORN - Grandfather
MARGERY HACKFORTH - A neighbor
LIONEL HEADBRACKET - Victoria's sweetheart
P.C. CLEMENT BOOTHROYD - A policeman
JED THROTTLE - A relation of the Hepplethwaite family
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Authors

Michael Green

Michael Green

First produced at the Questors Theatre, Ealing, London, in 1975. 

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