Straight and Narrow

by  Jimmie Chinn

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 3f

"Funny and touching." - Mail on Sunday

"Entertaining and cunningly observed." - Sunday Express

"Manages to hit the funny bone without straining desperately for effect.... mixing a lot of good jokes with a warm and sympatheti…

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Straight and Narrow

by  Jimmie Chinn

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    4m, 3f

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STRAIGHT AND NARROW

In this West End hit comedy the central characters are Bob and Jeff. The cosy domesticity of these lovers is threatened by Jeff's crisis. Jeff is considering leaving Bob.... but for a woman, so that he can become a father. Meanwhile Bob contends with meddling family members who are ignorant of his living situation. His mother, a domineering comic creation, complicates matters by pressing Bob to get married. She refuses to recognize that there is anything about her son which might upset her conventional sensibilities. Can Bob's family - Lois and Bill, Nona and Arthur and matriarch, Vera - help to rescue the situation? And will Bob be able to tell the seemingly ignorant Vera that the 'straight and narrow' is not the life for her favourite little boy......?  

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Reviews

"Funny and touching." - Mail on Sunday

"Entertaining and cunningly observed." - Sunday Express

"Manages to hit the funny bone without straining desperately for effect.... mixing a lot of good jokes with a warm and sympathetic humanity." - Daily Telegraph

"Shot through with the most bounteous comic invention and with moments so intensely moving they should make grown men cry. Not in many an evening have I laughed so much or come away with food for so much serious thought." - Daily Mail

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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Jimmie Chinn

James 'Jimmie' Chinn was born in Middleton, Lancashire on March 30th 1940 - the only son of his beloved mother, Edie. His early years, although not always easy, were to shape his writing in the future, and this often difficult time compounded his determination to achieve greater things. He was drawn ...

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