A Visit from Miss Prothero

by  Alan Bennett

Short Play, Comedy  /  1m, 1f

Mr. Dodsworth has recently retired. Sitting at home, he is contemplating his life and achievements with quiet satisfaction. There is a sharp ring at the door. His former secretary has come to ruin it all. Ironic wit and compassion mark this touchingly real story.

Published in the volume Office Suite: Two One Act Plays with Green Forms.

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A Visit from Miss Prothero

by  Alan Bennett

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    1m, 1f

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Mr. Dodsworth has recently retired. Sitting at home, he is contemplating his life and achievements with quiet satisfaction. There is a sharp ring at the door. His former secretary has come to ruin it all. Ironic wit and compassion mark this touchingly real story.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"A Bennett gem." - What's On Stage

"A beautifully wrought piece." - The Guardian

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: The living room of Mr. Dodsworth's semi-detached house.

Casting

1m, 1f
MR. DODSWORTH
MISS PROTHERO
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Authors

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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A Visit from Miss Prothero first transmitted by the BBC on January 11, 1978.

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