The Mating Game

by  Robin Hawdon

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 3f

"Audiences nearly raised the roof!" - London Daily Telegraph

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The Mating Game

by  Robin Hawdon

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Romantic Comedy
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From West End
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Now updated, here is a sparkling and hilarious remake of the comedy that has played around the world since its two-year run in London’s West End in the 70s. Set in a smart, ultra-modern Mayfair apartment full of automated furniture and gadgets with minds of their own, The Mating Game features a celebrity television personality with a reputation as a great stud, but whose romantic interludes are, in reality, always interrupted by accidents, fate, or his own incompetence.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Audiences nearly raised the roof!" - London Daily Telegraph

"Bright, frothy knockout nonsense." - London Daily Mirror

"Audience laughed fit to bust." - Financial Times

Keywords

Love

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting: Draycott's penthouse bachelor flat, somehwere in Park Lane, London

Music

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

Casting

2m, 3f
DRAYCOTT HARRIS
HONEY TOOKS
JAMES HARRIS
JULIA CARRINGTON
MRS. FINNEY
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

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Authors

Robin Hawdon

Robin Hawdon British playwright especially known for the popularity of his comedies. Mr. Hawdon’s plays are amongst the most frequently produced around the world – his name is as well known abroad as in his native Great Britain. Many of his plays are published by Samuel French. Over recent years his plays have app ...

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The Mating Game was first presented by John Gale and Ray Cooney in the West End at the Apollo Theatre in London, England, on July 14, 1972. It was directed by Ray Cooney.

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