Perfect Wedding

by  Robin Hawdon

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 4f

"Laughs abound." - Wisconsin Advocate

"The full house audience roared with delight." - Green Bay Gazette

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Perfect Wedding

by  Robin Hawdon

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 4f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Romantic Comedy
  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

PERFECT WEDDING

THis show has provoked waves of laughter in literally hundreds of productions around Europe and across America, and is due to be made into a Hollywood film. It is that rare combination - a riotous comedy and a touching love story at the same time.

An appalling situation. A bridegroom wakes on his wedding morning in his own bridal suite, with his bride-to-be about to arrive any moment, and finds a strange girl in bed beside him. What's more an extremely attractive girl whom, in the depths of his post stag-night hangover, he can't remotely remember even having been introduced to. Worse - during the ensuing panic to get the stranger dressed and out of the way, the bride arrives and the girl is trapped in the bathroom. The only way out of the dilemma is to persuade the best man to pretend that the hidden girl is his girl friend. Then the problem is that the best man’s real girl friend has to be kept ignorant of the fact. By the time the bride's parents and half the hotel staff get in on the act, the chaos reaches nuclear proportions!

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"Laughs abound in the American premiere...It all works out in the end, but not before playgoers have aching sides." - Wisconsin Advocate

"Funny without being deep, titillating without being dirty....warp-speed back-and-forth dialogue as characters skitter and scamper through this maze of a sit-com...The full-house audience roared with delight." - Green Bay Gazette

"The audience is left aching with laughter...It makes for a crazy, wonderful evening." - Bonn Schaufenster, Germany

"A splendid evening in the theatre...met with lengthy applause and shouts of approval." - Vienna Donnerstag, Austria

"At the Stage Molot Theatre the audience laughed continuously for two hours, and then gave long applause. An excellent sitcom - the first of its kind at the Stage Molot Theatre. Hopefully not the last." - Senat Perm, Russia

"The whole show reminded me of a cross between Fawlty Towers and a Whitehall Farce...Forget the wedding album, this is one scrapbook you'll never tire of looking at." - Derbyshire Times, U.K.

"The play moves at the speed of light, with a riot a minute that leaves the audience crying with laughter...The perfect medicine for all those thinking about getting married." - Hull Daily Mail

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: The honeymoon suite of a gracious period country-house hotel somewhere in the country outside London. Producers in the US may wish to relocate the play to America, as has been done with a number of processioanl productions.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2m, 4f
RACHEL - the bride, 20s, always in command
BILL - the groom, 20s, rarely in command
TOM - the best man, 20s, solid, dependable
JUDY - a girl, 20s, very attractive
JULIE - a chambermaid, 20s, kooky, volatile
DAPHNE - the bride's mother, 40s, emotional
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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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Perfect Wedding received its US premiere with the Peninsula Players, under executive director James B. McKenzie, on August 19, 1997.

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