The Merry Widower

by  Johnnie Mortimer, Brian Cooke, Simon Moss

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  2m, 4f

Richard works in advertising and lives in a ground floor flat in South West London with his wife Harriet. He never really got on with his mother and after her death his dad decides to pay them both a rare visit.

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    Cast Size

    2m, 4f
  • Duration


    90 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

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Not thrilled with the idea of him coming to stay, Richard is taken aback when his father arrives and discusses the contents of his mother's will and it's not what he wants to hear. Together with this and his father's bad habits and womanising, tension mounts in the couple's home, whilst his father decides to embrace his life as a merry widower. 

From the television comedy series Tom, Dick & Harriet.

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  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance



  • Duration: 90 minutes


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Johnnie Mortimer

Originally a Cartoonist Johnnie teamed up with fellow cartoonist Brian Cooke and started to write for radio, notably MEN FROM THE MINISTRY, ROUND THE HORNE and STOP MESSING ABOUT. Soon thereafter they started writing for television, devising and writing series including FATHER DEAR FATHER, MAN ABOUT THE HOUSE, GEORG ...

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Brian Cooke

Brian Cooke

Simon Moss

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