Past Imperfect

by  Hugh Williams, Margaret Williams

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  9m, 1f

The authors of such merry excursions as THE IRREGULAR VERB OF LOVE have come up with another ring-a-ding comedy, this time about a wealthy British Lord, several times married and un-, who has a positive penchant for falling foolishly in love, on the one hand, and for turning terribly apoplectic at …

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    9m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

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The authors of such merry excursions as THE IRREGULAR VERB OF LOVE have come up with another ring-a-ding comedy, this time about a wealthy British Lord, several times married and un-, who has a positive penchant for falling foolishly in love, on the one hand, and for turning terribly apoplectic at the mere mention of the word "communist." On this occasion he falls head-first in love with his brand-new secretary, and wakes up one morning quite married to her. In another vein, he is not only convinced that his factories are infested with commies, but he is by george going to shut them down to expose their infiltration. What he does not immediately know, however, is that the only real threat comes from his new wife who, though she indeed loves him, is forced to render reports to communist spies. To save him, she decides to run away, and even to have her baby without his knowledge. But the wise old bird is two steps ahead of everybody, and employs a little of his own technology to bring justice to all and happiness to many.
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Keywords

Love, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Setting: The middle of June and the end of August, in a private house in S.W.1.
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

Casting

9m, 1f
MCVITIE
A CAMERAMAN
FIRST ELECTRICIAN
SECOND ELECTRICIAN
STEVEN PEARSON
MISS JONES
THE EARL OF FRUIT
A PHOTOGRAPHER
SIR WILLIAM HOOD
FERDINAND JURESCU
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Authors

Hugh Williams

Hugh Williams

Margaret Williams

Margaret Williams

Past Imperfect was first produceeatred at the Wimbledon Theatre, London, on June 9, 1964 and was directed by Nigel Patrick.

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