Funeral Tea

by  Pat Wilson

Short Play, Comedy  /  5f

As the characters sip their tea, it becomes apparent that someone has misplaced the urn with dear Uncle Jacob’s ashes. When Sarah suggests the tea tastes odd, and they discover the tea tin still locked in the cupboard, they face an appalling possibility. A riotously funny play for an all-female cast.

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Funeral Tea

by  Pat Wilson

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    Cast Size

    5f

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Mrs. Ellis, the English lady who caters small weddings and funeral teas, says she usually serves boiled ham, “but seeing as ’ow this is my first cremation, I didn’t think boiled ’am would be appropriate.” As the ladies sip their tea, it becomes apparent that someone has misplaced the urn with dear Uncle Jacob’s ashes. When Sarah suggests the tea tastes odd, and they discover the tea tin still locked in the cupboard, they face an appalling possibility. A riotously funny play for an all-female cast.

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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

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Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Setting: A small town in Yorkshire, England.

Casting

5f
MRS. ELLIS - who cares privately for funerals, weddings, etc.
MRS. MURGATROYD - nice of the departed Jacob Starkie
MISS STARKIE - her younger sister
MISS PARKER - their friend
MRS. BOOTH - an old lady who just enjoys funerals
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female

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Pat Wilson

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