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A Distant Plateau

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(2 customer reviews)

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Terry Loves Gill. Gill loved Terry but now their marriage is very different. They both worry about their teenage son, Scott. But why Gill’s sudden interest in Spiritualism? What else is bothering her? And what can Terry do about this newcomer, Dennis? A tale of Love, Loss and Friendship.

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SKU: flp80 Categories: , , , , , , Product ID: 1681

Additional information

Author

Genre

Comedy

Script Style

Full Length Play

Duration (mins)

90

Male Cast

4

Optional Male

2

Female Cast

4

Optional Female

1

Total Cast

8

Total Cast Inc Opt

9

Synopsis

Terry Loves Gill. Gill loved Terry but now their marriage is very different. They both worry about their teenage son, Scott. But why Gill’s sudden interest in Spiritualism? What else is bothering her? And what can Terry do about this newcomer, Dennis? A tale of Love, Loss and Friendship.

Cast

TERRY Male early to mid forties, easy going, quick witted

GILL His wife .Female late thirties, fragile lonely

SCOTT Their teenage son, surly, quiet

JEAN Their neighbour, Female, thirty- fifty nosey but kind hearted

VIC Terry’s older Male friend, level headed, almost avuncular

DENNIS Male, Thirties or forties charming Good looking, subtly shifty

MAGENTA BLACK Female middle aged theatrical, eccentric

PRISCILLA Her daughter, strange, Clairvoyant ?

T.V. ANNOUNCER A male or female off stage voice

Sample

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2 reviews for A Distant Plateau

  1. Steve Davies

    AUTHORS NOTE

    The magic in this play is the twist at the beginning of Act 1 Scene 1 when the audience is let into the secret that the man they have been watching on stage is in fact dead and cannot be seen or heard by those around him. The story then develops into an emotional rollercoaster of laughter and tears as the deceased Terry desperately tries to help his widow Gill out of a difficult situation. This play has been described as a gift for performers and audiences alike.

    Summary Performance History
    1# Amateur Performance
    3# Swaffham Players (April 2013) 8# Busselton Rep, Australia (October 2013)
    5# Ambleside Players, Cumbria (October 2013)

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Steve Davies

    “a brilliant play ..A Distant Plateau,written by Paul Skye, turned out to be a plateau mid-way between earth and heaven. The resultant sequences of events were comedy and sadness intermingled. The scenes with the supposed mediums were absolutely hilarious – It was truly a tale of love, loss and friendship, with many comic sayings and incidents…. every character well drawn and portrayed by the cast, each perfectly exhibiting their feelings of joy, sadness, duty and fun,as well as roguery by the unholy threesome.” Glamorgan Gazette

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