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An American in Dewsbury

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Dyed-in-the-wool Yorkshireman MICK has won a weekend for two in New York on a radio phone-in.

Short of a wife, he invites his fishing pal, BERNARD to explore the delights of Manhattan with him.

The problem is neither have been abroad before. In fact, they’ve never set foot outside Yorkshire before! What they encounter in America will put them off leaving Dewsbury ever again.

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SKU: flp115 Categories: , , , , ,
Product ID: 6184

Description

Additional information

Author

Genre

Comedy

Script Style

Full Length Play

Duration (mins)

100

Male Cast

Min – 3 / Max 13

Female Cast

Min 2 / Max 12

Total Cast

Min 5 – Max 25

Synopsis

Dyed-in-the-wool Yorkshireman MICK has won a weekend for two in New York on a radio phone-in.

Short of a wife, he invites his fishing pal, BERNARD to explore the delights of Manhattan with him.

The problem is neither have been abroad before. In fact, they’ve never set foot outside Yorkshire before! What they encounter in America will put them off leaving Dewsbury ever again.

Cast

Mick Godwin (50s)              Work-shy, but benevolent with a strong Yorkshire accent

Maurice Godwin (50s)        Mick’s brother. Bigoted pub landlord stuck in a time-warp (ACT II only)

Bernard Armitage (50s)      The Laurel to Mick’s Hardy with a broad Yorkshire brogue

Jack Thornley (70s)            Likeable flat-capped old-school Yorkshire pensioner (ACT II only)

NB – All the dialogue for the above is written in the vernacular (with definitions where necessary)

 
   

 

 

Shawn (30s)                          Out-of-work theatrical filling in behind a bar. Knows what’s going on.

Peanuts (40s)                       Sleazy porn producer in an off-the-shoulder camel coat (think Danny DeVito)

Virgil Pink (30s)                    Lost soul in an anorak (ACTS I & II)

Busker (??)                           Hip street musician with a jazzy saxophone (or flute or trumpet)

Drug Dealer (30s)                Unkempt, greasy, low-life peddler

Blind Beggar (40s)               Conman with dark glasses, white stick and a (toy?) dog on a lead.

FBI Man (40s)                       Government secret agent in a black suit with shades

Andrew (40s)                        Well-groomed super-clean bible-basher with a perfect parting

Male Passenger* (40s)       Well-spoken, but nervous Englishman (think Hugh Grant)                  

LaToya (30s)                        High-class hooker with an Afro wig, short black skirt, bling etc

Pregnant Woman (30s)      Pronounced ‘bump’ under a full-length coat       

FBI Woman (30s)                 Government secret agent in a black suit with shades (ideally overweight)

Golda Levi (80s)                   Slim, sprightly, over-sexed octogenarian

Mary-Jo (30s)                       Well-groomed street evangelist bearing a crucifix and bible

Agnes Thornley* (70s)        Likeable Jack’s likeable wife with a strict weekly rota (ACT II only)

Pamela Armitage (50s)       Bernard’s scary wife (ACT II only)

Sample

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