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Awkward!

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Sue and Ken are a happily married couple. Sue works in an office with Claire and Dawn. Sue has invited Claire and Dawn and their respective husbands for a dinner party. None of the blokes know each other. 

Daughter of Sue and Ken, Chloe thinks the evening ahead will be appalling and decides to go out instead. 

Claire and Paul have got the times wrong and arrive an hour early but being British, Sue and Ken don’t mention it.  

Ken and Paul don’t hit it off as they have nothing in common. 

Claire and Paul bicker constantly, causing Claire to knock back the Prosecco all evening. 

Dawn and Nigel have been at a funeral and Dawn is still a bit emotional. 

Claire doesn’t really like Dawn very much, and it shows. 

Next door neighbour, elderly Mrs Hennigan manages to invite herself round and has an uncanny knack of talking in innuendo. Sue thinks she is a daft old bat and is very intolerant of her. 

The evening progresses with everyone putting their foot in it, talking out of turn or upsetting one another. 

After dinner the evening deteriorates as the drink flows, a conga leads to the breaking of a beloved present, an affair is revealed, and Mrs Hennigan drops in and stirs everyone up. 

Mrs Hennigan isn’t as daft as she seems and is very perceptive about who is having an affair. 

Chloe arrives back from her night out and has to break up the fight. 

The whole evening can only be described as Awkward. 

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SKU: flp121 Categories: , , , , , ,
Product ID: 6511

Additional information

Author

Genre

Comedy

Script Style

Full Length Play

Duration (mins)

120

Male Cast

3

Female Cast

5

Total Cast

8

Synopsis

Sue and Ken are a happily married couple. Sue works in an office with Claire and Dawn. Sue has invited Claire and Dawn and their respective husbands for a dinner party. None of the blokes know each other. 

Daughter of Sue and Ken, Chloe thinks the evening ahead will be appalling and decides to go out instead. 

Claire and Paul have got the times wrong and arrive an hour early but being British, Sue and Ken don’t mention it.  

Ken and Paul don’t hit it off as they have nothing in common. 

Claire and Paul bicker constantly, causing Claire to knock back the Prosecco all evening. 

Dawn and Nigel have been at a funeral and Dawn is still a bit emotional. 

Claire doesn’t really like Dawn very much, and it shows. 

Next door neighbour, elderly Mrs Hennigan manages to invite herself round and has an uncanny knack of talking in innuendo. Sue thinks she is a daft old bat and is very intolerant of her. 

The evening progresses with everyone putting their foot in it, talking out of turn or upsetting one another. 

After dinner the evening deteriorates as the drink flows, a conga leads to the breaking of a beloved present, an affair is revealed, and Mrs Hennigan drops in and stirs everyone up. 

Mrs Hennigan isn’t as daft as she seems and is very perceptive about who is having an affair. 

Chloe arrives back from her night out and has to break up the fight. 

The whole evening can only be described as Awkward. 

Cast

Cast List

 

Sue, (variable age 40’s 50’s) happily married to Ken. She thinks it would be a good idea to invite her work colleagues round for a dinner party.

Ken (similar age to Sue) not particularly looking forward to spending an evening with several people he doesn’t know.

Chloe: (teenager/ 20’s) A confident young woman who rightly suspects the best course of action is to avoid the whole evening

Claire: (variable age 40’s, 50’s) Is friendly with Sue at work but can’t help feeling superior. Very intolerant of Dawn. Bickers constantly with husband Paul and finds relief in Prosecco.

Paul: (similar age to Claire) An arrogant and cocky man who loves sport and has no time for any blokes who don’t.

Dawn: (variable age 40’s, 50’s, 60’s) an eccentric and emotional woman who takes everything literally. Easily offended. Married to Paul and very proud of her artistic son, Rupert.

Nigel: (similar age to Claire) A quiet unassuming chap who is keeping a secret

Mrs Hennigan: (elderly) A busy body next door neighbour, who is clearly lonely. When she speaks she unwittingly uses innuendo. However maybe she isn’t as daft as she seems.

Sample

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1 review for Awkward!

  1. Steve Davies

    This play was performed by The Centralian players in January 2016 in Abbots Langley. The audiences appreciated the realism of this contemporary comedy and laughed loudly throughout. The cast thoroughly enjoyed their roles.

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