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Backstage Farce

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An amateur dramatic group meet to prepare for opening night of their performance of the farce ‘A Bit of Slap and Tickle’.

As we meet the actors we learn about their relationships, we discover who is nervous, who is confident, who is a terrible actor and who has been miscast. It is evident that most of the cast don’t even rate the play they have to perform.

The only decent actress is late and nerves become frayed. Arguments ensue and someone threatens to quit and someone is terrified of having to drop their trousers.

Everything that could go wrong does and most of the cast want to cancel the whole thing but with 20 people having bought tickets the farce begins.

The performances in the farce are stilted, lines are forgotten, the prompt says more lines than most, someone turns up on stage who isn’t even in the play.

This play is a riot that the audiences loved.

 

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Additional information

Author

Genre

Comedy

Script Style

Full Length Play

Duration (mins)

120

Male Cast

3

Female Cast

6

Total Cast

9

Synopsis

An amateur dramatic group meet to prepare for opening night of their performance of the farce ‘A Bit of Slap and Tickle’.

As we meet the actors we learn about their relationships, we discover who is nervous, who is confident, who is a terrible actor and who has been miscast. It is evident that most of the cast don’t even rate the play they have to perform.

The only decent actress is late and nerves become frayed. Arguments ensue and someone threatens to quit and someone is terrified of having to drop their trousers.

Everything that could go wrong does and most of the cast want to cancel the whole thing but with 20 people having bought tickets the farce begins.

The performances in the farce are stilted, lines are forgotten, the prompt says more lines than most, someone turns up on stage who isn’t even in the play.

This play is a riot that the audiences loved.

 

Cast

Chelsea: 20’s. An outspoken and confident girl who isn’t afraid to speak her mind.

Dale:      30’s/40’s. A nervous chap, a good actor but totally lacks confidence.

Pam:      50’s/60’s. Domineering woman, director of the play, she gets increasingly agitated as the evening progresses.

Pat:        40’s/50’s. Married to Mick. Outspoken woman who belittles her husband at every opportunity.

Mick       40’s/50’s. Married to Pat. Hen pecked husband.

Sonia:    40’s. Happy go lucky lady, who does the makeup.

Felicity: 60’s. An intolerant woman, who makes acerbic comments at every opportunity.

David:  60’s. An older gentleman who likes to drone on, has little awareness of what is going on around him and has a personal hygiene problem.

Tracey: 50’s/60’s. She can only be politely described as a simpleton.

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1 review for Backstage Farce

  1. Steve Davies

    This play was performed by the Centralian players in Abbots Langley in May 2018.

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