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God Bless 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: flp115-1 Categories: , , , , ,
Product ID: 6646

Additional information

Author

Genre

Comedy

Script Style

Full Length Play

Duration (mins)

100

Male Cast

3 (min) – 15 (max)

Female Cast

2 (min) – 13 (max)

Total Cast

5 (min) – 28 (max)

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

CAST

There are 28 individual characters in this play! However, most are short, single-scene, one-off parts that can easily be doubled, with ample time between scenes for costume changes, wigs, hats, glasses etc.

It would be a challenge, but 5 players (3M, 2F) could cover every role. However, in practice 9 players (5M, 4F) or even 12 players (6M, 6F) can perform the play in comfort, acting as extras in other scenes.

Detailed charts of suggested multi-role combinations are shown in the Production Notes in the appendix.

 

MAIN PARTS

Mick Godwin, M50s   Work-shy scrounger, but benevolent hero with a pronounced Yorkshire brogue

Maurice Godwin, M50s       Mick’s brother. Bigoted pub landlord stuck in a time-warp (ACT II only)

Bernard Armitage, M50s     The Laurel to Mick’s Hardy. Comically dull with a Yorkshire drawl

Virgil Pink, M30-40    American lost soul in an anorak

Jack Thornley, M70-80       Likeable flat-capped old-school Yorkshire pensioner (ACT II only)

Agnes Thornley, F70-80     Likeable Jack’s likeable wife with a strict weekly rota (ACT II only)

Rosie, F25-35             American high-class hooker with a blonde wig, short skirt, bling etc

Golda Levi, F70-80    Feisty American octogenarian with an eye for young men (ACT I only)

 

SMALLER PARTS AND ONE-LINERS

Sergio, M25-35           Hispanic dancer ‘filling in’ as a bartender. Knows what’s going down (ACT I only)

Peanuts, M40-50       Sleazy American porn producer in an off-the-shoulder coat (ACT I only)

Busker, M30-50          Hip street musician with a jazzy saxophone (or flute or trumpet) (ACT I only)

Drug Dealer, M30-40 Greasy Latino street peddler (ACT I only)

Beggar, M40-50         American conman with dark glasses, white stick and dog (?) (ACT I only)

FBI Man, M35-45       US Government agent in a black suit with shades (ACT I only)

Andrew, M35-45         Super-clean American bible-basher with a perfect parting (ACT I only)

Jerry, M35-45             Talkative, name-dropping New York yellow cab driver (ACT I only)

Air Passenger, M30-45       Well-spoken, classical Englishman with a guitar case (ACT I only)

LaToya, F25-35          American high-class hooker with an Afro wig, short skirt etc (ACT I only)

Waitress, F20-30       Impatient, gum-chewing American server in a diner (ACT I only)

FBI Woman, F35-45  US Government agent in a black suit with shades (ACT I only)

Geraldine, F35-45      New York taxi driver prone to exaggeration (ACT I only)

Mary-Jo, F30-40        American street evangelist bearing a crucifix and bible (ACT I only)

Pamela Armitage, F50s      Bernard’s scary, jealous wife. Aggressive Leeds accent (ACT II only)

Doctor x 2, F30-40     White-coated female medic. American (ACT I), English (ACT II)

Business Woman, F30s      Wall Street career woman in a rush, carrying a briefcase (ACT I only)

Pregnant Woman, F30s       American. Pronounced ‘bump’ under a full-length coat (ACT I only)       

Wino, F/M??               American park-bench drunk wrapped in a dirty blanket (ACT I only)

PA Announcer/Radio DJ      American and English. Either pre-recorded or live off-stage (with reverb)

Sample

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