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In the Pipeline

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A vicar, terrified of babies, who accidentally overdoses on vodka, an overdue baby, a hapless church official, a flustered vicar’s wife, an impostor unmasked and a pacey plot thickening every minute to produce ‘In the Pipeline’, a fast-moving farce where all’s well that ends well – eventually.

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Product ID: 6484

Additional information

Author

Genre

Comedy

Script Style

One Act

Duration (mins)

40

Male Cast

3

Female Cast

5

Total Cast

8

Synopsis

The setting is an office attached to the parish church of St Jude the Obscure.  We will meet a vicar, terrified of babies, who accidentally overdoses on vodka, an overdue baby, a hapless church official and his long-suffering colleague, a flustered vicar’s wife, an impostor unmasked and a pacey plot thickening every minute to produce ‘In the Pipeline’, a fast-moving farce where all’s well that ends well – eventually.

 

Cast

Characters

Nine: three male, five female, one either sex (Det Sgt Higgins)

Alfie Lowe – Verger at the parish church of St Jude the Obscure

Madge Martin – Churchwarden

The Rev’d Humphrey Dumberley, really Patrick Brompton, confidence trickster (character name is ‘Humphrey’ throughout)

Edie Flackwell –  Churchgoer who ‘does the flowers’

Bex Hill – Mother-to-be

Sandra Hill – Mother of Bex

Liam Moss – Father-to-be and boyfriend of Bex

Hilda Dumberley – The real Rev’d Humphrey’s wife

Detective Sergeant Higgins – Local C.I.D.

Sample

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Previous Performances

Performed November 2018 by the One in Seven Drama Group in Co. Durham.

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