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John appears on stage amongst the rubbish in a ragged coat and hat swigging from a bottle. He berates the audience for despising and pitying him and says that any one of them could end up in the same position as him. Then, taking off his rags, he reveals his dress suit underneath and the action moves on in a series of flashbacks to illustrate how he fell from being a company director to living in a cardboard box. We are shown his unhappy marriage, his romantic affair, his fall from favor at work, the breakup of his family relationships all linked by a comic narrative. The play ends with a twist as he replaces his ragged clothes.

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SKU: flp045 Categories: , , , , ,
Product ID: 1475

Additional information

Author

Genre

Comedy

Script Style

Full Length Play

Duration (mins)

75

Male Cast

3

Female Cast

2

Doubling Females

2

Total Cast

5

Total Cast Inc Opt

7

Synopsis

John appears on stage amongst the rubbish in a ragged coat and hat swigging from a bottle. He berates the audience for despising and pitying him and says that any one of them could end up in the same position as him. Then, taking off his rags, he reveals his dress suit underneath and the action moves on in a series of flashbacks to illustrate how he fell from being a company director to living in a cardboard box. We are shown his unhappy marriage, his romantic affair, his fall from favor at work, the breakup of his family relationships all linked by a comic narrative. The play ends with a twist as he replaces his ragged clothes.

 

Cast

John
A middle aged man

Yobs 1 & 2
Young thugs can be stagehands doubling up

Shelley
John’s wife – similar age to him

Terry
John’s mistress – younger than him

Mother
Shelley’s mother – fairly old – frail

Geoffrey
John’s boss

Sample

flp45-s.pdf

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