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Dedicated Sorrowers

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Sophia intrepidly seeks some friendly like-minded people to share convivial pleasantries to alleviate her loneliness, and places a personal ad in the local newsagent’s window. To her surprise these people exist. After being introduced they form a club and become amateur mourners as a sort of service to humanity.

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Product ID: 6923

Additional information

Author

Genre

Comedy

Script Style

One Act

Duration (mins)

45

Male Cast

2

Female Cast

6

Total Cast

8

Synopsis

Sophia intrepidly seeks some friendly likeminded people to share convivial pleasantries to alleviate her loneliness, and places a personal ad in the local newsagent’s window. To her surprise these people exist. After being introduced they eventually form a club and become amateur mourners as a sort of service to humanity. Alice leaves her husband for a successful funeral director with “insider information” about the best wakes to attend. As time goes on they become aware of veiled, funereal woman following them. Just who is the mysterious, mute in black they keep encountering? They are soon to be shocked to discover that “she” is none other than Alice’s husband Brian. And Emily is in for a shocking surprise herself at a stranger’s wake. Or is it a stranger’s?

Cast

JANET THOMAS   – An unemployed woman in her Forties

SOPHIA DERBYSHIRE-BOWLS       An elderly retired widow

EMILY RUNCORN  –  A widow of modest means in her Sixties                                                                 

ALICE COLDWELL   – A married house wife in her late fifties who has left her husband Brian

BRIAN COLDWELL –   A man in his late fifties, recently made redundant married to Alice

PAULINE BECKETT – A celebrant of 30 years upwards. Male or female

TREVOR SPENCER –  A successful funeral director of 40/50

WAITRESS/WAITER –  Non speaking

OPTIONAL CONGREGATION – Non speaking

WAKE PARTICIPANTS  –  Non speaking

 

 

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