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It’s a Wonderful Death

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It’s Andrew Bailey’s 47th birthday and all he wants is a quiet night in with his wife Christine. Well, that and full control of the television. However, his plans are ruined when Death himself appears in the living room and demands that the couple accompany him to the other side.

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SKU: flp63 Categories: , , , , , ,
Product ID: 1561

Additional information

Author

Genre

Comedy

Script Style

Full Length Play

Duration (mins)

90

Male Cast

3

Female Cast

4

Total Cast

7

Synopsis

It’s Andrew Bailey’s 47th birthday and all he wants is a quiet night in with his wife Christine. Well, that and full control of the television. However, his plans are ruined when Death himself appears in the living room and demands that the couple accompany him to the other side.

Andrew and Christine are far from happy with the arrangement and request more time. Death, being a decent enough chap, is more than willing to give them their day in court.

But can the couple accept the consequences of their continued existence? Or will the testimonies of a flirtatious P.A, a dizzy pizza delivery girl, and a lecherous bingo caller convince them that it really would be a Wonderful Death?

Cast

Andrew Bailey
It’s Andrew’s 47th birthday and he intends to immerse himself in indolence, thus mirroring his married life to date. He likes his TV and he likes Beer, evidenced by a sizeable pot belly.

Christine Bailey
Andrew’s long-suffering wife. Although constantly catering to Andrew’s every need, she too is fighting a losing battle with the flab.

Death
Belying his taciturn initial appearance, he is a talkative raconteur and master of ceremonies who is really the central character of the play. His age is unimportant, but he should be a reasonably slim build. He is darkly clad and totes a large scythe.

Lynne Bailey
Andrew and Lynne’s daughter. She’s an Oxford student, very bright and talkative. Late teens, early twenties.

Frances Wilson
She’s a dizzy pizza delivery girl. She’s also a champion synchronized swimmer, so should ideally be of slim build. Late teens, early twenties.

Sandra Maynard
She’s a vamp, who wears a micro skirt and blouse with a plunging neckline. She’s short-tongued and can’t roll her R’s. She’s also Andrew’s bit on the side. Late thirties to late forties.

Bill Fontaine
Oily bingo caller and ladies man supreme. He’s Christine’s answer to her uncaring husband. Forty to fiftyish.

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1 review for It’s a Wonderful Death

  1. Steve Davies

    Frecheville Amateur Theatrical Society – May 2005

    1# AB54 Am Dram, Scotland 30/10/2015

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