JAIL BIRDS

by Colin Barrow

 

A full length play in two acts. The action of the play takes place in the communal area of a prison. The female inmates are all of senior age and have all committed crimes to be imprisoned and cared for at the expense of the tax payer, rather than paying high residential home fees. Now imprisoned, they’re still law breaking by scams, forgeries and producing illegal substances in the prison grounds. The prison staff, a younger section of cast, are kept on their toes with the luxury style of living the inmates all wish to receive. Although this play is a farcical comedy, the moves and action is suitable for a more senior cast. This comedy play is very tongue-in-cheek and is a farcical send up of the prison system. All of which gives great characters and rib tickling amusement to the audience. The final minutes of the play deliver unseen surprises for the final curtain.

 

CHARACTERS

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Emma……………………………………………………………………Prisoner, an artist

Jane…………………………………..Prisoner, money launderer and computer addict

Mary………………………………………………..Prisoner, crippled and never speaks

Lewis……………………………………………………………..Male prisoner, a burglar

Officer Parker………………………………………………………………..Prison Officer

Sandra……………………………………………..Prisoner, scientist and illegal distiller

Sonia………………………………………………………………..Prisoner, horticulturist

Jenny……………………………………………………..Prisoner, ran an illegal brothel

Angela………………………………………..Prisoner, wheel chair bound, seamstress

Governor………………………………………………………………….Prison Governor

Nurse Dawson……………………………………………………………….Prison Nurse

RUNNING TIME

Two Hours

PREVIEW

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