DEEP SECRET by Colin Barrow


A play, that gives light humour and drama by telling the story of Brenda Drummond during her final nine months of life. She begins the play in reasonable health, which deteriorates during its length to her death. She’s supported by friends, who see her through her final stages of life. A play in which some of the performers can really get underneath the skin of the characters. Brenda, would be the biggest acting challenge, but rewarding. Although loosely based on a true story, fictional twists have been introduced giving the unexpected to make the production stage-worthy. Humour’s delivered in many forms as well as drama and deep emotion. A very simple play to stage, with the added attraction of  Act I, a sitting room set, and Act II, a nursing home bedroom set. This gives the audience a surprise and different dimension. The title Deep Secret, suggests many thoughts. And so, there are red herrings filtered into the script, confusing the viewer as to what actually is, the Deep Secret?



BRENDA DRUMMOND: Acted as an 87 year old. A well-spoken lady, with an element of quality and a touch of elegance.

JANET SIMMONS: Acted of being 60 plus years.

JAMES: Acted of being around middle 40’s. He Can have a local accent if wanted.

SARAH: Any age above 30. She’s a very down to earth person with a local accent.

MARION: Any age above 50. Talks incessantly, almost without taking breath and asks endless questions and never allows time for answers.

NURSE: (could be played by a male, with minimal word changes) Any age of person, but not too old.

BRIAN: Acted as late 40’s to middle 50’s. He is husband of Julia.

JULIA: Acted as late 40’s to middle 50’s. She’s the wife of Brian.


Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes



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