GSOH (1 Act Version) by Peter Drake
Bored, irritable and frustrated, resting actors Charles, Colin and Geordie while away their hours with patience, crosswords and love poetry. The three of them have been drummed out of their drama society and find that time hangs heavy. Colin reads the others an article about a man guilty of the crime of bigamy and subsequent discussion leads to the idea that they might take up a new activity. Colin reads the other two some of the advertisements left by lonely hearts in the Personals column of the local paper. Although amused, the others are unclear what it has to do with them. Colin reads another ad – this time from a company recruiting men for an escort agency. Initially horrified, Charles and Geordie are persuaded to give the idea a try. Colin, anticipating their reaction, has contacted an image consultant, Maxine, to help them prepare for their new project. She arrives and puts them through their paces with a review of their attire, a lesson in body language and other essential skills.
Now fully committed to the cause, the men drink to their success…
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