Brenda The main character. She is a retired, widowed teacher and the actress who is playing her, should portray Brenda as having a minimum age of seventy, or older if possible, although the script does not actually give her an age. Smartly dressed in quality casual clothes and portraying a good standard of living. She is well spoken and feels that James is very much part of her life and she finds him amusing. Her attitude toward Janet is sterner just as she could be to others, a touch of the schoolmistress.
James The actor should play this character as being in his forties. He has quite a laid back jovial approach to his manner. He wears casual dress suitable to do shopping and a few very light jobs in the garden. He has a great respect and warmth towards Brenda in his manner.
Janet The smallest part in the play. The actress who is playing her should portray Janet to have the minimum age of sixty. She is a spinster with a slightly forthright manner and a hint of eccentricity to her nature. Her dress could show a hint on eccentricity, make do, or mismatched, put together as if bought from a charity shop. She also wears a coat. She has good intentions and likes to do a good deed but has little spare money.
Approximately 40 minutes
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