All the characters except JO are ladies of a certain age, but could be aged slightly up or down depending on the actors you have available.
LUPIN – Late forties/early fifties, Lupin is the hostess, gracious and pleasant but able to deliver the odd jibe if necessary.
JANE – Similar age to Lupin, but with a sharper tongue, Lupin and Jane’s daughters are often in competition for parts in the nativity but they managed to stay friends. Jane does not suffer fools gladly, or indeed at all.
LIZ – A slightly quieter member of the group, but manages to hold her own against Jane and Lupin..
SUE – The gentler member of the group who often takes a little longer to grasp the nuances of the conversation.
JO – Twenties or early thirties. Jo is a female plumber and very glamorous.
MRS PATTERSON-SMYTHE – A similar age to Lupin and her friends or slightly older. A woman with a large personality and plenty of confidence.
GRANNY – Lupin’s mother, who says very little but drinks a lot of sherry which she has hidden in close reach of the chair she sits in. When she does speak, she commands the room
‘SPROUTS AND ALL THAT’ was first performed by Hartley Arts Group December 2017, with the following cast & creatives;
Directed by Lesley Nicholls.
Lupin : Amanda Pennington
Jane: Antonia Demetriadi
Granny: Lesley Parish
Liz : Paola Burgess
Sue: Sue Molyneux
Jo the Plumber : Alicia Forsyth
Mrs Patterson-Smythe: Jane Harris.
Approx 45 minutes
Preview available here