THE REHEARSAL ROOM by Alan Lowe

£6.00

The play concerns a musical society preparing to do a concert and the troubles and arguments that take place over a few weeks.

SONGS ARE SUGGESTED WITHIN THE SCRIPT – PERMISSION TO PERFORM THEM SHOULD BE SOUGHT

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CHARACTERS

Gladys. A lady aged between 50 and 70, she has never been married having looked after her sister until she died recently. A good singer.

Janet. A lady aged between 35 and 50, she is a good friend of Gladys and a nurse, she is married but her husband is not in the society.

Jamie. A man aged between 25 and 40, an Estate Agent and a friend of Barry and Amanda, he is married but his wife is not a member of the society. A good singer.

Barry. A man aged between 45 and 65, married to Amanda. Has his own business. Amanda. A lady aged between 45 and 65, married to Barry. A ‘Nag’ but she loves Barry dearly.

Susan. A lady aged between 35 and 55, she is one of the ‘group, Mavis, Betty, Joyce and herself. She works as a carer.

Mavis. A lady aged between 30 and 40, also one of the ‘group’ she is a housewife with children.

Emma. A young girl aged between 18 and 25, she is a hairdresser, still living at home. Does not realise that Andy has REAL feelings for her. A good singer.

Margaret. A lady aged between 50 and 65, a teacher and also the MD of the society for most of the shows. Has problems with Bob.

Joyce. A lady aged between 30 and 45, the arrogant member of the ‘group’ her husband is a Bank Manager.

Roger. A man aged between 35 and 55, single, probably ‘Gay’. The pianist who is quite ‘touchy’ when criticised.

Betty. A lady aged between 35 and 45, a housewife, the ‘Dippy’ one of the group.

Andy. A young man aged between 18 and 25, an assistant manager at a supermarket; in love with Emma but feels he has no chance. A good singer.

Bob. A man aged between 40 and 60, the Deputy Head Teacher at the same school as Margaret which explains some of the tension between them. The Chairman of the Society.

Anne. A lady aged between 30 and 40, she has recently lost her husband to a heart attack and is bringing up her son Mark on her own. A good singer.

Mark. Young boy aged between 12 and 13, son of Anne, having problems since his father died, he loves to dance but is NOT ‘Gay’ and gets into fights because other kids pull his leg over his dancing. A good dancer.

George. A man aged between 50 and 60, recently widowed, he holds a candle for Gladys and has done most of his life. Has his own business.

 

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 90 minutes

 

PREVIEW

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