VARSITY BLUES by Bob Charteris

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The day starts badly for Cambridge professor Frank when he has a very poor interview for the post of head of English studies. To make matters worse he gets into a life-and-death struggle with the washing machine. His love-life is also suffering, as is his tolerance for other people, especially his grandchildren.

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CHARACTERS

Frank, a professor

Vera

Walter, a vicar

 

RUNNING TIME

Approx. 20 minutes

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

The play had its premiere at Marloo Theatre (Darlington Players), Perth, Western Australia in 2016.

It was also presented by Stirling Players, Perth, the following year..

 

REVIEWS

‘Varsity Blues’ is a 20-minute one-act written by local jester and linguistic pedant, Bob Charteris.

Scene:  Today in a typical home.

       University lecturer, Frank (Bob Charteris) is uptight about his application for a senior post in the English Department. Vera (Janet Weston) tries to pacify him, as she prepares for the four obnoxious grandchildren’s daily visit. Perhaps a few jokes from the local vicar, Walter (Jonathan Freedman) might lighten the situation.

Directed by Bob Charteris, this family situation – with which many of the audience obviously connected – brought plenty of smiles.

https://www.ita.org.au/2017/09/playing-the-fool-reviewed-by-gordon-the-optom/

 

PREVIEW

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