WHAT A WAY TO GO by Peter Whittle

£6.00

What a Way to Go is a musical comedy following the fortunes of Mabel Potts in her bid to gain freedom from the limitations of her marital life. She feels her boxing obsessed husband Vic has rather outstayed his welcome. The Arkwright brothers, local builders who double as undertakers, are summoned and are somewhat surprised to find Mabel making preparations even though Vic has not gone yet.

Description

CHARACTERS

Mabel Potts – a woman of 45-50yrs matter of fact, frustrated

Vic Potts – a man of 50-55yrs, married to Mabel proud but rather run down, pathetic figure

Brenda Potts – their daughter, 25yrs

Rita Thorpe –  a woman of 45-50yrs, sister of Vic nobody’s fool, somewhat overbearing

Bill Arkwright – a man of 40-60yrs, runs a small building firm with his brother which includes undertaking as a sideline. Can turn on a respectful, dignified tone when required.

Norman Arkwright – a man of 30-45yrs, brother of Bill who finds his more jokey, irreverent approach troubling. He is not so easy around women.

Rev. Gilbert Pritchard – an upstanding local vicar trying to provide a bulwark against creeping secular ways.

 

PRODUCTION HISTORY

An amateur theatre production for 4 nights in September 2017 in Devon, UK.

 

MEDIA

A short introduction to the show can be seen on YouTube here

 

MUSIC

Full Sheet Music is available – please email info@smithscripts.co.uk  – an example of one of the songs is to be found here

Backing tracks also available.

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 90 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

Additional information

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FEMALE CAST

MALE - CAST

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