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               COVID-19 Advice (issued 18 March 2020)

Given the current circumstances we've had a high number of groups make contact with us, and, due to the amount of effort put into rehearsals/marketing etc, most of them have so far wanted to re-schedule rather than cancel. We're not charging fees for any deferral of productions.

If you decide to postpone your production you probably won't know the dates for later in the year, or next year, yet, but please advise us nevertheless, and we'll issue a new temporary licence to show a date range of 2-3 months which you can then refine with us when the actual production dates are known.

Regarding cancellation: our administration fee will not be levied where you are forced to cancel your production.
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We will be unable to fulfil any orders for printed scripts for the foreseeable future. Any orders placed will be cancelled and a refund made.
Orders for downloadable preview scripts and e-scripts are not affected.


Dying To Be Heard

    by Keith Trezise


Customers in Australia and New Zealand should contact David Spicer Productions


Commissioned to celebrate the Millennium, ‘Dying To Be Heard’ is a play about lack of communication and follows the fortunes of the Johnston family in the run up to Charles’ and Maggie's Silver Wedding celebrations.

The shock discovery that daughter Lucy, who is always on her mobile phone, is embarking on a surrogate pregnancy for her 17-year old friend and that son Oliver, who speaks in a strange American-surfer dialect, is possibly a cross-dresser, does nothing to assist the party preparations.

Maggie tries her best to be organised, but hindrance from her lazy husband Charles and the arrival of her step-father, the Admiral, with his sexy young nurse Carol, only serves to frustrate her best efforts. Will the party ever go ahead? Will Lucy be able to get enough money off Charles for a decent outfit? And who on earth is the mysterious Ralph who shows up uninvited?


100 mins approx


(4m, 4f)
  • Charles : a married man
  • Maggie : Charles’ wife
  • Lucy : their daughter
  • Oliver : their son
  • Ralph : an old friend of Charles, rather overbearing
  • Grenville : Maggie’s father, a wheelchair-bound, retired Admiral,
  • Carol : Grenville’s attractive nurse/companion


Customers in Australia and New Zealand should contact David Spicer Productions

  • Preview E-Script (Dying To Be Heard)
    £0.00 Preview E-Script (Dying To Be Heard)
    A free preview script containing a significant part of the full script and provided as a pdf file sized for A4 paper.
  • E-Script (Dying To Be Heard)
    £3.75 E-Script (Dying To Be Heard)
    The full script provided as a pdf file for A4 size paper. You have a maximum of three attempts to download the file which will expire after 30 days. You are licensed to print this once for your personal use. If you want to...
  • Printed Script (Dying To Be Heard)
    £7.99 Printed Script (Dying To Be Heard)
    A printed script provided as an A5 paperback acting edition. You are licensed to use this for your personal use. If you want to make multiple copies for use at rehearsals, a Script Copying Licence is required in addition...
  • Script Copying Licence (Dying To Be Heard)
    £29.99 Script Copying Licence (Dying To Be Heard)
    If you've bought an e-script or a printed script, this licence permits you to make copies of it for rehearsal use.  PLEASE NOTE: The licence will be e-mailed to you as an A4 pdf file - it is not instantly downloadable...
  • Royalty Quotation Form
    £0.00 Royalty Quotation Form
    The rights to perform and record for all the titles in our catalogue (with exceptions) are managed by Stagescripts Ltd. A royalty fee must be paid: whether the play is presented for charity or for...