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Many Happy Returns

    by Jill Woods



Synopsis

Comedy Play Script: 'Many Happy Returns' by Jill Woods

It is the early 1980’s – a time of emerging entrepreneurs, prawn cocktails, Roger Whittaker songs, and Give Us a Clue on the telly.   

It is also Grandad’s eightieth birthday, but when the Wilcox family gather to celebrate, things don’t exactly run according to plan.

The members of the Wilcox family are more complex than appearances suggest. The girlfriends of two of the brothers bring trouble in their different ways;  father William has something to hide; mother Brenda, under severe stress, mixes migraine pills and cooking sherry, with dire results; sandwiches disappear; the vicar is horrified (and wet), and an attempt to lift the party with a party game fails abysmally.

Grandad, however, is oblivious to everything throughout, until grandson Martin presents him with a birthday present no-one could have expected. 

Characters

(6m, 4f)

  • Brenda Wilcox - late 50’s
  • William Wilcox - early 60’s
  • Geoff - early 20’s, their son
  • Howard - late 20’s, their son
  • Martin - mid-20’s, their son
  • Catherine - early 20’s, Geoff’s girlfriend
  • Jilly - early 20’s, Martin’s girlfriend
  • Reverend Bailey - 60’s
  • Grandad - 80
  • Samantha - teens/20’s                       


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