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Country Dances


       

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Synopsis

Comedy Play Script: 'Country Dances' by Gawthorpe & Bown

It’s the early 1970s and townie Emily Hetherington plans to bring a breath of fresh air to the country village she has just moved to. The house has been decorated from top to bottom, the garden has been landscaped and above all she has a top of the range Hygena kitchen with the latest in worktops – Formica.

Next she turns her attention to the locals, all, she is sure, starved of culture. Unfortunately for her, not only do they have culture by the bucketful, they also have Thomas. He has always brought his cattle down the lane at the side of Emily’s house, and he has no way of knowing that her landscapers have removed the hedge that separated the lane from the garden.

So on the morning that Emily starts to reveal her plans she finds that the locals have some plans of their own. Meanwhile Thomas and his frisky herd of cattle are causing chaos in the garden and wrecking the kitchen – her husband’s pride and joy.

Emily’s desperate attempts to repair the damage, before her husband brings a French couple home to sign up a business deal, ends up with her being arrested by the police for attempted murder, planning to defraud the insurance company and all the while trying to keep Thomas from doing further damage. 


Duration

110 mins approx

Characters

(4m, 7f) In order of appearance...
  Angie Elmers : in her 30s, a Londoner
  Marge Brownlow : in her 30s, a Londoner
  Emily Hetherington : in her 40s, a posh Londoner, (Needs to wear a skirt or dress).
  Thomas Rudgeway :between 30 and 60, a countryman
  Gertie Dalrymple : middle aged, a countrywoman, related to Thomas
  Ethel Hollowfield : middle aged, a countrywoman, related to Thomas
  The Vicar : middle-aged, posh
  David Hetherington : Emily’s husband, 40s, a businessman
  Etienne :a French businessman
  Chantelle : Etienne’s girlfriend, doesn’t speak English
  Brenda : in her 20s, a policewoman, related to Thomas

       

Customers in Australia and New Zealand should contact David Spicer Productions

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