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The Old People Are Revolting

    by Devon Williamson


       

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Comedy Play Script: 'The Old People Are Revolting' by Devon WilliamsonSynopsis

When the city council decides to end its rates rebate for the elderly, the pen-pushers in town hall have no idea what anarchy they are about to unleash at the village. Led by bolshy former trade union firebrand, Shirley, and the ebullient Howie, the residents hit on the idea of ceding from the rest of the country under the United Nations Charter.

'Twinkle Twinkle, Little Star' is going to be the national anthem of the Independent Kingdom of the Sunshine Retirement Village and Elizabeth, an aged pensioner, is chosen to be queen of the new mini-state.

Determined to start things off with a bang, they recruit Doug, a retired farmer, to build a home-made bomb so they can spectacularly blow up a council-owned jacaranda tree. Once the media gets involved ,in the shape of aspiring young newscaster Ashley Hardwick, the story goes viral on the internet and the revolution becomes unstoppable.

 

Duration

120 mins approx

Characters

(2m, 5f)

  • Patricia - a resident, has an air of education and sophistication about her that is unmatched by the other residents
  • Howie - a resident, former car salesman, a little crass and on the lookout for some fun
  • Shirley - a resident, suffers from the effects of drugs and wild living of the 1960's, quick tempered, dramatic and erratic
  • Peggy - a resident, a kind, gentle and insightful woman, who is never separated from her latest cross-stitch project
  • Doug - a resident, recently and reluctantly retired from his farm after his wife passed away
  • Elizabeth - a resident, sufferers from dementia, only able to remain living independently with the help of the other residents
  • Ashley Hardwick - a reporter for a local TV station, self serving, condescending, eventually gets to like the residents

       

We licence productions of this title in UK, Ireland & Europe only.
For other areas please contact Devon Williamson

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