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Dirty Business

    by Derek Webb


       

Synopsis

Comedy Play Script: 'Dirty Business' by Derek WebbCuts are on their way big time at the local County Council as it struggles to find ways to meet Government spending targets.  Josie and Angela are cleaning the office of one of the Council's Department Heads one evening when they come across a file which seems to show that their jobs are on the line too. Josie, who has a penchant for malapropisms, and Angela, who is Queen of the pub quiz team, are determined to fight the cuts every inch of the way.  And if that means playing dirty, so be it! 

So, when they discover some incriminating evidence in the shape of a pair of frilly knickers, which seems to show the same Department Head is guilty of marital infidelity, they set out to try and persuade him to change his mind about some of the planned cuts.  But not everything goes quite according to plan...

“There is plenty to amuse in this play. A running theme of malapropisms from Josie provides plenty of laughs while Angela’s line about them being ‘horizontal cleaners’ – they don’t do vertical surfaces – had me laughing out loud. Derek Webb consistently produces funny and highly accessible comedies and 'Dirty Business' is perfect for a one act festival”  Amateur Stage magazine review 


Duration

Two Versions: 60 mins approx or 50 mins approx

Characters

(3m)

  •   Josie : late 20s to late 40s, a cleaner for the County Council
  •   Angela : late 20s to late 40s, a cleaner for the County Council
  •   Roger : late 30s to late 40s, Head of Department at the County Council

       

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