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Digs

by Tony Layton


     

Synopsis

Play Script: 'Digs' by Tony Layton(apx 40 mins)

During their Bonfire Night party, Sara catches her husband Ben with her drunk sister Brigid wrapped round him, assumes the worst and throws him out.

Although the result of an entirely innocent incident with Brigid, Ben reluctantly agrees, and is forced to take lodgings until he can convince Sara of his innocence.

Thus, Ben arrives at the Mrs Schiller's boarding house. With spartan accomodation and an ageing Austrian landlady, he is plunged into a bizarre series of conversations with her, and flashbacks with Sara and his parents

His wild imagination portrays Mrs Schiller as a Teutonic prison warder after she takes away all his clothes, and his inability to leave the room until she returns them, lets him take stock of his married life.

'Digs' is a play with some poignant vignettes on family and married life, and a contrasting comedic thread throughout.

Also available in the anthology 'Dreams And Delusions (Vol 2)' together with 'Movers' and 'Something Beginning With C'


Duration

40 mins approx

Characters

(4m, 4f)

Ben Freeman - Bright, professional, fortyish
Sara Freeman - Ben's wife; attractive and confident
Brigid - Ben's sister-in-law
Mrs Schiller - a strong, squat woman in her eighties with a teutonic accent
Dad - Ben's father; a brusque upper middle-class type
Mum - Ben's mother; a gentle foil for her husband
Male Guest
Policeman
 
If available numbers are limited, it would be possible for four enterprising players to perform the play as follows :-
Ben, Sara/Mum, Brigid/Mrs Schiller, Male Guest/Dad/Policeman

     


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