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The Interview

    by Jane France


       

Comedy Play Script: 'The Interview' by Jane France

Synopsis

After a lifetime of keeping herself busy with high days, stay at home holidays and village fetes Agnes Braithwaite has outlived her siblings and is now elderly, ailing and pretty much housebound. Now needing a walking stick for even the shortest distance she refuses to let it get her down and combats the possible loneliness that old age and infirmity can bring in her own inimitable style. 

Enter Gerry Mortimer. A local radio presenter who thinks he is far too good to be 'stuck out in the sticks'. He has an ambition that may be beyond his talents. Looking for that 'one special interview' that will raise him to national fame and acclaim he is excited about visiting Agnes to interview her for the local dialect feature his station is planning on running.

Tea and scones loom large in Agnes’ life and she does her best to sway Gerry to their glories whilst Gerry tries again and again to get the interview on track. Misunderstandings and cross-purposes abound during Gerry’s initial conversations with Agnes; leading to a final reveal that leaves Gerry reeling… and Agnes chuckling as only she can. 

A gentle comedy, this play would be appropriate for a festival entry or an evening of short play presentations.

Duration

50 mins approx

Characters

(1m, 1f)

  • Alice Braithwaite - 70s, physically restricted but mentally sharp with a rather wicked sense of humour
  • Gerry Mortimer - 40ish, very convinced of his own importance

       


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