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The Ladybirds

    by Tony Layton


     

"Lively, irreverent and fast moving ... it works!"

George Owen, Drama Association of Wales

Winner - OVERALL FESTIVAL WINNER
Anstruther-Gray Drama Competition (SWRI Finals) - Shiskine Drama Group - 2010

Synopsis

The village drama group has lost all their men. The future looks bleak until a bright, young director, Francesca Delmarco, agrees to help them out.

She is professionally trained and she has a plan which will give the group a new lease of life. She persuades them to enter the 'Dame Agnes Wragg Festival of One Act Plays for an All Female Cast' with a play she has written herself.

Francesca's play is controversial; it concerns a lesbian couple who want to have a baby. When the word gets out, the vicar's wife, Agatha Frost, attempts to ban the production. However, The Players have their own way of dealing with misguided authority.

Duration

50 mins approx

Characters

(9f)

  • Marge - officious, domineering, retired civil servant
  • Betty - quick witted, retired matron
  • Faye - aspiring actress who has missed the boat, an aesthete
  • Francesca - young director, enthusiastic and ambitious, angry
  • Julie - college girl with a fresh innocence
  • Babs - the general dogsbody
  • Agatha Frost - the Vicar's wife, Chair of the Community Council
 
Drama Competition judge
Jenny - a prize-winner (non speaking role)

     

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