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Something Beginning With C

    by Tony Layton


     

Synopsis

Drama Play Script: 'Something Beginning With C' by Tony LaytonMike Carter is a 'Jack-the-Lad'. Life is a game of 'beer and skittles', and marriage and its associated responsibilities of fatherhood are not on his agenda

However, life has the habit of throwing up the occasional cruel hand, and one of these is dealt unexpectedly to Mike. On a visit to the Doctor, he is told he has cancer, 'the big C', and although he tries to carry on as he has before, he begins to realise that there is more to life than 'pints of beer and pulling birds'.

Through his adversity Mike faces up to his own mortality. A deeper appreciation of life is awakened in him as he seeks out the one person who can make him happy.

Also available in the anthology 'Dreams And Delusions (Vol 2)' together with 'Digs' and 'Movers'


Duration

40 mins approx

Characters

(8m, 6f)

Mike - a hedonistic young man, a lad from South London
Jeff - Mike's pal (could also double as Doctor and 1st Technician)
Pete - Mike's pal (could also double as Doctor 2, 2nd Technician and Old Patient)
Gloria - Mike's girlfriend
Kylie - Girl in disco (could also double as Nurse 1)
Chelsea - Girl in disco (could also double as Nurse 2 and Solicitor)
 
Nurse 1
Nurse 2
Doctor 1
Doctor 2
Old Patient
1st Technician
2nd Technician
Solicitor
 
Parts can be doubled up using a minimum cast of three men and three women

     


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