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    by Stephen Lee Rees


Comedic Drama Play Script: 'Late' by Stephen Lee Rees

A contemporary psychological thriller set in the heart of the home - the kitchen, during the dark period of social renovation where change is inevitable but not always for the best. Phone calls fill the grubby little kitchen as Jenny waits anxiously for her husband, Josh, to return home from work.

Frustration builds as the evening draws in as uninvited guests 'drop by' to disturb her train of thoughts; insulting her where possible, demanding advice for their own problems, rummaging through her cupboards and asking the same question: Where is Josh?

Firstly there's Madge, barging in with her wellington boots with the order of a dozen eggs and her unrequited attentions directed at the fishmonger employee at Morrison's with whom she is trying to bag a date: Dilly - Josh's bitterly emotional mother, determined to prevent him from attending her ex-husband's wedding to the home-wrecking "tart" he left her for and finally there's Matt; Jenny's brother, who is restlessly bored and unsure of his own future. Having had enough of his partner Graeme, he has decided to leave his unsatisfactory relationship in the hopes of moving in with his sister.

Tensions quickly mount as they uncover the truth behind his disappearance of Josh and Jenny realises just how much he meant to her….but is it too late?


(2m, 3f)

  • Jenny  
  • Madge
  • Dilly                
  • Matt                
  • Josh                

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