A Month of Sundays - Reading and Audition Notice

Reading:                        Sunday 12th November, 2.00 pm, Foyer

Audition:                         Sunday 26th November, 6.00 pm, Coward Suite

Performance Dates:     Saturday 17th March – Friday 23rd March 2018 (Auditorium)

Director:                          Steve Taylor

 

A Month of Sundays by Bob Larbey

The Play

Set in a rest home, this play revolves around two residents: Cooper, who has voluntarily left his family to avoid the indignity of depending on them, and his friend Aylott, both on the verge of some geriatric embarrassment. To the painful ritual of family visits and empty condescension, the two inmates reply with humour and wit, aware that life can only be endured if treated as a comedy.

A play about heroism, and touching on one of today's main topics of everyday discussion – the care of the elderly – and how it is achieved both practically and financially. A comedy, none-the-less.

“…it lifts the spirits and reinforces our humanity…” press quotation of its debut in the West End

“….a real little gem of a play…” local rural press quotation

Played originally in 1985 by George Cole (Minder) and Geoffrey Bayldon (Catweazle) with a very young Siobhan Redmond (New Tricks) playing the Nurse.

 

Characters

Aylott - Late sixties/early seventies – very smart, moneyed, well spoken, bodily fit.

Cooper - Late sixties/early seventies – ex civil servant, everyday man, middle class three bed semi type, bodily not so fit.

Julia - Cooper's daughter- early forties: sees her inheritance, what it is, being squandered maybe.

Peter - Julia's husband – early forties, always tries to do and say the right thing.

Mrs Baker - Cleaning lady, early to mid-forties, has her incontinent father living at home with her.

Nurse Wilson - Mid to late twenties, warm and caring.

The play is set in Cooper's room throughout, visited daily by Aylott, Mrs Baker and Nurse Wilson and once a month on Sundays by Julia and Peter.

Do please come to the reading at 2.00 pm on Sunday 12th November and if anyone wants to have sight of an electronic script (selected highlights only due to copyright) then please contact me.

Steve Taylor

Director

 

Contact Details:  To get in touch with the director before the Reading/Audition, please use the Contact page of this website and your message will be forwarded.

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