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Collier's Tuesday Tea, A

  • Michael Green
  • Short Play, Farce, Comedy, Mystery/Thriller, 1910s / WWI
  • 9M, 3F
  • ISBN: 9780573000089

Contained in the volume Four Plays for Coarse Actors in which the plays are presented as parodies of four dramatic styles.

  • Short Play
  • Farce, Comedy, Mystery/Thriller
  • 30 minutes

  • Time Period: 1910s / WWI
  • Target Audience: Appropriate for all audiences
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set
  • Cautions: No Special Cautions

  • Performance Group:
  • Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, College Theatre / Student
Contained in the volumes Four Plays for Coarse Actors in which the plays are presented as parodies of four dramatic styles, in the performance of which everything which can go wrong in a production does so.

A Collier's Tuesday Tea combines the kitchen sink with the coal-mine, and with an irreverent glance at D.H. Lawrence.

Premiere Production: First produced at the Questors Theatre, Ealing, London in 1975.
  • Casting: 9M, 3F

  • IDA HEPPLETHWAITE - matriarch of the Hepplethwaite Clan
    VICTORIA HEPPLETHWAITE - their daughter
    JOE CLEGGHORN - grandfather
    MARGERY HACKFORTH - a neighbor
    LIONEL HEADBRACKET - Victoria's sweetheart
    P.C. CLEMENT BOOTHROYD - a policeman
    JED THROTTLE - a relation of the Hepplethwaite family