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Cuffed

by

Brenda

Read-Brown

The play was performed at the GDA One Act Play Festival at the Kings Theatre, Gloucester on Thursday 5 June 2008.  

 






Cast

Phyllis

Penelope Tubbs

Robbie

Ian Bishop

Duncan

Jon Wagstaffe

Care Assistant

Vicki Wagstaffe



Crew

Stage Manager

Hannah Moore

Lighting & Sound

Martin Oakes

Director

Brenda Read-Brown



Awards

Best Play


Best Original Play


Best Gloucestershire Play


Best Actress

Penelope Tubbs

Best Actor

Ian Bishop

Best Performance in a Supporting Role

Vicki Wagstaffe

Best Writing


Won the GDA play writing competition. This is decided solely on the script,  before the play has been performed.  Also won the Geoffrey Whitworth Trophy , the All England  Theatre Festival UK play writing competition.

Adjudication

When Robbie, a contract electrician, mistakenly enters the room of a resident in a care home, he doesn't know what he's letting himself in for.  Somehow he develops a relationship with Phyllis, a stroke victim who can hardly speak and who has very limited movement. She teaches him to look at things properly, and helps him in his attempts to come to terms with the death of his wife; he gives her the incentive to struggle to speak again.  Not everyone sees their friendship for what it is, though, and when Phyllis' grandson Duncan appears, Robbie is banned from visiting Phyllis again. But perhaps it doesn't end there...

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