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Rocks Off

by

Brenda

Read-Brown

Production Dates:  6th of March 2016

This performance was at Worcestershire Theatre Festival at The Norbury Theatre, Droitwich










 






Cast

Muriel


Pam Jell

Chardonnay


Lianne Abel

Adjudicator


Geoff Guy

Voice 1


Jane Hughes

Voice 2


Allan Wollaston




Crew

Director


Brenda Read-Brown

Stage Manager


Oonagh Hughes

Sound & Lighting


Paul Roberts

Set Design


Brenda Read-Brown

Set Construction


Geoff Matthews

Props


Oonagh Hughes



Geoff Matthews

Written by


Brenda Read-Brown

Awards

Best comedy

Nominations

Best Set Design

It is the last play in the one-act play festival, and the beleaguered Adjudicator has not read the script. His conscience nags at him, but his real inner self feels that he has had to put up with a great deal, considering the nature of the plays he has sat through so far.


The play starts, with the deliberate management of a pause. Soon the Adjudicator realises that the two characters, Muriel and Chardonnay, represent penguins, in a heavy-footed allegorical drama.


The Adjudicator finds a note in the script addressed to him. He manages to read it, while watching the play and writing comments. It is from the director of the play, offering herself to him in exchange for an award. He is tempted, thinking he knows who has made the offer, and his comments change direction. But then he realises that the director is also the woman playing the part of Muriel, and his enthusiasm wanes.


Driven to distraction by this need for prizes, and by the repetitive dialogue in the play, he eventually bursts into a rant, and storms from the theatre, leaving the hapless penguins to bring everything to a conclusion.


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Adjudication

The Bishampton Barnstormers Anniversary Trophy For Comedy