Edwin & Monologues
The Dark Side of the Footlights & About Bloomin' Time! two new monologues by TTC writers
Edwin by John Mortimer
Edwin is a delightfully witty, quintessentially English comedy, first broadcast on BBC Radio and will be presented here as a radio play.
It’s penned by John Mortimer, creator of the immortal Rumpole of the Bailey. The central character in Edwin is likewise an indomitable legal man, although in this case a retired judge: Sir Fennimore Truscott. The play takes place in his garden at Gallows Corner in Suffolk. Truscott and his wife Margaret are awaiting the arrival for lunch of ‘the prodigal son’, their only child, Edwin, a high-flying businessman, recently returned from Canada. Making up the party is their neighbour, the bachelor potter Tom Marjoriebanks. Truscott suspects that Edwin is actually Tom’s son, as a result of his rival having ‘rogered’ Margaret in the conservatory many summers ago. Tom likes to think so too, and the pair of old stags lock horns, both claiming Edwin (whom we never meet) as their own. It is left to Margaret, once Edwin has departed, to enlighten them with the truth.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk
The Dark Side of the Footlights by Ben Francis
Theatre critic Judith’s wide ranging musings about famous actor/ director David Rayburn. She likes to claim that she kick-started his career in the early days, and wonders why he never acknowledged it. And what is the nature of their relationship now?
About Bloomin' Time! by Vaughan Evans
Summer is coming and the pecking order on the patio is set for a shake-up. Moonfire reveals all!
- Sir Fennimore Truscott (Edwin)
- Lady Margaret Truscott (Edwin)
- Tom Marjoriebanks (Edwin)
- The Dark Side of the Footlights
- Moonfire (About Bloomin' Time!)
- Director - Edwin
- Director - Monologues
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- Stage Manager
- Sound Assistant
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