Lovers and Others: 8 Short Plays

Lovers (3f/1m)
Three women are having a meal and get together at the home of Fay who is married to the delectable, but devious, Adrian. One of the women is a newcomer and unwittingly reveals a surprising secret that brings Adrian home to a situation which soon gets beyond his control. A hilarious comedy on sexual relationships.

I Didn't Ask To Grow Old (2f/1m)
Diane is adamant that her tyrannical mother-in-law Louise must go into an old people's home after her heart attack, and nothing will change her mind. Devastating home truths are exchanged.

Soaps (3f/2m)
The Wilson family is thoroughly confused about real life and the TV soaps (which is which?) and whether their 17-year-old child is male or female. Wall-to-wall coincidences and revelations.

What Sort of Coffin Would You Like? (2f/1m)
Set in the home of George and Liz. Beryl, who went to school with Liz, visits her school friend to find George remark that his job is selling coffins. George takes out a tape to measure Beryl for a coffin, telling her it is better to prepare for these things.

History’s Over (6f)
It's the last lesson of the last day of school for five young women. To their surprise, it is also their history teacher's last day. Miss Carruthers arranges to meet them in the pub.

Reversals (1-7f/1-2m)
Five sketches in which male and female stereotypes are reversed. Doubling possible.

Do You Speak English? (1f/1m)
Using only English, the playwright convinces us that Mark and Gina are mutually unintelligible, as Gina is fresh from Italy.
A playful exercise in non-verbal communication.

Angel and Son (1f/1m)
Poetic reflections on manipulation and self-defence in a mother-son relationship.