A STROKE OF LUCK A black comedy by Will Butters
CAST: 4 women (1 any age between 20 and 50, 1 aged 70+, 1 aged 60+, 1 aged 40+), and 4 men (3 minor parts could be done by one man aged from 20-40), (2 men aged 50+, 1 aged 70+) Various voices off, male and female.
SET: One set, which adapts to two locations. Full instructions and plan are given in the script.
APPROX. RUNNING TIME: 35-40 minutes
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PRICE OF SCRIPT: £5.00
You wouldn’t think that there was anything at all funny about someone having a stroke and, yet, the playwright, Will Butters, has managed to turn his own experience of having a stroke, at a relatively early age, into a masterpiece of black comedy. His experiences of the stroke itself and the rehabilitation in hospital afterwards – aided and abetted by an unholy trinity of patients, Sandra, Hilda and Albert – borders on farce. A play that will move you to laughter and tears.
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