LATHERED UP A comedy by Lynn Brittney
CAST: 10 women (6 aged 50+, 2 aged 60+, aged 30+, 1 aged 20+) and 4 Men ( 2 aged 60+, 1 aged 50+, 1 aged 40+) plus 1 woman and 1 man (off-stage voices).
SET: One set. Set plan at back of script.
TECHNICAL: **** Basic lighting, music between scenes, off-stage effects and recorded interviews.
APPROX. RUNNING TIME: 1 hour and 45 minutes (without interval)
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Magenta Place, a prime time TV soap, is in trouble. Ratings have fallen like a stone and the writers can’t come up with any new plots. After some advice from Natalie Thorpe, leading lady of a rival soap, Grover’s Avenue, and “The World’s Most Famous Northern Woman”, they decide to take some action and hire Sasha Martindale, a notorious Production Consultant. Sasha turns out to be an eccentric genius, whose drastic actions turn around the fortunes of the failing soap, but not without some casualties along the way. What follows is a ratings war between the two soaps and a whole load of devious and dirty tricks – not to mention the exposure of Natalie Thorpe’s long-held secret! But is all as it seems? As the Executive Producer of Magenta Place says “I’m beginning not to be able to distinguish between reality and fiction anymore.” To which the seriously bonkers Sasha Martindale replies “Why would you want to, darling? Life is so much more exciting when you abandon that ability!”