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A Charitable Act

A Drama
by Helena Sheridan published October 2016


Suitable for Adult Groups

Price: 4.00

A comedy crime drama set in a charity shop, with parts for three men and two women. Winner of the Scottish Association of Writers Drama Award in 2014.


Harry Figgins has just robbed the local betting shop and needs a place to hide, but when he decides to hold the staff members of A Charitable Act hostage, things don't got to plan. Deidre Falshaw, the self-appointed manageress, is a formidable force who refuses to give in to the intruder's demands. Co-workers, wisecracking Andy Milligan and recently widowed Edith Price try to reason with her. When Deidre's browbeaten husband Lawrence turns up, the situation changes rapidly. Secrets are revealed, lies challenged and greed exposed. It looks like Figgins has won, but then he hasn't met Bob!


Players: 3 male 2 female


Cast: Deirdre Falshaw, Lawrence Falshaw, Andy Milligan, Edith Price, Harry Figgins


Sets: A charity shop


Period: Modern


Running Time: 35 minutes


Notes: Production notes supplied


Download Sample Script: A Charitable Act


ISBN: 978-1-907307-94-2


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