My Second Best Bed, a one-act play by Barry Syder, will be our entry to two festivals in 2019.
1. The Southern Counties Drama Festival at the Barn Theatre, Oxted, Surrey, week beginning Feb 25th. (The winner will be invited to take part in the All-England Eastern semi-final!)
2. the Sevenoaks Drama Festival (non-competitive) expected week beginning March 4th.
There are four characters:
Curate Dunstan, slightly pompous and self-righteous, but with a modern outlook
Susanna Hall, Shakespeare’s elder daughter. Intelligent and practical
Judith Quiney, Shakespeare’s younger daughter, disappointed and bad-tempered.
Anne Hathaway, Shakespeare’s widow, showing signs of dementia. (smaller part)
The cast is announced :
Curate Dunstan: Iain Drennan
Susanna Hall: Natalie Smith
Judith Quiney: Helena Simpson
Anne Hathaway: Eileen Warner
The director John Turnbull thanks all who auditioned
firstname.lastname@example.org or 07751 030288.
Susanna, Curate p 3 I have been entrusted…- p4 “..not seen it that way
Curate, Susanna, Judith – p6 “Perhaps I should continue…p7 “…thank you, Daddy!”
Anne (and all ) p11 “Susanna, I heard shouting… p12 “…sit down Mummy.”