Code: PSFLN-11038 Author: Michael Green ISBN/EAN: 573100098
20 m or f.
Includes: Trapped, Oedocles, King of Thebes, Pride at Southhanger Park by Rupert Bean, and Cinderella.
In Trapped a send-up of a traditional English thriller, the cast find themselves not trapped when the over-energetic lead actor knocks down doors that were meant to be locked.
Adding to the fun is a corpse that walks - because it cannot fall - through the jammed door and the Stage Manager who has to read in a part.
The spoof Greek tragedy Oedocles, King of Thebes, presents, a fine example of a Coarse acting script, enhanced by Coarse management and direction.
While doom and disaster stalk the main characters, a Chorus of ill-assorted females, spitting copiously, reduce the most tragic scenes to mirth.
The third play, Pride at Southanger Park, written by Rupert Bean and edited by Michael Green, is supposedly an adaptation of a long-lost Jane Austen novel, presenting a naturally developing and utterly hilarious set of acting disasters.
As the performance crumbles into low farce, the cast plough on, determined to prove themselves the equal of any BBC adaptation.
Alas, the mobile phone of one of their number, in the end, proves their undoing.
In the final play, Cinderella, the Prince is a stout older woman, the cat anything but cat-like, and the slipper fits the Ugly Sisters better than Cinderella.
Not to mention a transformation scene which doesn't work and a disastrous attempt to fly the Good Fairy.