"Arthur Aldrich Plays"

Arthur Aldrich plays premiered at:


Beckenham.

Bognor Regis.

Bridport.

Coventry.

Leicester.

Long Eaton.

Naseby.

Redditch.

Out in the Morning Dew



ONE-ACT PLAY


OUT IN THE MORNING DEW. A Romantic Comedy

Stanley Patterson, a retired electrician, has a problem. Somehow or other (he’s not sure how) he has promised to marry Stephanie, a one-time flame, who has re-entered his life. The marriage is imminent and Stanley is so upset at the prospect that he has, almost literally, been struck dumb – to his son and daughter at any rate. They, for their part, will be quite happy if he marries again and they can stop worrying about him.

But if he won’t speak he can’t marry so his children summon medical help, which arrives in the form of a very unorthodox doctor, who has his own solution to Stanley’s predicament.

The first production of this play – by RATAE CO-OPERATIVE PLAYERS won the Leicestershire & Rutland One-act Festival in 2009 and went on to represent Leicestershire in the Quarter Final of the All England Theatre Festival. The play itself won the “Best Original Play” award.

Cast: 3 M 3 F.

Setting: A Living Room/ Garden Patio.

Note re cast: Stanley should be 60 years or above. The doctor, the nurse and Stephanie are slightly younger, but Stanley’s children, Brian and Fiona, should be realistically aged.