"Arthur Aldrich Plays"

Arthur Aldrich plays premiered at:


Beckenham.

Bognor Regis.

Bridport.

Coventry.

Leicester.

Long Eaton.

Naseby.

Redditch.

Waiting for an Hero



ONE-ACT PLAY


WAITING FOR AN HERO. A drama

Julian Crawley MC. is a prominent Member of Parliament, with hopes of becoming leader of his party. On a family trip to Bournemouth with his wife and daughter, he sees a signpost pointing to an army camp, where he served many years before. He follows it. The camp is deserted but he is surprised to find that some of his former army colleagues are still living locally. They seem delighted to meet him again but beneath their welcome is a determination to bring Julian face to face with past events, for which they hold him responsible. Julian’s ambitions, his reputation and his family’s respect are all shattered by the revelations.

Cast: 4 M 3 F.

Setting: An open stage with cyclorama. Symbolic represntation of one interior.

Note re cast: Julian should be in his fifties. His wife is slightly younger and his daughter is in her late teens. The ex-Army personnel would be slightly older than Julian.