Playreadings are held in The Playhouse and are open to all.
Snacks and beverages are included in this free event!
Next Play Reading:
Monday, June 5, 2017 @ 7:00pm
Never Kiss a Naughty Nanny
Mr. Broadbent, a developer and builder, has created “THE HOUSE OF THE FUTURE”. The house, however, has remained unsold for four years, probably because, as we see in the course of the play, most of the innovations of the future fail to work properly. He has, at last found prospective buyers, Fred and Gladys McNicoll, and invites them to stay in the house. He is determined to offload this huge “White Elephant” – by any means necessary.
“Its many twists and turns make Never Kiss a Naughty Nanny a classic farce, which is sure to bring a smile.” The Citizen, Clearwater.
Cast of Characters
BEN ADAMS – age 21-30; a real estate salesman employed by Mr. Broadbent; young, naive, likable, always confused and in trouble, but honest and sincere
MR. BROADBENT – age 50-70; very much a self-made man; blunt, rough around the edges
CASEY CODY – age 20-30; Mr. Broadbent’s secretary; competent, resourceful, and quick thinking, with a wonderful sense of humour
SUE JOHNSON – age 20-25; a recent graduate of the local culinary institute; a walking, breathing, living disaster area; loveable, laughable, and endearing
MR. COTT – age 40+; the central character in the play, and he, of course is Nanny; down to earth, gruff, but very, very funny
GLADYS MCNICOLL (age 40+) – the prospective buyer of the house of the future; totally dominates her husband, and indeed all those around her; loud, aggressive, and overbearing
FRED MCNICOLL – age 40+; the hen-pecked husband of Gladys until he turns the table on Gladys at the very end of the play; Meek, mild, and good-natured
WALTER BROOKS – age 40+; a surprise visitor; develops an almost insane infatuation for Nanny, and will not be discouraged; single minded and not very likeable