Why Me? by Stanley Price31/01/19
John Bailey returns home a bitter man. He has just been made a member of "The Over Three Million Club" having received his redundancy notice. Redundancy is not a vey likely subject for a comedy but Stanley Price pulls it off splendidly.
In the course of the ensuing summer, John struggles bravely with job rejections, loss of dignity in the face of his wife Helen's successful business, an adulterous affair, and several other complications involving the neighbours and his mother-in-law.
This very entertaining comedy was the recipient of The Evening Standard Award for "Comedy of the Year" in 1986 and starred Richar Briers as John Bailey.
Directed by Delyse Rostron.
John Bailey A professional man but being out of work takes its toll. Stage age: 45-50s
Mary Ferguson The mother-in-law. A widow, unsettled, lonely. Stage age: 60s
Helen Bailey John's wife. Successful, bright. Stage age: 40s
Gwen Hollis An attractive, bored housewife. Stage age: 30s
Arthur Hollis. A building contractor. A man's man. Burly. Stage age: 30s
Tom Bailey, the son. Lively young man. Likes punk rock, plays in a band. A scene-stealing role. stage age: 18-22
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READING: TUESDAY 29 JANUARY AT 8.00 PM. AUDITIONS: THURSDAY 31 JANUARY AT 7.30 PM
PERFORMANCE DATES: SAT 4 TO SAT 11 MAY AT 730 PM. REHEARSALS START ON MONDAY 18 MARCH.