|Liam's Last Birthday|
|Author||HAILS, Christopher - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author|
|Synopsis||As family and friends gather to celebrate Liam's thirty-ninth birthday, his parents, Wendy and Dennis, argue about their first years of married life.
When heavily pregnant Jenny arrives, not feeling to well, with husband Simon, things begins to simmer. He confides in Dennis he's had an affair with Jenny's sister, which ended when Jenny fell pregnant. Jenny later tells Wendy her own little secret.
Lucy arrives, without husband Pauls and anounces they are separating. Wendy and Dennis realise that holding the party was ill timed for all concerned.
Then the mysterious Charles arrives, with a revelation affecting them all and tempers begin to boil over, as accusations and recriminations taint the gathering. As friends leave in distressed states to contemplate their future, Liam is nowhere to be seen.|
|Cast||3F 3M (minimum 6)|
Wendy (50's) Dennis (50's) Simon (20's) Jenny (20's) Lucy (20's) Charlie (40's)
|Production||A family living room, either realistically set or several suggestive scenic elements. Conflict and confrontation is paramount throughout. The play reflects changing moral values and attitudes between generations and its effect on friendships. Although never seen, Liam may have been the victim of AIDS in 1981. His unwitting legacy has stamped its mark on another generation, bringing with it, inevitable and tragic consequences.|
|Status||Available for performance|
|DOWNLOADS - these do not include any performance rights|
|LIAM'S LAST BIRTHDAY.doc||Sun, 29th Oct 2006||Full Script||Available to print: £0.00||Download here|
|Available on ScriptCircle: (for other licences please contact the Author)|
|Professional Performance||Up to 600 seats. EEC Countries.||£45.00 per performance|
|Amateur Performance||Up to 600 seats. EEC Countries.||£35.00 per performance|
Originally from the North East of England and ex RAF. All but retired and enjoying life in Cyprus. Still writing and acting. Having written over 50 plays over the last eight years, my plays are slowly coming into vogue which is not a bad thing.