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AuthorHOPKINS, Ned - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author
SynopsisIt is the first morning of Rodney’s retirement. Whilst he recalls a strange dream suggesting his own fascination with the RAF and WW2, his wife Monica, an assured, managing woman, announces plans, not just for the day ahead but for the rest of their lives. Rodney seems distanced from it all. Why? The telephone rings. Monica answers. What she hears comes as a terrible shock, but only partly explains Rodney’s strange mood. The conversation that follows leaves Monica’s life in tatters.
InformationAdult Themes
Cast1m, 1f (minimum 2)
Rodney (60) Monica (60)
ProductionA dining room - simply staged with table, two chairs, and a side table
StatusAvailable for performance
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Ned Hopkins

Full-length plays: EARNEST ENDEAVOURS, award-winning comedy-drama, using characters from 'The Importance of Being Earnest', which played to enthusiastic and packed houses at Wickham Theatre Centre in February 2011. DANGEROUS THING, a contemporary four-hander, that was well-received in a reading by The Group at Theatre Royal Stratford East in June 2009. THE PORTRAIT OF A LADY*, an adaptation of Henry James' novel, which successfully premiered in April 2003 at Bromley Little Theatre. Other plays: FREEDOM PASS (Alt. title 'After Life'), presented as part of the Sevenoaks Summer Festival in June 2008. SENIOR MOMENTS - Four 'third age' one-character plays :'Maggy' and 'Franklyn', presented by the Green Room Company. 'Ted', premiered at Wickham Theatre Centre. A fourth monologue, 'Elsie' is awaiting production. ALL THE WORLD AWAY Presented at the New Cavendish Club in November 2012. A short play for two women (playing age 30s/40s) concerning two sisters who were VADs in WW1. Ned also regularly contributes to Sardines* theatre magazine where his work includes interviews with: Sir Ian McKellen, Ray Cooney, Bonnie Langford, Nigel Harman and Sam Walters. He occasionally adjudicates and lectures on the theatre. (*As Raymond Langford Jones.)

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