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Just what does it take to decide ‘the show must/needn’t go on’?
Robert Winter is a veteran actor whose career has been in a holding pattern for some time. He finds himself performing in an award winning ‘post modern cataclysmic’ one-man show. A show he thinks is a heap of artless crap.
But today is no ordinary day. Today he received news that would cause most people to take the day off work. As he sits in his dressing room preparing for the performance, he begins to share with his character, the despicable Monsieur T, the frustration and joys of being an actor. But something’s playing on Robert’s mind that needs to come out and Mr T knows it. Even the Tannoy on the wall becomes more than just a stage manager’s voice as Roberts’ conscience struggles to be heard.
Both homage to acting and a lament, Winter’s Discontent is also a play about a man facing up to loss. At times very funny and deeply moving, it reveals an actors life and celebrates the craft of acting with moments of theatrical daring.
Please note: This script includes opportunities to adapt place names and other location specific details to suit the needs of the production. Any further alteration may be submitted for consideration when making a production enquiry.
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