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Maxine Smith

MAXINE SMITH  

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below is a list of Maxine Smith's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

All Together Now!         Combination         Downmarket Tragedy, A         History of Kevin Figgins, The         Kiteman, The



All Together Now!

Synopsis:
Knicker Watch: For the last 2 years someone has been stealing Catherine's knickers from the washing line. Exasperated but determined, she keeps a vigil at her kitchen window, hoping to sight the culprit. 12 hours into her vigil, she starts to mull over the history of the knickers she has owned. Letterbox Face: Mandy, a 6th form pupil, tries to coax her twin sister Carly out of the bathroom where she has locked herself. Carly has recently suffered terrible lacerations following her face being slashed by a fellow pupil with the blade from a pencil sharpener. Mandy reflects upon these events, Carly's situation and provides her own shocking response. Suitcase Not Going: Middle-aged Gareth is a Chef at Bevan's, a Michelin-starred restaurant. His employer, Miss Bevan is a monstrous bully and in planning his escape from her, Gareth has purchased an expensive suitcase and a cheap ticket to Malta. When his flight plans are defeated he has to face his own timidity and cowardice.

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1st Published:
New Theatre Publications (2009)   978-1840946697

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Genre:
One Act Monologue

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Combination

Synopsis:
Set 1961, in the backroom of Jackson's Grocers, Lou and Elsie find themselves in the middle of an armed siege. Volatile Robber 1 attempts to open the shop's safe while acerbic Lou walks a fine line and Elsie strangles her beloved cat who is grievously unwell. Robber 2 is revealed as a girl and pregnant by Bill Jackson (proprietor of Jackson's Grocers). Jackson has also fathered Lou's illegitimate daughter and has been having an affair with Elsie. All three women know two numbers each of the shop' safe but once opened, Robber 1 furiously discovers it has been emptied. Fearful that the shop workers have seen too much, he shoots Lou dead. He then puts the gun to terrified Elsie's head and in the final blackout, two gun shots are heard.

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1st Published:
New Theatre Publications (2008)   978-1840946260

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Genre:
One Act Comedy/Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Downmarket Tragedy, A

Synopsis:
Market trader Danny Palmer may have a right to his self-pity. The market tradition brinks on extinction, the bank calls in his overdraft and he is forced to spend his evenings supplementing the family income as a Roy Orbison impersonator in local pubs. His wife contributes little and he will not tell his mother, Jacky, the truth of the desperate situation. Jacky unwittingly gives a 100,000 winning scratch card to a wealthy fellow market trader and a young hoodie vandalises Danny's stall and defaces his Roy Orbison costume. The hoodie then dies tragically and perhaps typically, at the back of the market's toilet block after sniffing lighter fuel. As Danny says, it is a day of straws and camels' backs and it is left to Jacky to keep Danny going.

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1st Published:
New Theatre Publications (2008)   978-1840946901

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Genre:
One Act Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  may be doubled

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History of Kevin Figgins, The

Synopsis:
Kevin Figgins would rather play football than do his history homework until mum dusks off the Figgins family album. He discovers, amongst his many ancestors, a pirate who has lost his licence, a bootmaker who may or may not have met Napoleon, a Shakespearean actor who loses Yorick's skull, an early semi-professional footballer-cum-apprentice butcher and a merchant seaman who speaks out against slavery. This romp through history incorporates the years 1721 to 2006. This play is flexible enough for a varied cast between 10 and 100 performers with simple staging and props or a more elaborate approach if desired.

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New Theatre Publications (2008)   978-1840946390

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Genre:
Full Length Youth Audience

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  1 (min) or 98+ as desired

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Kiteman, The

Synopsis:
The Makintosh clan think they are a nice family, who work hard and are getting on in the world. Then they are driven off the road during a Greek island holiday and are forced to scale a mountain to seek help. There they encounter the Kiteman who can offer no material assistance but knows everything there is to know about building kites. His insight into the kite world leads to an exploration that shows unknown aspects of each member of the Mackintosh family - malicious, unsympathetic, violent and dishonest. As their bad doings unfold, the tale of their main victim, Fiona Mayhew also emerges.

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1st Published:
New Theatre Publications (2009)   978-1840942859

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Genre:
One Act Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  5            Other:  -

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