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Paul Howard Surridge

PAUL HOWARD SURRIDGE  (1949 - )

Nationality:    English
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Businessman, actor, director, playwright

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below is a list of Paul Howard Surridge's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Brother's Wife, The         Consequences         Corporate Conspiracy         Pure Nectar



Brother's Wife, The

Synopsis:
Jocelyn and Penny Taylor run a successful book publishing business and live in a smart house in the suburbs. Jocelyn has a younger brother Rod who is married to Mary. Rod has always lived in Jocelyn's shadow and Mary has always been envious of their lifestyle. Joss and Penny discover that Rod has been arrested on suspicion of murdering Mary. Rod and Mary argued when she discovered that he had extended the mortgage and borrowed a considerable amount of money to invest in a yacht chartering business. The business proposition was a con and they stood to lose everything. Rod goes on a drinking binge and the first he knew about Mary's demise was when the Police arrested him. As the plot unfolds we discover that Rod was innocent all along, however, Joss had been having a secret affair with his PA Susie, and in an effort to wreck Joss and Penny's marriage she murders Mary. As Joss attempts to hide his affair with Susie they have a fight and Susie is accidentally stabbed and dies. Another cast member meets her demise as Joss panics when a neighbour calls.

Notes:
Production requires A single set. 1 Female part unspoken.

1st Produced:
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Organisations:
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1st Published:
New Theatre Publications(2010)   978-1840947809

Music:
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Genre:
Murder Mystery

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Consequences

Synopsis:
Ray Bradshaw is a senior journalist for the Hampshire Argos. His wife left him for another woman who also happens to be a journalist on the same weekly newspaper. Jill Turner, who is currently living with Ray's wife at his home whilst he lives with his mother, is caught plagiarizing material from a well-known sports writer who threatens to sue the paper. In an effort to conceal the matter from the Editor -in-Chief, Jill persuades another colleague Richard Robbins to delete a crucial email from the editors computer for 2000 but in doing so he is caught rummaging around in the editor's desk where he finds lurid photographs and a wig. Jill seeks Ray's help to resolve the ever increasing mess she is getting into and he reluctantly agrees to cover up for her. Richard and Jill arrange to meet for him to be paid, but Jill doesn't have the money and impulsively suggests that Ray will pay him. As the plot deteriorates into farce Ray discovers that his wife has left Jill for another woman. The two of them suddenly see an attraction in each other and agree to dine together.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
-    2009

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
comedy One Act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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Corporate Conspiracy

Synopsis:
A murder mystery involving a cast of 8 men and 2 women; age range late 20's to late 60's. An international company's sales plummet and their share price crashes. The American Board believe that a conspiracy has taken place in the UK office The Board instructs the UK's Managing Director to investigate and resolve the crisis. The MD is a part of the conspiracy and frames colleagues. The Sales Director commits suicide throwing plans into turmoil. The recipient of the confidential information (Tom Stafford) the Managing Director of a rival firm is having an affair with several cast members. Others in the company that are being pressurised threaten to spill the beans. Cast members are killed off before Peter confesses to the Police. They hatch a plan enabling Peter to frame Tom Stafford in exchange for a reduced sentence.

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Music:
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Genre:
Murder Mystery

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Pure Nectar

Synopsis:
Work mates (Pete, Roger, Noel and Ray) are made redundant. They meet at the local pub to bemoan their futures. Pete bumps into the lovely Jane and convinces her she could be a page 3 model. He offers to photograph her for a portfolio but his ploy backfires when her boyfriend Mark returns home and catches them in the act (of taking pictures!) Months later, Roger asks Pete if he's seen the picture of Jane on page 3. Pete's lost for words arguing it was him who took the picture. Jane, now a minor celebrity shows her gratitude to Pete for giving her a start as a model asks him to be her Manager. He agrees, and his wife Pat sends him packing. A couple of years later during which time Pete and Jane have secretly married and had a son Jason, he returns for a re-union with his old work mates. They assume he's a millionaire but the truth is he has a gambling habit that has led him and Jane into serious debt. On the evening of the Re-union Noel amazingly wins over 6m on the lottery much to everyone's excitement.

Notes:
The production requires A single set Augmented by curtains to portray A pub 'snug' And Jane's living room.

1st Produced:
Four Marks, Alton Hampshire UK    Apr 2010

Organisations:
Medstead Players

1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
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