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Pam Valentine

PAM VALENTINE

  

Nationality:    British
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        Alternative Accommodation         Day Of Reckoning         Dog's Life, A         Spirit Level         You cant fight City Hall, Bren



Alternative Accommodation

Alternative Accommodation
Recently widowed, Anna is visited by her three middle-aged children who have decided that the family house must be sold and Anna move either to a residential home or sheltered housing. In fact, anywhere so long as it's not with any of them. However, their veneer of filial concern doesn't fool Anna who has other ideas. Far from suffering from the dementia her children imagine she is starting, Anna has organized her own future in Florida that doesn't include any of her selfish offspring, although it does encompass the new man in her life.

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1st Produced:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 2005   978-0573023729

Music:
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Genre:
Play One Act

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Day Of Reckoning

Day Of Reckoning
the planning committee for the Church fete meet one January evening. It all seems to be a straightforward event but as the evening progresses all sorts of things that have been bellow the surface rise. the vicar has lost his faith and is now a drunk. Sally had arrived home to find her husband spanking a strange woman. Gloria is at her wits end caring for a demanding old mother and holding down a job. New to the committee is Angela the new infant school teacher - who has alarmed some of the other women by accepting a lift with village tearaway Raymond. Marjorie arrives a pays a lot of attention to Angela. Angela mistakes Majorie's partner Jack for a man. At the end of the meeting Marjorie takes Angela home and the Vicar ends up in a passionate clinch with Sally. On the day of the fete everything seems to go wrong. the bouncy castle starts defating, the floats get stuck, the wrong prizes are taken for the childrens bran-tub dip. the vicar has ended his affair with Sally but has been reported to the Bishop. Angela has ended her affair with Marjorie and informs Marjorie that she is pregnant by Raymond. there is much coming and going and further mishaps - but by the end of the play, Angela is knocked down in a fight and in her distress it is Marjorie she wants. Sally and her husband leave the village for Scotland. Gloria confesses that she killed her mother when things got too much the Vicar's wife, Pauline says that she will stand by him when the Bishop calls.

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1st Produced:
Kenneth More Theatre, Oakfield Road, Ilford, London IG1 1BT     05 Jun 2003

Organisations:
Wanstead Players

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1999   978-0573018060

Music:
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Genre:
full length Play/Drama. - - Lesbian, theme/character, full length

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Dog's Life, A

Dog's Life, A
Four dogs lie in cages in an animal shelter. A Dog's Life depicts the moment when a woman comes to the shelter and has to choose between the dogs - a choice that literally means life or death to the oldest, Ben. This compassionate drama, easy to stage - dog costumes are not required - is an ideal festival play.

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1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd (1 Jun. 2000)   978-0573121753

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Genre:
One Act play

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  or M3W3

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Spirit Level

Spirit Level
When famous crime writer Jack Cameron and his wife Susie drown in a boating accident, they are refused entry into heaven - Jack is a card-carrying atheist - so they return to haunt the country cottage where they lived. Life is dull. Their only pleasure comes from spooking the estate agent and frightening away any would-be tenants. Things change when Susie persuades Jack to allow a young couple, Simon, an aspiring crime writer, and Flic, his pregnant wife, to move in. Inevitably Susie and Jack become drawn into their lives, and whilst Simon has writer's block, Marcia, Flic's monstrous mother, is doing her best to separate them. With no hope of success, Suzie calls up her Guardian Angel who, when she arrives, is not the angelic figure one would expect. She tells Jack he can help Simon write his book but by an unorthodox method which causes moments of utter confusion. Christmas arrives, so does a snowstorm, and so does the baby. Then comes a moment of crisis and Jack finds himself doing something that no card-carrying atheist would ever admit to. But will it help?

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1st Produced:
Metro Theatre, Vancouver, Canada     06 Nov 2010

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1st Published:
Josef Weinberger Ltd (2015) >>>    978 0 85676 354 0

Music:
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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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You cant fight City Hall, Bren

Synopsis:
You can't fight City Hall, Bren puts a wonderful comedic twist on the tale of Alan Wakefield's mother whose house is to be compulsorily purchased to make way for a new motorway. She has been dreading the arrival of the letter confirming details of when she must leave her home of forty years. Set in the 1970's when motorways were being built throughout the country, the play exposes the normal tensions of family life and how we all struggle to cope with the differing demands of spouses, in laws and children.

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1st Produced:
Winterslow Drama Group, near Salisbury, Wiltshire     22 Aug 2015

Organisations:
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1st Published:
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Music:
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Genre:
one act comedy

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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