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TO THE BRIDE AND DOOM – A SCRIPT FOR THEATRE WITH DARK AND DASTARDLY UNDERTONES

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When I studied for my A-levels, I decided, in my questionable wisdom, to take Theatre Studies as one of my subjects.  Well, I didn’t exactly end up making a career on stage, but I did enjoy it immensely and although Anton Chekov’s “The Seagull” left my entirely female A-level class (and you can only imagine the rampaging hormones that ran riot through that particular class) a little lost and bewildered (really, what was that stuffed seagull thing all about?) it didn’t stop me from writing a few things myself. 

‘To The Bride and Doom’ is a Victorian black comedy in two Acts and it goes a little bit like this:

“During the reign of Queen Victoria, when the Bennett family fall on hard times, desperate measures are required! But when Elizabeth Bennett’s parents decide the only way out of their financial predicament is to marry Elizabeth off to someone rich and stupid they discover that this is easier said than done, especially when Elizabeth comes up with some inventive, if not slightly psychopathic, ways of escaping her wedding vows.”

Some of you may think that a theatre script won’t be as interesting to read as a novel, but I think scripts are just as much fun because you are using the ‘theatre of the mind’ to stage the performance… oh, alright, I just find scripts fun to read, and I hope you will enjoy reading this one too.

You can purchase a copy of ‘To The Bride And Doom’ on Amazon in Kindle format and, of course, the traditional paperback format.

If you fancy staging this play, do let me know as I’d love to see how it looks on an actual stage and not just in ‘the theatre of the mind’…

Wishing you a very happy new year!

Best wishes.

Nicola

©Nicola Kirk and www.nicolakirk.wordpress.com 2012

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TO THE BRIDE AND DOOM – A VICTORIAN BLACK COMEDY IN TWO ACTS

When I studied for my A-levels, I decided, in my questionable wisdom, to take Theatre Studies as one of my subjects.  Well, I didn’t exactly end up making a career on stage, but I did enjoy it immensely and although Anton Chekov’s “The Seagull” left my entirely female A-level class a little lost and bewildered (really, what was that stuffed seagull thing all about?) it didn’t stop me from writing a few things myself.

To The Bride and Doom is a Victorian black comedy in two Acts.

Elizabeth Bennett is the daughter of a well-to-do family who find themselves a little down on their luck.  Her parents believe the only way out of their financial predicament is to marry Elizabeth off to someone rich and stupid.  This is something easier said than done, especially when Elizabeth comes up with some inventive, if not slightly psychopathic, ways of ditching the various spouses thrust upon her.

If you are interested in obtaining a copy of the script or perhaps you are part of a theatre group and would like to arrange a performance of To The Bride And Doom, please email me at weirdworld@hotmail.co.uk.

SAMPLE SCENE: To The Bride And Doom – PDF – Sample Scene

Pages: 49

First published: 2010

Language: English

Format: PDF file (hard copies can be arranged upon request)

Preferred method of payment: Paypal

Price: £5.50 (excluding postage if hard copies are required)

To place an order email: weirdworld@hotmail.co.uk

Nicola

©Nicola Kirk and http://www.nicolakirk.wordpress.com 2010

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