uses the simple but very effective setting of a family
celebration, along the lines of the ever popular and enduring Jack
Hibbard script "Dimboola". Designed to have a minimum
set, so as to make it very portable for groups wishing to tour, to
perform in clubs and halls where set construction is difficult.
The play is set in a church hall where the Wedding Anniversary of
Harold and Maude Connolly is about to be celebrated.
Their two married daughters, Claire
and Lorna are setting the table as Harold arrives with the news
that their mother, Maude, has just been seen leaving town, on the
back of a Harley Davidson motorbike. The girls have invited over
one hundred guests, a band and a professional entertainer.
Everyone will be able to identify with this dysfunctional family
as their carefully planned special event becomes an hilarious
disaster. Mum and Dad are fighting, the black sheep of the family
"Uncle Jack" has turned up uninvited, somebody has
spiked the punch and the Vicar is doing a creditable impression of
The Vicar of Tiddley . . .