Charley's Aunt - New Edition - ROYALTY FREE
Published by Cyberpress
6 Male 4 Female
This original 1893 edition can be performed Royalty Free
Charley's Aunt is a hugely popular vintage farce that has been given a much needed make-over
This New Edition retains the original dialogue but replaces the dense and archaic Victorian script with modern formatting and punctuation and clear and concise stage directions
And it's still Royalty Free!
It's set in an Oxford college in 1892
Charles Wykeham uses the imminent arrival of his Brazilian aunt Donna Lucia as an opportunity to invite two young ladies to his rooms for tea
But when Donna Lucia's visit is postponed and they're without a chaperone, rather than cancel the tea-party, Charles and Jack persuade their fellow student Lord Fancourt to impersonate the Aunt
Lord Fancourt relishes the opportunity and particularly enjoys being kissed by the girls and sharing their confidences
So much so, he stubbornly refuses to abandon his role
But then the real Donna Lucia turns up ...
Charley's Aunt broke all historic records for plays of any kind, with an original London run of 1,466 performances and numerous subsequent productions all around the world, film and musical theatre adaptations
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