Synopsis

Charley's Aunt - New Edition - ROYALTY FREE

Brandon Thomas edited Paul Thain

Published by Cyberpress

6 Male 4 Female

Public Domain

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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