Life and Beth
Published by Samuel French Ltd
3 Male 3 Female
Beth's sister-in-law Connie and son Martin have come to stay, determined to ensure that she should have a stress-free Christmas, but between Connie's drinking problem and Martin's unspeaking and emotionally volatile girlfriend Ella, their intentions prove to be short-lived
Only David, the local vicar, provides Beth with any comfort, but when he says a prayer for her bereavement he unwittingly summons Gordon's ghost to return to the family home!
It seems Gordon has been busy implementing health and safety measures in the afterlife and is now determined to stick around to help Beth manage her affairs
It soon becomes apparent, however, that his return is not altogether welcome ...
"... comic and touching ..." ~ Michael Billington, Guardian
M3,F3 + 2 voices (1M,1F) - single interior set