Penny Blue


Vanessa Brooks

Published by Josef Weinberger

3 Male 3 Female

Bob and Marion live with their rebellious daughter Pen in a cockroach-infested tower block

Dougie and Petula are old friends who years before emigrated to Australia in search of a better life

Dougie and Petula have made it big Down Under and now live the Australian Dream - luxurious home, designer labels and kidney-shaped swimming pool - while Bob and Marion have continued to live a modest life in England

When Dougie and Petula arrive for a reunion back in the Old Country, home (and abroad) truths burst through the surface as the veneers are stripped off and old wounds are re-opened

As the tequila flows a little too freely, tongues loosen and the pent-up jealousies of seventeen years finally come pouring out, with disastrous - and hilarious - results

But where does the Penny Blue fit in?

In a stamp collection, brought back from Australia, which holds the promise of an instant fortune for Bob and Marion ...

'Superbly crafted, a side-splitting riot and a splendid piece of theatre' ~ The Stage

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