Are you or your theatre looking for audience-pulling plays to light up your next season?
Here is a list of Robin Hawdon’s most successful pieces to help you make your choice (click title, or go to
PLAYS for fuller descriptions).
These are of course Hawdon’s most produced farces, each with several hundred
productions in almost every theatre minded country in the world. You have probably
already done one or more, so do move on to these lesser known titles which are just as
3 m, 2 f. Split hotel suite setting.
An early play now enjoying long-running revivals in several European countries. What
happens when online dating goes seriously astray.
“The potential for comic mayhem was there from the start.”
5 m, 2 f. Flamboyant apartment setting.
A similar confused identity farce to Perfect Wedding, but this time involving nightclub
dancers and gangsters. Several UK tours and long run in Paris.
“If the cheers and laughter of the audience on the first night are anything to go by, the
theatre has programmed another winner.”
3m, 3 f. Mediterranean villa set.
Not a farce, but a modern comedy of manners. What happens when three ill-matched couples find they have all booked the same villa for their annual fix of sun, sea, and sexual frolics.
“Sparkling dialogue guaranteed to ensure the peals of laughter will last through to the end of the run.”
6 m, 3 f. Country hotel foyer set.
For those who want a real Feydeau style farce with endless verbal and physical antics. Has
received numerous foreign productions, but the original highly successful UK tour failed to
find a London theatre big enough to accommodate the large two storey set, which was a big
disappointment. The script has now been much simplified for ease of production.
4 m, 2 f. Office setting.
New black comedy with huge resonances in today’s scary global situation. The cataclysm
that might happen when government bureaucracies take a wrong turn.
Now needing a bold producer to give it its world premier.
2 m, 4 f. Open set.
A six hander musical in the Sondheim vein which received ecstatic reviews on its Windsor
premier. Plans for London transfer fell through when the star went off to America. Why has
nobody done this enchanting piece since?