Mr Wonderful - May 2009
Cast List (in order of appearance)
This was our second entry into the 2009 Kent Drama Association's Full-Length Play Festival. It received the following nominations:
Best Actor in a Cameo Role - John Sansom
Best Actress - Helen Caston
Most Effective Use of Limited Space
and won the award for:
Initiative in Stage Presentation
"Mr Wonderful" is the story of Norma Green, a middle-aged, working class woman who conceals a desperate sense of wasted time beneath her strong-willed exterior. Working in a factory and caring for her bed-ridden mother, who is on the verge of Alzheimer's Disease, she is trying to find her Mr Wonderful by using a dating agency.
She dates Eric Box, a mind numbing bore and DIY shop owner who has an encyclopaedic knowledge of his wares, then Geoff Lazenby, an erudite, stylish man whose urbane demeanour conceals a massive ego. Her final date is with Lop Wink, a fanatical cyclist. There is intrigue when Norma's mother Phoebe, who dreads the day Norma will leave her for her Mr Wonderful, discovers the secrets of one of Norma's dates, leading her daughter to exact a fitting revenge...
Norma losing the will to live whilst listening to Eric
Geoff and Norma seem to hit it off
Geoff makes a good impression on Phoebe
(Liquorice Allsorts are always welcome!)
Norma meets Lop Wink, a cyclist with a secret
Norma and Phoebe contemplate their lives
What was Phoebe trying to tell Norma?