Groping for Wordsa comedy by Sue Townsend
directed by Rowena Sterry
Audition – Tues 6th December at 7.45 at the Oakwood
Performances – 4th to 8th April 2017
Rehearsals will start 13th February
‘Groping for Words’ is written by Sue Townsend, creator of Adrian Mole. It is set in the 1980’s in an evening class for Adult Literacy, and takes place in a room laid out for a Nursery school as it is used in the daytime. An amusing but touching portrayal of the consequences of being illiterate.
Joyce.....the tutor. 40-50 motherly sort.
Doctor’s wife. Easily distracted from the lesson plan. She feels strongly that being literate is the only way out of a difficult life environment. This eventually gets her involved in the complicated lives of her pupils.
Kevin..... Council caretaker. 19-25.
Poorly educated and not very worldly wise. Thinks of himself as ‘ a bit of a lad’ but isn’t.
Had an old fashioned and sheltered upbringing and is therefore rather naive. Keen, but unlikely, to progress in life.
Homeless. Probably older than the rest. Has a tentative hold on his own self-worth. Gentle and keen to learn.
Note- all ages are flexible!Any queries please contact Rowena on firstname.lastname@example.org