Visiting Hour (2022)

VISITING HOUR
by Richard Harris
Directed by David Wood

An Amateur Production in Association with Samuel French Ltd

July 4th – 9th, 2022

Five (Show Business, Keeping Mum, Plaster, Waiting & Magic) interlinked plays set in a National Health hospital during visiting hour. Alternately funny and sad – with elements of tragedy and comedy in each.

Show Business – We follow the satirical vagaries of a TV crew filming a documentary on the world’s first quadruple transplant – until they discover they are pipped at the post by a transplant operation in another hospital!

Keeping Mum – This poignant monologue sees Pauline sitting at the bedside of her dying mother. as she mulls over her own churning emotions she realizes a love that, it eventually transpires, is now too late to communicate.

Plaster – Eric, hospitalized following a car accident, is visited with hilarious results by his canny wife!

Waiting – A moving depiction of lonely old age. an old man sits in hospital awaiting visitors that never come and falls back on distant memories of his boyhood and the ups and downs of his married life.

Magic – The wife, ill in hospital, is “cheered up” by her spouses conjouring tricks.

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VISITING HOUR
by Richard Harris

Directed by David Wood

An Amateur Production in Association with Samuel French Ltd

July 4th – 9th, 2022