Go to Home Page of Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online
 

 
 











“Conversations with a Twenty-Four Piece Dinner Service”


yellow bar



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Davies, Gareth (British playwright, 1980-____), “Conversations with a Twenty-Four Piece Dinner Service,”

a 30-minute comedy drama in English, set in a modern bathroom, mid-afternoon, April, 2000,

1m1f;

 •  © 2000 by Gareth Davies; in Gareth Davies’ Conversations with a Twenty-Four Piece Dinner Service (Oswestry, Shropshire, United Kingdom: The Author, 2002);  •  script/rights available from Gareth Davies, 13 Oak Drive, Oswestry, Shropshire SY11 2RU, United Kingdom, telephone (home) 07970 659639, e-mail the_wise_llama@hotmail.com.  •  Cited by Gareth Davies via ftp, October 19, 2002; Davies says,

  §  Dramatis Personae Peter (m), middle aged, husband; Marion (f), middle aged, wife.

  §  Synopsis “Peter is married to a psychopath. He has locked himself in the bathroom of his house, whilst she, his wife Marion systematically destroys their crockery downstairs. But Peter’s story isn’t entirely true. When Marion finally appears to tell her side of the story, she paints an entirely different picture of an unhappy marriage, for very different reasons to Peter’s.

  §  Comment “Who is responsible, and how will they resolve their differences?  •  One scene, simple setting, no special effects. Continuous action.  •  Premiered at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, April, 2000, and subsequently in the United States.
 

  §  Themes bathroom, communication, destruction, dysfunctional marriage, middle age, perspective, psychopathology.
See also Gareth Davies’

 
  • Breakfast with Tiffany,” a 40-minute tragi-comedy in English, set in a one-room bedsit, morning, the day of a wedding, 2000, 1m1f
  • Syllabub Hotel,” a 30-minute drama in English, set in an anonymous hotel room, mid-afternoon, the final Friday of a regular two- month span, 2000, 1m1f
  • Three Men in a Basket,” a 40-minute tragi-comedy in English set in a hot-air balloon, February, 2000, 3m or 3f
  •  

    This Website continues under construction and welcomes new citations and comments.

    Page mounted October 26, 2002, by the Webmaster.
     
     

    return arrow There is a there there with a correct click.

    Quick Connections to Major Sections of This Guide

    Preliminaries
    | Home Page | Contents | Acknowledgments |
    | Foreword | Preface | Introduction |
    Body
    | Author Index | Cast Size/Gender Index | Title Index |
    | Glossary of Genres | Bibliography for Playwrights | Playbills by Themes |
    | Eighty Script Analyses (in Print Volume) | Source Directory for Scripts |
    Sundries
    | Visits Counter | Success Stories |
    | Form for Submitting New Citation | Ordering 1/2/3/4 for the Show |
    | Present Web Links | Adding Web Links |
    | Guest Book | Disclaimer | General Bibliography |
    | About the Author |

    Quick Connections to Cast Size/Gender Menus

    1 Actor
    | One-Male Plays | One-Female Plays |
    2 Actors
    | One-Male-One-Female Plays | Two-Male Plays | Two-Female Plays |
    3 Actors
    | One-Male-Two-Female Plays | Two-Male-One-Female Plays | Three-Male Plays |
    | Three-Female Plays |
    4 Actors
    | One-Male-Three-Female Plays | Two-Male-Two-Female Plays |
    | Three-Male-One-Female Plays | Four-Male Plays | Four-Female Plays |
     

    yellow beads

    Small-Cast One-Act Guide Online

    complements


    the more-extensive print volumes

    1/2/3/4 for the Show: A Guide to Small-Cast One-Act Plays, Vols. 1 and 2

      (Lanham, Maryland, U.S.A.; Folkestone, Kent, U.K.: Scarecrow Press, 1995, 1999),

    vol. 1 [1995] ISBN 0-8108-2985-1, vol. 2 [1999] ISBN 0-8108-3600-9


     Scarecrow Press, Inc.

    4720 Boston Way, Lanham, Maryland 20706, U.S.A.
    telephone 800-462-6420 or 301-459-3366, fax 800-338-4550

    4 Pleydell Gardens, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2DN, England
     

    yellow beads
     

    Both volumes of this guidebook are available in 2-3 days from
    ScarecrowPress.com
    Amazon.com
    BarnesandNoble.com
    Borders.com