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“Syllabub Hotel”

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Davies, Gareth (British playwright, 1980-____), “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,


 •  © 2000 by Gareth Davies; in Gareth Davies’ Syllabub Hotel (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 Mr Smith/Donald/Michael (m), middle aged, lover; Mrs Smith/Dorothy/Jennifer (f), middle aged, lover.

  §  Synopsis “ Two people meet in a hotel room on the last Friday afternoon of every other month to consumate their relationship. But neither is the person the other imagines, and the boundaries between fact and fiction blur as they set about resolving the true nature of their relationship.

  §  Comment “One scene, simple setting, no special effects. Continuous action.  •  Premiered at Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh, December, 2000.

  §  Themes fantasy, hotel, identity, longterm relationship, love, middle age, reality, tryst.

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
  • 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
  • Three Men in a Basket,” a 40-minute tragi-comedy in English set in a hot-air balloon, February, 2000, 3m or 3f


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