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Smedley, Olivia (aka Olivia G. Smedley, British playwright, scriptwriter, 1972-____), “Patience,”

a 10-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a hospital waiting room, England, 2003,

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; • © 2003 by Olivia Smedley; • in Olivia Smedley’s Patience (Sandbach, Cheshire, England: The Author, 2003); • script/rights available from Olivia Smedley, 11, Offley Road, Sandbach, Cheshire CW11 1GY, England, e-mail oliviagsmedley@aol.com, telephone (home) 44 01270 760824. • Cited by Olivia Smedley via ftp May 15, 2004; Smedley says,

§ Dramatis Persona Mike (m), 30, a driving instructor, recently redundant.

§ Synopsis “Mike has qualified as a driving instructor and is beginning to enjoy the extra money. His wife Lisa has been seriously ill and Mike is struggling to come to terms with the changes in their life this has caused. He is waiting impatiently for his wife who is in with the doctor. Mike is complaining about the facilities and services in the hospital. He explains the circumstances in which his wife Lisa got admitted into hospital and the crass comments he had made before realising that she was poorly. Mike is really very anxious about this appointment as she is finding out whether they couple can still have children.

§ Comment “The action requires just a chair, mug and magazines, making the script an ideal audition/showcase piece (already in use). • This monologue was written to be performed with my other monologues ‘Breathe Easy’ and ‘Wipe Away the Smears’ as a 30-minute piece called ‘Healing Arts’. ‘Healing Arts’ was filmed in 2003 as ‘Doctor’s Mark’ and entered into the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2003.

§ Themes concern, marriage, physical illness, upset, worry.



See also Olivia Smedley's

  • "All Change," a 20-minute comedy-drama in English, set at a railway station bench, Crewe, England, Wednesday, lunchtime, 2003, 3m1f
  • "Breathe Easy," a 10-minute comedy-drama, set in a hospital day room, England, 11.00 a.m., Tuesday, spring, 2003,, 3m1f
  • "Fun Run," a 35-minute comedy-drama in English, set during a three-legged race, England, March, 2002, 2f
  • "My Name is Fizz II," an 8-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a bathroom, England, 9:00 a.m., Sunday, June, 1997, 1f
  • "Queen Anne II," a 35-minute comedy-drama in English, set in Buckingham Palace, London, England, Friday, July, 2010, 1f
  • "Snip-Snip," a 45-minute comedy-drama in English, set in a hairdresser's salon, Wednesday afternoon, June, 2002, 3f
  • "Wipe Away the Smears," a 10-minute drama in English, set in the café of Christie Hospital, Manchester England, early afternoon, Thursday, June, 2003, 1f

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