Visiting Hour comprises six interlinked plays set in a National Health hospital during visiting hour. Alternately funny and sad - with elements of tragedy and comedy in each, it is packed with sharp lines and cruel characterisation. Audiences with be reaching for the Kleenex one minute and rolling in the aisles the next! This dramatic comedy is set in the early 1990s.

Although Visiting Hour was written for six main parts, the Director is happy (and indeed would like) to spread the roles further depending on interest.

Cast

Plaster

Eric | age 40-60 (age to compliment Helen) | Main

Helen | age 40-60 (age to compliment Eric) | Main

Keeping Mum

Pauline | 50+ (Monologue) | Main

Old Woman | N/A (unseen, apart from grey hair) | Supporting

Show Business

Naomi | 35-50 (smart, professional doctor type) | Main

Fiona 35-50 (smart, professional TV type) | Main

Darbon | 50-60 (patient) | Supporting

Maureen | 20-40 (age to compliment Julia) | Main

Julia | 20-40 (age to compliment Maureen) | Main

Male Nurse | 20-40 | Supporting

Other small parts - possibly pre-recorded video (TBA)

Going Home

Cheryl | 30-40 | Main

Tricia* | 30-40 | Main

Hazel | 40-50 | Supporting

Eileen | 40-50 | Supporting

Visitor (Male) | 30-40 | Supporting (small part)

Husband | 30-40 | Supporting (small part)

Waiting

Old Man | 60-70 | Main (Monologue)

Nurse (M/F) | 30-40 | Supporting (small part)

Magic

May | 60-70 | Main

Arthur | 60-70 | Main

Sandra* | 20s | Main

Brenda | 30-40 | Main

Ron | 50-60 | Main

Joan | 50-60 | Main

*These roles were written for a black actress. If we are unable to cast as such, we can re-work certain lines.