Curious Savage (2002)

Venue : Redditch Palace Theatre

Date : November 2002

Genre : Comedy

Director

Mike Beamish

Director

Cast

Sue George

Florence

Paul Hughes

Hannibal

Denise Williams

Fairy May

Adam Lee

Jeffrey

Beryl Linforth

Mrs Paddy

Phil Knight

Titus

Peter Round

Samuel

Joy Rodgers

Lily Beth

Anna Ahmed

Miss Wilhelmina

Ken Stonehall

Dr Emmett

Crew

Roger Warren

Stage Manager

John Nolan

Set Design

Mick Linforth

Set Construction

John Nolan

Set Construction

John Parkes

Set Construction

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Vicky Key

Sound

Elizabeth Round

Properties

Denise Williams

Publicity

Paul Hughes

Publicity

Crew

Roger Warren

Stage Manager

John Nolan

Set Design

Mick Linforth

Set Construction

John Nolan

Set Construction

John Parkes

Set Construction

Vicky Key

Sound

Elizabeth Round

Properties

Denise Williams

Publicity

Paul Hughes

Publicity

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Play Overview

Ethel's three stepchildren, Titus, Lily Belle, and Samuel Savage, are shocked to find out that their mother plans to set up a memorial fund with the money to fund the ridiculous dreams of people.

They arrange to have her put into a sanatorium where she meets several inmates, none of whom are completely insane, each having only one minor problem. She becomes friends with them and gains new insight into life during the play.

Meanwhile, her children visit several times, flustered over the fact that she took all the money and hid it in a bundle of half-million dollar negotiable bonds. She deceives them and sends them on a wild goose chase, and they return only to meet up with the inmates and have the bonds stolen from right under their noses.

Primarily a comedy, the play sets up a contrast between the inmates and Mrs. Savage's stepchildren. By the end of the play, the viewer wonders who the crazy ones really are.

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