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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