Contains 4 Sketches and 2 Monologues
From the playwright Melville Lovatt comes Bus Stop Blues. This new collection of four short comedy dramas will not only amuse, but make audiences realize that waiting for a bus can be a lot more exciting than they may have at first thought!
With plausible, entertaining characters, these little gems are indeed perfect for being staged professionally or by an amateur company.
Barbara Towell, Playwright and author of A Little Piece For Mother
These four offbeat, ironic, very funny short plays are brilliantly realized and an absolute delight!
The two monologues, First Love and The Dream are in the same high quality league as his monologue collection, Standing Alone. Michael Stewart, Theatre critic for Islington Tribune
The Dream, a monologue, won the Harrow Writers Circle 2018 Writing Competition.
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Performance Package details
Actors: 6M 2F
Performance Length: 10 minutes
Performance Licence Fee per sketch/monologue: £5.00
No of scripts required: 2-3
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Review By Simon Fine (http://www.sixtyplusurfers.co.uk March 2021)
From the playwright Melville Lovatt comes Bus Stop Blues, a collection of four short comedy dramas featuring pairs of characters at a bus stop, waiting for next bus to come along. Each of the plays is intended to be performed independent of each other or as a programme of four.
The characters are unique personalities with emerging characteristics that are often amusing and with a hint of mystery. The dialogue is engaging and the storylines quirky and keep the reader engaged to the end.
The book also features two monologues, First Love and The Dream, which are of the same high quality as his monologue collection, Standing Alone which was published in 2017.
First Love is a sweet reflection of a man looking back sixty years to his encounters with the first girl who captured his heart. The Dream tells the story of a recurring nightmare that leads to tragic consequences.
I particularly enjoyed Melville’s monologues, both in Standing Alone and the two featured in his latest book. They have great pathos and it would be delightful to see them performed live.