Christmas Crackers

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DOI: 10.5040/9781408167380.00000047
Acts: 4. Scenes: 6. Roles: Male (10) , Female (5) , Neutral (0)

It's Christmas at the A&E of a Hull hospital; as Keith the security guard keeps out of doors to keep an eye on the patients, their families, and the staff, we see an array of people come and go: from drugged-up Stevo to fagged-out Len, each with their own little mini-dramas to be seen. But Kath, the A&E nurse who this time last year lost her husband, is faced with the biggest drama of all, when she unexpectedly receives two tickets for a city-break to Prague.

Swiftly the action moves from the naturalistic setting of northern England to the expressionistic portrayal of Eastern Europe as Kath, along with her colleague Holly, experiences life's cold, frightening and amazing faces in Prague's mysterious environs.

Christmas Crackers was first performed by Hull Truck Theatre Company in December 2006 at Spring Street Theatre, Hull.

From Godber Plays: 4

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Bloomsbury Publishing

John Godber

ISBN: 9781408112052

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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