9 & 1/2 Minutes

Written by:

Kathleen McCreery

Cast Size:
14

Roles For:

  • Men: 7
  • Women: 7

Genre:

Comedy

Themes:

Children
Divorce
Feminism
Marriage
Money
Time
Work

Length:

10 min.

Year Written:

1991

Synopsis:

Val, a separated single mum and student of homeopathy, promises to be ready in exactly 10 minutes to go out with her boy friend – but people and objects conspire against her. A funny, frantic farce with a cast of thousands. It was written for 3 very versatile actors, but has been performed with large casts too. Women with complicated lives and a lot on their plates will identify!

Characters:

Val – single parent, student of homeopathy
Ron – aging window cleaner
Sandy – Val’s 12 year old daughter
Steve – Val’s ex-husband
Tanya – Val’s lodger
Pete – Val’s new boy friend
Department of Social Security snooper
Officer Schofield
Charity workers X 3
Neighbor
Miner
Member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses

First Produced:

Northern Stage, part of 'Women Prefer...', Gulbenkian Studio Theatre, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

Resources:

The play can be accessed by emailing the playwright at kath@kathmc.com or by visiting their website.