Three Bags Full
by Jerome Chodorov
Directed by Tony Cotterill
22nd – 24th November 2018 – The National Archives
Read-through: Wednesday 29th August 2018
Audition: Wednesday 12th September 2018
Both at Kew Scout Hut at 8pm
Please note, Three Bags Full will be the first Q2 Players production performed at the Events Space at the National Archives!
A wealthy sporting goods mogul tries to keep his family’s adventures in life and love straight along with three similar-looking bags, one holding diamonds, one cash and one ladies’ underwear. Absurdities, misunderstandings and coincidences pile up in the usual unlikely ways in this hilarious farce.
Please note that the ages specified below are playing ages!
|Character||Brief Description||Role Size||Special Requirements|
|Bascom Barlow||50-70 Main lead. Sporting goods manufacturer. Pompous, self-important. Knows very little of what is happening around him. Many surprises and double-takes.||Huge|
|Richard Foyle||20-40 Young executive working for Bascom. Initially confident and sharp – later it turns out he’s no more on top of it than Bascom.||Large||Should be able to roller skate to some basic level – no stunts – just scooting about a bit.
Should be prepared to be manhandled by Boris, (dependant upon casting).
|Genevieve Barlow||50-70 Bascom’s wife.
Arty and vague but nevertheless quite sharp.
Knows what’s going on and is unperturbed by most of it.
|Angela Barlow||20-40 Bascom and Genevieve’s daughter.
A staunch, feisty, comedically extreme feminist and socialist, but not awfully bright.
|Boris||20-40 Chauffeur. Lithuanian. Hot tempered but genuine.||Medium||Should be able to fireman’s lift Richard and spin around with him (dependant upon casting).
Eastern European accent
|Kathleen||20-40 Maid.||Medium||Irish accent preferred but not essential.|
|Jeanette||20-40 A love interest. Shy and nervous at first.||Medium|
|Mr Cottingham||50-70 Bascom’s banker. Huffy and puffy pompous financier.||Small|
|Charlotte||50-70 A mystery woman from the past.
Only appears in Act 2.
|Preston Cottingham||20-40 Mr. Cottingham’s son.
Rich society buck. His father thinks he’s feckless, but actually he is a budding socialist and wants to work for a living.
Only appears in Act 2
|Jenkins||Any age. Butler. Says very little. Answers a few doors and shaves Bascom.
Almost a cameo role.
Only appears in Act 1