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Sound Bites

Seasonal sketches with punch and wit for instant performance

Sound Bites

Seasonal sketches with punch and wit for instant performance

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Publisher: Lion Hudson Ltd
ISBN: 9780857213570
Number of Pages: 192
Published: 17/01/2014
Width: 17.2 cm
Height: 23.4 cm
Churches and youth groups like the idea of using drama, but the writing often proves a challenge and there's little time to rehearse. This richly varied collection includes monologues, duologues, and sketches for several voices which are designed to work like five-minute mini radio plays. Needing almost no rehearsal, staging or costume, they are simple to perform, but offer real content and pack a powerful punch. Many of the pieces cover seasonal themes such as Christmas, New Year, Lent, and Easter - and also some that are often overlooked, such as Mothering Sunday and Father's Day. These powerful dramatic miniatures are not all laugh-outloud funny, but all provoke and entertain and are accompanied by the author's insightful reflections. There is also a set of probing questions for discussion starters - useful in getting a group talking, or even as a basis for a sermon. A must-have for any imaginative church leader's bookshelf! Foreword by Bishop James Jones, illustrated by Murray Watts.

Richard Everett

Richard Everett was a professional actor for some years before becoming a playwright and screenwriter. He has enjoyed notable success, most recently with Entertaining Angels starring Penelope Keith.

"It is good to have an established playwright finding fresh ways to explore ancient truths. I am sure Sound Bites will reach and touch a wide audience of readers, performers and audiences alike." -- Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury "Richard's sketches are like a big floppy hat - funny, strangely stylish, and very easy to put on." -- Milton Jones, comedian (TV's Mock the week) "These are masterly sketches which are instantly memorable because they are sharply written and always to the point. Sound Bites is silly, profound, moving, often hilarious and frequently uplifting." -- Murray Watts, playwright and screenwriter (The Miracle Maker)

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