by Paling, Chris

  • Final Test New

Genre: Comedy

Cast 4 male 2 female

Length Full

Set Interior/Exterior

Licence World in English excluding US/Canada

ISBN 9780856763298

Now published and available for performance from Josef Weinberger Plays

Peter and Ruth have had a long and happy marriage. Or so Peter believes. They both have their own interests – he loves listening to the cricket on the radio, she likes to travel. But all is not well as Peter discovers one afternoon when he’s dozing in his deckchair and listening to the final test from The Oval. His wife announces that she has sold the house from under him and she’s moving to the coast with her lover. When the new owners move in later that day they discover they have more than they bargained for:  an elderly, cricket-loving squatter who refuses to move out of their garden.

The Final Test is the first stage play by highly-acclaimed novelist Chris Paling. It’s a touching and poignant comedy about marriage, cricket, and the dangerous lure of Bexhill-on-Sea.  


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