Philadelphia is a thoroughly modern girl with a determination to choose her own destiny but the matchmakers are swarming. Her 80 year old Grandmother is busy conspiring with Kaleen, an upwardly mobile fashion designer, the two of them want Philadelphia to team up with Algernon, Kaleen’s dysfunctional mathematical genius of a son. In the meantime Philadelphia’s Grandfather is also matchmaking and wants her to marry Sir Reginald Houghton-Smythe a globetrotting millionaire with a plum in his mouth. However there is a spanner in the works in the form of Johnny Compost a punk rocker from London and self- proclaimed leader of The Great Unwashed. With such a cast of zany characters the only possible outcome is pandemonium, mayhem and madness.
Reviews: 'This hilarious play kicks off with the self-deprecating Lavenham attending a garden party with a number of wickedly comic characters such as the elderly, slightly dotty hosts with matchmaking ambitions for their strident, gobby, self-opinionated teenaged granddaughter. Her anarchic, climate change punk rocker boyfriend, a "Nouveau Riche" Aussie couple and an ageing English aristocrat, all gathering to create a continuous comedy of confusion and misunderstanding and this mix is all peppered with rapid fire, zany exchanges of disconnected dialogue. If you enjoy comic fandangles, this is one not to miss. I've already got my next one.'
'My husband discovered Thorogood by chance. His laughter prompted me to read this as well. We are both well into our senior years and have always believed laughter is the best medicine. Thorogood is our new prescription.'
|Publisher:||Anthony E Thorogood|
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About the Author
I was born in London England in 1953, which makes me a baby boomer I think. Dad ran a market stall in Woolwich’s Beresford Square selling anything and everything. A natural Cockney salesman with all the patter that goes with it but when he was told to give it up or die from the cold, we packed up shop and migrated to Australia.
In my youth I always enjoyed my old Dad’s tales of his adventures in the navy in WWII and of his childhood hop picking in Kent, I got my love of storytelling from my Dad. I wrote a book on cider in 2008 after being awarded a Churchill Fellowship to travel around the world and drink and research cider, the cider book sold out. I followed the success of my cider book by writing a series of madcap comic extravaganzas: Bigfoot Littlefoot & West. I followed the Bigfoot books with my Jack Hamma action adventure series starting with Shakespeare on the Roof. Then in 2015 I wrote three romantic travel adventures starting with Sex Sardines and Sauerkraut.
This is the bit where I state that I am happily living the good life on our 5 acre property, on the beautiful island of Tasmania, spending my time walking, cycling, planting trees, growing vegetables and writing the odd book, very odd some people say.