Plays Directory : Black Comedy

The information below is intended to give you a brief guide to the show and highlight some of the other The Mandy Network members who have also been involved in this show.

  • Author
    Peter Shaffer
  • Written
    1965
  • Setting
    London, UK
  • Overview
    The play is, suitably enough, a black comedy in which the effect loss of light would have on a group of people who all hold things from each other is explored; as such, its title is a pun.

    The play is a farce set in a London flat during an electrical blackout, and is written to be staged under a reversed lighting scheme: that is, the play opens with a dinner party beginning on a darkened stage, then a few minutes into the show "a fuse blows", the stage lights come up, and the characters are seen shambling around apparently invisible to one another.

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6 known characters


Connected mandy members:

Samuel Z Damon
2021, Franz
An abandoned church
Katarzyna Głogowska
2019, Clea
Jennifer Stewart
2018, Clea
Claire-Louise Reilly
2018, Miss Furnival
Platform, Glsgow
Lois Baglin
Lois Baglin
Actor
2018, Carol Melkett
The Nottingham New Theatre
Pedro Campos
Pedro Campos
Actor
2018, Schuppanzigh
Player's Theater
Wayne Moohan
Wayne Moohan
Actor
2018, Brindsley Miller
Westville Hotel
Hileena Channell
2018, Clea
Max FitzRoy-Stone
2017, Brindsley Sheridan
The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, LA
Ashleigh Cole
2017, Carol
Welsh Church Hall, Leytonstone
Deip Patel
Deip Patel
Actor
2017, Brindsley/Harold
The Cockpit Theatre
Courtney Alexander
Courtney Alexander
Wardrobe Assistant
2017, Costume Designer
Anna Blake
Anna Blake
Actor
2017, Carol
Der Aa Theatre
Matt Jones
Matt Jones
Actor
2017, Brindsley Miller
Hereford Sixth Form College
Jordan Rylee Harrison
2017, Miss Furnival
Jade Alexis
Jade Alexis
Actor
2017, Mrs Furnival
Joseph Anderjaska
2017, Actor (Colonel Melkett), stage crew
Ashley Clarredge
2017, The Colonel
Wycombe Swan Theatre and The Old Town Hall Hemel Hempstead
Emma Elizabeth Wright
2016, Carol
The Abbey Theatre, St Albans
Wanda Sorge-Daniel
2016, Clea