Standing Room Only (1961)

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World Premiere: 13 July 1961
Venue: Library Theatre, Scarborough
London Premiere: 12 June 1966
Venue: British Council - London Overseas Student Centre

Play Number: 4
Published: No
Other Media: No

Short Synopsis: Set in a future where the nation's roads have become permanently gridlocked, it follows a family's life in their home, a stranded double-decker bus, and how they deal with an illegal pregnancy.

Note: Written under the pseudonym of Roland Allen.

Amateur: Not available for production
Professional: Not available for production

Standing Room Only Quote
"Let’s get this straight. Am I to understand that you went round and round the Government Multiple Store with your polythene basket till you saw somebody you liked the look of and then asked him to marry you. Am I right?"
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