Office Suite archiveA suite of playlets including "A Visit From Miss Prothero" and "Green Forms", much in the same style as his Talking Heads plays.A Visit from Miss Prothero - Widowed and retired from Warburtons, where he was a mainstay of management systems, Mr Dodsworth is content to potter, chat to Millie, his budgie, and branch out into evening classes in cordon bleu cookery. An unexpected visit from his one time colleague MIss Prothero, determined to fill him in on what's been happening in the old firm - and she doesn't just mean Maureen's baby - shake his world. Yes, the winds of change are blowing through Warburtons. Green Forms - Colleagues Doreen and Doris are comfortably installed in an obscure department in a large corporation, passing time with talk of artificial hips and rubber plants, punctuated with occasional filing and form filling, when a shadow falls over their settled lives - the shadow of Dorothy Binns from Newport Pagnell and the trail of change she leaves in her corporate wake.


Author: Alan Bennett
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Archive listings for Office Suite

Work type: Play.

A Visit from Miss Prothero/Green Forms - T02065278230

Corporate Sponsor Pall Europe Limited. Director Edward Kemp. Design Simon Higlett. Lighting Mark Jonathan. Performer Patricia Routledge. Performer Edward Petherbridge. Performer Janet Dale. Performer Carole Street. Performer David Bannerman.
18 Jun 07 to 23 Jun 07Malvern Theatres, Malvern :: V01718852442
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11 Jun 07 to 16 Jun 07Theatre Royal, Glasgow :: V623
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4 Jun 07 to 9 Jun 07The Lowry, Salford :: V0655996499
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28 May 07 to 2 Jun 07Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
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21 May 07 to 26 May 07Theatre Royal Plymouth, Plymouth :: V895
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14 May 07 to 19 May 07Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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12 Apr 07 to 12 May 07Minerva Theatre, Chichester :: V1310317653
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In the first of these brilliant one-act plays, A Visit From Miss Prothero, Arthur Dodsworth is pottering around at home, enjoying some time to himself. Now retired after thirty years at Warburton's he had thought he'd moved on to new worlds; pottery classes, bowling and looking after the budgie. But when Miss Prothero calls in unexpectedly to fill him in on what has happened to the old firm in his absence, he can hardly believe what he is hearing. In Green Forms Doris and Doreen face a dilemma. Surely the green form is not intended for Precepts and Invoices? It looks as if the dreaded influence of Newport Pagnell may be about to intrude on their cushy working day where the major concern until now has been whether or not it is Personnel who have pinched their washbasin plug!Producer Theatre Royal Bath Productions. Director Lawrence Till. Design Richard Foxton. Lighting Nick Beadle. Performer Lesley Joseph. Performer Edward Hardwicke.
28 Jul 03 to 2 Aug 03Theatre Royal, Brighton :: V657
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22 Jul 03 to 26 Jul 03Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne :: V570
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14 Jul 03 to 19 Jul 03Richmond Theatre, Outer London :: V327
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7 Jul 03 to 12 Jul 03New Theatre, Cardiff :: V823
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30 Jun 03 to 5 Jul 03Churchill Theatre, Bromley :: V302
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31 Mar 03 to 5 Apr 03Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham :: V90
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24 Mar 03 to 29 Mar 03Arts Theatre, Cambridge :: V19
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10 Mar 03 to 15 Mar 03Civic Theatre, Chelmsford :: V32
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3 Mar 03 to 8 Mar 03Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-Upon-Avon :: V135
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24 Feb 03 to 1 Mar 03Belgrade Theatre, Coventry :: V153
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17 Feb 03 to 22 Feb 03Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford :: V702
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11 Feb 03 to 15 Feb 03Theatre Royal, Bath :: V854
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Performer Brigit Forsyth. Performer Lorna Laidlaw. Performer Martin Milman. Director Gwenda Hughes. Design Matthew Wright. Lighting Jo Dawson. Sound James Earls-Davis.
27 May 99 to 19 Jun 99New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme :: V119
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Director Deborah Shaw. Design Sue Plummer. Lighting Andrew Blacklock. Sound Helen Jackson. Performer Marji Campi. Performer Susan Tordoff. Performer Randal Herley.
6 Feb 98 to 28 Feb 98Forum Studio Theatre (formerly the Chester Gateway), Chester :: V468
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Director Jennie Darnell. Design Will Hargreaves. Lighting Jason Taylor. Performer Susan Wooldridge. Performer Paola Dionisotti. Performer Timothy Bateson.
19 Sep 96 to 19 Oct 96Leeds Playhouse (formerly West Yorkshire Playhouse), Leeds :: V977
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