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Script – Rising Damp

Script – Rising Damp

Rising Damp by Eric Chappell
Published by Samuel French
3M 1F

From the Publishers:

When student Alan moves into an attic flat, he does not expect to find it already inhabited by someone else. The mysterious Philip claims to be sone of an African chief, with ten wives waiting for him back home, but his presence is the least of Alan’s worries.

He also has to contend with a hole in the floor, water running down the walls and sinister landlord Rigsby who has designs on Miss Jones downstairs, who herself has developed a passion for Philip.

Eric Chappell’s much-loved ITV comedy was adapted by him for the stage and first performed as The Banana Box. Its West End production in 1973 startted Leonard Rossiter; Don Warrington and Frances de la Tour. This version of Rising Damp was revised by the author and toured in 2013 by Classic Comedy Productions.

The play is set in the late 1960s.

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