GORGEOUS GERALD AND THE GHOST for DRAMA WORKSHOPS
Note: Most of this sketch is in rhyme!
Challenging and creative work for teenagers in drama workshops
A dark, surreal and comic tale
For the PERILOUS TALES collection of surreal and slightly dark cautionary tales by Offbeat Theatre’s Barbara Hockley
A tale concerning the perils of greed, self interest and narcissism
Flexible staging and versatile character work
Open to extreme creativity and physical comedy - a great workshop activity, but performances also possible with a licence
Gerald is narcissistic, beautiful, vain and, unfortunately, extremely dim. His friends aren’t much better and their flattery is dangerous. The Ghost, however, is very dead, but he would like not to be. To solve his problem he needs a new body so he can get back to being alive and win back his darling wife Imelda. Imelda is currently being wooed by a vampire, with tales of living forever and avoiding the whole inconvenience of death. The Ghost fancies Gerald’s body might suit him (he’d like to be that gorgeous) … but how can he get Gerald out of his body so he can get in…? And can he then get to Imelda before she runs off with the Vampire promising her immortality?