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Windy Old Fossils – Tom Wentworth


A 50 minute black comedy play for 2 older actors (male and female) With a “Behind the Scenes” section

ISBN 978-1-911048-37-4

Pub. date 11/07/2019

190mm x 120mm

£10.99 (includes p&p)

106pp PB B& W inners



Elderly siblings, Ted and Lizzie, huddle in their Shropshire cottage with nothing but the winter wind for company. As the weather gets colder, their electricity keeps blacking out and they begin to go to desperate and often humorous lengths to keep warm. Windy Old Fossils is a black comedy about age, energy and isolation.

photo by Robert Workman

“Tom’s a generous writer.
In Windy Old Fossils he gives the actors lines they can ring every drop of comedy and tragedy from.
He gives the creative team images and suggestions that can be interpreted literally and theatrically as they wish.
And he gives the audience an intriguing and accessible story that delivers what it promises, and much more.”
Elizabeth Freestone, Director


photo by Robert Workman

About Tom Wentworth

TOM WENTWORTH’s writing credits include Burke and Hare (The Watermill, Newbury and Jermyn Street, London) which received four star reviews from The Times, The Stage and other nationals, Bee Happy (Old Red Lion) and Windy Old Fossils (Pentabus.) He is currently under commission to Graeae, National Theatre Wales and Amplified Theatre Company. He has previously been a member of the Bush Theatre’s Emerging Writers’ Group and BBC Writersroom’s London Voices.


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