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One for Sorrow
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One for Sorrow

( Chris Rowley / Clive Hulme )
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Performance Licence: Band A (see here)

Cast - Flexible, up to 22, any gender mix

Running Time: Approx 75 minutes

Editable: Yes


About the Resource

This is a 75 minute play which contains 20 monologues on the theme "Portent". It is therefore suitable for the BTEC Individual Showcase or for general performance or classroom use.

The monologues within the play cover a wide variety of genres and abilities. Most are non-gender specific.

Clive Hulme and Chris Rowley have written scripts for the BTEC Individual Showcase for the past three years. You can see these previous scripts by clicking the images at the bottom of the page and there are some comments from teachers who have used them.

For a sample of One for Sorrow click here. Sample supplied as a PDF; full resource supplied as PDF and Word documents.


Extracts from "One for Sorrow":


I blame myself. I should have known. I should have seen the signs. I should have seen the signs, Albert. I just thought we were getting old. Together.

Yesterday Howard Carter’s team found some steps which, he is convinced, lead to King Tutankhamun’s tomb. We have wired for Lord Carnarvon to return here from England so that further progress may be made.

 I know that might not sound much but I’ve lived in my house for thirteen years and I never met the lady round the corner till I started jogging. She’s a hoot! I can’t tell you some of things she’s told me.

The rope can be interpreted in two different ways. A rope can be useful – or it can be fatal. So – you will have good times and bad times. Often caused by the same thing or things in your life. Am I making sense to you?

I should have been in there but things haven’t quite gone according to the birth plan. Things haven’t gone anything like the birth plan, to be honest. We shouldn’t be here for another seven weeks. It was going to be a Christmas baby – well, the 22nd, close enough – but now it’s going to be a Hallowe’en baby. And that is scary. But they said it will be alright. Very good chance it will all be alright. Just a bit complicated. That’s why I’m out here and she’s in….

I was going to sack her, to be honest. I’d been Mrs Nice and now it was time to be Mrs Nasty. I’d given her warning after warning that her work wasn’t good enough. “I want this place looking spick and span, Lena” I said. Then, remembering she’s Polish and probably hadn’t done vernacular at night school yet, I said, with appropriate gestures “make – it – clean”. Which she repeated. After a fashion.

My mother told me that when her belly was big and I was cooking inside it, she saw a snake. This is not difficult. Not here. There are many snakes.


About the Authors

Chris Rowley graduated in Drama in 1992 and completed his Drama in Education PGCE at U.C.E. in Birmingham in 1994. Since then he has been a Head of Department at three secondary schools and at present is Curriculum Team leader at The King’s C.E. School in Wolverhampton. Chris has written numerous schemes and resources for all Key Stages and has developed assessment systems and policies. He has also written and directed many plays for examination performances, special events, national conferences, primary liaison projects and for productions at professional venues. Prior to hearing his calling for teaching Chris was co-founder of The Lost Theatre Company. Here he performed, co-wrote two plays and composed and produced the original music for the company.

 

Clive Hulme taught Drama / Performing Arts for 30 years before taking early retirement and setting up r4d.

 

Feedback from teachers who used last year's script, Stirring It:

"I had the best residuals in the whole school in 2016. All of my students used at least one monologue from Stirring It, some used two"

"Is there going to be another amazing pack of monologues this year for Btec? Please say yes as I am relying on you!"

"We got 4 Distinction Stars, 1 Distinction, 2 Merits and 2 level 1s (from 2 very weak students)".

"Will you be doing monologues for BTEC again this year? My kids who really struggle did great with lots of yours last year. Am in an inner city school and get real 'mixed ability' students. Thanks".

"I was just wondering if you had any plans for creating materials for the new NQF Unit 1 theme? . I have found these resources extremely useful and effective, with students producing some excellent work with fantastic results. I look forward to purchasing the next instalment".

"I am just wondering if you will be writing a script for the new BTEC monologue unit? Our kids loved Stirring It!"

Tags: BTEC, monologue, individual, Edexcel,portent, portents, showcase


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