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Michael Lyle, Jasmine Mohammed, Paul Gillingwater and Kate Ada in Under The Bed at Theatre Centre in 2009. Photo: Robert Day

Under the Bed

Brendan Murray, playwright


51 pgs. 3 female, 4 male (originally performed with 4 actors)

Originally produced by Theatre Centre, UK, in 1997

Run Time: 60 minutes

Audience Recommendation: All Ages


Mo and Jo are trying to sleep. But…. there’s something under the bed. With help from their friend Hot Water Bottle, Mo and Jo travel to the glaciers of the Arctic and to the sands of a beach paradise, in search of shut eye.

“This quirky show, with its tangential departures into lunacy, has a sweet and sensible resolution with a disarming feel-good factor.” -Time Out, UK

“A fresh, nicely-pitched show that deals quite subtly with children’s fears large and small.”
-Financial Times, UK

*Nominated for the Writers Guild of Great Britain Award in 2008*

Classroom Reading Fee: $50 per classroom, per semester
Amateur/Educational Royalty Fee: $75 per performance
Professional Royalty Fee: please inquire for a quote
The royalty fee includes permission to make copies of the perusal script for your cast.

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