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What Now?

Short comedy

Cast: 1f + 1m

Running time: 10-12 minutes approximately


Gregory Cox as Man and Samantha Parry as Woman




An apparently chance encounter between the Woman and the Man in the 'Mind, Body, Spirit' section of a bookshop leads them down some distinctly odd paths to some frankly puzzling places. An absurdist drama or an exercise in role-play? Impossible to say with any certainty!

MAN: An Englishman visiting the Khedive's palace in Egypt was struck by the legends written on the walls and asked where they were from. The Khedive replied: They are quotations from Smeelis' book 'Self-Help'. You must know Smeelis. His texts are betters than those from the Koran!

First performed at North London Actors on 12th December 2012.

Also performed at Actors and Writers London on 6th October 2014, Open Ealing on 24th January 2015, and Salisbury Fringe 9th April 2016.


To request a copy of the script or to enquire about performance rights,
please email: nwm.ridley@gmail.com