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'Ten Rods' by Terry Hammond - additional information.

'Ten Rods' by Terry Hammond
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Period and Geography
Location: England. Time Period: 1990s
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 1
Setting: Garden
Set Requirements: Backdrops/simple flats, Practical Doors/Windows and Customised Furniture
The script includes characters in the following age range(s):
21 to 35
36 to 50
Over 65
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Swearing rate: 7 rude words per thousand
We have identified the following types of language in the text:
Sexual swearwords
Offensive names for body parts
Mild swearwords
Potential blasphemy
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Costume notes
Full-length black comedy, with a single setting - an allotment. (Hence the title - a reference to a standard allotment plot size.)
Alf, Joe and Walter, all in their 70s, return from the funeral of their old army colleague and neighbouring, allotment holder, Ted. Their immediate concern is who will take over Ted's now vacant allotment. Their worst fears materialise when Sylvia and boyfriend Shadbolt, neither of whom have a clue about gardening, are given Ted's plot. Sylvia seems friendly enough but Shadbolt goes out of his way to be difficult and anti-social. The resulting feud between the old chaps and the loathsome Shadbolt takes a serious turn and they are forced to use their old army tactics to take desperate measures to permanently rid themselves of the obnoxious intruder. In the process they uncover Shadbolt's past and an unexpected connection to Sylvia...


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