This translation into understandable modern English has made Gammer Gurton's Needle one of America's favorite contest plays. The play is a rollicking farce laid in a 16th-century English hamlet which could have been the model for Li'l Abner's Dogpatch. Among its often-patched, seldom-washed inhabitants is Gammer Gurton, a jolly old gossip whose most precious possession is a steel needle. But, alas!—Gammer loses her needle, and the entire village finds itself in a turmoil. Hodge valiantly searches, Diccon complicates matters with some insane mischief, and Dame Chat dares anybody to accuse her of stealing anything! Gammer Gurton's Needle has been tickling audiences for more than 400 years. Your audiences will love you for giving them the opportunity to see this adaptation of this wonderful old play.
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- Type of Show One-act Play
- Product Code GB2000
- Cast Size 10
- Min. Royalty Rate $35/perf
- Cost $8.95
- Approx. Run Time 35 min
- Target Audience Young Audiences | Middle School | High School | College and Adult | Family (all ages) | Senior Adults
- Performing Group High School | College Theatre | TYA | Senior Theatre | Touring Group
- Genre Comedy | Farce
- ISBN(13) 9780886800642