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Plays by Alan Richardson


Chameleon Theatre, Hampshire The Riviera Amateur Dramatic Society Thornton-Le-Dale Players, North Yorskshire

Perfect Partners
One Act Comedy

  • First performed in the SCDA One Act Festival, February 1991
  • Winner of the Scott Salver for the best original play in the SCDA One Act Festival
  • Winner of the Geoffrey Whitworth Trophy for the best original play in the British One Act Festival
  • 59 Productions in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Holland, Spain, France, Gibraltar and Ireland. A popular choice for supper theatre.
  • Published by Samuel French

Characters (2m 2f)

Edwina:  Proprietor of "Perfect Partners" (40+)
Jonathan:  Her marital and business partner (40+)
David Murray:  A visitor to "Perfect Partners" (25+)
Susan Carter:  Another visitor (25+)

The Setting: The office of "Perfect Partners", a less than reputable introduction agency

Running Time: 40 minutes


Edwina and Jonathan Lovelock are about to get a divorce - hardly the best advertisement for "Perfect Partners", the dating agency they run together.

When a prospective client turns out to be a journalist looking to write a blistering exposé on the dating business, Edwina and Jonathan have a battle on their hands. Jonathan is far from being a reliable ally, so Edwina is out on her own…

This is a sparkily amusing play,combining a satirical glimpse of the cynical yet romantic world of dating agencies with a witty and touching personal drama.

"Alan Richardson's comedy skills ensure that this makes a very funny play" - Amateur Stage

"An enjoyable romp" - The Oxford Times

"Extremely well-chosen and admirably performed" - NODA

"Laugh a minute fun" - The Argos