One Act

Supersnout

A four-hander uproarious absurdist comedy about love, loyalty and deceit. Written in memory of the author’s own pet chihuhau.

Genre: comedy

Running time: 45 minutes, no interval.

Setting: The present, the kitchen/lounge room of a small apartment, simple set suitable for intimate or blackbox.

Cast:

JULIE: 30 something, PR officer

TOM: 30 something, executive at a finance company,

ANDRE: their pet Chihuahua.  (No animal costume: just face make-up and the right attitude)

GLORIA: 30 something, TOM’S mistress and colleague.

Synopsis

When Julie discovers that her pet chihuaua Andre (aka Supersnout) can talk, she is incredulous. She is even more shocked when she discovers what he has to say. Andre has sniffed out that Julie’s husband Tom is having an affair. With Andre’s encouragement, Julie sends Tom to the doghouse  – and mistress and dog live happily ever after.

Production History

2016, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND, Quids in Theatre, Lunchbox Theatre program.

http://www.quidsintheatrecompany.com

2012, MELBOURNE, premiere, Hartwell Players’ One Act Play Festival, Four Slices of Fun Cake, directed by Joanne Watt.

2018, TOODYAY, WESTERN AUSTRALIA, Toodyay Theatre Company, directed by Tanya Stewart.

2019, SECOND THOUGHTS THEATRE GROUP, STRATFORD-UPON-AVON, UK, Bear Pit Theatre, entry for the Lighthorn Festival of One Act Plays, as one of a Triple Bill of Comedies.

Awards and nominations

Nominated for Best New Script and Best Comedy at the 2012 Dandenong Ranges One Act Play Festival, Victoria, Australia

Winner:, as part of Triple Bill of Comedies, Second Thoughts Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, National Opera and Drama Awards, District

CAPTION: Supersnout productions: Toodyay Theatre Company, WA, with Bailey Valentine as Andre, Tanya Stewart as Julie, Dave Mitchell as Tom and Shannan Smith as Gloria (Photo: Jess Shilcock); original premiere by Hartwell Players and most recently Second Thoughts Theatre’s production at The Bear Pit in the UK, directed by Jane Grafton, with Olivia Jane Parker as Julie, Oli Williams as Andre, Rob Williams as Tom and Yvette Greenway as Gloria.

Sad news: The Supersnout UK team were shocked and saddened to hear of the recent death in a car crash of Oli Williams, who played Andre in Supersnout in 2019 in the company’s Triple Bill of comedies. Oli’s enthusiasm and talent were a highlight of the show and helped make Second Thoughts’ Triple Bill a winner in the 2019 NODA awards. I am so grateful to have had Oli in the show and very sad to hear of his passing. My condolences to his family.

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