The House

by Stanley Evernden

1972-1973

Age Advice: 5-7

The House is a play written for Theatre Centre by Stanley Evernden. It is the first in a trilogy of plays on the theme of “jigsaw” (see also The Monkey King). Theatre Centre toured this play to audiences aged 5 to 7 in schools during 1972 and 1973.

Mr.Chimes and Polly need to help their two friends, Betsy and Sam, when they’re left without a home. First their igloo melts in the sun, then the strong winds blow their treehouse away. So with the help of some magic and a lot of imagination, they thought up their own dream house. They come across a new dilemma when the sounds they bought from Mr.Chimes’ sound shop have no labels, so everything is matched to the wrong object. Their door knocker now rings like a telephone, and everything is terribly wrong, so their next mission is to help the sounds find where they belong.

Characters

Mr.Chimes
Polly
Betsy
Sam

Creative Team

Writer: Stanley Evernden

The information on this page has been gathered from archive materials and is incomplete. Do you have more information about this play, or were you involved in its production? Let us know by leaving a comment below or contacting us.

A copy of the script is held in Theatre Centre’s archive.

"Well - I thought we ought to begin by imagining the kind of house we'd like to have."

Sam

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