Something Familiar


A two act play for 10 actors (4m/4f + 2m/f)

What is it?

A two act play for 10 actors based loosely on the story of Jacob and Esau

Suitable for use by adult drama groups. You can download an extract here.


What is it about?

Harry Isaacs is taking his entire family on a holiday to the Cotswalds. His wife Judy can’t understand his newfound enthusiasm for coach trips, his mother is keeping an eye on Harry’s business partner, Eddie, and nobody knows why deaf old Mrs Angelo has been invited. Perhaps Harry is up to something…and perhaps some of the family know more than they are letting on. The story is based on the biblical story of Jacob and Esau.

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