Beerbohm by Shaun Needham | Script Revolution

Beerbohm

Despite the best efforts of a jealous actor to stop him, a London theatre cat decides the time is right to make his onstage debut. Inspired by actual events.

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"In the future, everybody will be famous for fifteen minutes." - Andy Warhol.

Beerbohm is a theatre cat with a dream: to move out from the shadows of backstage and become the star of the show. Problem is, The Actor is not ready to give up the limelight - especially to a cat.

Factual information which this short script is inspired by:

Beerbohm was a real-life theatre cat who resided in the Globe theatre in London's west end in the 1970's. He made a habit of gracing the stage during performances and attacking props backstage. When he passed away in the early 90's, he became the first and only theatre cat ever to be honoured with a front page obituary on The Stage magazine. The story made national news in the UK and was covered in various national newspapers. Beerbohm's portrait hangs in the Gielgud Theatre (after the Globe was renamed) to this day where he has become part of theatre folklore.

Submitted: August 29, 2019
Last Updated: August 29, 2019

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The Writer: Shaun Needham

Full-time, disgruntled secondary school teacher; optioned screenwriter and professional singer. My parents actively encouraged me to take part in as many different things as possible and take my opportunities. Without their influence, I would not have the creative passions and intuition that I have today. I have always loved stories but, for one reason or another, when it came to university choices I made the (with hindsight, incorrect) decision to pursue a career as a PE teacher and have now spent twelve years working in an inner-city school in Sheffield. Don't get me wrong, I love being able to help kids pursue their dreams and ambitions but, after about six years of it, I had an epiphany... Go to bio

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