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Noaralot was first
produced by Backstares Theatre Company, Port
Backstairs used a cast of fifteen young people in the production.
Ages ranged from twelve to twenty. Cast list and possible
Backstairs used an up front style of acting which particularly
suited this type of play. Nothing was hidden from the audience
and all actors remained on stage for the duration of the play.
They sat in a semi – circle and watched the action when not
Costumes were made from plastic garbage bags (designer models!)
the Upmarket Silvertails and from Hess
Downmarket Deadbeats. All props were obviously props.
Noaralot has had
productions in three states of
had a second
CAST & DOUBLING POSSIBILITIES:
Jo Councillor Jury Member
Sam Councillor Jury Member Rumble Judge
Carmen Mayor Jury Member
Rocky Councillor Jury Member
Sarah Defence Attorney
Kevin Constable Noname
Fleur Councillor Jury Member Rumble Judge
Jody Clerk of the Court
SERGEANT SCHMERTZ AND CONSTABLE SOMEBODY
ENTER. THEY MOVE FRONT CENTRE. SHMERTZ
PEERS INTO THE AUDIENCE AND POINTS OUT
VARIOUS PEOPLE TO SOMEBODY, WHO MAKES
NOTES. SCHMERTZ BLOWS HIS POLICE WHISTLE
AND ALL ACTORS EXPLODE ONSTAGE FROM VARIOUS
DIRECTIONS. THERE IS A MINI RIOT, THEN THE
DEADBEATS FORM UP STAGE LEFT AND THE SILVERTAILS
STAGE RIGHT. THE NARRATOR STEPS FORWARD.
Once upon a time there was a town called Noaralot.
In Noaralot there were two gangs. One gang was called
the Downmarket Deadbeats. The other gang was called
the Upmarket Silvertails. The Upmarket Silvertails were
distinguished by having pieces of plastic. The Downmarket
Deadbeats were distinguished by not having pieces of plastic.
The Downmarket Deadbeats were distinguished by other
things as well... and so were the Upmarket Silvertails
(chant) NOARALOT NOARALOT'S A HELL OF
YOU CAN HAVE A GOOD RAGE, GET OFF YOUR FACE
NOARALOT'S THE PLACE WHERE WE WANT TO BE
BEAUTIFUL NOARALOT DOWN BY THE SEA.
Come on, let's show them Silvertails.
SILVERTAILS REPEAT CHANT
The Silvertails and Deadbeats controlled their own territory.
(roar) Keep away from our beach or you'll be dead, Silvertails.
Rah rah rah we're the best by far. Keep away from our hills
or you'll be dead, Deadbeats.
The leader of the Upmarket Silvertails was Clive.
CLIVE STEPS FORWARD AND STRIKES A POSES
DURING THE FOLLOWING MONOLOGUE.
Clive was good looking, intelligent, rich and one day