Every parent’s dream – the perfect teenager…

‘I ain’t saying it was perfect here in Happy Valley. Then they came across the water. They were a bit different….a bit ‘creepy.’

Where did Frank and Audrey go wrong? They read all the books. How to be perfect parents. Raise the perfect son. Now Audrey is terrified when Sammy comes through the door. He drinks and takes drugs. Got expelled from three schools. Stole their savings. Brought misery to his parents.

Then they saw a flyer. It said: ‘Every parent’s dream – the perfect teenager.’ Enter Stefan. He’s like a teenage male Stepford Wife. Perfect in every way.

So what about Sammy? Well he’s being exchanged. Booted out.

And life is about to change forever. Brilliant and quite scary.

Written by Richard Fitchett
Directed by Emmeline Braefield

Matt Salmon as Sammy and Stefan
Sally Hyde Lomax as Audrey
Anthony Young as Frank

Produced by Cat on a Piano Productions

Percolate by Loopop
Waltz to Death by Sir Cubworth

The Theatrephonic Theme tune was composed by Jackson Pentland
Performed by
Jackson Pentland
Mollie Fyfe Taylor
Emmeline Braefield

Cat on a Piano Productions produce and edit feature films, sketches and radio plays.

Their latest project is called @Theatrephonic, a podcast of standalone radio plays and short stories performed by professional actors. You can catch Theatrephonic on Spotify and other platforms.

For more information about the Theatrephonic Podcast, go to catonapiano.uk/theatrephonic, Tweet or Instagram @theatrephonic, or visit their Facebook page.

And if you really enjoyed this week’s episode, listen to Theatrephonic’s other plays and short stories and consider becoming a patron by clicking here…

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