CHARACTERS Amos Jenkins - in his forties, with the slightly
one shoulder forward stance of a man who has had a lung removed. Blodwyn
Jenkins - wife to Amos. A lorn drab incapable of anger, her guile feckless, her
innocence / ignorance proof against suffering crises. Sabrina Jenkins - their
twenty year old daughter. A prettily ringleted, waxen featured, totally vacuous
girl. Mr. Probert - next door neighbour. Welfare Nurse - who mixes duty with
showing off her uniformed allure, her calendar oomph time long since past.
SETS (1) The Jenkins' untidy living room.
(2) Two adjacent council house type gardens: Amos's and Mr. Probert's. In
Amos's plot a jungle of tall nettles, the overhead clothes line sagging low.
Mr. Probert has a geometric pattern of vegetables, strawberry bed and flowers,
with a wooden cask serving as a dog kennel at the top end of the garden. The
low dividing fence has a neat hole opposite the kennel, right of way for Prince
to do his business in Amos's plot. (3) Side by side front doors and a stretch
of pavement outside the houses of Amos and Mr. Probert.