Peggy For You
a comedy by Alan Plater
21-25 February 2012
Peggy Ramsay was the most celebrated play agent of her time - eccentric, witty, intimidating and inspiring. Peggy's clients included dramatists as famous and diverse as Joe Orton, Caryl Churchill, Christopher Hampton, Henry Livings, Stephen Poliakoff, Edward Bond, Alan Ayckbourn and, for 30 years, Alan Plater.
The play originally opened in Feb 2000 at the Comedy Theatre where Maureen Lipman played the part of Peggy. Historically the piece is a bunk but it's also truthful, at least that's what Alan Plater says and he should know, he wrote it!
Peggy for you represents a totally imaginary day in the working life of the extraordinary Peggy Ramsay in the late 1960s. Alan Plater says that some of the situations in the play might not have happened and some might have but if they had happened, it would have been over a twenty year period.
The action of the play takes place in the chaotic offices of Margaret Ramsay Ltd, 14a Goodwin's Court, St Martin's Lane (formerly a brothel), London. This witty, glorious and wry comedy highlights Peggy's idiosyncratic views on life, relationships and playwrights but ultimately her love of plays and the dedication required to write them. .