Three Car Pile-up

An allegory of the Good Samaritan story

Cast size: 26, 8 specific female, 6 male and 14 non-specific roles
Running time: 45 minutes
Suitable for: 16 +

This play was produced for Quondam’s youth theatre company, so it has a large cast size. It’s an allegory of the Good Samaritan story, but has satirical elements to do with the modern obsession with fame and so-called ‘celebrity’.

The play is actually a mock TV recording of a show called PILE-UP, bringing the viewers the best in car crashes from all over the country. In the show three cars, one full of geeks, one full of slags, and one full of chavs collide on a Carlisle street. The TV crew turn up to do a feature, but there doesn’t appear to be any real casualties apart from cuts and bruises so they go home. No-one cares about the occupants of the cars until the ambulance crew turn up.

THREE CAR PILE-UP has bad language throughout, especially in the chav car. Although none of the language is gratuitous and is entirely in character, it may only be suitable for youth theatres or sixth formers.

There are references to a Carlisle street – Botchergate, full of pubs and heavy drinking on Friday and Saturday nights. There’ll be a street like that somewhere near you.


Three Car Pile-up: £50.00 + VAT (£60.00)