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A Time of Wolves and Tigers


  • Playwright

    Hugh Leonard 

  • Notes

    Time of Wolves and Tigers was originally produced alongside 'The Last of the Last of the Mohicans' and 'Nothing Personal' (both listed separately) under the umbrella title, 'Suburb of Babylon'.

  • Synopsis

    Jumbo, an alcoholic civil servant, returns home half-drunk. His wife has left him and Jumbo is afraid of the empty house. Seeking reassurance he starts phoning friends, only to discover that he is in trouble at work. Feeling isolated, he manages to contact his wife and persuades her to return home, promising to mend his ways. But Jumbo knows he can never change and the play ends with him trying to come to grips with his fear of his empty house and life.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Notes

    The play also features the recorded voice of a Radio Newscaster.

Original Production

Original Cast  
Jumbo Beamish Godfrey Quigley
Production Team  
Director James D. Waring
Designer James D. Waring

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    The Agency

  • Address

    24 Pottery Lane, Holland Park
    London W11 4LZ

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7727 1346

  • Email

  • Website

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type


  • Contact

    Samuel French Ltd

  • Address

    24 - 32 Stephenson Way
    London NW1 2HD

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7255 4302

  • Website

Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the published script.