Billy Liar: Monologue for Boys Aged 13+

Sold by: Simon Law


BILLY FISHER lives in an industrial town in the North of England in a fantasy world of his own invention. This causes confusion and exasperation for his parents, his employers, Shadrack and Duxbury Funeral Furnishers, his best friend and the three girls who all think they are engaged to him. As his stories seem to close in on him, BILLY sees no option but to escape with yet more lies.


(BILLY puts down the telephone for a moment and is lost in depression. He brightens as, in his imagination, he addresses his employer)

Well, look Duxbury – We’re not going to argue over trivialities. As soon as I’ve finalized my arrangements with Mr Boon I’ll get in touch with you.

(He picks up the telephone)

Hello, Duxbury’?… I’m afraid the answer is ‘no’. I fully agree that a partnership sounds very attractive – but frankly my interests lie in other directions. I’m quite willing to invest in your business, but I just have not the time to take over the administrative side …

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