Mother, Mother I Feel Quite Ill

Quick Fun Sketch:I remember taking part in a sketch like this at Bellingham International Camp. It brought the house down.It could be used with the theme :-A different ways of looking at things…or it's good to laugh together…

Director is on a film set, trying to produce a meaningful play…

Boy: Mother, mother I feel quite ill !

Mam: Oh no! (Boy falls down dead; she screams)

Dad: Quickly, phone for the doctor.

Mam: Doctor! Doctor! Come quickly. (Mam and dad worry)

Doctor: (Feels pulse). I’ve got bad news for you, he’s dead. You’d better send for the vicar.

(Dad runs for the vicar)

Vicar: (Comes in, makes the sign of the cross). A-men. (Prays). You’d better send for the undertaker

(Dad runs for the undertaker).

Undertaker: Good evening. (Measures up).

Director: No let's do it again, it was far too fast. Take 2

Play is repeated in slow motion.

Director at the end complains:-

Take 3: Director: No, no, no that was far too slow, we need to speed it up a little!

Play is repeated again, this time really quickly! Director complains:-

Take 4: Director: There's absolutely no feeling here whatsoever, it need to be far more dramatic!

Play is repeated again, this time with great over-acting. Director at the end complains:-

Take 5: Director: Far too heavy, lighten up! Lighten up a little!

Play is acted out one last time. This time hilariously…even the audience should by now find this hilarious too!

Reading: Jesus said “I have come that you might have life and live it to the full”