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Tom Cobb; or Fortune's Toy

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Tom Cobb; or Fortune's Toy by W. S. Gilbert is a delightfully funny and entertaining play that takes the audience on a wild journey through the misadventures of the titular character, Tom Cobb. The play is filled with witty dialogue, clever wordplay, and absurd situations that keep the audience laughing from start to finish.

The character of Tom Cobb is a lovable rogue who constantly finds himself in trouble due to his quick wit and sharp tongue. Despite his many missteps, Tom remains endearing and relatable, making it easy for the audience to root for him even as he gets himself into increasingly ridiculous situations.

The supporting characters in the play are equally entertaining, from the villainous Baron Grindoff to the virtuous Miss Aubrey. Each character brings their own unique personality and humor to the story, adding depth and dimension to the world Gilbert has created.

Overall, Tom Cobb; or Fortune's Toy is a highly enjoyable and well-written play that is sure to entertain audiences of all ages. With its charming characters, witty dialogue, and fast-paced plot, this play is a must-see for anyone looking for a good laugh.

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Tom Cobb: "Why, there's a squalid old pauper idiot, a patient of his, who's got no name of his own, and Whipple [Doctor] christened him "Tom Cobb", because he says he's the ugliest old lunatic he ever saw and reminds him of me. And all the boys in the neighborhood have taken it up, and he's been known as Tom Cobb for the last two years. That's pleasant of Whipple.... One Tom Cobb's enough at a time!" What happens to young Tom if the old Tom dies and all young Tom's bills are now erased since he be dead. But isn't. And if potential heirs of the young Tom decide to submit the young Tom's will in their favor instead of the old Tom's? Comedy done well. - Summary by ToddHW Cast list: Colonel O'Fipp, an Irish Adventurer: Aiken Tom Cobb, Young Surgeon: Dalerobbins Whipple, Young Surgeon: Adrian Stephens Matilda O'Fipp, the Colonel's Daughter: HelenaDiamandiz Mr. Effingham, member of a romantic family: ToddHW Mrs. Effingham, member of a romantic family: WendyKatzHiller Bulstrode Effingham, member of a romantic family: Alan Mapstone Caroline Effingham, member of a romantic family: Annie Mars Biddy: ashleighjane Footman: Andrew Gaunce Stage Directions: awonski Editing: ToddHW

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