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LIVING THE DREAM
By Lesley Jones

GENRE: Comedy
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An unhinged materialistic family on the brink of separation who move to Bulgaria to live the dream of self sufficiency surrounded by obscure people with their own selfish agendas as they try to make sense of life and traditions in the Eastern block.


SYNOPSIS:

What happens when a couple from Britain decide to sell up and move to rural Bulgaria? The woman has an idealist view of country living, birds singing, picking flowers and painting landscapes. She has OCD and numerous copies of Homes and Gardens magazines and a mood board. Her admin clerk husband feels his two words of Bulgarian is enough as long as he puts on a Bulgarian accent and plumps out the sentence with English words. They move into a village filled with hapless, ex pats and as time goes on , will have the misfortune to make their acquaintance. Amongst the residents is a closet gay man who spits venom as he rides around the village on his motorised bicycle dressed in brightly coloured shirts. He likes the company of the local village men but insists they are for labour and nothing more. Then there is a divorcee who likes reading tarot cards, meditation in her garden and talking to the dead as a way of making money she has an admirer whose attempts to woo her are one step away from being arrested for lewd behaviour. Lastly the couple who run the local cafe, a hypochondriac gossip with a sharp insulting tongue and her wannabe entrepreneur husband who believes his business of making chicken sheds and kennels is going to make his first million leva. Last but not least there is a sexist, homophobic idiot who is going out with the local prostitute believing her to be a beauty therapist. Each character is unhinged but believes they alone, have what it takes to survive life in Bulgaria. The comedy takes you inside life in rural Bulgaria and the rivalry and relationships between locals and expats.

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