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Death Walked In - Full Length Play, Drama

Death Walked In

Bettine Manktelow

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 4f

ISBN: 9780573111273

Celia, lonely and highly strung, is struggling to run her small country hotel. Her charming, rakish step-son, Rex, is no help. Joan and her tearaway sister, Eva, are staying at the hotel which represents something of a romantic pilgrimage for Joan who, after ten years, still believes herself in love…

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

90 minutes

Time Period - 1980s

Settings Of Play - The bar-lounge of a country hotel in Sussex.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Smoking

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Celia, lonely and highly strung, is struggling to run her small country hotel. Her charming, rakish step-son, Rex, is no help. Joan and her tearaway sister, Eva, are staying at the hotel which represents something of a romantic pilgrimage for Joan who, after ten years, still believes herself in love with Rex. Events lead to a suicide (or is it murder?). The climax involves mistaken identity and mislaid cyanide!
"an intriguing plot" - Thanet Times
1977:   First produced by The Acorn Players at the Granville Theatre, Ramsgate.
Characters

CASTING

3m, 4f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

Angela Webster:  The maid at the hotel, a simple country girl.

George Carter:  A gossipy and gloomy old man, also works at the hotel.

Joan Mountstevens:  A schoolteacher, prim and plain, repressed.  Pre-occupied with her sister's problems.  40s

Celia Randolph:  The proprietor of the hotel, sophisticated, self-possessed and imperious.  40s

Cdr. Roy Boothby:  A permanent guest at the hotel.  Smooth, charming and affable with a military bearing.50s

Eva Mountstevens:  Joan's wayward younger sister, pretty and precocious. 18+

Rex Randolph:  Celia's stepson, attractive, confident and suave but weak. 35

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Bettine Manktelow

Bettine Manktelow

Bettine Manktelow was born Bettine Stratton in Gillingham in Kent, and is the middle daughter of three.She became stage-struck at an early age andworked in a repertory company atChatham Theatre Royalat the age of sixteen as an assistant stage-manager, learning stage craft from the bottom up and graduating to acting parts.This early career lasted four years until family commitments forced her to ... view full profile

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