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And Evermore Shall Be So

Norman Robbins

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Full Length Play, Drama

5m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573110214

A murder mystery with more than a touch of humour. Taking its title from the traditional song "Green Grow the Rushes O" the play explores the events surrounding a murder which took place four years previously and how strangely the song lyrics seem to fit so well with the circumstances. Offering ten…

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Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play -

The action of the play takes place in the living room of Glebe House, a rambling Victorian vicarage, presently occupied by the Rev. Edwin Summerfield and his wife.

Time: The Present

Act 1 Sc 1 A Wednesday morning in early September:  Sc 2 The following Tuesday

Act 2 Sc 1 A few Hours later. Evening: Sc 2 Six weeks later. Wednesday morning: Sc 3 Thursday evening

 

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre

A murder mystery with more than a touch of humour. Taking its title from the traditional song "Green Grow the Rushes O" the play explores the events surrounding a murder which took place four years previously and how strangely the song lyrics seem to fit so well with the circumstances. Offering ten good acting roles, the story twists and turns, leaving your audience guessing until the very last speech of the play.

First production February 2010

To Date 14 productions worldwide

Characters

CASTING

5m, 5f

CASTING NOTES

Age range 30's to mid 60's though there is give and take on age range just so long as complementary characters are of similar age group

IDA, SHEILA, & GWENDOLINE - mid to late 60's

MAURICE - in his 50's

DAVID, HELEN & ROY - early to mid 40's

LYDIA, EDWIN & BRANDON - early to mid 30's

Author
Norman Robbins

Norman Robbins

Norman, one of Amateur Theatre's most popular authors wrote his first stage show almost 60 years ago whilst working for the Yorkshire Evening Post. An avid theatre-goer from the age of 3, (his Grand-parents ran the pub near the local theatre so free tickets were always available) he was equally fascinated by Operettas, Musical Comedies, Oratorios, Plays and Pantomimes. A keen amateur actor and ... view full profile

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Alan Johnson 14/04/2015 03:22
Very good and funny

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