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At the Sign of the Crippled Harlequin

Norman Robbins

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573116315

A case of mistaken identity leads to tragedy in this engaging thriller. In a snowbound guest house in the Peak District, Marjory Pike is wrongly identified by another guest as the author of a book declaiming certain mediums, one of whom had committed suicide as a result. The son of the deceased medi…

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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 tkes place in the lounge of "Peak Lodge", a small guest-house in Derbyshire's Peak District.

Act 1 Sc1 A late afternoon in December. A few days before Christmas.  Sc 2 An hour later

Act 2 Sc1 Three housr later: Sc 2 Two hours later:

Time - The present

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

No Special Cautions

TARGET AUDIENCE

Appropriate for all audiences

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre

A case of mistaken identity leads to tragedy in this engaging thriller. In a snowbound guest house in the Peak District, Marjory Pike is wrongly identified by another guest as the author of a book declaiming certain mediums, one of whom had committed suicide as a result. The son of the deceased medium is staying at the guest house, so when he arrives in the lounge bloodied and bruised, and Marjory is found dead, the finger of suspicion naturally points at him. But the guest house may be haunted, other guests have their own secrets, and even the proprietors are not above suspicion ... In true Norman Robbins fashion the deepening mystery is rich with shocks and laughs as the play moves to its unexpected close.

First production April 2007 Tiverton Dramatic Society

To date there has been ovber 50 performances worldwide

Characters

CASTING

3m, 5f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

There is a little movement on actual age grouping so long as ages compliment the characters.

one female - late 20s

3 female, one male 30's

one male, one female 40's

one female 70'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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