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Tiptoe Through the Tombstones - Full Length Play, Comedy

Tiptoe Through the Tombstones

Norman Robbins

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573019173

Months have passed since the ghastly events in Monument House occurred that are related in A Tomb with a View. Mortimer Crayle, the crusty lawyer, and his secretary have gathered the remaining members of the Tomb family at the house, ostensibly to inform this off beat bunch about their inheritance. …

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Description

Full Length Play

Comedy

Mystery/Thriller

120 minutes (2 hours)

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play -

The action of the play takes place in the library of Monument House, the decaying Gothic home of the late Tomb family, some fifty miles from London.

Act 1 Sc 1 A Friday evening in November:  Sc 2 Fifteen minutes later

Act ll Sc 1 Half an hour later:  Sc 2 An hour later

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

Some months have passed since the ghastly events in Monument House, well known to those fmiliar with A Tomb with a View.  Now Mortimer Crayle, the crusty old lawyer, and his secretary Zoe, have gathered the last remaining Tomb family members (as offbeat a bunch as the original occupants) at the old house, ostensibly to inform them about their inheritance.  But Crayle has designs on the inheritance which demand the death of all Tombs.  Fog descends on the gloomy mansion and in the cobwebby corridors things - and people - are seldom what they seem.  With poison in every decanter and mysterious disappearances into secret passageways, host and guests alike join the increasing number of bodies in the cellar.  A glorious spoof - a worthy sequel to A Tomb with a View - although previous acquaintance with the Tombs is not required

First productions in 1997

Translations in German and Dutch

To date over 300 productions worldwide

Characters

CASTING

4m, 6f

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

Parts for Senior Actors

CASTING NOTES

Tomb characters are all larger than life - but truly believe in themselves.

Is useful for ease of performance to have someone of similar build to the Clown (Larry) to don the costume for the 'quick change' parts of the script.

VERNON PREWITT -  mid 30s

EDNA HONEYWILL - (18 - 20)

ZOE MAPLETON - mid 30s

MORTIMER CRAYLE - late 70s

OCTAVIA TOMB - 60s

HENRIETTA TOMB - mid 50s

AUGUSTUS TOMB - mid 50s

ATHENE TOMB - late 50s

LARRY LEWISS - mid 20s

FABIA TOMB - early 40s

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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