Dead of Night

by  Peter Whalley

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 2f

Jack has just been acquitted of manslaughter, and regales his girlfriend Maggie and their neighbours with a disparaging account of the trial. According to the evidence (most of it Jack's), the victim, Philip Mercer, had broken in late at night, and, …

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Dead of Night

by  Peter Whalley

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    2m, 2f
  • SubGenre

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    Mystery/Thriller

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Jack has just been acquitted of manslaughter, and regales his girlfriend Maggie and their neighbours with a disparaging account of the trial. According to the evidence (most of it Jack's), the victim, Philip Mercer, had broken in late at night, and, on being confronted by Jack, produced a gun which Jack got hold of during the ensuing struggle and then used to kill Mercer. A clear case of self-defence. Or was it?
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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: A living-room

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2m, 2f
M2 (30s, 40s) F2 (20s, 30s)
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