Fatal Encounter

by  Francis Durbridge

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 3f

Howard, a well-known book publisher, is concerned for his wife, Joanna. Since returning from the country, she has become unusually distressed, nervous and mysterious. The play takes a sinister turn when Howard arrives home to find Perry, a former fri…

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Fatal Encounter

by  Francis Durbridge

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 3f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

Howard, a well-known book publisher, is concerned for his wife, Joanna. Since returning from the country, she has become unusually distressed, nervous and mysterious. The play takes a sinister turn when Howard arrives home to find Perry, a former friend, has been shot by Joanna in a struggle. She admits that Perry has been blackmailing her and, to protect her, Howard confesses to the shooting. Perry dies before the police can question him thoroughly and, after a second attempted murder, Howard is the centre of a complex investigation where no-one is blameless.
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Keywords

Business, Death, Love, Marriage

Considerations

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  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: Living room

Casting

5m, 3f
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