Impulsive, imperious, and incredibly rich, she has only one regret in life. Abandoned as a baby, she has never known who her real mother was. An unexpected clue prompts her to confide in her only close friend, Marianne, who advises her to let sleeping dogs lie. But Tryphosa has never taken advice and hires a genealogist with unexpected results.
Her uneasy relationship with her two daughters deteriorates, and when, in an act of pique, she decides to change her will yet again, the grim spectre of Death appears. And the killing doesn't stop.
A gripping thriller by the author of Prescription for Murder, Practice to Deceive, the Tombtrilogy, and The Borzoletti Monstrance, Swan Song shows Norman Robbins at the top of his fiendish form.
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- Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
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- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
Action of the play takes place in the living room of "Cooper's View" home of Marianne Grayson, on the outskirts of Durning-on-Tace, near London.
Act 1 Sc 1 An afternoon in July: Sc 2 Later that evening: Sc 3 Mid morning. Two days later
Ac 2 Sc 1 Afternon eight days later: Sc 2 Late the following morning: Sc 3 A week later. Early afternoon
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
MARIANNE - late 70s early 80s
TRYPHOSA - early 70s
AMY - late 40s early 50s
CARLA - late 40s early 50s
FRANK - late 40s early 50s
ANDREW - over 30
- Parts for Senior Actors
Character of Andrew can really be of any age as his character is that of a researcher - could range from early 20s upwards.