The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery

by  David McGillivray, Walter Zerlin Jr.

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  1m, 4f

Every drama group has experienced the horrors of what can go wrong on opening night, and the ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society are no different, with the possible exception that almost everything that could happen does! The scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines forgotten, and the sound effects take on a strange note at times, as the ladies present their ambitious evening's entertainment with the cunning whodunit, "Murder At Checkmate Manor." 

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The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery

by  David McGillivray Walter Zerlin Jr.

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The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery

  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 4f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Mystery/Thriller
  • Suggested Use

    Suggested Use

    • UIL Approved
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

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Every drama group has experienced the horrors of what can go wrong on opening night, and the ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society are no different, with the possible exception that almost everything that could happen does! The scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines forgotten, and the sound effects take on a strange note at times, as the ladies present their ambitious evening's entertainment with the cunning whodunit, "Murder At Checkmate Manor." And just in case the audience should get bored there's a Film and Fashion Show and Murder Mystery Quiz, complete with a Prize! The crunch comes in the denouement when the "murderer", about to be revealed, has to rush home to bandage up an injured daughter. But Mrs. Reece, doyenne of the group, rises above the slings and arrows of outrageous dramatics to save the situation and provide the final inventive twist.
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  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Casting

1m, 4f
GORDON (play INSPECTOR O'REILLY)
FELICITY
AUDREY
MRS REECE
THELMA


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David McGillivray

David McGillivray

Walter Zerlin Jr.

Walter Zerlin Jr was probably the only English barrister who regularly dragged up, tap-danced and conjured professionally on stage. For 25 years, he wrote plays with David McGillivray, among them 10 in the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society series. These were comedies in which an amateu ...

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