And Evermore Shall Be So

by  Norman Robbins

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5m, 5f

A murder mystery with more than a touch of humour. Taking its title from the traditional song "Green Grow the Rushes O" the play explores the events surrounding a murder which took place four years previously and how strangely the song lyrics seem to fit so well with the circumstances. Offering ten…

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And Evermore Shall Be So

by  Norman Robbins

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

A murder mystery with more than a touch of humour. Taking its title from the traditional song "Green Grow the Rushes O" the play explores the events surrounding a murder which took place four years previously and how strangely the song lyrics seem to fit so well with the circumstances. Offering ten good acting roles, the story twists and turns, leaving your audience guessing until the very last speech of the play.

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Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

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

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting:

    The action of the play takes place in the living room of Glebe House, a rambling Victorian vicarage, presently occupied by the Rev. Edwin Summerfield and his wife.

    Time: The Present

    Act 1 Sc 1 A Wednesday morning in early September:  Sc 2 The following Tuesday

    Act 2 Sc 1 A few Hours later. Evening: Sc 2 Six weeks later. Wednesday morning: Sc 3 Thursday evening

     

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

5m, 5f

IDA, SHEILA, & GWENDOLINE - mid to late 60's

MAURICE - in his 50's

DAVID, HELEN & ROY - early to mid 40's

LYDIA, EDWIN & BRANDON - early to mid 30's

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Cast Attributes

  • Not Applicable

Casting Notes

Age range 30's to mid 60's though there is give and take on age range just so long as complementary characters are of similar age group

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Authors

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 Operett ...

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First production February 2010

To Date 14 productions worldwide

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