Lady Audley's Secret

by  Constance Cox

Short Play, Melodrama  /  4m, 8f

Adapted from Miss Braddon's novel

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Lady Audley's Secret

by  Constance Cox

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 8f
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  • Audience

    Target Audience

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

Additional Info

A one-act version of the famous old melodrama concerning the ambitious, unscrupulous Lady Audley who, in order to preserve her present situation is prepared, when an unwanted husband returns, to attempt to get rid of him in the garden well. But she is observed - and, struggle and twist as she may, neither bribery nor attempted arson avail her. Nemesis overtakes her and tragedy ensues.
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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Senior Theatre


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.



  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Setting: A Garden
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


4m, 8f
Luke Marks: roughish, countryman; middle aged
Phoebe Marks: faded prettiness; early middle aged
Mrs Watson: housekeeper; middle aged
Simpson: maid; young
Sir Michael Audley: aristocratic; elderly
Lady Audley: attractive, strong personality, ruthless; 30s
Alicia Audley: pretty: 20s
Robert Audley: pleasant, upright; about 30
George Talboys: lonely, somewhat embittered; mid-30s
Mrs Williams: Betty Rowlands: Mrs Ashton: countrywomen
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