Tiptoe Through the Tombstones
Full Length Play, Comedy / 4m, 6f
Months have passed since the ghastly events in Monument House occurred that are related in A Tomb with a View. Mortimer Crayle, the crusty lawyer, and his secretary have gathered the remaining members of the Tomb family at the house, ostensibly to inform this off beat bunch about their inheritance. …
Some months have passed since the ghastly events in Monument House, well known to those fmiliar with A Tomb with a View. Now Mortimer Crayle, the crusty old lawyer, and his secretary Zoe, have gathered the last remaining Tomb family members (as offbeat a bunch as the original occupants) at the old house, ostensibly to inform them about their inheritance. But Crayle has designs on the inheritance which demand the death of all Tombs. Fog descends on the gloomy mansion and in the cobwebby corridors things - and people - are seldom what they seem. With poison in every decanter and mysterious disappearances into secret passageways, host and guests alike join the increasing number of bodies in the cellar. A glorious spoof - a worthy sequel to A Tomb with a View - although previous acquaintance with the Tombs is not required
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Present Day
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
The action of the play takes place in the library of Monument House, the decaying Gothic home of the late Tomb family, some fifty miles from London.
Act 1 Sc 1 A Friday evening in November: Sc 2 Fifteen minutes later
Act ll Sc 1 Half an hour later: Sc 2 An hour later
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
VERNON PREWITT - mid 30s
EDNA HONEYWILL - (18 - 20)
ZOE MAPLETON - mid 30s
MORTIMER CRAYLE - late 70s
OCTAVIA TOMB - 60s
HENRIETTA TOMB - mid 50s
AUGUSTUS TOMB - mid 50s
ATHENE TOMB - late 50s
LARRY LEWISS - mid 20s
FABIA TOMB - early 40s
- Parts for Senior Actors
Tomb characters are all larger than life - but truly believe in themselves.
Is useful for ease of performance to have someone of similar build to the Clown (Larry) to don the costume for the 'quick change' parts of the script.
First productions in 1997
Translations in German and Dutch
To date over 300 productions worldwide