Full Length Play, Drama / 4m, 6f
In Usher, his great country house, aging horror star Romney Marsh gathers a group to read a new play. When the last guest arrives, Romney unleashes the guard dogs and, with a moat full of piranha, he has his visitors trapped. Someone has been sending him newspaper clippings about the suicide thirty …
In Usher, his great country house, aging horror star Romney Marsh gathers a group to read a new play. When the last guest arrives, Romney unleashes the guard dogs and, with a moat full of piranha, he has his visitors trapped. Someone has been sending him newspaper clippings about the suicide thirty years ago of Mabel Monk, an actress and Romney's lover. He intends to find out who is responsible, but first one of his quests is found with her throat cut. Then Romney dies, poisoned by his own chocolates. Marooned in the house with thick fog swirling outside, the guests realize that the murderer must have some connection with Mabel. The finger of suspicion points at each of them until the truth is revealed with fatal consequences.
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
- Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
- Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
Action of play takes place in the Lovecraft Room of "Usher", the great country house owned by ageing horror star, Romney Marsh.
Act 1 Sc 1 Saturday evening: Sc 2 Two hours later
Act 2 Sc 1 Early Sunday morning: Sc 2 Twenty minutes later
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
EDITH - late 60s
CAROLINE - 30s
DOUGLAS - early 50s
BRADFORD - 50ish
FREDDY - 30
LINDA - mid 40s
TANIA - late 50s
HARRIET - early 50s
STELLA - early 30s
ROMNEY - late 60s
- Parts for Senior Actors
Bradford - admits to 47 but is very camp so could be mid to late 50s!
All characters, with the exception of Harriet, are all 'theatrical' i.e. larger than life.
First production 1991
To date nearly 70 productions worldwide