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The audience has assembled for ‘Murder by Moonlight’ but the real dramas are happening amongst them, not on the stage. In the audience are families, lovers and old friends. A look at the complicated and sometimes humorous ties that that hold relationships together – or apart – for years. This is a one-act play in an unusual setting and very simply staged, requiring only chairs.

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SKU: oap043 Categories: , , , , ,
Product ID: 2040

Additional information

Author

Genre

Comedy

Script Style

One Act

Duration (mins)

70

Male Cast

2

Female Cast

5

Voice

2

Total Cast

7

Total Cast Inc Opt

7

Optional Female

0

Synopsis

The audience has assembled for ‘Murder by Moonlight’ but the real dramas are happening amongst them, not on the stage. In the audience are families, lovers and old friends. A look at the complicated and sometimes humorous ties that that hold relationships together – or apart – for years. This is a one-act play in an unusual setting and very simply staged, requiring only chairs.

Cast

JEAN: an elderly, unfussy, down-to-earth type
HAZEL: her daughter: in her 30s/40s – a woman who really could have done with a more upmarket mother
LIONEL: just retired, fussy, prim and frankly a weirdo
MARTIN: 20s/30s/40s would-be philanderer
JENNY: his mistress: 20s/30s/40s and utterly without sentiment
GERTRUDE: elderly, tweedy, Horse & Hound type
KATHLEEN: a similar age, but shy and retiring
ANNOUNCER
MAN #1
MAN #2
MAN #3
OTHER THEATREGOERS

Sample

oap43-s.pdf

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