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Murder at Cummerbund Hall

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On an autumn evening in the 1930’s, family and friends gather for pre-dinner drinks at Cummerbund Hall. Sir Frances has invited them to meet his new wife, but her reputation precedes her. The notorious Dolores has already made herself unpopular with family and servants alike. Sir Frances is beginning to regret his marriage. If only she would disappear . . .

A Spoof Murder Mystery with a cast of larger than life characters and two denouements for the price of one. Can be played interactively with the audience or performed in a conventional way. Either a man or a woman can play Doctor Henrietta/Henry Hillary without affecting the outcome.

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SKU: flp81 Categories: , , , , , ,
Product ID: 5395

Additional information

Author

Genre

Comedy

Script Style

Full Length Play

Duration (mins)

90

Male Cast

3

Optional Male

0

Female Cast

8

Total Cast

11

Synopsis

On an autumn evening in the 1930’s, family and friends gather for pre-dinner drinks at Cummerbund Hall. Sir Frances has invited them to meet his new wife, but her reputation precedes her. The notorious Dolores has already made herself unpopular with family and servants alike. Sir Frances is beginning to regret his marriage. If only she would disappear . . .

A Spoof Murder Mystery with a cast of larger than life characters and two denouements for the price of one. Can be played interactively with the audience or performed in a conventional way. Either a man or a woman can play Doctor Henrietta/Henry Hillary without affecting the outcome.

 

Script Notes
It was performed without scenery or theatre lighting, but with very glamorous costumes. Although the script states that it is autumn, this is actually not significant. The taverna fireplace and Christmas tree were utilised to give the idea of a stately home at Christmas

Cast

SIR FRANCIS CUMMERBUND
Owner of Cummerbund Hall

LADY DOLORES CUMMERBUND
His wife of two months, a woman with a colourful past

LUCY CUMMERBUND
15-year-old daughter of Sir Francis and his first wife, Madeleine

KATE CUMMERBUND
Sister-in-law to Sir Francis

ALGERNON MALDON, BISHOP OF ABERWATSIT
Lifelong friend to Sir Francis, a worldly cleric

MARJORIE MALDON
The Bishop’s wife

PERCY SAWERGRIT
A self-made millionaire from Yorkshire

SVITLANA SAWERGRIT
His much younger Eastern European wife

MRS MILLICENT MALVOISIN
An elderly Aunt, resident at Cummerbund Hall

MISS VIOLET SMITH
Recently appointed governess to Lucy

MRS GAITERGHAST
Housekeeper and old retainer

DR HENRIETTA HILLARY
A country doctor and family friend

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3 reviews for Murder at Cummerbund Hall

  1. Steve Davies

    Summary Performance History
    This hilarious murder mystery spoof was performed in Dionysos Taverna, Stoupa, Greece on December 14th & 16th 2009. It was played as an interactive Murder Mystery. A meal was served between the acts and the actors remained in character, going from table to table to be interrogated by the guests. Each table then decided who they thought was the killer, and prizes were awarded. The end of Act II was changed for the second performance to pre-empt any attempts to bribe the first audience .

  2. Steve Davies

    Theresa Stoker is a Prize-Winning Playwright most recently winning “The Blackpool Grand Theatre Grand Words 2013” Award.

    Performed by The Old School House Community Theatre Group, in the Ball Room of The King’s Arms, Swaffham, Lincolnshire, June 2014.

  3. Charlie Curtis

    A truly entertaining and engaging play. I played the role of Lucy Cummerbund in 2009 at Dionysios in Stoupa. I throughly enjoyed playing my part in the play. Theresa is a truly inspiring and talented playwright!

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