A MURDER AT THORNTON MANOR by David Spain and Joseph Morgan

£6.00

The play portrays a murder investigation following a wealthy widow’s death, during which the Detective in charge of the investigation is shot by an unknown assailant. The gun used onstage, however, is real and the Detective’s actor is killed. The surviving actors proceed with the play, doubling up on roles as events continue to spiral out of control, with the loaded gun remaining onstage and having a constant effect upon the action.

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CHARACTERS

Horatio Carlton: a man in his thirties, impressive and commanding

Constable Williamson: a man in his twenties, quiet and intelligent

Emilia Thornton: a woman in her twenties, clever and imperious

Charles Thornton: a man in his thirties, pompous and brash

Patrick Thornton: a man in his fifties, energetic and foolish

Doctor Waverley: a man in his fifties, sensible and professional

Jane Boxton: a woman in her twenties, quiet and cynical Reverend Derwent: a man in his twenties, earnest and naïve

Director #1: Any age or gender

Director #2: Any age or gender

Note: as well as these roles, the actors will, at several points, play themselves or other roles.

 

 

REVIEWS

Shortlisted for ProducerWorks WordPlay Scheme (2020)

 

RUNNING TIME

Approximately 80 minutes

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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Cast Size

FEMALE CAST

MALE - CAST

MALE OR FEMALE - CAST

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