SIR EDWARD BANFIELD – Late 50’s; retired judge; he would be surprised and hurt to know people hated him so intensely.
NIVENS – Mid-60’s; efficient English butler.
JANE TALIFARO – Early 30’s; Sir Edward’s niece who manages his financial portfolio.
MISS MARTIE PANTS – Mid-20’s; Sir Edward’s secretary helping produce his memoirs
LADY ELEANOR BANFIELD – Early 40’s; the Judge’s elegant second wife, obsessed with her life of luxury.
*HAROLD NOMONEY – Early 30’s; desperately wants to marry Jane. Insists his name is French, but everyone still gets it wrong.
SIR PERCY PEWS – Late 50’s; passed over for an appointment to the bench at the hands of his law partner and oldest friend.
PAUL COLLIER – Mid-30’s; an invited guest; recently released from prison.
COOK – Late 30’s; long-suffering domestic servant.
*SERGEANT BOSWELL – Late 30’s; veteran police officer.
INSPECTOR HONOR BROOM – Late 20’s; newly promoted; the old adage “a new broom sweeps clean” aptly describes her approach to policing.
* NOTE: The characters, Harold and Sgt Boswell, can be played by the same person.
One zoom performance (recorded); one podcast performance (recorded); two online play readings (non-recorded); one translation into Portuguese for Brazilian stage performance (in progress).
Approximately 110 minutes
Preview available here