THEATRICAL KNIGHTS by Ben Henderson

£5.00

A twisting comedy thriller

A Saturday afternoon in December 2015, the converted stable building behind a large, Victorian house in Primrose Hill, the den of Sir Tom Seymour.

Seymour was a screenwriter and playwright. Once a household name, his star has waned in recent years.

Sir Anthony Randolph is a hugely popular, perennial Hollywood actor. They bicker and pettifogger as only the dearest of friends may. These two old stagers have shaken hands on a £10 bet. What is that bet? How will it be decided?

Join them as they try to settle the matter in this sometimes funny, sometimes unsettling, twisting thriller.

This is redemption story that employs disguises, props, stage effects, the suggestion of trapdoors, in fact, all things theatrical to take the audience to a satisfying conclusion.

Theatrical Knights goes in its own direction but is unquestionably  homage to ‘Sleuth’ by the late, great Anthony Shaffer.

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CHARACTERS

Sir Tom Seymour – A writer. Mid 60’s, grey hair in ponytail, grey moustache and glasses. Short tempered, superiority complex.

Sir Anthony Randolph – A famous Hollywood actor. Early 60’s.clean cut, London accent. Easy going, pleasant.

Lou Green – About 25, London accent.

 

RUNNING TIME

Act 1 – approx.57 mins

Act 2 – approx. 53 mins

 

PERFORMANCE HISTORY

Theatrical Knights was first performed at The Playhouse, Northampton in November 2017.

 

REVIEWS

Extracts from Chris Sparkle’s review in Onstgage Northants;

Theatrical Knights is a well written play, with plenty of amusing and creative dialogue  and it weaves its little intricacies very successfully and surprisingly – Act 2 includes a brilliant little coup d’theatre you cant’t quite believe happened,even after the actors show you how it was done.’

 

PREVIEW

Preview available here

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