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Edge of Darkness, The - Full Length Play, Drama

Edge of Darkness, The

Brian Clemens

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Full Length Play, Drama

3m, 3f

ISBN: 9780573111181

After her disappearance several years ago, Emma finds that her memory is damaged; there is much she does not recognize or understand. Why does she appear familiar with certain Russian phrases; why has she such a horror of a harmless silver bell, of a portrait on the wall, of knives? Is she, in fact,…

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Full Length Play

Drama

Time Period - 1900-1910

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After her disappearance several years ago, Emma finds that her memory is damaged; there is much she does not recognize or understand. Why does she appear familiar with certain Russian phrases; why has she such a horror of a harmless silver bell, of a portrait on the wall, of knives? Is she, in fact, Emma Cranwell? Behind these questions looms a menacing mystery which finally erupts into violence and horror.
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3m, 3f

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Plus 1 male extra

After her disappearance several years ago, Emma finds that her memory is damaged; there is much she does not recognize or understand. Why does she appear familiar with certain Russian phrases; why has she such a horror of a harmless silver bell, of a portrait on the wall, of knives? Is she, in fact, Emma Cranwell? Behind these questions looms a menacing mystery which finally erupts into violence and horror.
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Aline Turner 11/5/2015 10:06 AM
Totally agree with review by Andrew Wood so won't reiterate!  Just to add that as long as the servants can flirt with one another the age can go up as can parents
Andrew Wood 3/6/2015 5:13 AM
An edgy, character-driven thriller with plenty of opportunity for subtle atmospheric sound and lighting. The plot has several twists and keeps you guessing throughout the 3 Acts, which are composed of 7 short scenes. The setting is a mid-Victorian house on a remote cliff side.

Cast required are: a girl in her early twenties (the amnesiac daughter, large role); a couple to play her parents (circa 50s, large roles); a maid in her early twenties (medium character role, with some comedy); a mysterious new servant (a man in his mid-thirties; medium role) and a mysterious stranger (a man in his thirties or forties, smallest role, appears in only two scenes).

These roles are quite flexible though; we ended up casting Hardy and the parents a bit older, without any problems.

All in all a good, tight thriller with plenty to occupy the actors, crew and audience, and plenty of scope for direction.

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