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Snake in the Grass - Full Length Play, Drama

Snake in the Grass

Alan Ayckbourn

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Full Length Play, Drama

3f

ISBN: 9780573030222

"A creepily, scarily, eerily enjoyable evening." - Sunday Times

"It's a suspense drama about murder, blackmail and haunting; there is depth and subtlety..." - Financial Times
"Subtle and powerful." - The Guardian

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$14.95
: Acting Edition
$17.95
: Large Print
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Minimum Fee: $100 per performance


Description

Full Length Play

Drama

Mystery/Thriller

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Exterior Set

Miriam has cared for her father in the family home during his vituperative last years with the help of a creepily polite nurse, Alice. On Father's death, Miriam's older sister, handsome, divorced Annabel, comes home after over thirty years in Tasmania to find Daddy has left the bulk of his fortune to her. Alice complains to Annabel that Miriam has sacked her and is intent upon blackmail, having evidence, she says, that Miriam did away with the old man. Miriam and Annabel join forces against Alice and the blackmailer's body is soon hurtling down the well, but all does not end there.


REVIEWS

"A creepily, scarily, eerily enjoyable evening." - Sunday Times

"It's a suspense drama about murder, blackmail and haunting; there is depth and subtlety..." - Financial Times

"Subtle and powerful." - The Guardian


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CASTING

3f

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N/A (Not a musical)

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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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Author
Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn

Alan Ayckbourn has spent his life in theatre, rarely if ever tempted by television or film, which perhaps explains why he continues to be so prolific. To date he has written 77 plays, and his work has been translated into over 35 languages, is performed on stage and television throughout the world, and has won countless awards. Major successes include: Relatively Speaking, How the Other Half Loves ... view full profile

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Reviews
Patricia Baskerville 11/17/2014 4:33 AM
Not often you get a really meaty play, with some comedic touches, for three women, but this one is well worth looking at.  One staging problem, you have to have some sort of trapdoor in your stage, but everything else is easily achieveable and the play is very atmospheric.  Lighting is important too.

The women's ages can be adjusted slightly, my cast were slightly younger than they should have been, but it still worked very well.

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