Full Length Play
60 minutes (1 hour)
Settings Of Play - A theatre where the set is the drawing room of the Muldoon Manor.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)
College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
Rave reviews greeted this long one act masterpiece of farce when it was recently revived in London with Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy.
Feuding theatre critics Moon and Birdboot, the first a fusty philanderer and the second a pompous and vindictive second stringer, are swept into the whodunit they are viewing. In the hilarious spoof of Agatha Christie-like melodramas that follows, the body under the sofa proves to be the missing first string critic. As mists rise about isolated Muldoon Manor, Moon and Birdfoot become dangerously implicated in the lethal activities of an escaped madman.
"The Real Inspector Hound is an exceedingly clever lampoon, sharply in focus..." - The New York Times, Read More
"Really funny comic gems." - Daily Mail
"What absurd fun Tom Stoppard created when he let fantasies run wild." - Evening Standard
"Witty and delicious parody of the fog bound whodunit." - Guardian
"A tour de force of theatrical metaphysics." - Daily Mail
"A masterpiece.... Stoppard mines murder mystery conventions and strikes gold." - Independent on Sunday
The Real Inspector Hound premiered at the Criterion Theatre in London in June 1968 under the direction of Robert Chetwyn.