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Down an Alley Filled with Cats - Full Length Play

Down an Alley Filled with Cats

Warwick Moss

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Full Length Play

2m

ISBN: 9780573690549

Winner! Best New Australian Play, 1983

"The sort of old fashioned suspense drama calculated to raise the fur on the back of your neck. . . . A nice, creepy dramatic adventure." - New York Post

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Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Description

Full Length Play

Mystery/Thriller

105 Minutes

Time Period - 1980s

Settings Of Play -

Sydney, Australia. 1984. Timmony's bookshop. On the top floor of an otherwise vacant old warehouse.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

CAUTIONS

Alcohol, Gun Shots, Mild Adult Themes, Smoking

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Shoestring Budget, Tours

RECOGNITION / AWARDS

From Off-Broadway, From West End, Australian Literary Award NSW Australia

Winner! Best New Australian Play, 1983

Timothy Timmony is the elderly, cultured proprietor of a book shop in a Sydney area that is being redeveloped. The bookstore is in the last building still standing. Simon Matthews, an uncultured but not insensitive adventurer, comes to the shop in pursuit of a particular volume at closing time. Just as Simon discovers that the book been sold to his arch enemy, the landlord locks he and Timmony in the building for the night. It soon becomes obvious that the book contains a code which identifies the whereabouts of an invaluable artifact. Through the night the two combatants anoeuvre for position. The revelation that the artifact is in the shop creates a climax that allows the two men to discover themselves through each other.

REVIEWS

"The sort of old fashioned suspense drama calculated to raise the fur on the back of your neck. . . . A nice, creepy dramatic adventure." - The New York Post

"A tight, bright play." - The New York Times

"Classy and timeless." - The Dallas Times Herald

"Popular entertainment of a very high order." - The London Daily Mail

"A crafty, beguiling guessing game." - Sydney Morning Herald

"Outs Agatha Christie in twists and turns that delight."- The Australian

"Hurrah for Moss and entertainment." - Adelaide Advertiser

"A puurrfect play." - Sydney Daily Telegraph


PREMIERES

Australia: The Stables Theatre Sydney, August 1983, produced by Warwick Moss.

America: The Plaza Theatre Dallas, September 1984, directed by Robert Allan Ackerman.

London West End: The Mermaid Theatre, August 1985, directed by John Wood.

 

 

Characters

CASTING

2m

CASTING ATTRIBUTES

All Male

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

TIMMOTHY TIMMONY - he is about sixty; neat and precise. Polish, correct in speech and manner.
SIMON MATTHEWS - he is in his late thirties. Athletic. A roguish, opportunist bearing.

Rental Materials

MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

Author
Warwick Moss

Warwick Moss

Warwick Moss did not enter the world of Theatre until his mid thirties. In 1980 he sold his popular Sydney bar and decided to become an actor. By 1983 he was still struggling to get roles so wrote a two-hander stage play in which he could act. No theatre company wanted to put it on so he hired the small Stables Theatre in the back lanes of night-life Kings Cross and put it on himself. It got rave ... view full profile

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