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Mystery of the Silver-Backed Hairbrush - Short Play, Comedy

Mystery of the Silver-Backed Hairbrush

Burton Crane

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Short Play, Comedy

5m, 3f, 1m or f

ISBN: 9780874407372

When J. Grewsome-Smith, a wealty bachelor, is murdered at the curtain's open, it's up to the great Chesterton and his trusty sidekick Dobson to solve the crime. This delightful comedic mystery is easily staged and sure to earn a laugh.

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Description

Short Play

Comedy

Farce, Mystery/Thriller, Parody / Spoof

30 minutes

Time Period - Present Day

Settings Of Play - The living room of the Grewsome-Smith home, London.

FEATURES / CONTAINS

No intermission

Interior Set

Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

TAGS

Death

TARGET AUDIENCE

Adult, Senior

PERFORMANCE GROUP

College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre

When J. Grewsome-Smith, a wealty bachelor, is murdered at the curtain's open, it's up to the great Chesterton and his trusty sidekick Dobson to solve the crime. This delightful comedic mystery is easily staged and sure to earn a laugh. Fans of Sherlock Holmes will especially appreciate the star detective's deductive methods.
The Mystery of the Silver-Backed Hairbrush was first presented by the Tokyo Women's Club in the auditorium of the Y.W.C.A. in Tokyo, Japan and was directed by the Burton Crane.
Characters

CASTING

5m, 3f, 1m or f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

J. GREWSOME-SMITH - A wealthy man-about-London
MINNIE - His housekeeper
FLOSSIE - His maid
THE MURDERER
CHESTERTON - The great detective
DOBSON - Chesterton's fidus Achates
AN USHER
A MAN IN THE AUDIENCE
A WOMAN IN THE AUDIENCE
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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