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Tomb with a View, A - Full Length Play, Comedy

Tomb with a View, A

Norman Robbins

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Full Length Play, Comedy

4m, 6f

ISBN: 9780573114519

A Tomb With A View is set in as sinister an old library as one is likely to come across presided over by a portrait of a grim faced, mad eyed old man. There, a dusty, lawyer reads a will (involving some millions of pounds) to an equally sinister family one member of which has were wolf tendencies,…

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Full Length Play

Comedy

Mystery/Thriller

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A Tomb With A View is set in as sinister an old library as one is likely to come across presided over by a portrait of a grim faced, mad eyed old man. There, a dusty, lawyer reads a will (involving some millions of pounds) to an equally sinister family one member of which has were wolf tendencies, another wanders around in a toga of Julius Caesar and a third member is a gentle old lady who plants more than seeds in her flower beds. By the third act, there are more corpses than live members left in the cast and what about the sympathetic nurse and the author of romantic novels are they all, or more than, they seem to be? All is revealed as the plot twists and turns to its surprising conclusion.

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4m, 6f

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Norman Robbins

Norman Robbins

Norman, one of Amateur Theatre's most popular authors wrote his first stage show almost 60 years ago whilst working for the Yorkshire Evening Post. An avid theatre-goer from the age of 3, (his Grand-parents ran the pub near the local theatre so free tickets were always available) he was equally fascinated by Operettas, Musical Comedies, Oratorios, Plays and Pantomimes. A keen amateur actor and ... view full profile

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Joanne Bauer 7/20/2016 3:12 AM
Nicely-defined characters, single set, clever writing, but a bit lengthy and repetitive in dialogue.  The first act introduces all the characters and bumps them off like nine pins, one by one.  The second act continues to eliminate the unlikely heirs to the Tomb fortune until there are only three characters left.  This is when the play gets tedious and tiresome.  Nurse Franklin has virtually a six-page monologue to describe her killing spree, with Perry tossing in a word here or there.  Without really fast-paced blocking and movement, and creative direction, this play could die a thousand deaths.  The saving grace comes from the colorful and bizarre characters introduced in Act One.  This needs a hands-on director with some creative ideas for blocking and interesting bits.
Dr. ruth Summersides 8/2/2015 7:49 PM
Great play for Dinner Theatres. audience loved it and so did the players. a lot of fun.

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