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Murder Has Been Arranged, A - Full Length Play, Melodrama

Murder Has Been Arranged, A

Emlyn Williams

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Full Length Play, Melodrama

4m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573612626

In this unique thriller that has playgoers gripping their seats, Sir Charles Jasper is an eccentric who delves into the mystical. He is due to inherit two million pounds on his fortieth birthday and plans to celebrate the occasion with a party on the stage of the St. James' Theater, supposedly haunt…

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Description

Full Length Play

Melodrama

Mystery/Thriller

Time Period - 1930s

Settings Of Play - The stage of the St. James' Theatre, London. The night of Wednesday, November 26th, 1930. Sir Charles Jasper's 40th birthday.

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In this unique thriller that has playgoers gripping their seats, Sir Charles Jasper is an eccentric who delves into the mystical. He is due to inherit two million pounds on his fortieth birthday and plans to celebrate the occasion with a party on the stage of the St. James' Theater, supposedly haunted because of several mysterious deaths years ago. The merriment is interrupted by Maurice, the Sir Charles's hitherto missing nephew and the recipient of the legacy in the event of his death. Maurice, who claims to be a novelist, induces his uncle to write what he claims to be a chapter for his new book. It is too late when it dawns on Sir Charles that he is writing a suicide note for he has just drained a fatal drink concocted by the nephew. In the third act, the birthday guests employ subtle and ingenious tactics to force Maurice to confess.
A MURDER HAS BEEN ARRANGED was first performed at the Royal Strand Theatre in London on November 9, 1930.
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CASTING

4m, 5f

CHORUS SIZE

N/A (Not a musical)

MISS GROZE - about 30, pretty in a hard way
CAVENDISH - the Band Conductor, a pleasant, matter-of-fact man, the personification of ordinary
MRS. WRAGG - a cook, fat, middle-aged
JIMMY NORTH - a good-looking, boyish young man
BEATRICE JASPER - a very pretty girl of 20
MRS. ARTHUR - her mother - a handsome, sharp-faced woman of forty-five, not quite well-bred and born a bully
SIR CHARLES JASPER - a mild, professional gentleman with grey hair, near 50
MAURICE MULLINS - a young man
A WOMAN - slim and dark, with a strange irregular beauty, her hands are fine and long, of any age, surrounded by an atmosphere of unreal placidity
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MUSICAL STYLE

N/A (Not a musical)

VOCAL DEMANDS

N/A (Not a musical)

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