The Borzoletti Monstrance

by  Norman Robbins

Full Length Play, Drama  /  4m, 5f

When the Catholic Church decides to close the tiny convent of St Gudrun and dispose of its assets, it unwittingly brings tragedy to the peaceful village of Redston. For Redston’s greatest asset is the Monstrance created by legendary goldsmith, Teodoro Borzoletti, in the 18thCentury, and now believed to be worth millions to a collector.

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The Borzoletti Monstrance

by  Norman Robbins

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 5f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller, Faith-based

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When the Catholic Church decides to close the tiny convent of St Gudrun and dispose of its assets, it unwittingly brings tragedy to the peaceful village of Redston. For Redston’s greatest asset is the Monstrance created by legendary goldsmith, Teodoro Borzoletti, in the 18thCentury, and now believed to be worth millions to a collector.

In Redston Hall, Austin Reeves-Mercer, a noted Protestant, struggles to keep his ancestral home solvent, but an ancient family feud brings the actual ownership of the Monstrance into question and tensions mount.

The revelation that the Monstrance is a fake is a shock to all concerned, and when deceit, blackmail and death pay unexpected visits to Redston Hall, only one solution is possible...murder.

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Reviews

Written by the author of Prescription for Murder, At the Sign of ‘The Crippled Harlequin’, And Evermore Shall Be So and more and based on a real life event, The Borzoletti Monstrance will have audiences guessing until the very end

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  • Minimum Fee: $100 per performance

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  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Setting: Terrace Room of Redston Hall, Kent, home of the Reeves-Mercer family since 1769
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

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4m, 5f
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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 Operett ...

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