Swan Song (Robbins)

by  Norman Robbins

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2m, 4f

Long retired from the operatic stage, the famous soprano, Tryphosa Swan, is still a force to be reckoned with.

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Swan Song (Robbins)

by  Norman Robbins

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    2m, 4f
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Impulsive, imperious, and incredibly rich, she has only one regret in life.  Abandoned as a baby, she has never known who her real mother was.  An unexpected clue prompts her to confide in her only close friend, Marianne, who advises her to let sleeping dogs lie.  But Tryphosa has never taken advice and hires a genealogist with unexpected results. 

Her uneasy relationship with her two daughters deteriorates, and when, in an act of pique, she decides to change her will yet again, the grim spectre of Death appears.  And the killing doesn't stop.

A gripping thriller by the author of Prescription for Murder, Practice to Deceive, the Tombtrilogy, and The Borzoletti Monstrance, Swan Song shows Norman Robbins at the top of his fiendish form.

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  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre

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  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes


2m, 4f
2 female roles 70s
1 female role late 50s
1 female role early 50s
1 male role 50s
1 male role over 30
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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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