Murderous Crossing

by  Nikki Stern, David Landau

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 3f

"Audience members were often reduced to helpless laughter" - Courier News

The year is 1923 and audience members are passengers on board the HMS Victoria as it crosses the English Channel. The famous Inspector Clurrot has tracked down a homicidal mastermind hiding out on board. Meanwhile, the ship is the vessel of matrimony…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    60 minutes (1 hour)
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Mystery/Thriller, Parody / Spoof
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

The year is 1923 and audience members are passengers on board the HMS Victoria as it crosses the English Channel. The famous Inspector Clurrot has tracked down a homicidal mastermind hiding out on board. Meanwhile, the ship is the vessel of matrimony for the Contessa Follette and John D. Rothchild - a marriage encouraged through financial need and murderous greed. But not everything is as it seems, and it turns out that the English Channel isn't the only thing being crossed. Audience members are recruited to stand in for the best man, bridesmaid, mother of the groom, and father of the bride in this Agatha Christie style comic mystery.
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Reviews

"Audience members were often reduced to helpless laughter - Courier News

Keywords

Betrayal, Marriage

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • Jr High/Primary
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Artboard 3 Gun Shots

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour)
  • Setting: The dining room of a 1920s cruise ship.
  • Additional Features: Audience Participation/Interactive, Physical Comedy, Play w/ Music
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: Classic Broadway
  • Vocal Demands: Easy

Casting

4m, 3f
MADAM HASTINGS/ISABELLA
DT. CLURROT/HOWARD
NICOLE FOLLETTE
JOHN ROTHCHILD
VIVIAN ROTHCHILD
LORD BENNET
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Authors

Nikki Stern

Nikki Stern

David Landau

David Landau is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Mystery Writers of America. An award winning and published playwright, he has also won a few screenwriting awards and written a number of scripts for video and film. He received the Blackburn Award for Excellence in Playwriting for his hard-boile ...

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