Edwina Black

by  William Morum, William Dinner

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  2m, 2f

Edwina's will leaves her fortune to her impoverished husband and her former companion, even though she knew they were having an affair while she was ill. When the doctor expresses doubt to Scotland Yard about the circumstances of her death, the companion accuses the husband of murdering his wife and…

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 2f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller, Period
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From West End
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Edwina's will leaves her fortune to her impoverished husband and her former companion, even though she knew they were having an affair while she was ill. When the doctor expresses doubt to Scotland Yard about the circumstances of her death, the companion accuses the husband of murdering his wife and attempting to kill her. He insists she did the horrendous deed and is casting the blame on him. This inventive classic melodrama is full of surprises and suspense.
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Considerations

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Setting: Autumn, 1895. The main room of Amberwood House the residence of Gregory Black, in a suburb near London.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Vocal Demands: N/A (Not a musical)
  • Chorus Size: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

2m, 2f
ELLEN - hoiusekeeper to Gregory Black
ELIZABETH GRAHAM - companion to the late Edwina Black
HENRY MARTIn - a detective
GREGORY BLACK - the late Edwina Black's husband
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Authors

William Morum

William Morum

William Dinner

William Dinner

EDWINA BLACK was first presented at the Booth Theatre on November 21, 1950.

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