The Malefactor's Bloody Register

by  Don Nigro

Short Play, Drama  /  1m, 3f

In this true story of abuse and murder from the pages of the notorious eighteenth century compendium of crime, The Newgate Calendar, three serving girls to sadistic Mrs. Brownrigg and her son are beaten and tortured by their employers. One escapes and summons help, but help is not easy to come by in their world.

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The Malefactor's Bloody Register

by  Don Nigro

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    10 minutes
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

In this true story of abuse and murder from the pages of the notorious eighteenth century compendium of crime, The Newgate Calendar, three serving girls to sadistic Mrs. Brownrigg and her son are beaten and tortured by their employers. One escapes and summons help, but help is not easy to come by in their world. The eerie tale is told from the point of view of the girls and the son. One died, one lived and one was lost. Which was which? In Tales From The Red Rose Inn & Other Plays.
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Keywords

Betrayal, Love, Memory

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 18th Century
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: A bare stage with one lamp suspended above the three girls, making a small circle of light in which they huddle together.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)

Casting

1m, 3f
MARY JONES
MARY MITCHELL
MARY CLIFFORD
JOHN BROWNRIGG
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Cast Attributes

  • Not Applicable

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Don Nigro

Don Nigro is among the most frequently published and widely produced playwrights in the world and has continued to build a deeply interrelated and diverse body of dramatic literature, employing a wide variety of dramatic conventions and styles of presentation. He has written monologues and epics, spare realistic dramas ...

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