The Mumberley Inheritance

by  Warren Graves

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  5m, 3f

The traditional melodrama themes are re worked in a fast paced entertainment romp through the trials and tribulations of Mumberley Manor, England in 1900. Brother Jack is in Canada trying to find the secret of the Mumberley fortune father's gambling debts are in the hands of villainous Marmaduke M…

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The Mumberley Inheritance

by  Warren Graves

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 3f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

The traditional melodrama themes are re worked in a fast paced entertainment romp through the trials and tribulations of Mumberley Manor, England in 1900. Brother Jack is in Canada trying to find the secret of the Mumberley fortune father's gambling debts are in the hands of villainous Marmaduke Mayhem so what can poor daughter Daphne do but marry Mayhem, leaving Rodney Stoutheart and his stiff upper lip at the vestry door? Rodney disguises himself as Jack returned from Canada at the same moment as Jack actually returns. Thus the villain's attempts to dispose of Jack invariably lead to unfortunate experiences for Rodney. All ends well once the black villain has played his death scene with encores. Winner of the Samuel French Challenge Award for "Best Canadian Production" and a proven crowd pleaser.
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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Setting: The Mumberley Manor in Suffolk, England at the turn of the century.
  • 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

5m, 3f
MR. MARMADUKE MAYHEM - a villain
SIR ROGER MUMBERLEY - a misguided old man
DAPHNE MUMBERLEY - a heroine
RODNEY STOUTHEART - a hero
JACK MUMBERLEY - a long lost brother
CRISPIN CRINGE - a victim of circumstance
DOTTY - a maidservant
POLLY - a nurse
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Warren Graves

Warren Graves

THE MUMBERLEY INHERITANCE was first presented at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton on July 19, 1971.

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