by  Don Nigro

Full Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  3m, 5f

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 5f
  • Duration


    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre


  • Accolades


    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In London in the year 1886, the young Inspector John Ruffing tries to help three sisters, all extras in Sir Henry Irving's production of Faust at the Lyceum Theatre, who are being stalked by a seductive but dangerous lunatic named Nicholas who pulls them one by one under his spell. It takes the ultimate help of Sir Henry Irving and perhaps the Devil himself to save the girls and conquer Nicholas. A dark, funny and compelling mystery, part of Nigro's ongoing series of Inspector Ruffing plays which includes Widdershins, Demonology, Ravenscroft, Creatures Lurking In The Churchyard, The Rooky Wood and others.
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Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage


  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: 1900-1910
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


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


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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast


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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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