The White Cliffs

by  Bettine Manktelow

Full Length Play  /  2m, 5f

It is 1948 and Britain is still recovering from World War II. To 'The White Cliffs', a Midlands boarding-house, comes a group of concert performers who are touring with a Summer Revue, and they are in for an eventful week. Mrs Murdoch, the landlady, hides her war-traumatized son Danny away in the ho…

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The White Cliffs

by  Bettine Manktelow

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    2m, 5f
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    Mystery/Thriller

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It is 1948 and Britain is still recovering from World War II. To 'The White Cliffs', a Midlands boarding-house, comes a group of concert performers who are touring with a Summer Revue, and they are in for an eventful week. Mrs Murdoch, the landlady, hides her war-traumatized son Danny away in the house and the disappearance of one of the performers, and a suspicious accident occurring to another, leads Jane (one half of The Joysticks, a comedy and music duo) to seek him out ... The solution to the mystery proves to be as moving as it is intriguing, with a very human situation at its root.
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  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII

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2m, 5f
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Bettine Manktelow

Bettine Manktelow was born Bettine Stratton in Gillingham in Kent, and is the middle daughter of three.She became stage-struck at an early age andworked in a repertory company atChatham Theatre Royalat the age of sixteen as an assistant stage-manager, learning stage craft from the bottom up and graduating to acting par ...

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