Bullshot Crummond

by  Ron House, Alan Shearman, Diz White, John Neville Andrews, Derek Cunningham

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  3m, 2f

"Uproarious." - International Herald Tribune

"Marvelous." - London Sunday Telegraph

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 2f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce, Period, Parody / Spoof
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Appropriate for all audiences

Additional Info

This parody of low-budget 30s detective movies typifies British heroism at its dumbest. Teutonic villain Otto Von Brunno and his evil mistress Lenya crash their plane in the English countryside and kidnap Professor Fenton, who has discovered a formula for making synthetic diamonds. Bullshot Crummond is called to the rescue by the professor's daughter Rosemary. The two meet at the Carlton Tea Rooms, where Crummond is convinced that their waiter is Otto in disguise. The real Otto shows up, paralyzes Crummond with a fiendish ray and crams a stick of dynamite in Crummond's mouth that will explode when the next person enters the room. Rosemary enters, but the static electricity in her fur wrap averts the detonation. Crummond and Rosemary pursue Otto and Lenya in a hair-raising car chase, only to plunge over a cliff. They survive and sneak into the dungeons of Otto's hideout - where the professor is being tortured. Crummond loses the ensuing saber duel with Otto. Unperturbed, Crummond finally triumphs by shooting the rest of the cast.
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Reviews

"Uproarious." - International Herald Tribune

"Marvelous." - London Sunday Telegraph

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Church / Religious Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • Setting: A 1930's movie on stage. Simple sets. Two-dimensional cut out "special effects" (bushes, cars, planes, battleship, submarine etc.) Simple, representational set pieces to convey an apartment, a restaurant, a spooky castle.
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Music

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

Casting

3m, 2f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast
  • Expandable casting
  • Flexible casting

Casting Notes

If Doubling:

  • First Male plays one character (Bullshot)
  • Second Male plays two characters (Otto) + (Scalissio) in a quick change routine and two characters in simple disguise.
  • Third Male plays SEVEN characters. (Re

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Authors

Ron House

Ron House started his theatrical career as member of the 2nd City Company in his native Chicago. He then moved to Europe where he lived in Rome followed by Barcelona and finally London, where he founded “Low Moan Spectacular”, the London underground Theatre Company that was responsible for Off Broad ...

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Alan Shearman

Alan Shearman

Diz White

Diz White

John Neville Andrews

John Neville Andrews

Derek Cunningham

Derek Cunningham

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