Death in England
by Sam Bobrick
Full Length Play, Comedy / 5m, 3f
Death pays a call to an English household and discovers he's in the wrong place. After apologizing profusely to the near victim, he discovers to his horror that not only can everyone in that household see him but that someone other than he is now performing his task.
Death pays a call to an English household and discovers he's come to the wrong house. This is the first time he has ever made such a mistake. Slowly he comes to realize that people are dying without his help. He feels totally usurped and helpless. Suspecting treachery of the greatest magnitude, England's most cunning detective, Inspector Mirabelle, is called in to get to the bottom of things.
Incidentally, Death In England (Another Inspector Mirabelle Adventure) is the first and only Inspector Mirabelle adventure.
"Bobrick has a wicked sense of humor and the laughs pile up, vigorously and hilariously..." - NYTheatre.com
"Great entertainment... a laugh a minute through this tongue in cheek farce of British deductions..." - Ponca City News
- No Special Cautions
- Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
- Time Period: Contemporary
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Setting: TIME: An August Afternoon
PLACE: The tasteful study of a well-appointed London home.
- Additional Features: Not Applicable
- Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
- Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)
MICHAEL HEDGES - a man in his early fifties
JANE, THE MAID - a young woman in her mid-twenties to mid-thirties
IRENE HEDGES - Michael's wife, in her late forties
INSPECTOR BIRABELLE - a man in his late forties - early fifties
MISS CONSTANCE LAWSON - a flamboyant woman in her mid-thirties
ALFIE CROWN - a man in his early forties
JONATHAN PIKE - a sinister looking man in his mid-forties
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
The play is performed with an English accent.