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. 

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Death in England

by  Sam Bobrick

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    5m, 3f
  • Duration

    Duration

    90 minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Not Applicable
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    Not Applicable
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

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.

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Reviews

REVIEWS

"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

Keywords

Betrayal, Death

Considerations

Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Outdoor
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

Cautions

  • No Special Cautions

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

Production

Details

  • 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

Music

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

Casting

5m, 3f
DEATH - a handsome young man in his thirties
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
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)

Casting Notes

The play is performed with an English accent.

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Authors

Sam Bobrick

Sam Bobrick has written and co-written over forty plays, most of them performed throughout the world, which include: Norman, Is That You?, Murder at the Howard Johnson's, Weekend Comedy, Remember Me?, Death in England, Passengers, Are You Sure?, Baggage, Getting Sara Married, The Spider or the Fly, and - without Willia ...

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