Mystery at Greenfingers

by  J.B. Priestley

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 6f

A snowstorm traps a group of guests and crew into the Greenfingers Palace Hotel. A detective is sent to the hotel to investigate a top secret crime, but it is Miss Tracey and new hostess who solve everything.

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Mystery at Greenfingers

by  J.B. Priestley

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 6f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Additional Info

In the closed Greenfingers Palace Hotel part of the staff is enduring a violent snowstorm. They include the chef who is secretly married to the housekeeper, the new social hostess, two maids, the assistant manager and the sleek bartender. Into this group comes Robert Crowther, the rather stupid house detective sent to investigate something secret. As the snowstorm intensifies, a Miss Tracey appears and has a passenger brought in from her car. That night there is a shot and Miss Tracey's passenger disappears from her room even though the doors and windows are locked from the inside. There is an inquisition by Crowther, but it is Miss Tracey and new hostess who solve everything.
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Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance
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Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary, Present Day
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Music

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

4m, 6f
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  • Ensemble cast

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Authors

J.B. Priestley

John Boynton Priestley (1894 - 1984) was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, son of a schoolmaster. He left Belle Vue School at 16 and worked in a wool office, beginning to write in his spare time. He volunteered for the army in 1914 and served throughout the First World War, surviving the grim conditions of the trenches. He ...

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