Curtain Up on Murder

by  Bettine Manktelow

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3m, 5f

An amateur drama company is rehearsing in the theatre at the end of the pier. Storms rage overhead and the doors are locked — they are trapped! Th en a mysterious, ghostly presence passes across the stage, and when the Assistant Stage Manager falls to certain death through a trapdoor, the remaining actors are thrown into disarray. Their panic increases when one of the actresses is poisoned and it becomes evident that a murderer is in their midst ...

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Curtain Up on Murder

by  Bettine Manktelow

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    3m, 5f
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Mystery/Thriller

Additional Info

An amateur drama company is rehearsing in the theatre at the end of the pier. Storms rage overhead and the doors are locked — they are trapped! Th en a mysterious, ghostly presence passes across the stage, and when the Assistant Stage Manager falls to certain death through a trapdoor, the remaining actors are thrown into disarray. Their panic increases when one of the actresses is poisoned and it becomes evident that a murderer is in their midst ...
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Keywords

Love, Marriage

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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $75 per performance

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Casting

3m, 5f
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Casting Notes

Ages of Men (35, 40, elderly), Ages of Women (18, 20, 28, 40, 50s)

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Authors

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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