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Anagram of Murder

Seymour Matthews

Full Length Play, Drama  /  2f, 3m, 1m or f

Anagram of Murder
by Seymour Matthews

This tense, dramatic thriller contains plenty of twists to keep your audience guessing. Beautiful Veronica plots to murder her writer husband, Gus, but becomes alarmed when Gus discusses the plot of his new novel, which is uncomfortably close to her …

Anagram of Murder

by  Seymour Matthews

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 3m, 1m or f
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13)
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description

In this tense, dramatic thriller there are more than enough twists to keep your audience guessing. Beautiful Veronica enlists the help of a former lover to murder her writer husband, Gus, whilst all the time plotting to run away with her current lover. She becomes alarmed when Gus discusses the plot of his new novel and she finds it uncomfortably close to her murder plans. She presses ahead with her scheme, however, but things do not run entirely smoothly. Next day the police report the finding of a body... but is it Gus? And how 'personally involved' is the detective in charge of the case? The final denouement contains several more surprises before the guilty are brought to justice.

History

First performed in 1983 at Southwold Theatre and Frinton Summer Theatre by Jack Watling Productions Ltd.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
  • Church / Religious Groups
Cautions
  • Gun Shots

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Setting:

    A living-room of a large house in Frinton-on-Sea.

  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Casting

2f, 3m, 1m or f
Cast Attributes
  • Not Applicable

M3 (40s, 50s) F3 (20s-40s)

Casting Notes

The police constable could be either male or female.

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