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The Borzoletti Monstrance

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5f, 4m

by Norman Robbins

When the Catholic Church decides to close the tiny convent of St Gudrun and dispose of its assets, it unwittingly brings tragedy to the peaceful village of Redston. For Redston’s greatest asset is the Monstrance created by legendary goldsmith, Teodoro Borzoletti, in the 18thCentury, and now believed to be worth millions to a collector.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5f, 4m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Appropriate for all audiences
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

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Summary

When the Catholic Church decides to close the tiny convent of St. Gudrun and dispose of its assets, it unwittingly brings tragedy to the peaceful village of Redston. For Redston’s greatest asset is the Monstrance created by legendary goldsmith, Teodoro Borzoletti, in the 18thCentury, and now believed to be worth millions to a collector.

In Redston Hall, Austin Reeves-Mercer, a noted Protestant, struggles to keep his ancestral home solvent, but an ancient family feud brings the actual ownership of the Monstrance into question and tensions mount.

The revelation that the Monstrance is a fake is a shock to all concerned, and when deceit, blackmail and death pay unexpected visits to Redston Hall, only one solution is possible...murder.

Cast Attributes
  • Not Applicable
Performing Groups
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

1 male late 20s

1 female mid 20's

1 male about 30

2 females - 40's

1 male early 50's

1 male late 60's

1 female late 70's

  • Time Period Present Day
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Additional Features Not Applicable
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

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Written by the author of Prescription for Murder, At the Sign of ‘The Crippled Harlequin’, And Evermore Shall Be So and more and based on a real life event, The Borzoletti Monstrance will have audiences guessing until the very end.

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Norman Robbins

Norman Robbins, one of Amateur Theatre's most popular authors, wrote his first stage show almost 60 years ago whilst working for the Yorkshire Evening Post. An avid theatregoer from the age of three (his grandparents ran the pub near the local theatre so free tickets were al ...

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