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The Murder Game

Constance Cox

Full Length Play, Melodrama  /  2f, 2m

Brian is financially dependent on his wife Sheila, and he is in love with another woman. An acquaintance convinces him he would be better off if Sheila were to die and then suggests a "foolproof' murder scheme, adding that he only wants the satisfaction of committing a perfect murder. The murder is …

The Murder Game

by  Constance Cox

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    2f, 2m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
Description
Brian is financially dependent on his wife Sheila, and he is in love with another woman. An acquaintance convinces him he would be better off if Sheila were to die and then suggests a "foolproof' murder scheme, adding that he only wants the satisfaction of committing a perfect murder. The murder is successfully carried out but it is not long before Brian realizes he has exchanged the frying pan for the fire.

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Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
Cautions
  • Intense Adult Themes

Licence details

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

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Details

  • Setting: A Living-room

Casting

2f, 2m
Cast Attributes
Brian Hamilton: floridly handsome, suggestions of sporting background; about 40
Gerry Stephens: shoulder-length hair, 'quite beautiful', superficially charming, but dangerous, feline, corrupt; 28 but looks younger
Sheila Hamilton: attractive, pleasant, practical, blonde; about 35
June Maitland: very pretty, very nice, very intelligent; about 26

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