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Who Dies Wins

Seymour Matthews

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  3f, 4m, 1m or f

Leon Winter always spices up his dinner parties with a practical joke or two, so when the electricity cuts out and a mysterious voice booms from the darkness the guests on this particular night do not think the worst. Then shots ring out and the joke turns into a nightmare. The eccentric Chief Inspe…
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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    3f, 4m, 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

Leon Winter always spices up his dinner parties with a practical joke or two, so when the electricity cuts out and a mysterious voice booms from the darkness the guests on this particular night do not think the worst. Then shots ring out and the joke turns into a nightmare. The eccentric Chief Inspector Plum investigates a case that involves hidden identities, marital deception and twisted quotations from Shakespeare. And in a brilliant coup de'theatre, the audience gets a major clue to the solution well before anyone else. Funny, intriguing and exciting, WHO DIES WINS is a comedy-thriller that delivers on all fronts!

History

First performed in 1999 at 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)
  • Additional Features: Special Effects
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Setting:

The action takes place in the lounge area of a substantial detached property outside Banbury in Oxfordshire.

Casting

3f, 4m, 1m or f
Cast Attributes
  • Not Applicable

All characters 30s - 50s.

Casting Notes

The cast of characters numbers nine, but one of them never appears. However, from curtain up the audience believes that he does. How mysterious is that??

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