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And Evermore Shall Be So

Norman Robbins

Full Length Play, Drama  /  5f, 5m

A murder mystery with more than a touch of humour. Taking its title from the traditional song "Green Grow the Rushes O" the play explores the events surrounding a murder which took place four years previously and how strangely the song lyrics seem to fit so well with the circumstances. Offering ten…

And Evermore Shall Be So

by  Norman Robbins

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5f, 5m
  • Duration
    Duration
    120 minutes (2 hours)
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Mystery/Thriller
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Appropriate for all audiences
Description

A murder mystery with more than a touch of humour. Taking its title from the traditional song "Green Grow the Rushes O" the play explores the events surrounding a murder which took place four years previously and how strangely the song lyrics seem to fit so well with the circumstances. Offering ten good acting roles, the story twists and turns, leaving your audience guessing until the very last speech of the play.

History

First production February 2010

As of 2016 over 14 productions worldwide

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
Cautions
  • No Special Cautions

Licence details

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

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Present Day
  • Duration: 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Additional Features: Not Applicable
  • Features / Contains: Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes

Setting:

The action of the play takes place in the living room of Glebe House, a rambling Victorian vicarage, presently occupied by the Rev. Edwin Summerfield and his wife.

Time: The Present

Act 1 Sc 1 A Wednesday morning in early September:  Sc 2 The following Tuesday

Act 2 Sc 1 A few Hours later. Evening: Sc 2 Six weeks later. Wednesday morning: Sc 3 Thursday evening

 

Casting

5f, 5m
Cast Attributes
  • Not Applicable

IDA, SHEILA, & GWENDOLINE - mid to late 60's

MAURICE - in his 50's

DAVID, HELEN & ROY - early to mid 40's

LYDIA, EDWIN & BRANDON - early to mid 30's

Casting Notes

Age range 30's to mid 60's though there is give and take on age range just so long as complementary characters are of similar age group

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Authors

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 always available) ...

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