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Lady Audley's Secret

Constance Cox

Short Play, Melodrama  /  8f, 4m

Adapted from Miss Braddon's novel

Lady Audley's Secret

by  Constance Cox

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  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    8f, 4m
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Period
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    • Adult
    • Senior
    • Teen (Age 14 - 18)
Description
A one-act version of the famous old melodrama concerning the ambitious, unscrupulous Lady Audley who, in order to preserve her present situation is prepared, when an unwanted husband returns, to attempt to get rid of him in the garden well. But she is observed - and, struggle and twist as she may, neither bribery nor attempted arson avail her. Nemesis overtakes her and tragedy ensues.

Considerations

Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Senior Theatre
Cautions
  • Mild Adult Themes

Licence details

  • Minimum Fee: £30 per performance plus VAT when applicable.

Specifics

Details

  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Setting: A Garden
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

8f, 4m
Cast Attributes
Luke Marks: roughish, countryman; middle aged
Phoebe Marks: faded prettiness; early middle aged
Mrs Watson: housekeeper; middle aged
Simpson: maid; young
Sir Michael Audley: aristocratic; elderly
Lady Audley: attractive, strong personality, ruthless; 30s
Alicia Audley: pretty: 20s
Robert Audley: pleasant, upright; about 30
George Talboys: lonely, somewhat embittered; mid-30s
Mrs Williams: Betty Rowlands: Mrs Ashton: countrywomen

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Constance Cox

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