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Tiptoe Through the Tombstones

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  6f, 4m

Months have passed since the ghastly events in Monument House occurred that are related in A Tomb with a View. Mortimer Crayle, the crusty lawyer, and his secretary have gathered the remaining members of the Tomb family at the house, ostensibly to inform this off beat bunch about their inheritance. …

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    6f, 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

Some months have passed since the ghastly events in Monument House, well known to those fmiliar with A Tomb with a View.  Now Mortimer Crayle, the crusty old lawyer, and his secretary Zoe, have gathered the last remaining Tomb family members (as offbeat a bunch as the original occupants) at the old house, ostensibly to inform them about their inheritance.  But Crayle has designs on the inheritance which demand the death of all Tombs.  Fog descends on the gloomy mansion and in the cobwebby corridors things - and people - are seldom what they seem.  With poison in every decanter and mysterious disappearances into secret passageways, host and guests alike join the increasing number of bodies in the cellar.  A glorious spoof - a worthy sequel to A Tomb with a View - although previous acquaintance with the Tombs is not required

History

First productions in 1997

Translations in German and Dutch

As of 2016 over 300 productions worldwide

Cast Attributes
  • Parts for Senior Actors
Performing Groups
  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre

VERNON PREWITT -  mid 30s

EDNA HONEYWILL - (18 - 20)

ZOE MAPLETON - mid 30s

MORTIMER CRAYLE - late 70s

OCTAVIA TOMB - 60s

HENRIETTA TOMB - mid 50s

AUGUSTUS TOMB - mid 50s

ATHENE TOMB - late 50s

LARRY LEWISS - mid 20s

FABIA TOMB - early 40s

  • 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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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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