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Slaughterhouse

Full Length Play, Drama  /  6f, 4m

In Usher, his great country house, aging horror star Romney Marsh gathers a group to read a new play. When the last guest arrives, Romney unleashes the guard dogs and, with a moat full of piranha, he has his visitors trapped. Someone has been sending him newspaper clippings about the suicide thirty …
  • 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

In Usher, his great country house, aging horror star Romney Marsh gathers a group to read a new play. When the last guest arrives, Romney unleashes the guard dogs and, with a moat full of piranha, he has his visitors trapped. Someone has been sending him newspaper clippings about the suicide thirty years ago of Mabel Monk, an actress and Romney's lover. He intends to find out who is responsible, but first one of his quests is found with her throat cut. Then Romney dies, poisoned by his own chocolates. Marooned in the house with thick fog swirling outside, the guests realize that the murderer must have some connection with Mabel. The finger of suspicion points at each of them until the truth is revealed with fatal consequences.

History

First production 1991

As of 2016 over 70 productions worldwide

Cast Attributes
  • Parts for Senior Actors
Performing Groups
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Reader's Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget

EDITH - late 60s

CAROLINE - 30s

DOUGLAS - early 50s

BRADFORD - 50ish

FREDDY - 30

LINDA -  mid 40s

TANIA - late 50s

HARRIET - early 50s

STELLA - early 30s

ROMNEY - late 60s

  • Time Period Contemporary, Present Day
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Additional Features Not Applicable
  • Duration 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Cautions
    • No Special Cautions

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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 al ...

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