MERRIWEATHER’S MURDEROUS WEEKEND – A BRITISH WHODUNIT THAT SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN
Joan, Maggie, Jane and Annie, who have been solving murder mysteries, for the love of leisure, for twenty years.
Of course the murders are not true crimes – that is before this weekend away at Dafful Hall, at least. Barry Merriweather (host and organiser at Dafful Hall) gets the ladies’ homicidal adventure off to a rocky start but as the escapade unfolds, the ladies and Barry
start to suspect that there is more to the mystery than the mystery of the murder itself – and Barry may not even be to blame for what’s going awry!
Bodies go missing, a very convincing ‘policeman’ strolls into the picture, two thieves prey on the fake crime setup and
a cougar finds a toy-boy in this three-act comedy that puts the ‘bad’ in ‘a badly organised weekend’!
Merriweather’s Murderous Weekend has been produced successfully by The Pavilion Players.
Author: Gary Davis
Type: Short three act play
Genre: British whodunit
Cast: 5M, 7F
Ages of the actors: Adult, ages twenty to seventy
Length: 80-90 minutes
Suitable for: All ages to both perform (teen up) and watch.
Set: Dafful hall, the National Trust’s most prized possession. The building houses some fine antiques. The play takes place in the private lounge which has been set aside for the mystery weekend. there are three doors to this room and it is furnished with two sofas,two chairs a coffee table and a sideboard. It can also be embellished with other furniture to suit the size of the stage. Paintings should be hung on the walls. THE PLAY IS SET IN THE PRESENT DAY.
Level of difficulty: 7/10 – getting the British character’s accents and mannerisms right if you’re not British.
Cost is $6.50 for this previously produced digital script
Copyright © Gary Davis and Off The Wall Play Publishers
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