A Town Without Heroes – Award Winning British Drama about a House with Secrets

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The house where an exiled best selling Eastern European writer wrote his autobiography, earning him a world-wide reputation, has been turned into a museum in his honour. But what should become of this reputation, when the dark truths of his past life are revealed after his death? The truths include murder, adultery, child sexual abuse, possible incest and the life of his most recent victim effectively destroyed. Ten years on, the local council, who know nothing about the dark side of Zydiski’s life, acquire the house, and open it as a museum dedicated to the writer. Not long after the museum opens, Krystal, who grew up in the house is invited to the museum by the curator Holly. But Krystal remembers nothing about her life in this house, her parents or Zydiski despite living there until she was thirteen years old. But the secrets of the house and what happened to her will come out, one way or another. A drama about a house with secrets.

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Actor Richard Dodd who played the part of the leading character Zydiski – for which he received best actor award.

A TOWN WITHOUT HEROES – A DRAMA ABOUT A HOUSE WITH SECRETS

The house where an exiled best selling Eastern European writer wrote his autobiography, earning him a world-wide reputation, has been turned into a museum in his honour. But what should become of this reputation, when the dark truths of his past life are revealed after his death? The truths include murder, adultery, child sexual abuse, possible incest and the life of his most recent victim effectively destroyed. Ten years on, the local council, who know nothing about the dark side of Zydiski’s life, acquire the house, and open it as a museum dedicated to the writer. Not long after the museum opens, Krystal, who grew up in the house is invited to the museum by the curator Holly. But Krystal remembers nothing about her life in this house, her parents or Zydiski despite living there until she was thirteen years old. But the secrets of the house and what happened to her will come out, one way or another. A drama about a house with secrets.

This play was written for a one off performance at a local Drama Festival. The actor in the leading role won the best actor award, with two other actors being highly commended for their performances. This play offers an opportunity for the actors to excel in their portrayal of the characters – characters that are each very different.

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Author: James Chalmers

Type: One act play

Genre: Drama about a house with secrets

Cast: 4 Female & 2 Male (Alternatively 3 female & 3 male)

Ages of the actors: Teen to adults in their fifties

Suitable for: Adults to watch (incest and infidelity discussed)

Length: 40 – 45 minutes

Set: The minium requirements are a small kitchen table and two chairs. The table should be situated downstage to bring the action as close to the audience as possible. If there’s an empty space behind the table, this should be closed off by stage tabs or by using some free standing flats. The Play has three settings:- 1) the former kitchen of the house that’s now the main room of interest in the museum; 2) Zydiski’s table in the Café Lytz; and 3) the kitchen of Vertlo’s house in England. Scene changes involve moving from one location to another and a shift in time. This can be achieved with a lighting-change, plus a short piece of music appropriate to the year of the scene that follows.

Level of Difficulty: 8/10 – this play deals with a difficult topic and the emotions of the main actress should rise throughout

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