Mortimer Crayle, a crusty old lawyer, and his secretary Zoe, have gathered the last remaining Tomb family members (an offbeat bunch) at Monument House, to inform them about their inheritance. But Crayle has designs on the inheritance which demand the death of all the Tombs.
As fog descends on the gloomy mansion, in the cobwebby corridors things 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 and a worthy sequel, Tiptoe Through the Tombstones is the follow up to A Tomb with a View (previously performed by us) though no knowledge of that is needed. In collaboration with Staines Players who are performing the prequel (see Staines Players' website at www.stainesplayers.com in April, see both and follow the full story so far....
Performances - Wednesday 15th - Saturday 18th May 2019
All at Thorpe Village Hall at 8pm
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Reading - Monday 7th January 2019
Auditions - Monday 14th and Thursday 17th February
The play has 10 characters, 4 male and 6 female, as follows:
|*****||Vernon Prewitt||A stereotype homosexual from a 60’s sitcom. Limp wristed and minces for England.|
|****||Edna Honeywill||Young, dim-looking woman with frizzy hair and glasses. Dressed in an old-fashioned maid’s outfit that’s far too big for her.|
|****||Zoe Mapleton||Hard-looking woman, dressed in skirt and blouse – a straight-laced secretary|
|**||Mortimer Crayle||Older solicitor, wearing a badly-made hairpiece and dressed in a mourning suit that would not look out of place in the 1930’s.|
|**||Octavia Tomb||Mature woman, aristocratic, deathly pale and misses nothing in her black chiffon. Reminiscent of Widow Twankey.|
|****||Henrietta Tomb||Heavy tweeds, sensible shoes and a permanent scowl|
|**||Augustus Tomb||Pompous mature man wearing a monocle, Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers with a loud booming voice.|
|*****||Athene Tomb||Fluttery and highly strung, a few years older than Augustus|
|******||Larry Lewis||Younger children’s entertainer, dressed as a clown|
|****||Fabia Tomb||Busty blonde, encrusted in diamonds, tottering around in extra-high heeled shoes.|