Wed 15th to Sat 18th May 2019


Tiptoe


Through

the

Tombstones

by

Norman Robbins

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

Interested in being involved?
Reading - Monday 7th January 2019
Auditions - Monday 14th and Thursday 17th February

The play has 10 characters, 4 male and 6 female, as follows:

LinesCharacterDescription
*****Vernon PrewittA stereotype homosexual from a 60’s sitcom. Limp wristed and minces for England.
****Edna HoneywillYoung, dim-looking woman with frizzy hair and glasses. Dressed in an old-fashioned maid’s outfit that’s far too big for her.
****Zoe MapletonHard-looking woman, dressed in skirt and blouse – a straight-laced secretary
**Mortimer CrayleOlder solicitor, wearing a badly-made hairpiece and dressed in a mourning suit that would not look out of place in the 1930’s.
**Octavia TombMature woman, aristocratic, deathly pale and misses nothing in her black chiffon. Reminiscent of Widow Twankey.
****Henrietta TombHeavy tweeds, sensible shoes and a permanent scowl
**Augustus TombPompous mature man wearing a monocle, Norfolk jacket and knickerbockers with a loud booming voice.
*****Athene TombFluttery and highly strung, a few years older than Augustus
******Larry LewisYounger children’s entertainer, dressed as a clown
****Fabia TombBusty blonde, encrusted in diamonds, tottering around in extra-high heeled shoes.


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