Corpse And Culpability
by Mike Warrick
Published by Playscripts Online
Full Length Comedy Play (120 minutes)
The action takes place in a sprawling country house, where Sylvia Sidebottom is hosting one of her celebrated themed Murder Mystery Evenings. As usual, the evening promises to be full of fun, punctuated by Sylvia’s carefully planned surprises. However, on this particular evening, not everything goes according to plan, as there are extra surprises and unfamiliar faces, as well as plenty of confusion, subterfuge and macabre twists. On a night such as this, when not everybody and not everything is what they seem, the long-suffering Police Inspector Herms and his trusty sidekick, Watson, themselves unexpected guests, struggle valiantly to work out what on earth is going on before the evening draws to its unexpected conclusion.
The play combines humorous dialogue with fast-paced comedy action. The cast list features a number of strong comic roles and there is scope for some fun with the costumes, which can be quite elaborate or less so, depending on preference.
The play can be purchased direct from Playscripts Online