Synopsis

And Evermore Shall Be So

And Evermore Shall Be So $12.99

Norman Robbins

Published by Samuel French Ltd

5 Male 5 Female

A murder mystery with more than a touch of humour ...

Taking its title from the traditional song Green Grow the Rushes O, the play explores the events surrounding a murder which took place four years previously and how strangely the song lyrics seem to fit so well with the circumstances

The action focuses on the repercussions that can be felt where there is "something wrong with the village ... a sense of evil about it ..."

An author, cousin of the vicar's wife, arrives, having been encouraged to write a book about the murder

Old tensions and suspicions are brought to the surface as not everyone is in favour of raking up the past

Offering ten good acting roles, the story twists and turns, leaving the audience guessing until the very last speech of the play

Characters

Ida Cornish: inveterate gossip, early 60s

Sheila Pashley: thick-set, 60s

Helen Lilywhite: attractive, 40s

David Lilywhite: good looking, 40s

Roy Steadman: surly-looking, 40s

Lydia Summerfield: attractive, 30s

Rev. Edwin Summerfield: pleasant, 30s

Brandon Walsh: 30s

Maurice Walker: slim, 50s

Gwendoline Cranshawe: disapproving manner, expensively dressed, late 60s

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