David Foxton

Published by Samuel French Ltd

6 Male 9 Female

One-act drama set in a room in a 12th-century manor house ...

A tour guide is taking a group of visitors around a 12th-century manor and brings them to a mysterious room with no windows or doors, an oubliette, from the French for "to forget"

Unknown to the present-day tourists, they are accompanied in the room by Anne who lived in the manor 500 years previously as a servant girl to its lord, James Darlow

She is soon joined by a group of other servants who have been stealing from their master, and by Susan Makem, an eccentric loner rumoured to be a witch

As the story unfolds the reason for the "oubliette" becomes clear ...


Anne Marston, Cath, Alison, Meg Warren, Jane, Liz, Rebecca, Mary Morton, Susan Makem, servant girls

Simon, a servant boy. James Darlow, the lord of the manor. Richard Darlow, his brother. Pastor Arnold. Dr Allenby. Mason

Guides 1-4. Visitors 1-3

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