|An Inspector Falls|
|Author||HAILS, Christopher - Other Plays by this Author - Contact Author|
|Synopsis||In an attempt to alleviate overstretched Police resources, Detective Inspector Chris Chapman and Detective Sergeant Maria Lawson attend the sudden death of Peter Fisher, a man living alone. It appears to be a routine incident.
As they await the arrival of the next of kin and the undertakers, they make a startling discovery - the dead man is a woman. Why is the house so clean? Why is the dead woman dressed as a man? Who are the next of kin? Is Doctor Jenkins a real doctor and did he really leave to attend an emergency?
When Glenda and Bryan Fisher arrive, claiming to be the parents of the deceased, the Inspector decides to play along with their subterfuge.
When their pretence is finally exposed, can the Inspector bring himself to treat the incident as just a sudden death or as murder? Sergeant Lawson is in no doubt that the Fisher's should be allowed to make the necessary funeral arrangements and the Police close the incident - but why?|
|Cast||2 F, 2 M (minimum 4)|
Chris (40s) Maria(20s) Glenda(60s) Bryan(60s)
|Production||The action takes place in the bedroom of the deceased. For practicalities, the deceased should be a dummy. The use of props should be kept to a minimum. A mobile phone is used for outgoing calls only. The presence of the body under the duvet throughout the play underpins the drama as it unfolds. There is only one entrance and exit at stage left, although stage right is used once by the character, Maria. |
|Status||Available for performance|
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|AN INSPECTOR FALLS.doc||Sat, 22nd Dec 2007||full script||Available to print: £0.00||Download here|
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|Amateur Performance||Up to 600 seats. EEC Countries.||£15.00 per performance|
|Professional Performance||Up to 600 seats. EEC Countries.||£25.00 per performance|
Originally from the North East of England and ex RAF. All but retired and enjoying life in Cyprus. Still writing and acting. Having written over 50 plays over the last eight years, my plays are slowly coming into vogue which is not a bad thing.