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Brand new, exciting detective plays in the vein of the classic crime thrillers of the 20th century.


Murder at the Pelican Club - by Pauline Rowson


This brand new detective play Murder At The Pelican Club, is an exciting 1940s murder mystery in the vein of the classic crime thrillers of the 20th century, an Agatha Christie style detective drama that will have audiences guessing ‘who done it.’ Written with a touch of humour, the play takes place in the Pelican Nightclub and Restaurant in November 1940.

Set in 1940s war torn England. Tillie Trotman, a singer and forces sweetheart, is about to commence her final show at the Pelican Club before travelling overseas to entertain the troops. Someone, though is intent on stopping her.

Cast

Cast: 5 males 3 females
Category: Murder Mystery/Detective
Set in 1940s war torn England

Duration: Approximately 100 minutes
Acts: 4, Scenes: Act 1 Scene 1, Act 2, Scene 1, Act 3, Scene 1, Act 4 Scene 1
Principals: 1male 1female, other cast: 2females, 4males
Sets: 1

Characters
INSPECTOR DOYLE: Middle-aged man
TILLIE TROTMAN: Singer
MICHAEL EELS: A drunken musician accompanying Tillie.
MAXINE HUNTER: Tillie’s agent and manager
BRIAN BLEMMINGS: The Pelican Club Owner
MAISIE DUNCAN: Tillie’s friend
RYAN CONNOR: An Irish waiter
THE CHEF


Murder at Hillingbrook Halt -a brand new murder mystery play with atmosphere

Murder at Hillingbrook Halt is an exciting 1940s set murder mystery in the vein of the classic crime thrillers of the 20th century, which will have audiences guessing who done it and why?

Eight people are marooned in the chilly waiting room of a fogbound isolated railway station, where a coal fire is slowly dying and a cold cup of tea has been abandoned by the missing station master. Is it just chance that has thrown them together? Or is there an underlying sinister reason?  When the station master staggers into the waiting room and falls dead at their feet it's clear a killer is at large. Each one of them had the opportunity to commit the murder.  Each has a secret to withhold. One of them is a killer who will stop at nothing to protect that secret from being exposed.

The play opens on the platform and takes place in the waiting room of Hillingbrook Halt in December 1948


Cast: 5 males 3 females
Category: Murder Mystery/Detective
Set in 1948 England

Duration: Approximately 100 minutes
Acts: 3, Scenes: Act 1, Act 2, Scene 1, Act 3, Scene 1, Scene 2
Sets: 1

Cast


FELICITY DUNWOOD: Passenger who alights from the train
FRANK JANSON: Passenger who alights from the train
MAVIS SPENDLOVE: Felicity Dunwood’s friend who arrives by car
CLIVE WATKINS: Hiker and husband of Minnie Watkins who arrives on foot
MINNIE WATKINS: Hiker and wife of Clive Watkins who arrives on foot
GUY PENNYTON: Man in the car with a puncture
KEN ABBOTT: Railway enthusiast
HAROLD LEWES: Railway employee
 

Please contact us to read Act I of Murder at the Pelican Club and Murder at Hillingbrook Halt. 

Or commission an original script from crime writer and author, Pauline Rowson.


Brand new, exciting detective plays in the vein of the classic crime thrillers of the 20th century.



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Latest Production of Murder at the Pelican Club performed by the Winterbourne Players


Cast and crew of MURDER AT THE PELICAN CLUB Winterbourne PlayersCrime author Pauline Rowson's 1940 set murder mystery play, MURDER AT THE PELICAN CLUB performed by the Winterbourne Players, Bristol, from 22 to 24 November 2018 proved a smash hit with audiences.



























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Cast and crew of MURDER AT THE PELICAN CLUB Winterbourne Players

 

Inspector Doyle in action in MURDER AT THE PELICAN CLUB – Winterbourne Players

 

The musicians entertain the audience at the Pelican Club - Act One Dramacican