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LADY IN DANGER by Max Afford

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sub1 THEMES: Murder-mystery, Crime, World War Two

CHARACTER AGES: 18+

Length
LENGTH: 1.5 Hours
Cast Size
CAST SIZE: 5 - 6 Cast Members
Target Audience
TARGET AUDIENCE: Adult
   PLAYWRIGHT: Max Afford
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SYNOPSIS Murder! Mystery! Suspense ... and don't forget the Nazi sympathisers.

Monica Sefton is a lady in danger. With all the research she's been doing for her latest crime novel she's figured out how to commit the perfect murder. And with the help of her neighbour Doctor Gresham, it's just the formula for the perfect poison that she needs and she'll have the biggest crime novel ever written in her hands. That is, if she doesn't become a part of a murder plot herself.

Her husband Bill's been sacked from his job as a crime reporter because he knew too much about the illustrious philanthropist Sir Charles Redmond and his shady past. When Redmond is found dead due to mysterious causes and an unfamiliar corpse becomes uncovered in the Sefton's closet, the Sefton's find themselves embroiled in a scandal straight out of the pages of a murder mystery.

Will Monica's perfect crime become more than a work of fiction? Will an innocent person be put away for a scandalous murder? And who will be caught with blood on their hands?

PRODUCTION HISTORY Lady in Danger is one of Afford's most successful and recognisable works. First performed at the Independent Theatre in 1942, the play then enjoyed its first professional season at Sydney's Theatre Royal in 1944 before becoming the first Australian play to make it to Broadway. During its 1945 season at the Broadhurst Theatre in the prestigious New York theatre district, Lady in Danger was adapted by Lee Shubert and Alexander Kirkland and starred Kirkland himself. This classic comedy thriller was later adapted for television in 1959 through the ABC; and has continued to thrill, inspire and entertain audiences for generations.

ISBN:  9781921390395

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