The playwright was delighted when three took up the comedy. Stirling Players, Bunbury Repertory Company and Esperance Theatre Trust, will all stage the one-act play over the next three months.
Full of twists and turns, the plot involves a money-strapped ‘ageing relic of the ruling class’ and his wife, who live in a crumbling country house with their butler.
‘To make matters worse, there’s an unexpected guest,’ Charteris said. ‘Her arrival signals the time for all the family’s skeletons to start coming out of the cupboard ” and there are plenty of skeletons.’
Charteris will direct Stirling Players’ production as part of a one-act play season, July 24 to August 2, including a matinee on July 27. The bill includes Impossible Crime Trainee by James Forte, directed by Stirling Players Youth member Sarah Cubbage and Matt Thompson’s The Audition, directed by Stirling’s Christine Ellis.
Tickets are $22, $20 concession, $18 members. Bookings open at Morris News on 9440 1040 on July 7.