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'The Death on the Smug Juggler' by Richard Coleman - additional information.

'The Death on the Smug Juggler' by Richard Coleman
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Period and Geography
Location: Egypt. Time Period: 1950s
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 1
Setting: Ship, 'Other Location' and Front-of-Curtain
Set Requirements: Backdrops/simple flats, Practical Doors/Windows and Multiple locations in one set
The script includes characters in the following age range(s):
Unspecified ages
 Language Advisory:Help
Swearing rate: less than 1 known rude word per thousand.
We have identified the following types of language in the text:
Mild swearwords
In addition to the text, the "Producer's Copy" of the Script includes the following:
A list of the required properties
Classical 'Whodunnit' - a closed environment, a murder and lots of motives - as a full-length play. Single main set plus front-of-gauze scenes. Simple props.
Theodore Shimmer is a businessman, smuggler, blackmailer and crook - a man who easily attracts enemies - and many of them seem to have been invited onto 'The Smug Juggler' for a Nile cruise. There's the fading film-star, the debt-ridden gambler, the dodgy doctor and the business rival. No surprise, then, that Theodore Shimmer is found dead. However, the manner of his death is more of a surprise. (Fans of this genre will be led to thinking that they are witnessing a cross between 'Death on the Nile' and 'Murder on the Orient Express' - only to be taken in by the author's cunning plot twist!)


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