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'In Her Defence' by Helen Saxton - additional information.

'In Her Defence' by Helen Saxton
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Period and Geography
Location: England. Time Period: 1940s
Settings and Set Complexity
Number of Sets: 1
Setting: Living Room and Courtroom
Set Requirements: Furniture Only and Multiple locations in one set
The script includes characters in the following age range(s):
21 to 35
36 to 50
51 to 65
 Language Advisory:Help
Swearing rate: 1 rude word per thousand
We have identified the following types of language in the text:
Mild swearwords
Potential blasphemy
Sexual slurs
In addition to the text, the "Producer's Copy" of the Script includes the following:
A list of the required properties
A list of the required sound effects
A lighting plot
A description of the set requirements
Costume notes
Miscellaneous notes from the author
One-act thriller with several nods to Agatha Christie. Single set, split between a courtroom and a living room.
London, 1947. Philip Mackinder is dead. His wife, Catherine, has just shot him. As a court hears the evidence leading up to the murder, we witness the disintegration of the couple's marriage and discover the real, surprising truth.
Awards (won by this script or performances of the script):
Original Playwriting Award at the Oxfordshire Drama Network Festival in June 2022. Production by The Compton Players


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