The Final Act


Written by Andy Hawkes

If an actor creates a scene, it may be curtains…

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Gresham Laud is not a director without enemies. When he delivers the shock announcement, at the celebratory end-of-run party, that the Shadow Players have run out of money and will be disbanded, his sense of timing could not have been worse, For within the drama group there are many soon-to-be unemployed members who would like nothing more than to stage a little accident…

Dramatic Personae

  • Gresham Laud: the director with an eye for the ladies who is not averse to a little blackmail…
  • Gloria Raymond: an ageing actress who is a little past her best; cast aside by the notorious Gresham for a newer model…
  • Suzy Adams: the rising star who is the new object of Gresham’s affections…
  • Dominic Devalera: Suzy’s boyfriend, he is not above a little jealousy…
  • Alphonse Rubric: An ageing alcoholic old queen who has difficulty learning his lines…
  • Betty Adams: the wardrobe mistress, she is Suzy’s mother and would do anything to protect her daughter from Gresham’s advances…
  • Fred Howard: the odd-job man with more to him than meets the eye…
  • Inspector Foot of the Yard, the detective who finds himself in the middle of a perplexing murder mystery…

Additional information


5 male, 3 female


Inspector Foot could be played by a female actor

Alternate Endings



Present day

Special Costume Requirements


Staging Requirements

Nothing special

Suitability for Family Audiences

Suitable for all ages


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