THE HAUNTED BOOKSHOP - a thriller by Lynn Brittney
CAST: 5 men (with doubling) (3 aged 50+, 1 aged 40+ 1 aged 30+) 5 women (3 aged 50+, 1 aged 40+, 1 aged 25+).
SET: The interior of the bookshop and downstairs parlour (one set).
TECHNICAL: *** Some sound effects and lighting.
APPROX. RUNNING TIME: 1 hour and 40 minutes (without interval)
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This is the name that eccentric bookshop owner, Roger Mifflin, has given to his establishment and it is this odd name that attracts the attention of a young man called Aubrey Gilbert. Newly-returned from the war and attempting to make his career in the advertising industry, Aubrey hopes to interest Mr Mifflin in an advertising contract. He soon realises that the prospect is hopeless but finds himself charmed by Roger’s eccentric and romantic view of life and a strong friendship develops with both Roger and his amiable wife, Helen. Little does Aubrey realise that he and his new friends are about to become involved in an international conspiracy of life-threatening proportions! Set in 1919 – just after the end of the 1st World War and prior to the Paris Peace Conference – this play, adapted from a book of the same name by American writer, Christopher Morley, is both enchanting and gripping. A real “Boy’s Own Adventure”.