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$60.00 Royalty per Performance

$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees

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Read the Play
(minus the ending)
Cliffhanger Abbey - Playscripts, Theatre Scripts, Stage Plays

Cliffhanger Abbey

Read the Play (minus the ending)

Where Perfect Manners Meet Perfect Monsters
A Comedy by
Christina Hamlett & Jamie Dare
7F / 7M + Extras
Approximate Playing time: 90 Minutes

Plain-looking Catherine Morland is an avid reader whose imagination conjures up all manner of supernatural goings-on. But she is also a romantic who longs to be courted by a handsome stranger, Henry Tilney, whom she meets while staying with her dim-witted aunt and uncle. Henry’s darkly reclusive family owns a brooding mansion teetering on bankruptcy. Patriarch General Tilney (a vampire) mistakenly believes Catherine to be wealthy and sees her presence as an opportunity to give his estate the resources it needs. Catherine, of course, is oblivious to these machinations and accepts his invitation to visit the old manor house. There, she meets the General’s dead (murdered) wife and nearly falls victim to her own untimely demise. In the interim, Catherine’s brother, James, falls madly in love with her exceptionally vain and drop-dead gorgeous best friend, Isabella (a witch) who falls for Captain Frederick Tilney (also a vampire); Isabella’s werewolf brother, John, pursues Catherine but not as much as he pursues small animals; and Eleanor Tilney, whose life resembles that of Cinderella, falls head over heels for James. Here in 1815 England, a host of zombies and other immortals learn that manners matter and monsters respect decorum. $20 Single Use Copyright Fee plus $60 Royalty per Performance for Amateur Theatre. Professional Theatre Royalties Calculated on Application.

$60.00 Royalty per Performance
$20.00 Single-Use Copyright Fees