Duet - Comedy, by Ken Bradbury, 2016

Left without a director, these two veteran actors must read aloud the stage directions along with their lines in a English drawing room murder mystery. For those who love wrapping their tongues around stiff British accents.

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7 - 10 minutes

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  • 1 Female, 1 Male

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An excerpt …

Faux British accents would be just dandy.

HERBERT: (entering) I say, where is everyone?

ESTELLE: (entering) Is he here yet?

HERBERT: Not a soul.

ESTELLE: Pity. We were to start rehearsal at two. Do you suppose something happened?

HERBERT: At the moment, nothing is happening.

ESTELLE: Here I am, the world’s most esteemed actor, and our director is missing.

HERBERT: Most esteemed compared to me, of course.



ESTELLE: But we go on in an hour. Word has it the Queen will be in attendance today.

HERBERT: Oh, it’s always someone, isn’t it? I hope she doesn’t bring her dogs.

ESTELLE: They cough.

HERBERT: Indeed. Coughing dogs. A bother.

ESTELLE: What say we go ahead?

HERBERT: Go ahead?

ESTELLE: Rehearse without him. Who needs a director when you have a living legend like me?

HERBERT: I’m sure you meant like me.

ESTELLE: Let us not quibble, Herbert. You know how quibbling disturbs my concentration.

HERBERT: I wasn’t quibbling, Estelle. You were the quibbler.

ESTELLE: You’re quibbling.

HERBERT: I’m not.

ESTELLE: Are so.

HERBERT: But who shall give us direction?

ESTELLE: My dear Herbert, the directions are in the script … or we can just make them up as we go along. Are you game?

HERBERT: Dashing idea, Estelle. Let’s do it!

ESTELLE: Indeed! From the top?

HERBERT: From the top! … and no quibbling.

ESTELLE: Wouldn’t dream of it.




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