This spoof of English mysteries finds Miss Maple awaiting a group of mystery writers invited to eerie Ravenswood Manor where they are to assume the personalities of their fictional characters.
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THE STORY: The scene is the set where Anthony J. Lefcourt, writer and director, is rehearsing his new play, a classic whodunit (in which all the characters are named Butler) with which he hopes to regain the success that has eluded him in recent
Like every noble in the London peerage, Morgan Drummond, Marquis of Westham, expects his butler to be awaiting his return home - even when that return follows a five-year absence.
The Butler Did It! is a collection of twenty short plays with music written for the One-on-One Program, conceived as a means to create an opportunity for a child to star in his or her own play. Some of the authors included in this volume are Craig
Roy Fontaine, also known as Archie Hall, was a butler to Britain's aristocracy, and a rumoured lover of Prince Charles' great-uncle, Lord Mountbatten. He was also a serial killer whose modus operandi was to gain the confidence of his wealthy employers before taking their jewels and then their lives. The Butler Did It is the dark and strange story of an unusual friendship between screenwriter Paul Pender and Roy Fontaine, who considered Pender an ally and asked him to write his life story. In a chilling twist, Fontaine then threatened to kill Paul. In The Butler Did It, Paul Pender reveals the secrets of Roy Fontaine's double life and describes his often terrifying, yet blackly humorous, encounters with a convicted serial killer.
In 1906 two carriages arrive at Oddsen End, the estate of Lord and Lady Pilkington, each bearing an orphaned infant girl. In the first, Houndstooth, the butler, arrives with Pandora, daughter of the Pilkington’s oldest son. Her parents died in Africa. In the second is Lady Pilkington with Minnie, from a convent in Bavaria, to be a companion for Pandora. The tiny infants bear strong resemblance and skullduggery abounds! Members of the household switch them in their cradles for various reasons until no one knows who’s who. The girls grow up, Pandora the heiress apparent, and Minnie apparently the maid. Lady Pilkington lost her estate through a forced marriage. If Lord Pilkington dies first, the estate is hers and she names her heir. If she dies first, he does. Their second son, Henry, is their “spare,” but he holds no hope of inheriting. Then, during a wedding party, Lord Pilkington takes a catastrophic fall down the main staircase and later, Lady Pilkington is found dead on the floor of the wine cellar. Were they pushed? Who died first? Enter Detective Inspector Gotchas of the Flitwick Police. He and Houndstooth will sort things out and set things straight. Or will they?
Characters: 5 males, 5 females, optional chorus This is a delightful, audience pleasing, one-set, musical spoof based on Mr. Kelly's enormously popular hit The Butler Did It. Miss Maple, a flaky society dowager, invites a pack of zany detective writers to a spooky house on an isolated island and forces them to impersonate their fictional sleuths. For entertainment, she arranges some "classic" touches - a hairy face at the window, the threat of an escaped lunatic, no communications with the outside world. What she did not arrange was the body on the sitting room carpet! It's up to seedy Chandler Marlowe to solve the bizarre case and he makes a side-splitting mess of it! Ultimately, everyone has a guilty secret to confess and the real killer turns out to be the least suspected. The happy score is dotted with likeable and show-stopping hits: "Murder, Mystery and Mayhem," "The Moth to the Flame," "Cherchez La Femme," "I Know My Stuff," and, of course, "The Butler Did It," among others. Production demands are extremely modest and the cast of ten can be expanded if desired.
If you seek the ordinary, the unresponsive, the evenly centered or the un-opinionated, you might never get to know Larry Butler. There is little or no Neutral about his opinions. Fiercely loyal to his family, his adopted college, (Penn State), his religious and political beliefs, he is forceful in his enunciations, unabashed in his protestatations, and always at the ready to do battle when he perceives his values being trampled. The quintessential master of proper English, there's much to learn from his pronouncements and his history. Dave Yoho, author, professional speaker, consultant. Vienna, Va. Larry has taken what is written in his heart and mind and placed it in this book to become one and perfectly telling his fascinating story. His verbal artistry has seamlessly bridged the perennial gap between thinking and feeling. Larry's inspiring story of fighting the good fight and keeping the faith made this reader stand up and cheer for his multiple successes. Given Larry's reputation as the mastermind behind all great plans, the book title runs true: the Butler did it, indeed. Shannon Jones, CatechismClass.com. State College, Pa. The Butler Did It is a marvelous story about a consummate professional, a devoted family man, and a person I am proud to call a dear friend. Whether you want tips on building a successful media career or a life filled with purpose, this book is a must read. Dr. Rose Gabriele, Media and Marketing Consultant, Copley, Ohio Larry Butler is the complete media professional, deeply insightful in matters related to finance and investment. His memoir is a testament to a life well and enthusiastically lived. His compass points to family, friends and profession, inthat order and he has left a profound impression on each. Jeff Smith, President, Great Falls Communications, Vienna, Va.