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Leslie Darbon

LESLIE DARBON  

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    The Agency (London) Ltd  represented by Nick Quinn


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below is a list of Leslie Darbon's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

Cards On the Table         Cold Wind Blowing Up, A         Correspondents' Course         Dead On Time         Double Edge         Murder At the Vicarage         Murder By Proxy         Murder Is Announced, A         Shadow Of Doubt         Spouse Girls, The         Time To Kill         Two And Two Make Sex         Who Goes Bare?



Cards On the Table

Cards On the Table
Crime writer Mrs Oliver joins forces with Superintendent Battle of Scotland Yard to solve the murder of a wealthy collector

Notes:
Based on the book "Cards On the Table" by Agatha Christie

1st Produced:
Vaudeville, London    09 Dec 1981

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd, London   978-0573115400

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  7            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Cold Wind Blowing Up, A

Synopsis:
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Notes:
written with Peter Whelan

1st Produced:
Cologne, Germany    1983

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Correspondents' Course

Synopsis:
a young man's flat is used to set up divorce proceedings with a frantic confusion of mistaken and assumed identities

Notes:
written by Paul Finney & Leslie Darbon

1st Produced:
Westcliff-on-Sea, essex    1976

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1976   -

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Dead On Time

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Double Edge

Synopsis:
failed assassination of Prime Minister and death of Home Secretaries wife investigated by Oxford Professor of History

Notes:
written with Peter Whelan

1st Produced:
Richmond Theatre, Richmond, Surrey    1975

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1976   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Murder At the Vicarage

Synopsis:
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Notes:
Based on the novel "Murder At the Vicarage" by Agatha Christie

1st Produced:
-    1977

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Genre:
adaptation Mystery

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Murder By Proxy

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Murder Is Announced, A

Murder Is Announced, A
there is an announcement in the local newspaper stating where, when and who will be murdered at Miss Blacklock's house. But the person named does not live there. Miss Marple sorts things out

Notes:
Based on the novel "a Murder Is Announced" by Agatha Christie

1st Produced:
Brighton    1977

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French Ltd, London   978-0573112959

Music:
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Genre:
adaptation

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  7            Other:  -

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Shadow Of Doubt

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1st Produced:
Theatre Royal, Windsor    05 May 1998

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Genre:
mystery

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Spouse Girls, The

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Time To Kill

Synopsis:
Riverside Park Estate, close to Henley, reeks of affluence and the good life. Home to business executives, company directors, successful self-employed and their wives, life here is idyllic. A happy, uncomplicated existence. It would appear the only worry is where to take winter holidays. Klosters or The Bahamas? But beneath this veneer lurks a seething cauldron of resentment, jealousy and betrayal. The ladies of Riverside Park have too much time on their hands. Time to kill. One life-changing day the death of an innocent housewife rocks the very foundations of Riverside Park. How did she die? Was it suicide? Was it murder? Until this question is answered, fear stalks every man, woman and child. If it was murder, who was responsible? Maggie Parkes is determined to bring the murderer of her friend to justice. Enlisting the help of three other housewives, she isolates the chief suspect, a local Lothario. They entice him into a trap. He is forced to defend himself. He knows that to lose means death. But it soon becomes clear to these four sleuthing housewives that all is not as black and white as it seems in Riverside Park Estate. What goes on behind closed doors is about to be revealed in the most dramatic and frightening manner. What they learn about that fateful day will scar their lives forever.

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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1979   -

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Two And Two Make Sex

Two And Two Make Sex
Absurdity, taken with seriousness and decorated with the ridiculous, and logic foundering in bizarre situations these are the farcical formulas well exploited in this play. George is getting into his fifties, his sexual virility nagging at him, one way or another. He is having an affair with twenty year old Jane. His wife, Clare, sensing that something of the kind is going on, fixes up a way of dealing with the situation. Jane has a boy friend, Nick. The quartet play out their charades in a double setting, the living room of George and Clare's home, and Jane's flatlet. The cross antics, seen separately and simultaneously, are very amusing. Later on, other characters materialize, and there is a mass confrontation, most ingeniously contrived.

Notes:
written with Richard Harris

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Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1973   978-0573015489

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Genre:
Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Who Goes Bare?

Synopsis:
Running a Health Club in a large, somewhat decaying mansion can be difficult at the best of times. Add the extra problems of gambling debts, sinister crooks, a neurotic quick-change artist, staff desertion, apart from one loyal but hysterical maid, and a nude tennis player and her Scottish husband, and you have the perfect recipe for...chaos!

Notes:
written with Richard Harris

1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Samuel French, London,    -

Music:
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Genre:
Farce

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

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