Play directory : The Late Edwina Black

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  • Author
    William Dinner and William Morum
  • Written
    1951
  • Setting
    Amberwood House, Gregory Black's home, in 1895
  • Overview
    The invalid Edwina Black has died and is about to be buried when, the night before the funeral, Detective Martin from Scotland Yard arrives to say that there is some suspicion about her death and the funeral must be delayed so that a post-mortem may be carried out.
    By this time we know that Edwina’s widower Gregory and her ‘companion’ Elizabeth are lovers, freed by her death and her bequeathed fortune to run away to Italy together, a plan to which Scotland Yard’s arrival puts an abrupt and unwelcome end.
    Will the couple find happiness or will Edwina continue to dominate their lives in death as she did in life? The twists and turns in this gripping thriller will keep the audience on the edge of their seats until the very end.