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Love from a Stranger

A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps a traveler off her feet. Little does she know the ghastly truth about her new beau...

  • Full Length Play
  • Mystery/Thriller, Drama

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Teen (Age 14 - 18), Adult
  • Set Requirements: Interior Set

  • Performance Group:
  • Dinner Theatre, Community Theatre, High School/Secondary, Professional Theatre, College Theatre / Student
Cecily Harrington's fiance is traveling in the Sudan, when she wins a big prize in a sweepstake and decides to postpone the wedding to spend a portion of the money on a European trip. 

During her travels, she meets Bruce Lovell, who sweeps the romance-craving Cecily off her feet, marries her, and takes her to his out-of-the-way cottage in the country. 

However, Lovell is not the charming gentleman he appears to be. Instead, he is a homicidal maniac of the most eerie, repulsive type, and is resolved to murder his new wife, just as he has murdered several other women before her. 

When a series of circumstances leads Cecily to realize the ghastly fact, she finds herself caught like a rat in a trap, unsure of how she will escape...

REVIEWS:

"There's a familiarity to the story, and the tone is set with period costumes... and stage design... and enhanced by the light British dialect and stock characters."

Tina Farmer

Premiere Production: Produced at the New Theatre, St. Martin's Lane, London, W.C.2, on March 31st, 1936.
  • Casting: 4M, 4F

  • LOUIS GARRAD
    MAVIS WILSON
    CECILY HARRINGTON
    BRUCE LOVELL
    NIGEL LAWRENCE
    HODGSON
    ETHEL
    DR. GRIBBLE
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    Cecily Harrington's fiance is traveling in the Sudan, when she wins a big prize in a sweepstake and decides to postpone the wedding to spend a portion of the money on a European trip.

    During her travels, she meets Bruce Lovell, who sweeps the romance-craving Cecily off her feet, marries her, and takes her to his out-of-the-way cottage in the country.

    However, Lovell is not the charming gentleman he appears to be. Instead, he is a homicidal maniac of the most eerie, repulsive type, and is resolved to murder his new wife, just as he has murdered several other women before her.

    When a series of circumstances leads Cecily to realize the ghastly fact, she finds herself caught like a rat in a trap, unsure of how she will escape...

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