It is the eve of the famous Royal Ascot race meeting. Lord and Lady Lavender have invited their friends, family and associates to their traditional Ascot eve dinner at the Manor. Trotsky, Lord Lavender's famous horse, is favourite. Shorty Leggup, Lord Lavender's senior jockey, is to ride Trotsky. Someone murders Trotsky and Shorty. Everyone has motive and opportunity for the murder.

  • theatre restaurant
  • 90
  • 11 total
  • 5 female identifying, 6 male identifying
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Male | Unspecified | 5 to 10 minutes
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EXTRACT: I tell you what, its a crook old rap guv'nor. Stitched me up good and proper they 'ave. Reckon I'm the one what's responsible for the demise of the champion jockey Shorty Leggup. You seen what's been going on. I didn't have nothing to do wiv it. "Ere's a bloke doin 'is onest best to make an 'onest quid as an 'onest butler and what 'appens? what 'appens I asks you. I gets fair stitched up by the bleedin toffs.

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