A Bad Dream

A Bad Dream $12.99

Simon Brett

Published by Samuel French Ltd

8 Male 8 Female

It's 1902 and the Bellingford Amateur Dramaticks' next production is to be A Midsummer Night's Dream

But it is a production with a difference, as it is being sponsored by (and therefore controlled by) a local entrepreneur and Henry Irving devotee, Sydney De Lainey

Rehearsals, under De Lainey's tyranny, are awkward and many tensions arise within the company, culminating in De Lainey's brutal murder

The brand-new science of fingerprinting is used to solve the crime during a performance of the Dream and the culprit is arrested

Charming and full of period detail

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