The Moonstone


R.N. Sandburg from Wilkie Collins

Published by Dramatic Publishing

6 Male 5 Female

The moonstone, a sacred Indian gem protected by three guards and an ancient curse, is stolen by the British officer Herncastle

His life dissolves into ruin, his family rejecting him

In an act of revenge, he bequeaths the moonstone to his niece, Rachel, for her 18th birthday

As expected, the moonstone wreaks chaos on the family, disappearing the very night it is given to Rachel

Her plans to marry Franklin Blake are destroyed. Her high-minded cousin Godfrey is attacked

And the most renowned detective in all England suspects that the thief is none other than Rachel herself

The curse will only be removed with the return of the moonstone to its proper place

The Moonstone, filled with memorable characters, is quite sophisticated in delineating the complexities and misunderstanding of human interaction

It is considered to be among the best of English detective stories

Cast can be doubled and also requires 1 child

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