Synopsis

Too Much the Sun

Too Much the Sun $12.99

Nicholas Pierpan

Published by Samuel French Ltd

4 Male 0 Female

Fresh out of prison, a young man returns to his English coastal home village

He takes a job offered by the local eccentric, a clockmaker and friend of his father

Storytelling, epilepsy, seafaring, lockpicking and espionage make this unique lyrical play a true delight

A story within a story tells of a son is usurped from his throne

The counterfeit king offers him a series of impossible challenges to regain his lost place - but the boy passes them all

The final test involves two envelopes - one has 'King' written inside it and the other has 'Death'

But the boy knows the king has written 'Death' - can he outwit the king and ultimately win?

The play won the Cameron Mackintosh Award Oxford University's annual New Writing Festival

Cast

The Man: around 21
The Soros: eccentric clockmaker; older
Sergeant Goodarm: seaman; 60 plus
Lestaines: foreigner with strained accent, wears black; middle-age

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