Too Much the Sun
Published by Samuel French Ltd
4 Male 0 Female
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
The Man: around 21
The Soros: eccentric clockmaker; older
Sergeant Goodarm: seaman; 60 plus
Lestaines: foreigner with strained accent, wears black; middle-age