The Curse of Miss Fortune (2011)

cover_thecurseofmissfortuneFor 2011, The Fringe Files showcased new comedy whodunit spoof The Curse of Miss Fortune, written and directed by Michael Starr, with assistance from Quintin Mitchell.

The Plot

Traditional British 70’s satire meets Classic 50’s transatlantic noir, with a dollop of 80’s B-movie magic. Introducing The Curse of Miss Fortune, a minimalistic cross-genre satire comedy featuring a gullible couple, a sex-mad boss, a seductive femme fatale, an angry landlord, a flirty secretary and a cursed pig?!

The Notes

The Curse of Miss Fortune was the debut production for The Fringe Files. Auditions and rehearsals were held at The Backwell Playhouse, Bristol. The cast / crew consisted of Michael Starr (writer / director / producer), Quintin Mitchell (assistant director / performer), Arianne Wolodarsky (props master / performer), Theresa Roche (performer), Stuart Lyddon (performer), David Hopper (performer), Angela Eyton (performer), Louise-marie Bowen (performer), Jeff Haas (graphic illustrator) & Philip Sherwood (photography).

The Timetable

Rehearsals took place between May and July, 2011 at The Backwell Playhouse (Bristol). Performance venues were at The Backwell Playhouse (Bristol) on July 31, 2011, The Hen & Chickens Theatre Pub (Islington) August 7, 2011 & theSpaces UK @ Edfringe (Edinburgh), as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (August 9 to 13, 2011)

The Team

The following members were involved in this production:


Michael Starr Director / Writer / Producer
Jeff Haas Graphic Illustrator
Philip Sherwood Photography
Arianne Wolodarsky Performer / Props Master
Quintin Mitchell Performer
Stuart Lyddon Performer
Theresa Roche Performer
David Hopper Performer
Angela Eyton Performer
Louise-marie Bowen Performer
Peter Tells Lies Support Act


The Script

This script is now available to digitally download for free. If you do perform this play, please do consider offering a token donation to the writer. Click here to visit the download page.

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