A Spirited Manor - A Penny Dreadful
- Jonathan O'Neill:8 Sep. 2019“ A fantastically phantasmal thriller & haunting whodunnit. Everything on these pages drips with ghoulish atmosphere -- from the evocative characters, to the enticing lore, and the deliciously arch gallows humor. The action moves at a tense clip, and boy! there are surprises. So grab some pumpkin-spiced something-or-other and smash that download button: autumn's here, and Danley's brought the spooky. ”
- Doug DeVita:6 Jul. 2019“ What fun! With the first line, Danley grabs you by the throat and carries you along on inspired gusts of period specific dialogue that nonetheless crackles with a contemporary spin. And as tightly woven as the plot is, Danley has created a wonderfully blank canvas with which directors, designers, and cast members can have fun turning into their own highly spirited, highly mannered manor. ”
- Clara O'Hare20s - 30s,,AnyFemaleA young widow
- Thomas O'Hare20s - 30s,,AnyMaleClara's late husband, a ghost. Can be doubled with the role of Wesley Lowenherz
- Wesley Lowenherz20s - 30s,,AnyMaleA dashing medium. Can be double cast with Thomas O'Hare.
- Minnie Lowenherzteen+,,AnyFemaleWesley's late sister, now a ghost. Was a servant. Mentioned as Irish in the script, but can be changed to suit casting. Can be doubled with Woman #5
- Marguerite Matson20 - 40,,AnyFemaleheadstrong, spirited, modern woman for the age. Can be doubled with Woman #6
- Norman Scettico20 - 40,,AnyMaleA stiff scientist. Can be doubled with "Cab Driver" and "Man #1"
- Lord Horace Oroberg50+,,AnyMaleA blustering hunter. Teddy Roosevelt type. Can be double cast with Man #3
- Clifford Oroberg20 - 40,,AnyMaleLord Oroberg's son. A cad, coward, and scoundrel. Engaged to Violet Nero. Can be doubled with "Man #2" and "MC".
- Violet Nero18+,,AnyFemaleA frail young lady with a French upbringing. Engaged to Clifford Oroberg. Can be doubled with Woman #4
- Hilda Nero50+,,AnyFemaleViolet's overbearing mother; Can be double cast with Mrs. Nan
- Mrs. Nan50+,,AnyFemaleClara's housekeeper; can be double cast with Hilda Nero
- Mr. Edgar40+,,AnyMaleClara's butler; can be double cast with Gilbert
- Gilbert40+,,AnyMaleHorace's butler; can be double cast with Mr. Edgar
- Man #1 / Cab Driver20+,,AnyMale, could be non-binaryGhost chorus, can be doubled with Norman Scettico
- Man #2 / MC20+,,AnyMale, could be non-binaryGhost chorus; can be double cast with Clifford Oroberg
- Man #320+,,AnyMale, could be non-binaryGhost chorus; can be double cast with Lord Horace Oroberg
- Woman #4Any,,AnyFemale, could be non-binaryGhost chorus. Can be double cast with Violet Nero
- Woman #5Any,,AnyFemale, could be non-binaryGhost chorus. Can be double cast with Minnie Lowenherz.
- Woman #6Any,,AnyFemaleGhost chorus. Can be double cast with Marguerite Matson.