Your Turn to Clean the Stair

Cast: 3f 2m

Staging: Single built set

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

First Staged:
Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 1992

Your Turn to Clean the Stair

By Rona Munro

A comically sinister study of the tensions in an Edinburgh tenement.

Old Mrs Mackie has always been in charge of her stair, the communal stairwell she shares with inhabitants like tough single-mum Kay and brittle young couple Lisa and Brian. And then there's dodgy Bobby who just gets on everyone's nerves. So when – after avoiding his stair-cleaning duties once again – Bobby's body is found at the bottom of the stairs, the question is not did he fall or was he pushed, but whodunnit?

Rona Munro's play Your Turn to Clean the Stair was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, in April 1992 and subsequently on tour.

Press Quotes

'Neat, well-organised psychological whodunnit – full of wit and energy'


'Develops almost imperceptibly from slice-of-life realism into a subtle study of sexual relationships and contrasting attitudes to sex'


Cast: 3f 2m

Staging:Single built set

Amateur rights performance fee: £85 per performance (plus VAT where applicable)

Also by Rona Munro:

Long Time Dead
Your Turn to Clean the Stair & Fugue
James IV: Queen of the Fight
The Maiden Stone
The Astronaut's Chair
The Last Witch
Mary Barton
Scottish Shorts
Bold Girls
The James Plays
The House of Bernarda Alba
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
James III: The True Mirror
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
The Indian Boy
Strawberries in January
Little Eagles
James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock
James V: Katherine
James II: Day of the Innocents
The Basement Flat
Saturday at the Commodore

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