Your Turn to Clean the Stair
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
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'

Guardian

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

Scotsman

Also by Rona Munro:

The House of Bernarda Alba
The Last Witch
Scuttlers
Mary Barton (stage version)
Long Time Dead
Bold Girls
Pandas
James III: The True Mirror
Gilt
The Maiden Stone
Your Turn to Clean the Stair & Fugue
Little Eagles
The James Plays
James II: Day of the Innocents
The Astronaut's Chair
Fugue
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (stage version)
The Basement Flat
Strawberries in January
Iron
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (stage version)
Saturday at the Commodore
James I: The Key Will Keep the Lock
The Indian Boy

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