Your Turn to Clean the Stair
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:

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

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