A fishy tale of intrigue, scandal and inheritance! Could the Lady of the Manor be about to
be toppled off her high and mighty perch?
Lady Trout is a member of the minor English aristocracy and acts as if she were the
Queen’s best friend. She wears smart country day clothes and a string of pearls, sparkling
brooch and a tiara.
Mabel Fish is rather common and loud and is Lady Trout’s cleaner. She wears shabby
clothes and a pinny and usually has at least one hair curler somewhere on her head.
This duologue is all about presenting two very different characters on stage and
emphasising the play on words in the script.
There are a few props required to set the scene as an elegant sitting room in a stately