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The action is set in 26 Waverly Lane Farnham. It should be an ordinary day for George and Melissa Model (Pronounced Mo-Dell). However it is not long before their prim and proper house keeper Miss Marble, witnesses what she thinks is an abduction and incarceration of a woman by her employers. After her protests to free the woman fall on deaf ears, Miss Marble announces that she is on strike and leaves them to it. This suits Mr. and Mrs. Model just fine as actually they would both like the house free that evening for secret soirées of their own. Each party having invented an alibi for their whereabouts for later that evening, their lies and subterfuge (E.g. a trapped rat under the stairs) lead to all kinds of misunderstandings. Enter a very early Meg (A wannabe live in housekeeper) who wants to be George’s lover. Melissa wants to use Greg’s (their gardener) gigolo skills, for her own gratification but both George and Melissa are reluctant to be the first to leave the house. Enter the Spanish neighbour’s non English speaking, soon to be living in housekeeper Lolita, who has come to collect next door’s key from Miss Marble so she can prepare next door’s house for her family’s arrival. However infidelity, deceit, and mistaken identity lead to poor innocent Lolita who is given the task of rat catcher for a fictional rat. Thus along with most of the cast at one point or other, she finds herself either hiding or being held captive in the storeroom under the stairs. Question is: will Miss Marble ever return to save the day or will they all find themselves in perpetual confusion for the foreseeable future?

Miss Marble Strikes Again by Nigel Manson

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