Bullshot Crummond

A Comedy for 5 Actors (3 Male, 2 Female)

Written by Ron House, Diz White, Alan Shearman,
John Neville-Andrews, Derek Cunningham

Published by Concord Theatricals Samuel French in 1974
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For over 40 years, Bullshot Crummond has enjoyed successful runs and rave reviews all around the world, including New York, London, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Amsterdam and Australia. Published by prestigious Samuel French, it continues to benefit from ongoing productions throughout the U.S. and abroad. Bullshot Crummond was the first ever theatre concert show presented on Showtime and won numerous awards during its four and a half year run in San Francisco. Beatle George Harrison’s Handmade Films made a popular film version, and reruns on both British and American television are common. The play is often studied by Universities and Colleges throughout the U.S.

The action of Bullshot Crummond takes place in 1930’s England. An irreverent spoof of cliché detective B-movies, this hilarious comedy ambitiously stages wild thrills and spills traditionally reserved for the screen: plane crashes, car chases, icy mountain cliff hangers, sword fights, and even a naval sea battle. The story follows the kidnapping of an eccentric Professor and his synthetic diamond formula by evil German masterminds. To track down her missing father, the Professor’s daughter engages the services of ace detective and dashing hero Hugh ‘Bullshot’ Crummond – unaware that he is a dim-witted, blundering idiot. Bullshot sets out to win the affections of this damsel-in-distress by rescuing her father, defeating his German arch-enemy, and impressing everyone with his overblown mental and physical abilities. Bullshot narrowly wins the day and saves the world, but it’s more by luck and bravado than any hint of skill.