Morgenstern Troupe

Malediction: The Cursed Play is the story of "The Tragedy of Prince Tyrus", a play which is considered one of the greatest of all time, yet has never been performed without a member of the cast dying in horrifying, tragic circumstances.

Over the course of two days a troupe of highly-trained and specially selected actors will come together from across all corners of the kingdom to perform the play at the request of the Queen. Each of them knows the risks.

So begins a story of thespian rivalry, love triangles, fear and superstition, which will lead to the actors asking themselves a single, unavoidable question. If the curse is real, isn’t it better to kill than be killed?

Although set in a fictional version of Shakespeare’s England, savvy readers will recognise many real allusions to the bard and his works (particularly Macbeth) throughout the novel. Those who are less familiar with Shakespeare will be equally able to enjoy the novel as an Agatha Christie-like murder mystery, where all that’s missing is the body…

Coronation - the sequel to Malediction: The Cursed Play - is set to be released in 2023.


Derek Pugh

...a brilliant yarn with as many twists and turns as used to be found in stories of the old style...

D.A. Cairns

I really enjoyed Malediction. I haven't read anything like it.

Kingsley Gittins engaging and well-written tribute to all things Shakespeare

Joanne Van Os

Star-crossed lovers, murder, curses and secrets... Sean Guy has created a delightful romp worthy of a Shakespearean troupe!

Sue Moffitt

It's clever and quirky and an exciting read... I was immersed, just like watching a play.

Terry Underwood

[The] thespians in Malediction: The Cursed Play interact with intrigue and ingenuity as they forge relentlessly towards the inevitable but unpredictable finale.

Sandra Kendell

Malediction merrily mixes genres, crime thriller, fantasy and love stories entwine to confound our expectations... more twists than a pack of twisties.