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The Affairs At Meddler's Top by Richard Coleman
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA hilarious comic spoof of a murder mystery, set in the 1920s. (Two acts - but relatively short.)
SynopsisA country house weekend is organised with a view to trapping a thief. Various tangled affairs are revealed, leading up to a murder.
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The Amateur Killer by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 102 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length murder mystery thriller with multiple endings.
SynopsisTheatre director Daniel is letting his personal history with Lucas affect their relationship as he directs the production of Adieu in the local Dramatic Society. But it’s his knowledge of Lucas’ affair with Natalie that will lead to murder.
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Any Colour But Red by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Fourteen on-stage characters (including a detective written male, but playable by either gender) and an offstage female voice.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!] The original production took 50 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleComedy whodunnit with adult themes. Two almost identical kitchen sets!
SynopsisWhen Jim and Jani hold an Open Morning to sell their house, a mix-up in arrangements sends them some extremely unusual prospective buyers, some with bizarre expectations. Twenty-four hours later, the house has become a crime scene and the police need the help of the neighbours, Fred and Molly.
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Being of Sound Mind by Andrew Hull
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. (One character is - deliberately - uncredited in the script.)
Run TimeAround 140 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length murder mystery. Single set.
SynopsisEdward Goodchild has died, and the will is read. Penny and Stephen are hoping for cash. Rebecca wants the truth about her sister's death. Martin is surprised to be there, but to get a single penny, they must first survive a night in the house.
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Bye Bye Miss Amelia Pye by Patricia Gay
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Three characters are portrayed in both 1959 and 2009.
Run TimeAround 94 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length detective thriller with a single simple setting. Action slips between 2009 and 1959.
SynopsisIn 1959, in the remote Longmoor Manor, a young girl called Amelia Pye was found murdered. Arthur Pye, an ex-commando turned communist was the prime suspect. However, his guilt was never proven. In 2009 the long-married Charlotte and Edward Colville play host to the obnoxious Selena Harper and her mollycoddled son Hadley. Hadley, with his unhealthy fascination with murder, fancies himself as an amateur sleuth, and sets out to solve the mystery.
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Corner's Last Case by Martin Ward
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy whodunnit in two short acts. (In length it's on the boundary between a one-act play and a full-length play.) Three remarkably similar office sets.
SynopsisThe legendary, brilliant Inspector Corner is not only up against the dastardly Butcher of Baker Street but also has to contend with his superior the mysterious Superintendent Marsha Mallow. This jolly ripping yarn sees the Inspector solve more than just the murder of Sir Newell Post as he comes up against the Russian Mafia in the shape of the Sodov brothers (one of whom is female).
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The Crime Done in Rhyme by tlc Creative
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming skit (parody of Dr. Seuss) no set requirements, a few common props.
SynopsisThere's been murder afoot, but who can have done it? If there's a prize for rhymed mystery, this one has won it! The victim's a cat, but much more than that, He's a cat that has often been seen in a hat. A detective is called and a Mistress is found, (while the corpse of the cat is left there on the ground). It's funny, irreverent and won't take much time, and the best of it is, every line is in rhyme!
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Custard and Disinfectant by Jim Pinnock
Performance by Carbost Community Drama came overall second at the Skye Division One Act Drama Festival, 2012
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleMurder mystery with a darkly comic edge. Includes swearing.
SynopsisAlbert's a terror in the old folks' home, making improper suggestions and using bad language. But when he's found dead with a dagger in his chest and sleeping pills under his chair, the problem isn't whodunit, but who DIDN'T...
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'Custard and Disinfectant' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Death in a Most Peculiar Manor by Roger Mathewson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 150 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length murder mystery play. Single box set - the classic domestic set, complete with French windows. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisOld, right-wing Sir Edwin teagle-Bland is furious with his son for being thrown out of college and worried his wife will find out he's planning to sell off part of the estate to make a golf course. When he's killed in his own gun room, most people assume it's suicide, but there's much more than meets the eye.
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Death in Character by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Characters are all adults.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act whodunnit, with lots of comic potential. Single simple set (a theatre stage strewn with the debris of previous productions), one act play.
SynopsisThe management committee meets on the stage for the last time to arrange closure of their theatre. By the end of the evening the police are called in to investigate a murder with a rather unusual victim.
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