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Clutching at Straws by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 128 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHilarious full-length English farce in the best Whitehall tradition. Single country-house living room set.
SynopsisJulia Benning is a pushy young businesswoman who is about to inherit her late uncle's company. However, first she needs to pass the scrutiny of her Aunt Celia. That includes assessing whether Julia's newly-acquired fiancé is going to be an asset - something he manifestly is not. Julia's solution is to borrow a substitute fiancé in the form of her friend Pippa's womanising brother. Throw in a lachrymose nurse, a jobbing solicitor and a couple who get the wrong address for their swingers' party, and Celia's house is set for a busy weekend.
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Darra's Coffin [Full-Length Version] by Roger Woodcock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 94 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length farce with a single (undertaker's workshop) setting. Contains adult language and themes.
SynopsisFuneral Director Darra's death puts the future of the business in jeopardy and workers Gladwyn, Tom and Terry take drastic action to prevent Darra's blowsy widow Winnie from selling out to competitors Musgroves. Their tactics soon get out of hand...
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A Day in the Life by Gary Diamond & Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Wide range of playing ages.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
Style A long one-act (or short full-length) farce. Single set. Contains a small amount of mild swearing and a large amount of fun!
SynopsisA family gather for the reading of a late, but not lamented, step-Father's will. Unsurprisingly, there are surprises in store for the whole bunch.
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Deborah's Party by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEnglish farce in two acts. Single domestic set. Contains mild swearing (and intimations of goings-on.)
SynopsisDeborah Jarvis has arranged a dinner party for her 'unlucky in love' work colleague Jenny. Her plan is to pair Jenny off with mild-mannered neighbour Simon. But Jenny already has a suitor in highly-strung TV producer Barnaby Ruttle. Barnaby's unwanted appearance during the course of the evening will test Deborah's nerves. Unknown to Deborah, husband Alan and even cleaning lady Mrs Seymour are also about to have their nerves tested by further arrivals.
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The Devenish Curse by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 129 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length farce, in three acts, with a single set - a lavish 'Jacobean house' lounge.
SynopsisSusie Devenish inherits Devenish Hall, but immediately realises that a large financial injection is needed to keep the house running. Her new boyfriend Jago has a scheme to help her... Unfortunately for Susie, of a nervous disposition, Devenish Hall is thought to have its own curse and that serious misfortune is about to strike someone in the house. Luckily Inspector Trench is on hand to put everyone's mind at rest. So we can all sleep easy, can't we?
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Diplomatic Relations by Geoff Bamber
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 125 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHilarious full-length farce. Single set (an ambassador's office) with plenty of places to hide!
First published in October 2009, revised October 2015.
SynopsisAmbassador Miranda Carruthers is trying to make the most of her posting to a South American backwater. She's expecting a diplomatic bigwig to celebrate the 150th anniversary of one of the local revolutions (the glorious one, apparently), but what she actually gets is a Foreign Office investigator, looking for evidence of extravagance. That and a corrupt politician trying to elope with her husband, the local security chief chasing her around her office and one of her husband's previous liaisons turning-up with less clothing than is customary in diplomatic circles. And, oh yes, there's a German anarchist on the loose.
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An Elliot Steinway Mystery by Gary Diamond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length farce, a parody of murder mysteries with labyrinthine plots! Contains mild swearing and many shots in the dark.
SynopsisHenri Gilbert is dead, and his will asserts that he was murdered. Unless all those who stood to gain for his death remain at his mansion for a fortnight, his money will go to charity. During those two weeks, Elliot Steinway, the TV detective (or rather, Donald Smart, the actor who portrayed him) must unmask the murderer and win the fortune for himself. Aided only by the solicitor and his faithful sidekick Badger, he struggles through labyrinthine plots to get to the truth... probably.
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Extended Relations by Eric Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Characters ages are especially relevant.
Run TimeAround 127 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA farce-style comedy, in two acts, with a single set.
SynopsisHillary has tracked down her birth Mother and has arranged a meeting - after six months of phone calls. Unfortunately for her, her adoptive Mother doesn't take the hint and comes round to visit on the same day. It doesn't help matters when her newly-discovered birth Dad drops by too!
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The Fat Of The Land by Richard James
20% of the authors royalties from this play will be donated to The Alzheimer's Society.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 93 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length farcical comedy, based upon an idea by Gerry Anderson.
SynopsisSecond son Peter has inherited the crumbling stately pile but none of the money, which has gone to his brother. Peter, faced with the prospect of selling the delapidated home, is determined to restore the house to its former glory. The buyer turns out to be his elder brother Andrew who has designs on turning the ancestral home into his new corporate HQ. Peter makes a last ditch attempt to make the Manor profitable and so Merridale Spa is born, playground of the rich and gullible.
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The Finish Line by Paul A J Rudelhoff & Jane Hilliard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 130 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fast moving farce with a single (kitchen) set.
SynopsisIn each Olympic year bumbling Sir Humphrey hosts an international gathering of like minded enthusiasts. He fails to recognise that the 2012 party comprises fake nuns, art forgers and grasping relatives, despite which he manages to get over the finishing line.
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