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The Long Game by Julie Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleThriller, spread over a long timescale, but in a single set.
SynopsisMarina seems very happy with the whirlwind romance and marriage to the much older Lawrence, but then she falls ill and her friends are concerned. Is Lawrence trying to drive them away? Is his stepson right about the death of his last wife? And ultimately, who is being conned by who?
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Murder at the Murder Mystery Party by Geoff Parker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy thriller in two short acts and one (dining room) set.
SynopsisRichard and Miranda's stormy marriage might reach some semblance of stability during a murder mystery party for their friends. Unfortunately tensions abound at the party and someone is actually murdered.
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Murder in the Village Hall by Emma Bevan
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length farce with a single (village hall) setting.
SynopsisThe parish council meeting is interrupted by first the local guides who borrow the table, and then the police, informing them of the death of the parish council chairman in unusual circumstances. A catalogue of disaster follows as the bumbling Inspector tries to solve the murder, but the murderer is still at large and on the rampage with an apparent grudge against the parish council. This comedy thriller follows the investigation real time. Can anyone work out who the killer is before it’s too late? Will the guides return the table? Will the rain ever stop and will the meeting ever be finished?
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Obvious Guilt by Ethan Bortman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 81 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length drama, with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisNigel is a smart man: a Psychiatrist, no less. But his wife has gone missing and her mother is determined to involve the police. As time goes by, things look blacker for Nigel, but he protests his innocence to the last.
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Pawn by Brian Marchbank
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!] Experiential run time (first production) 1 hour, 2 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleCharacter comedy structured as a thriller. Single pawn shop setting. On the boundary between a full-length and a one-act play.
SynopsisThe robbery of a Manchester pawn shop goes wrong and becomes a hostage situation, trapped together the hostages and hostage takers realise there is history between them, the resulting friction requires the novice police negotiator to deal with both volatile groups to resolve the situation.
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Read All About It by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. The minimum character count assumes that the driver doubles as D.I. Throgge.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy Thriller. Single main stage set with additional car interior set in front of the main stage. Includes gun violence and mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's a big day for McTaggart, the editor of The Biggleswick Bugle - he's meeting the mayor of the German twin town, and he's out to impress. Unfortunately, that means relying on his staff. There's Ted, the disillusioned hack, Britney who does the classifieds, Blodwen Jones - Jones the Death - the obituary specialist, Kevin the odd-job man and Mrs. Parmeter, the tea lady. And there's a madman on the loose. With a machine gun. Things just aren't going the way they were planned...
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Reasonable Doubt by A.D. Peters
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePlay in two short acts - courtroom drama and crime - the way the jury sees is, and the way it happened.
SynopsisA tense courtroom drama with the prosecutor battling a slick defence lawyer at the murder trial of social misfit Josephine Mason. The second act takes the form of a flashback portraying the murder of which she is accused. We are left with the dilemma of knowing jury's decision before we learn the identity of the murderer. We are then able to evaluate the justice of the verdict, wherein lies the final twist.
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Some People by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy thriller. Single (hotel lobby) set, made complicated by the presence of a functioning lift (or, at least, a functioning set of lift doors). Contains mild swearing (and eccentricity).
SynopsisThings are busy enough at the Lucky Star Hotel, what with the lift being almost as unpredictable as the guests and staff, but now there are two jewel thieves returning to claim the loot they buried years before... under the kitchen floor!
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Towser's Table by Pete Benson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 34. No chorus. A mixture of aduts, teenagers and a couple of slightly younger children.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy, structurally in one act, but with a run time that puts it into our full-length category. The author has combined satire, farce and affecting pathos to great effect.
SynopsisA murder investigation with a difference sees Private Investigator Jack Doyle using narration and flashbacks in his quest to identify the perpetrator.
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Where There's A Will... by Alan Tibbles
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 130 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length thriller in a single domestic set.
SynopsisSet in the 1950s English countryside this thriller starts with the Nesbitts and their spouses being called together unexpectedly by their widowed step mother Violet. They gather in the peaceful country home of wealthy Esmerelda Barton for whom Violet has been acting as companion. Old enmities and rivalries emerge and secrets are exposed. All is definitely not as it seems and death is in the air. All is eventually revealed in this cleverly-constructed thriller.
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