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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
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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The Necessity Of Atheism by Seán Lang
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act historical play
SynopsisOxford, 1811. Amidst harsh laws restricting the freedom of the press, Percy Bysshe Shelley, a rather unorthodox, flamboyant undergraduate, publishes a short pamphlet called The Necessity of Atheism. The Master of his college is inclined to dismiss it as a bit of undergraduate exuberance but Lord Eldon, Lord Chancellor of England and old member of the college, takes a much more serious view.
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Not 2B by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Excellent characters. Amanda especially would be a joy of a part - a scatty woman who's raised two wildly ambitious children, kind and soft except when she gets onto the subject of her ex-husband when she becomes positively possessed.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwo-act play (but on the shorter side of that form). Single domestic set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisAmanda worries that her children, Tom and Laura, are too ambitious. Tom sets Laura up with a guy from his company, but the evening takes a few twists that no one was expecting. Luckily it all goes over Amanda's head, and she tells herself she's got a happy ending after all.
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Nothing Old Nothing New by Anne Graham
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA farce with a single-setting - set over two acts, though could be performed in one. Some strong language
SynopsisValerie is dead but unable to leave her house, now occupied by her son and his wife Zoe - the cause of her fury and her enforced sit-in. Her grandson arrives to find his mother making plans for his sister’s wedding. When the bride and groom and his father arrive for the weekend along with the groom’s psychic mother, scandalous revelations lead to the wedding plans being blown apart and a ruined weekend, although chaotic events lead to Valerie’s happy release.
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Orshina by Hanit Guli
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 74 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSuggestion for one background song to be played during the opening scene. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act drama - though could be performed in two acts. U.S. English.
SynopsisThe night before he 'disappears' for a year, Israel and his wife Nili gather their daughters for a family dinner, and argue about whether or not to tell the girls the truth about where their father is going. Both girls have secrets of their own to reveal, however, and there are arguments aplenty during the darkly dysfunctional family meal.
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Outside the Box by JPS Yates
Performance by Tarrystone Players won the John Rigg Award for Best Comedy and the South of England Building Society Award for Best Stage Presentation at the Maidenhead Drama Festival 2011.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Six on--stage actors plus three offstage voices appearing briefly at the start (so could be recordings).
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play for adults, satirising office life - where the office workers are nursery toys. Single set. Written in one act, but quite long. A cracking pace might get it down to one-act-play festival length. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThe nursery toys are mostly happy with their lot in life - only Ragdoll feels unwanted, so it doesn't surprise her when bureaucratic Fairy Crackernuts arrives and announces they're having 'a re-shuffle'. What does surprise her is that Teddy is the who's been made redundant...
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Palmy Balmy Days by Richard Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. All characters are senior citizens.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script suggests music and songs - including gospel songs, spirituals and hymns. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleLong one-act play (or a full-length play designed to be played as a single act). Single (minimal) set, few props. Contains swearing and recreational vegetation.
SynopsisOn the threshold of the afterlife, Divine Intervention greets the newly arrived (or recently departed), the start of a reconciliation process, and a review of the lot each was dealt in life.
A meditation on the vagaries of getting old and the expectations, frustrations and disappointments of the participants.
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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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The Perils at Peddler's Cove by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleMurder mystery peopled with eccentric - and suspicious - characters. One set with additional front-of-curtain scenes.
SynopsisLetters from a lawyer summon a group of people to a remote island, apparently for a weekend house-party, but then one of the guests is murdered.
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