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A Fete Worse Than Death by Richard James
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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 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comic murder mystery. (The comedy comes from situation and character. The murder mystery is handled seriously.) Single simple set - a marquee at a village fete! Contains a small amount of mild swearing. (And a murder.)
SynopsisActor Ray Martin is opening the village fete, playing on his fame as TV's Inspector Brady. Little does he know that ambition, infidelity and marrow envy will lead to murder, and he'll be left to solve the murder - without a script!
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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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Fishing for Clues by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. As written, there are six men and five women, but two of the men are identical twins, and since very few acting companies are blessed with such a pairing, the characters are assumed to be played by one chap.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length, wryly comic whodunnit. Single country house set. Contains mild swearing and hanky-panky.
SynopsisWhen Lady Rosemary Huntley brings a new gentleman friend home on the evening of a talk given by prominent Member of Parliament, Ewart Stewart, little does she imagine that the gentleman friend is not long for this world and that the Foreign Office and some offshoot of the KGB will soon be in attendance, along with the ever-enthusiastic PC Pendlebury and the less than enthusiastic Inspector Trench, unimpressed by having his fishing holiday interrupted. Trench is determined to get back to the river bank as soon as possible despite finding himself having to sort through a diverse cast of characters all of whom had motives for committing the deadly deed.
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Five Americans, Three Murders and a Poisoning by Robert Bloomfield Players/Rebecca Preen
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 15. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 31. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 125 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA ripping comedy whodunnit with fast paced dialogue and changes of scene very cleverly keeping the audience on its toes. Written for a youth theatre performance but would be equally suitable for an adult cast.
SynopsisSet in the splendour of Grantham Manor, England, 1926, a Murder Mystery unravels. Lady Grantham and her children, Jeremy and Miranda are awoken to discover that Lord Grantham, husband and father respectively, has been murdered - his Brandy glass laced with poison. One of the country's most promising young Inspectors is brought in to investigate along with England's first female Professor of Forensic Pathology. Together they must discover who perpetrated the death of this prominent local dignitary before anyone else falls prey to a roaming killer.
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Flat Spin 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 93 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy verging on farce.
SynopsisMalcolm Watts returns from a short painting holiday to an empty flat, courtesy of long-term partner Rhonda's plan to lease the property to a new tenant while she sets up home with a hitherto secret paramour. When Malcolm discovers that he hasn't a legal leg to stand on and that earnest military history obsessive Alan is poised to move in, he finds himself relying on neighbours Patrick and Kate to rescue the situation.
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Fone Home by Nicholas Conti
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. All characters are adults, some of whom are deceased (and therefore ageless!)
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull length play, single set (split between two apartments)
SynopsisNick and Jen's marriage is threatened by his addiction to work and her attraction to her boss. When Nick accidentally dials his old home number, he is astonished to hear his mother (dead for twenty years) answer the phone. She, Nick's Dad and Nick's Uncle Louie are all on the line from Heaven with advice to help Nick through the hard times. But will it be enough to save the marriage?
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Fools Call It Fate by Jessica McHugh
Winner of the Mobtown Playwrights Group (Baltimore MD) original playwriting competition, 2010.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Three of the characters are intended to double as 'No-one'. Whilst there is no formal chorus, there are options for additional customers in the bar and restaurant scenes.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama in which threads of tangled lives are interwoven with scenes in a form of purgatory. Four locations, but can be done very simply. Contains adult themes and offensive language (if that's what offends you).
SynopsisA story of sex, coincidence, and an electronic cigarette.
A group of characters interweave as their stories unfold - Sophie is sleeping with Gabby's husband, he's the Health Inspector who's shut down Tara's bakery, and Tara just met Ash in the bar run by Danny, who's Sophie's brother... and the man who drugged and raped Tara...
An intriguing, challenging and very well constructed play with lots of depth to the characters.
Set in Baltimore, Maryland, but could easily be transposed to another country!
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For the Good of the Family by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Domestic interior settings.
SynopsisA family reunion becomes a fraught affair as Jack and Virginia's son can't resist bringing up the subject of the effect his profoundly disabled sister had on his childhood. The discord leads to an astonishing revelation.
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For Your Tomorrow by Peter Ayre
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Whilst there are nine characters, doubling of three is invited (for example, the young Albert Parker is intended to be played by the actor who plays David, the older Albert's son.)
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Two domestic sets (in the original production this was one box set, with the location change was achieved by using an upstage curtain to conceal or reveal additional set details). Contains a little swearing.
SynopsisAlbert is getting old and forgetful, so he's moving in with son and daughter-in-law. His presence and decline add to the problems they're already having with their son. But the play also shows how Albert lived as a young man and husband, and tells of some of the experiences that made him who he was - in particular a little-known second world war campaign that marked a turning-point in the war with Japan.
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Further Education by Pete Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Frank and Anne are written with Geordie accents.
Run TimeAround 117 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedic play (backed by a bit of recent British history) with a single (scruffy student flat) setting.
SynopsisIn this very well observed play, set during the miners' strike in the 1980s, Essex University students, flat sharing Rachel, Emma and Claire invite Durham miner Frank to stay with them whilst he joins the picket line in the locality. The clash of working class and middle class values come to the fore during his stay and in amusing turns both sides learn from the other.
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