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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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The Riddles at Ramshackle's Rest by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA murder mystery with enough slices of humour, intrigue and cake to keep everyone happy. (There is even an alternative ending!)
SynopsisThe local village fair is about to go ahead, and the villagers are priming their melons and baking their cakes. But when the owner of Ramshackle's Rest is found dead, the police are called in - just in time to witness further murders and uncover some closeted skeletons...
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Ripples by Pete Grocock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleLong one-act murder mystery (or short full-length play). Single set. Simple props. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA family meal is marred by the discovery of the body of a murdered woman in the hall trunk. The owners of the house don't know who she is or how she got there, but some of their guests know her well, and one is hiding further secrets.
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Sherlock Holmes and The Mystery of Mallen Hall by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleBrilliant full-length mystery in a single Baker Street set.
SynopsisThe redoubtable Holmes is presented with a murder mystery that took place three weeks previously, hundreds of miles away. With his usual brilliance, he solves the case from the comfort of his rooms in Baker Street.
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A Spot of Murder 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 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRichly comic murder mystery play. Full-length play, single domestic set. Contains mild swearing and mild adult themes.
SynopsisWhen faded theatrical diva, Corrina Marcham, senses that she is in great danger, she calls in Detective Inspector Trench to investigate a murder that has't been committed yet - her own. With the suspects, marooned at the Marchams' isolated country house because of a storm, Corrina ensures that Trench's journey has not been wasted by conveniently dying. Has Corrina simply died of fright after an alarming Tarot card reading? Has she committed suicide in a bout of thespian depression, or has she really been murdered? And by who? Somebody with something to gain? Somebody with something to hide? Or simply somebody she had upset? Can Trench and the eager PC Pendlebury uncover the truth before they have to call in somebody else to do it properly?
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White Rock by Martin Ward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 98 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length thriller with three simple settings.
SynopsisAutocratic Sir James Bannerman is the long time head of the family publishing firm and brooks no argument from his fellow directors, two of whom are his adult children. Everyone at the office has their own compelling reasons to be rid of him and when he is murdered Inspector Hilliard has his work cut out to find the culprit.
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Who Did You Say You Were? by Giles Scott
"Best Original Play" 2013 HHDS Awards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. The cast play characters who, at times, are playing other characters.
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy mystery. Complex plot, but great fun! (Mad in a splendid sort of way.) Single interior set. (The production notes include suggestions as to how the ghost drifts through the walls!) Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's supposed to be a murder mystery weekend at a guest house, but one of the guests is psychic and has discovered the ghost of a real murder victim. The others have trouble keeping straight who they are, and who everyone else is and what they're supposed to be doing. Then the murderers arrive...
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Wild Ride by Herb Hasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Characters span four generations of a family. Ages range from teenage to retired.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play. Fast-paced comic mystery, featuring a murderously dysfunctional family. Single interior set (modern home).
SynopsisThe Wild family theatre has been a gold-mine, and it seems that the family members will do anything to get their hands on it, including various forms of deceit, forgery and even murder. Everyone seems to be scheming against everyone else - but who fired the fatal shot, and who is the strange policeman who comes to investigate?
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