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Costa de los Fugitivos by John Furse
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 99 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length farce with a single Spanish hotel terrace setting. Some lines in Spanish, translations provided.
SynopsisFugitive criminals Harry and Reg think they have found the ideal hiding place in an out-of-the-way Spanish hotel. But the peace is chaotically interrupted when English guests arrive and the past - from their old police nemesis to their wives - catches up with them.
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Couples by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA very short farce (mistaken identity, mistaken intentions, that sort of thing). Single set. All characters are adults.
SynopsisA proposal of marriage is on the cards - but the cards seem to have got a bit shuffled.
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Cracker's Christmas by Jilly McNeil
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act farce with a single (dining room) setting.
SynopsisA typical family Christmas dinner as tensions rise on the arrival of Aunt Delphine who must be kept apart from her sister Aunt Daphne as the two have been estranged since Daphne ‘stole’ Delphine’s boyfriend forty years ago. The family descend into ever decreasing circles until the truth is revealed.
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Crawl To Be Kind by Troy Banyan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 59 minutes. [Estimated!] Shorter times (45 to 50 minutes) have been achieved in performance.
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy with a large slice of farce. Originally published December 2012, revised June 2018.
Synopsissees arachnophobic Pat moving into her new house after her recent divorce. Pat's mum Mona has reluctantly agreed to move in with her to help her finance the move and marks her reluctance by planting the idea that the previous owners have left behind Terry, their pet tarantula, who has escaped and lurks somewhere in the house. Needless to say Mona's prank backfires as removal man Les, snobby neighbours Annabel and Jonathan and Jill from the Electricity Company, who also suffers from arachnophobia, all become variously involved in the search for Terry with chaotic, hilarious results. The comedy becomes heart-warmingly poignant as Mona reveals her true motivation to her daughter.
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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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The Dial Conspiracy by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Stage crew - optimum number 2, are non-speaking roles.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short-ish one act comedy/farce, with a single (hotel room) setting.
SynopsisA crime caper at a remote hotel in the Highlands of Scotland, where weird and wonderful stratagems are used - as a succession of unlikely characters including a surly porter and the driver of a lime green Ferrari, vie with National Security officers.
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Diplomatic Relations by Geoff Bamber
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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