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Murder at Mole End by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length murder mystery play (single set). A comedy which manages to get as far as self-parody whilst delivering a complex and satisfying mystery.
SynopsisTwo couples attend a Murder Mystery Weekend, only to discover that they all have links to the main actor in the piece. Before too long, he's been murdered for real and the race is on to solve the murder and avoid jail!
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Murder in Check 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.
StyleA full length play encompassing comedy, a who-dunnit, and some farce. A single, country house lounge set.
SynopsisWhen Harriet Downey's husband heads off to a Pacific island, leaving her with a mountain of debt, she looks for ways of raising funds to keep the family home, Downey Grange, up and running. Harriet's pet project is a chess weekend, bringing together enthusiasts who had only previously played each other online. As one of these enthusiasts is DCI Gareth Trench, enjoying some well-earned leave, it seems likely that some foul deed is in the offing.
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Over My Dead Body! by Pat Baker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic murder mystery set in a manor house in the 1920s. One act, one set, simple props.
SynopsisTensions are rising at Grabbit Manor. Lord Grabbit won't buy his daughter a new dress for her engagement to the unsuitable wastrel Roger. Curt, the butler, hasn't been paid for months and Lord Grabbit suspects Cook of cooking the books. When the lights come on after a sudden blackout, a body is found - a problem for Inspector Foot (of the Yard)... the problem being that the corpse has been poisoned, strangled, stabbed and shot!
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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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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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The Sinister Mrs Eaves by Robert Black
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play, single set (Sherlock Holmes' study).
SynopsisHolmes and Watson tackle the bizarre case of the Sinister Mrs Eaves and twenty-one-and-a-half Harper Street without leaving their comfortable rooms at 221b Baker Street. A fine Holmes mystery with more than a touch of humour.
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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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Stuff And Nonsense by Horry Parsons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA Victorian murder mystery melodrama presented with a large dose of comedy
SynopsisIt’s Christmas, and the Squire is on his way to evict the entire household of down-on-his-luck Taxidermist Sid Softnut. But the family have a plan to prevent the Squire throwing them out. His sudden death from poisoning changes everything...
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Triple Negative by Herb Hasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort play. Single set (a police interview room). Not so much a whodunit? as a who's going to get convicted for it?
SynopsisA harassed investigator tries to get to the bottom of a tricky murder, but he isn't helped by any of the three suspects, the evidence or the lawyer.
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