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The Fiery Bride by E. C. Chapman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 21. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 67 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicTraditional carols, to be sung or played from a recording between scenes. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA ghost story for Christmas, interspersed with traditional carols. (Structurally in two acts, but with a duration on the boundary between one-act and full-length.)
SynopsisThis dramatisation of a classic Dorset ghost story evokes life in rural Dorset and the clash between aristocrats and servants at the turn of the 18th Century.
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A Frame That Fits by William Campbell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Interesting crafting of character - especially on the part of Richard Gloster, the unorthodox detective, who, given his name, has a tendency to attempt iambic pentameter.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act detective story - not so much a 'whodunnit?' as a 'how do we prove that he dunnit?' Multiple locations, but intended to be represented minimally in a single composite set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA family has been found murdered - apparently by their daughter, who then took her own life. The police suspect a frame-up, since the family's nephew stands to profit from their deaths, but they need to call on the unorthodox services of Private Investigator Richard Gloster to prove it.
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The Hobby Room by David Lewis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act mystery play, set initially in an empty room - which gradually becomes furnished.
SynopsisSisters Florence and Josie inherit a large old house and decide to convert the top floor into a space for their hobbies. The atmosphere becomes tense and heightens as they make some surprising discoveries about the previous occupants.
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The Hound Of The Baskervilles by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. The hound might be live or a special effect. (One other essential role takes no part in the action, but definitely needs to be there!)
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act rhyming humorous play, freely interpreting the original story.
SynopsisA 'Pantocrime' in rhyming couplets, re-telling the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with comedy.
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Inspector Quaker of the Yard by Peter Stallard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play - a spoof detective story.
SynopsisCecil has gone missing (from his position on the mantlepiece) and Lady Boulder has to find him - and his urn. The stage is set for
Inspector Quaker of the Yard in The Return of the Cecil Vessel.
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Madame Skoodle's Noodles And The Poodle Doodle by Erica Glenn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Twelve human characters plus a show dog!
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA surreal comedy that requires almost no set with a witty and fast paced dialogue.
SynopsisThere's a news report that Noodles the Poodle has been found dead, just before he was supposed to win the big Poodle Doodle competition. Who killed him? There's a regular parade of suspects, but is Noodles really dead?
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The Man Who Died Twice 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).
SynopsisSherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are sent a plea for help with a case. Sidney Mickelthwaite, an embezzler with debts to a disreputable family, took to a boat on the river Rockingham one night and apparently committed suicide. Less than a month later, he was seen on his way to committing suicide... again. Can Holmes and Watson solve the mystery of the man who died twice?
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The Merry Women of Windham by Nicholas Conti
Winner in the Nov. 2005 Gettysburg College (PA.) World Premiere One Act Play Festival. Performance by Trinity Drama Group placed second in the Confined Category in the Balbriggan One Act Festival 2009
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleBlack comedy set in a modern American suburb. One-act, single set.
SynopsisA Garden Mystery or 'Victoria's Secret'... The women of Victoria's Garden Club devise novel ways of dealing with problems in their domestic relationships. All the solutions are permanent, though they require a fair amount of digging, and Victoria's garden contains some unusual plants. All the club members are blissfully contented until the digging and the ceremonial chanting is brought to the attention of a local policewoman, who comes to investigate...
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Murder at Peculiar Manor by Paul Mathews
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act murder mystery - a satisfactory plot, with twists and red herrings, but with tongue-in-cheek comedy thrown in. Contains very mild swearing.
SynopsisDr Fincham certified that Lady Peculiar died of natural causes, but an Inspector is asking questions of the staff... What's the Maid's secret? Why was the will changed, and is it important that the apples are being stolen?
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Murder in the Green Room by Iris Winston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleVery short one-act play. A murder mystery with a single simple set (backstage at a theatre) and good opportunities for character acting.
SynopsisIt looks like the new members of the 'Oak Six' drama club are getting on the nerves of the founders, but surely the old guard wouldn't resort to murder? Or would they?
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