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Night Call by Archie Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Single domestic set. Simple props. Contains mild swearing and sexual elements.
SynopsisMatthew's quiet night in is disturbed by a couple of strange visitors. The fearsome Scanlon seems very interested in Matthew's book collection while the voluptuous Lisa is paying more attention to Matthew himself. But what is it they are really after? A menacing short play with a comic twist.
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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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Princess Bigfoot by Bob Heather
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act family play, based on real characters circa 750 AD (though incorporating folk tales).
SynopsisIn 8th Century France an identity theft scheme to usurp the Princess Bertha from her position as the wife of King Pepin is thwarted by that famous pair of investigators: Messrs Hercule and Poirot - as well as by the Princess’s shoe size.
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Ragtime Mystery by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. In addition to the principal characters it would be possible to have a number of non-speaking 'extras'.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThree Scott Joplin rags suggested as musical accompaniment. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleShort, simple detective story. Three scenes, but integrated by music whilst the set is dressed for the next scene.
SynopsisGossip columnist Veronica Rivers gets a mysterious invitation to a party, where she recognises an infamous jewel thief - just before a diamond necklace goes missing. It's down to Charlie 'Ragtime' Jones the piano-playing detective to solve the mystery.
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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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The Scramblings at Spriggly Torch by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic play - a Second World War mystery. One set, divided into three locations.
SynopsisIt is 1943, and enemy plans for a new fighter aircraft have fallen into the hands of British intelligence, but a traitor is suspected of attempting to retrieve them.
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Sherlock Holmes' Last Case by Charlie Cook
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act comedy play (single set).
SynopsisThe fabulous Kalimari diamond has been stolen from a locked bag in a locked safe, and when Watson hands over the ransom, the receiver is murdered horribly! A brilliant Holmes pastiche with appropriate gags and a surprise ending.
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The Sleuth Slayer by Paul Mathews
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act comedy send-up of detective fiction in general and the country house murder mystery in particular. Single country house set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThe world's greatest detectives are invited to a murder at Carnage Hall, but no one there knows anything about it... Until one of the detectives is found dead! The hunt is on to find the killer before there's no one left to solve the crime!
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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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An Unexpected Duty by Robin Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play which could be used as a full length play.
SynopsisCharlie's rushing off to Home Guard duty, but takes time to warn his wife about their daughter's scandalous dress sense and his worries about her new man. Little does he know that before the night is out he'll be facing down an armed spy!
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