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Kill-Joy by Mike Rouse
Partington Theatre Glossop 2018, Best Actress award, Rachael Hope, under original title of Mirror Image.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. In addition to the two on-stage characters, there is a radio announcer's voice at the start. This is likely to be a recording.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!] First production timed at 27 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller. Single set (which may be very simple). Contains swearing and adult themes.
SynopsisA man and a woman stumble into an alley behind a club. It’s clear what his intentions are, but she’s not going along with him. Not here, not now, not with a serial killer on the loose.
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The Madness of Sherlock Holmes by JPS Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One of the characters is non-speaking.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller. Single set - a prison cell!
SynopsisA curious and very authentic Holmes tale, with the Great Detective locked in a cell and wearing a straitjacket. Is there really a plot to assassinate the Queen, or is this a fabrication of Holmes' deranged mind, as his friend Watson suspects?
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The Melting Sands by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act murder thriller with a single (beach house ) set.
SynopsisTables are turned as two seemingly innocent and unconnected women seek revenge. The one on her philandering bank robber husband, the other on her scheming daughter and her new husband. All the while the menace of the melting sand hovers in the background.
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'The Melting Sands' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Murder at the Murder Mystery Party by Geoff Parker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy thriller in two short acts and one (dining room) set.
SynopsisRichard and Miranda's stormy marriage might reach some semblance of stability during a murder mystery party for their friends. Unfortunately tensions abound at the party and someone is actually murdered.
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The Nearly New Sale by Paul Townsend
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act psychological Faustian drama with a single (village hall) setting.
SynopsisAfter two long and painful years recovering from the death of their unborn child, Harry and Liz are presented with the opportunity to reverse their misery and grief. They need only sign it away to a dealer prepared to buy anything. With this prospect, however, comes the chance to correct more than just those few short years, as they realise that they can negotiate for better lives independently then they might have together.
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New Beginnings 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 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, elements of a detective thriller (though with plenty of levity). Some mild language.
SynopsisEx Insurance Investigator Gary’s suggestion that he and wife Fern go on a cruise is not as altruistic or romantic as first appears. A ring of thieves are aboard and Gary has suspicions as to the indentity of the culprits.
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The Night Nurse by Louise Wade
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA tense one act drama
SynopsisGreg wakes up in a hospital bed, and Ralph the night nurse tells him he's been in a road accident. But Greg notices things are a little odd, and it all comes to a head when he meets the day nurse, Raymond, who looks very familiar.
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One Sweet Kiss by Emma Northcott
The Queen Mother Theatre Play Writing Competition Winner 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act thriller with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisTony has a history of mental illness and has become very volatile and domineering. Frustrated, his partner Sophie attempts to get him back to work, through inviting her friend Sarah, the head of personnel, along with her husband Ross, over for dinner. Sarah has discovered a chilling secret from Tony’s past and, as the evening wears on, her tongue loosens and accusations are made with devastating consequences.
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Pawn by Brian Marchbank
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!] Experiential run time (first production) 1 hour, 2 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleCharacter comedy structured as a thriller. Single pawn shop setting. On the boundary between a full-length and a one-act play.
SynopsisThe robbery of a Manchester pawn shop goes wrong and becomes a hostage situation, trapped together the hostages and hostage takers realise there is history between them, the resulting friction requires the novice police negotiator to deal with both volatile groups to resolve the situation.
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Poison by David Neale
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Two middle-aged men.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleThriller with elements of black comedy. Single interior set.
SynopsisDennis isn't expecting a visitor, but Archie has something to tell him. Intending to poison his own wife, Archie has been making toxic flapjacks. Sadly, Susan has been giving them away to Dennis, so he's the one who's going to die. But it's an odder day than that for both men.
One room, two men, one way to die!
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