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Inspector Snow and The Twelve Murders of Christmas by Skip Chalker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicAlternate lyrics to 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' are included, to be performed at the end of the play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act festive comedy on a variety of simple sets. Suitable for a family audience.
SynopsisInspector Snow and his sidekick, Sergeant Merryman, have to catch the fiend who has embarked on a killing spree in the run up to Christmas. But what, if anything, connects all these murders?
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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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Miss Glossop Comes to Tea by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Character ages range from young adult to retired.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHumorous one-act murder mystery. Single set (domestic living room). One-act play.
SynopsisHapless amateur sleuth, Miss Glossop visits an old friend and solves a murder to the satisfaction of everyone - especially the guilty.
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Miss Glossop's Weekend Break by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Characters range from young adults to retirees.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHumorous one-act murder mystery. Single set. One act play.
SynopsisA murder is committed at a small hotel, and Miss Glossop is on hand to demonstrate how easy it is to jump to the wrong conclusions. A second outing for the incompetent detective who first appeared in Miss Glossop Comes to Tea. (Note that this is not a sequel - the two plays function independently.)
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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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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 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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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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