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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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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 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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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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With Friends Like These... by Pat Baker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. The setting is a school re-union, so whilst there is no formal chorus, there could be other actors milling-about, doing whatever it is people do at school re-unions.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act murder mystery play. Single set (school hall with no specific features). Contains mild swearing. (Also contains murder.)
SynopsisA bunch of old classmates meet at a school reunion. Classmates, but not necessarily friends. Everyone seems to hold a grudge against Carol, but whose thoughts have turned to murder?
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