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Murder! Mystery! - and Suspenders? by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. All characters are adults. Variety of ages.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic take on the classic whodunnit. Single box set with practical door and French window.
SynopsisThere's a body in the library - apparently strangled with a suspender belt (unless you're American, in which case he was strangled with a garter belt) - a mystery to be solved and lots of people acting suspiciously. All the ingredients of the classic whodunnit, including the pipe-smoking amateur detective - though in this case, she might well be one of the suspects!
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Never Mind The Butler by Lou Treleaven
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedy set in a stately home. With some robust language.
SynopsisThe stately home of the Uppington family is in peril once again, thanks to his Lordship's gambling. To save it from falling into the hands of Big Bob - The Cheat - McBruiser, desperate measures must be considered... Perhaps even murder!
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Now Is Not The Time by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Death, War, Pestilence and Famine, and Mr. and Mrs Lamb - a couple from Yorkshire.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwelve-minute comedy skit. Single set (though the location is largely conveyed through dialogue).
SynopsisA couple are trying to get their guest house ready for a party of four when four horsemen arrive. The Four Horsemen. The couple have to explains that they've no vacancies and the End of the World simply isn't convenient at this moment in time...
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Nursery Crime Scene Investigation by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAnother 'film noir' parody - a ten minute play with minimal set requirements and few props.
SynopsisTommy is a Nursery Land CSI officer, charged with investigating the death of Solomon Grundy - who seems to have lived his life in something of a hurry... Could this be a case of identity theft, and can Tommy unmask his killer?
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Old Pete by Chrissy Barker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act dark comedy, with two (hospital ward and chapel) settings.
SynopsisCantankerous Pete grumpily tolerates hospitalisation, as he is admitted with something a great deal more serious than he thought. His family try to deal with his awkwardness in addition to his cheeky funeral requirements.
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Our Last Respects by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Whilst the two characters are women, they might be played as women by men in non-glamorous drag. (British people with long memories are invited to contemplate Les Dawson in this context.)
Run TimeAround 5 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch, set in a graveyard.
From the Laughter Lines collection.
SynopsisTwo women with what ammounts to not quite a graveside eulogy for their deceased friend.
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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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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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Reburying King Richard the Third by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Middle aged men.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy sketch, minimal set, outdoors during a funeral procession.
SynopsisDave and George are standing at the roadside watching the procession of King Richard The Third's remains, as it makes its way through the streets of Leicester. They chew over some history, enjoy commenting on the merits of a good send-off, and the spectacle of this occasion.
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