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Murder in Check by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length play encompassing comedy, a who-dunnit, and some farce. A single, country house lounge set.
SynopsisWhen Harriet Downey's husband heads off to a Pacific island, leaving her with a mountain of debt, she looks for ways of raising funds to keep the family home, Downey Grange, up and running. Harriet's pet project is a chess weekend, bringing together enthusiasts who had only previously played each other online. As one of these enthusiasts is DCI Gareth Trench, enjoying some well-earned leave, it seems likely that some foul deed is in the offing.
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Murder in the Village Hall by Emma Bevan
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length farce with a single (village hall) setting.
SynopsisThe parish council meeting is interrupted by first the local guides who borrow the table, and then the police, informing them of the death of the parish council chairman in unusual circumstances. A catalogue of disaster follows as the bumbling Inspector tries to solve the murder, but the murderer is still at large and on the rampage with an apparent grudge against the parish council. This comedy thriller follows the investigation real time. Can anyone work out who the killer is before it’s too late? Will the guides return the table? Will the rain ever stop and will the meeting ever be finished?
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The Murder of Arthur Bennington by Matthew Lynch
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length murder mystery play. Country house setting. Stage divided into one central section and two raised wings. Two simple sets for the main section, static wings.
SynopsisArthur Bennington, a vile and detestable man is murdered one stormy night. Detective Inspector Perry, with his rather peculiar methods, must solve the case. Why is Elle the maid always so nervous? Did Percy the gardener really see Reginald returning home at 7:00am? Is George really as stupid as he makes out? What's Ronald Shifty got to do with it all and who can make sense of their old Auntie Agnes? Can Perry answer all these before the killer strikes again?
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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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