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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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The Riddles at Ramshackle's Rest by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA murder mystery with enough slices of humour, intrigue and cake to keep everyone happy. (There is even an alternative ending!)
SynopsisThe local village fair is about to go ahead, and the villagers are priming their melons and baking their cakes. But when the owner of Ramshackle's Rest is found dead, the police are called in - just in time to witness further murders and uncover some closeted skeletons...
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Romeo and Juliet - Sped Up! by Hannah Thomas
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. Most of the speaking is done by the two narrators. There are six other speaking parts (some of whom have as much as a word) and other named roles played by people stepping out of the chorus (usually to be brushed-off or stabbed).
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute reduction of Romeo and Juliet. No set requirements, just a few props, love and death.
SynopsisShakespeare's tale of young love and tragedy given short shrift in this heavily condensed version.
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Screw Your Courage by Keith Badham
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 26. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA five-act play for youth theatre in one-act!
SynopsisAn enthralling new look at Shakespeare's Macbeth, set in the modern world of teenage gang culture, which loses none of the power and excitement of the original. The Bard's plot and characters are given new life in this masterful interpretation as contemporary themes merge with age old human emotions. The audience are welcomed in to the action with imaginative use of asides and stage directions. An ideal piece for Youth Theatre with exciting and challenging opportunities for all involved, 'Screw Your Courage' provides a theatrical experience which will be long remembered.
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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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A Spot of Murder 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.
StyleRichly comic murder mystery play. Full-length play, single domestic set. Contains mild swearing and mild adult themes.
SynopsisWhen faded theatrical diva, Corrina Marcham, senses that she is in great danger, she calls in Detective Inspector Trench to investigate a murder that has't been committed yet - her own. With the suspects, marooned at the Marchams' isolated country house because of a storm, Corrina ensures that Trench's journey has not been wasted by conveniently dying. Has Corrina simply died of fright after an alarming Tarot card reading? Has she committed suicide in a bout of thespian depression, or has she really been murdered? And by who? Somebody with something to gain? Somebody with something to hide? Or simply somebody she had upset? Can Trench and the eager PC Pendlebury uncover the truth before they have to call in somebody else to do it properly?
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Stairway to Heaven by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Three middle-aged blokes, one of whom is the Archangel Gabriel.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single set (or lack of set, since it takes place at the the ultimate ephemeral location - just outside the pearly gates). Australian in tone, but universal in humour.
SynopsisRobbie, a biker, meets Alfred, a civil servant, outside the gates to heaven. Unpredictably, they get on quite well, but there's been a bit of a mix-up, and the angel Gabe isn't sure if either of them should be going in...
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Standing Room Only by James Harvey
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. The characters are written as 4M, 3F, a lot more flexibility is possible!
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen minute play, single set (the minimum required to indicate a waiting room). Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA group of people are being kept waiting - in hell. How long are they going to have to hang around for their share of eternal damnation?
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