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Emporium - The Story of the Store by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. A crowd of indeterminate number enters towards the end of the final act. (The minimum is one, which is small, as crowds go, but in this case feasible!)
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play (in three acts). Single set. A combination of the five short plays of the Emporium series.
SynopsisIn a strange retail outlet (no matter what the problem, our happy smiling staff are always here to blame the customer!) romance blossoms between one of the staff and a policeman brought-in to investigate a break-in.
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Emporium 2 by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen-minute comedy play, single (simple) set, simple props.
SynopsisThe Emporium has been broken into overnight (after the staff closed the shop at 5:37 the previous evening) and P.C. Bromley is sent to investigate. Ms. Dressoir, the shop owner, has some specific ideas about how the investigation should continue and how P.C. Bromley should stay away from her daughter Michelle. (Set in the same establishment as 'Emporium', so could be played stand-alone or as a sequel.)
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Emporium 4 by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act comedy play. Single (store) set. Part of a series set in the same bizarre venue (but functions as a stand-alone play.)
SynopsisA tangled love story in a very odd retail outlet. Shop assistant Michelle tries to continue her romance with the local policeman, whilst Ms Dressoir, the shop manager tries to prevent it and also to getting free publicity from the local paper.
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Emporium 5 by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus. There is a non-speaking 'crowd' of indeterminate number who enter and exit near the end of the piece.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Single (store) set. Part of a series set in the same bizarre venue (but functions as a stand-alone play.)
SynopsisThe worms in the shop finally turn, with Cynthia thrown out and Michelle getting hitched to her sweetheart, Rex. Madam Dressoir, the dreaded emporium manager, finally gets what's coming to her...
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Ferndale's Folly by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (drawing room) setting.
SynopsisIn this crime caper, set between the wars, Inspector Swann is investigating the theft of Lady Ferndale's jewellery with the help of Constable Wilkins. Unfortunately the Ferndale family are not quite as honest or genteel as they appear, but then neither is Inspector Swann.
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'Ferndale's Folly' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Fishing for Clues by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. As written, there are six men and five women, but two of the men are identical twins, and since very few acting companies are blessed with such a pairing, the characters are assumed to be played by one chap.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length, wryly comic whodunnit. Single country house set. Contains mild swearing and hanky-panky.
SynopsisWhen Lady Rosemary Huntley brings a new gentleman friend home on the evening of a talk given by prominent Member of Parliament, Ewart Stewart, little does she imagine that the gentleman friend is not long for this world and that the Foreign Office and some offshoot of the KGB will soon be in attendance, along with the ever-enthusiastic PC Pendlebury and the less than enthusiastic Inspector Trench, unimpressed by having his fishing holiday interrupted. Trench is determined to get back to the river bank as soon as possible despite finding himself having to sort through a diverse cast of characters all of whom had motives for committing the deadly deed.
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Five Americans, Three Murders and a Poisoning by Robert Bloomfield Players/Rebecca Preen
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 15. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 31. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 125 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA ripping comedy whodunnit with fast paced dialogue and changes of scene very cleverly keeping the audience on its toes. Written for a youth theatre performance but would be equally suitable for an adult cast.
SynopsisSet in the splendour of Grantham Manor, England, 1926, a Murder Mystery unravels. Lady Grantham and her children, Jeremy and Miranda are awoken to discover that Lord Grantham, husband and father respectively, has been murdered - his Brandy glass laced with poison. One of the country's most promising young Inspectors is brought in to investigate along with England's first female Professor of Forensic Pathology. Together they must discover who perpetrated the death of this prominent local dignitary before anyone else falls prey to a roaming killer.
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Frankenstein's Last Chance by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy melodrama, for school-age, youth performers.
SynopsisHaving given up his medical practice to concentrate on his career as an inventor, Doctor Viktor Frankenstein desperately needs to raise funds to pay for his daughter's forthcoming wedding. Success at the annual Mad Scientists' Convention would be well-rewarded, but Viktor finds himself singularly short of inspiration until... No, that would be absurd - wouldn't it?
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Grave Matters by Peter Stallard
Production by Carbost Village Drama Group garnered two trophies (Best Stage Presentation and Best Actor) at the Skye One Act Drama Festival, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. The Grave Warden is written male, but could easily be played female. The two female parts could, conceivably, be doubled, but the effect of Mrs. Roberts' final entrance would probably be better with more time for make-up!
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA ghost story told as a humorous one-act play. Single graveyard set, simple props.
SynopsisA magistrate and a Police Sergeant stole a valuable chalice and hid the theft under the cover of arson committed by a local troublemaker. Now their souls are bound to the churchyard until they can restore the chalice.
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A Grimm Night for Hans Christian Andersen (Musical) by Sue Gordon
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. Lots of speaking parts, but few characters per scene so easy to structure small rehearsals. Whilst it does not require a chorus, there is scope for extra characters in a few of the scenes. Some of the characters sing!
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for 7 original songs and 3 pieces of incidental music is provided with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleComic retelling of fairytales as a musical play. Many scenes, but using the same few pieces of 'set furniture'. Simple props.
SynopsisHans Christian Andersen gets an unexpected visit from the Brothers Grimm - who seem to be upset over the matter of stealing story lines. A competition ensues, with characters from Andersen and Grimm stories taking the stage - often in unexpected ways.
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** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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