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The Affairs At Meddler's Top by Richard Coleman
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA hilarious comic spoof of a murder mystery, set in the 1920s. (Two acts - but relatively short.)
SynopsisA country house weekend is organised with a view to trapping a thief. Various tangled affairs are revealed, leading up to a murder.
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The Amateur Killer by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 102 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length murder mystery thriller with multiple endings.
SynopsisTheatre director Daniel is letting his personal history with Lucas affect their relationship as he directs the production of Adieu in the local Dramatic Society. But it’s his knowledge of Lucas’ affair with Natalie that will lead to murder.
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Being of Sound Mind by Andrew Hull
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. (One character is - deliberately - uncredited in the script.)
Run TimeAround 140 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length murder mystery. Single set.
SynopsisEdward Goodchild has died, and the will is read. Penny and Stephen are hoping for cash. Rebecca wants the truth about her sister's death. Martin is surprised to be there, but to get a single penny, they must first survive a night in the house.
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A Brief Encounter with Murder by Peter John Cooper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Jones the Carpet is written female, but could be either.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbsurd comedy. Single livingroom set.
SynopsisA restful holiday in a 1940s themed holiday home becomes a bizarre murder mystery as Mother goes missing with a bearded fisherman and a fat vicar lies dead in the front room. Was it the Rat Catcher, the Carpet Fitter or the French Dressmaker? And who is the Man with the Big Hammer?
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The Capers at Cricketers' Copse by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwo act comedy play.
SynopsisA tale of intrigue, and double cross as the Ladies of the village of Fritton-upon-Sewer decide to stage their own cricket match, when Fritton should be playing in the first round of the Brewster Cup. Meanwhile a diverse range of suspicious characters are trying to take control of the cricket ground. All this, and hidden treasure too...
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The Clamourings at Giggly Halt by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. One female character appears briefly in only one scene, so could easily be doubled. Two male characters are telephone voices, and could be doubled.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic mystery.
SynopsisA daring robbery has taken place at Meddler's Top, but the thieves set off the alarms and need somewhere to stash the loot. Sir Pingnet Threefall is having an affair with Miranda from the holiday camp, and they need to be discrete. Harry Toxin is suffering from large-scale pilfering, a cash flow crisis and accusations of cruelty to donkeys. In the middle of all this, there's a campaign to protect a nesting corncrake, and all the threads are converging at Giggly Halt railway station.
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Death in a Most Peculiar Manor by Roger Mathewson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 150 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length murder mystery play. Single box set - the classic domestic set, complete with French windows. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisOld, right-wing Sir Edwin teagle-Bland is furious with his son for being thrown out of college and worried his wife will find out he's planning to sell off part of the estate to make a golf course. When he's killed in his own gun room, most people assume it's suicide, but there's much more than meets the eye.
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An Elliot Steinway Mystery by Gary Diamond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length farce, a parody of murder mysteries with labyrinthine plots! Contains mild swearing and many shots in the dark.
SynopsisHenri Gilbert is dead, and his will asserts that he was murdered. Unless all those who stood to gain for his death remain at his mansion for a fortnight, his money will go to charity. During those two weeks, Elliot Steinway, the TV detective (or rather, Donald Smart, the actor who portrayed him) must unmask the murderer and win the fortune for himself. Aided only by the solicitor and his faithful sidekick Badger, he struggles through labyrinthine plots to get to the truth... probably.
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A Fete Worse Than Death by Richard James
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comic murder mystery. (The comedy comes from situation and character. The murder mystery is handled seriously.) Single simple set - a marquee at a village fete! Contains a small amount of mild swearing. (And a murder.)
SynopsisActor Ray Martin is opening the village fete, playing on his fame as TV's Inspector Brady. Little does he know that ambition, infidelity and marrow envy will lead to murder, and he'll be left to solve the murder - without a script!
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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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