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The Affairs At Meddler's Top by Richard Coleman
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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Any Colour But Red by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Fourteen on-stage characters (including a detective written male, but playable by either gender) and an offstage female voice.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!] The original production took 50 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleComedy whodunnit with adult themes. Two almost identical kitchen sets!
SynopsisWhen Jim and Jani hold an Open Morning to sell their house, a mix-up in arrangements sends them some extremely unusual prospective buyers, some with bizarre expectations. Twenty-four hours later, the house has become a crime scene and the police need the help of the neighbours, Fred and Molly.
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Corner's Last Case by Martin Ward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy whodunnit in two short acts. (In length it's on the boundary between a one-act play and a full-length play.) Three remarkably similar office sets.
SynopsisThe legendary, brilliant Inspector Corner is not only up against the dastardly Butcher of Baker Street but also has to contend with his superior the mysterious Superintendent Marsha Mallow. This jolly ripping yarn sees the Inspector solve more than just the murder of Sir Newell Post as he comes up against the Russian Mafia in the shape of the Sodov brothers (one of whom is female).
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Custard and Disinfectant by Jim Pinnock
Performance by Carbost Community Drama came overall second at the Skye Division One Act Drama Festival, 2012
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleMurder mystery with a darkly comic edge. Includes swearting.
SynopsisAlbert's a terror in the old folks' home, making improper suggestions and using bad language. But when he's found dead with a dagger in his chest and sleeping pills under his chair, the problem isn't whodunit, but who DIDN'T...
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'Custard and Disinfectant' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Death in Character by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Characters are all adults.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act whodunnit, with lots of comic potential. Single simple set (a theatre stage strewn with the debris of previous productions), one act play.
SynopsisThe management committee meets on the stage for the last time to arrange closure of their theatre. By the end of the evening the police are called in to investigate a murder with a rather unusual victim.
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How Did That Get In My Locker? by Andrew M. Frodahl
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 63 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act school play - chiefly American in theme and content, though could be adapted for other audiences.
SynopsisWhen prom queen Emily goes missing and her bra turns up in Dullon Bland’s locker, only teen PI Ithaca Shue can help him.
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Inspector Quaker of the Yard by Peter Stallard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play - a spoof detective story.
SynopsisCecil has gone missing (from his position on the mantlepiece) and Lady Boulder has to find him - and his urn. The stage is set for
Inspector Quaker of the Yard in The Return of the Cecil Vessel.
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Madame Skoodle's Noodles And The Poodle Doodle by Erica Glenn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Twelve human characters plus a show dog!
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA surreal comedy that requires almost no set with a witty and fast paced dialogue.
SynopsisThere's a news report that Noodles the Poodle has been found dead, just before he was supposed to win the big Poodle Doodle competition. Who killed him? There's a regular parade of suspects, but is Noodles really dead?
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Miss Glossop Comes to Tea by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Character ages range from young adult to retired.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHumorous one-act murder mystery. Single set (domestic living room). One-act play.
SynopsisHapless amateur sleuth, Miss Glossop visits an old friend and solves a murder to the satisfaction of everyone - especially the guilty.
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Miss Glossop's Weekend Break by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Characters range from young adults to retirees.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHumorous one-act murder mystery. Single set. One act play.
SynopsisA murder is committed at a small hotel, and Miss Glossop is on hand to demonstrate how easy it is to jump to the wrong conclusions. A second outing for the incompetent detective who first appeared in Miss Glossop Comes to Tea. (Note that this is not a sequel - the two plays function independently.)
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