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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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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
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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 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 swearing.
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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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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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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Ghosts at the Grange by Karen Doling
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comic whodunnit. Single living room set.
SynopsisLancelot and Guinevere are dead, and have been for a hundred years. They haunt Arthur's house, and are the only witnesses to his murder. But how can they let his family know who committed the foul deed?
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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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