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Murder! Mystery! - and Suspenders? by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. All characters are adults. Variety of ages.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic take on the classic whodunnit. Single box set with practical door and French window.
SynopsisThere's a body in the library - apparently strangled with a suspender belt (unless you're American, in which case he was strangled with a garter belt) - a mystery to be solved and lots of people acting suspiciously. All the ingredients of the classic whodunnit, including the pipe-smoking amateur detective - though in this case, she might well be one of the suspects!
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Over My Dead Body! by Pat Baker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic murder mystery set in a manor house in the 1920s. One act, one set, simple props.
SynopsisTensions are rising at Grabbit Manor. Lord Grabbit won't buy his daughter a new dress for her engagement to the unsuitable wastrel Roger. Curt, the butler, hasn't been paid for months and Lord Grabbit suspects Cook of cooking the books. When the lights come on after a sudden blackout, a body is found - a problem for Inspector Foot (of the Yard)... the problem being that the corpse has been poisoned, strangled, stabbed and shot!
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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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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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Ripples by Pete Grocock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleLong one-act murder mystery (or short full-length play). Single set. Simple props. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA family meal is marred by the discovery of the body of a murdered woman in the hall trunk. The owners of the house don't know who she is or how she got there, but some of their guests know her well, and one is hiding further secrets.
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Sherlock Holmes and The Mystery of Mallen Hall by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleBrilliant full-length mystery in a single Baker Street set.
SynopsisThe redoubtable Holmes is presented with a murder mystery that took place three weeks previously, hundreds of miles away. With his usual brilliance, he solves the case from the comfort of his rooms in Baker Street.
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The Sinister Mrs Eaves by Robert Black
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play, single set (Sherlock Holmes' study).
SynopsisHolmes and Watson tackle the bizarre case of the Sinister Mrs Eaves and twenty-one-and-a-half Harper Street without leaving their comfortable rooms at 221b Baker Street. A fine Holmes mystery with more than a touch of humour.
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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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Stuff And Nonsense by Horry Parsons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA Victorian murder mystery melodrama presented with a large dose of comedy
SynopsisIt’s Christmas, and the Squire is on his way to evict the entire household of down-on-his-luck Taxidermist Sid Softnut. But the family have a plan to prevent the Squire throwing them out. His sudden death from poisoning changes everything...
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