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Murder in Check 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.
StyleA full length play encompassing comedy, a who-dunnit, and some farce. A single, country house lounge set.
SynopsisWhen Harriet Downey's husband heads off to a Pacific island, leaving her with a mountain of debt, she looks for ways of raising funds to keep the family home, Downey Grange, up and running. Harriet's pet project is a chess weekend, bringing together enthusiasts who had only previously played each other online. As one of these enthusiasts is DCI Gareth Trench, enjoying some well-earned leave, it seems likely that some foul deed is in the offing.
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Murder in the Green Room by Iris Winston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleVery short one-act play. A murder mystery with a single simple set (backstage at a theatre) and good opportunities for character acting.
SynopsisIt looks like the new members of the 'Oak Six' drama club are getting on the nerves of the founders, but surely the old guard wouldn't resort to murder? Or would they?
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The Murder of Arthur Bennington by Matthew Lynch
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length murder mystery play. Country house setting. Stage divided into one central section and two raised wings. Two simple sets for the main section, static wings.
SynopsisArthur Bennington, a vile and detestable man is murdered one stormy night. Detective Inspector Perry, with his rather peculiar methods, must solve the case. Why is Elle the maid always so nervous? Did Percy the gardener really see Reginald returning home at 7:00am? Is George really as stupid as he makes out? What's Ronald Shifty got to do with it all and who can make sense of their old Auntie Agnes? Can Perry answer all these before the killer strikes again?
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Murder! Mystery! - and Suspenders? by Karen Doling
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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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Murdering the Truth by Rachael Jolley and David Weir
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 135 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length spoof comedy murder thriller with a single (newsroom) setting.
SynopsisThe boorish editor of the local newspaper gives every reason for someone to bump him off. When he is found stabbed, everyone is suspect. Inspector Watson of the Yard, ably assisted by elderly sleuth Miss Parmel, is able to see through the half-truths and convoluted alibis to discover the whole shocking story.
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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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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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