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Darra's Coffin [Full-Length Version] by Roger Woodcock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 94 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length farce with a single (undertaker's workshop) setting. Contains adult language and themes.
SynopsisFuneral Director Darra's death puts the future of the business in jeopardy and workers Gladwyn, Tom and Terry take drastic action to prevent Darra's blowsy widow Winnie from selling out to competitors Musgroves. Their tactics soon get out of hand...
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A Day in the Life by Gary Diamond & Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Wide range of playing ages.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
Style A long one-act (or short full-length) farce. Single set. Contains a small amount of mild swearing and a large amount of fun!
SynopsisA family gather for the reading of a late, but not lamented, step-Father's will. Unsurprisingly, there are surprises in store for the whole bunch.
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Deborah's Party by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEnglish farce in two acts. Single domestic set. Contains mild swearing (and intimations of goings-on.)
SynopsisDeborah Jarvis has arranged a dinner party for her 'unlucky in love' work colleague Jenny. Her plan is to pair Jenny off with mild-mannered neighbour Simon. But Jenny already has a suitor in highly-strung TV producer Barnaby Ruttle. Barnaby's unwanted appearance during the course of the evening will test Deborah's nerves. Unknown to Deborah, husband Alan and even cleaning lady Mrs Seymour are also about to have their nerves tested by further arrivals.
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The Devenish Curse 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 129 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length farce, in three acts, with a single set - a lavish 'Jacobean house' lounge.
SynopsisSusie Devenish inherits Devenish Hall, but immediately realises that a large financial injection is needed to keep the house running. Her new boyfriend Jago has a scheme to help her... Unfortunately for Susie, of a nervous disposition, Devenish Hall is thought to have its own curse and that serious misfortune is about to strike someone in the house. Luckily Inspector Trench is on hand to put everyone's mind at rest. So we can all sleep easy, can't we?
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The Dial Conspiracy by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Stage crew - optimum number 2, are non-speaking roles.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short-ish one act comedy/farce, with a single (hotel room) setting.
SynopsisA crime caper at a remote hotel in the Highlands of Scotland, where weird and wonderful stratagems are used - as a succession of unlikely characters including a surly porter and the driver of a lime green Ferrari, vie with National Security officers.
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Diplomatic Relations by Geoff Bamber
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 125 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHilarious full-length farce. Single set (an ambassador's office) with plenty of places to hide!
First published in October 2009, revised October 2015.
SynopsisAmbassador Miranda Carruthers is trying to make the most of her posting to a South American backwater. She's expecting a diplomatic bigwig to celebrate the 150th anniversary of one of the local revolutions (the glorious one, apparently), but what she actually gets is a Foreign Office investigator, looking for evidence of extravagance. That and a corrupt politician trying to elope with her husband, the local security chief chasing her around her office and one of her husband's previous liaisons turning-up with less clothing than is customary in diplomatic circles. And, oh yes, there's a German anarchist on the loose.
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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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Erica and Me by Alan Robinson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Only four of the characters are called Erica.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHilarious one-act farce. Single set (ideally with two practical doors, but could be staged without). Simple props. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisTo impress his boss, who likes employees to be family men, the single, nerdy Simon hires an escort to pretend to be his girlfriend. Things spiral out of control when three women turn up, all (possibly) the Erica he's expecting...
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The Exit Poll by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleThe farcical comedy of politics. Simple sets. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThree candidates are contesting a by-election, but they all have secrets, most of which come to light before the results are revealed. Can any of them really claim the victory?
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'The Exit Poll' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Extended Relations by Eric Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Characters ages are especially relevant.
Run TimeAround 127 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA farce-style comedy, in two acts, with a single set.
SynopsisHillary has tracked down her birth Mother and has arranged a meeting - after six months of phone calls. Unfortunately for her, her adoptive Mother doesn't take the hint and comes round to visit on the same day. It doesn't help matters when her newly-discovered birth Dad drops by too!
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