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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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A Butler Did It! by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length play - a dark comedy farce.
SynopsisThe funeral of Aunt Francesca has finally brought the Butler brothers together again. Shockingly, she is not dead - at first - and soon secrets and lies are almost outnumbered by corpses.
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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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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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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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Just Desserts by Judith Ezekiel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with elements of farce. Two simple settings.
SynopsisSimon and Caroline's plans to renovate and resell an old house are thwarted by elderly sitting tenant, Dorothy. Assuming that the old lady will soon pass away they proceed, only to find that Dorothy is far from death's door. The only solution seems to be to hasten her death by nefarious means, but Dorothy is up to the challenge.
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Last Respects by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act play in funereal black - so obviously a comedy! Single set (a funeral parlour), replete with coffin.
SynopsisHenry Throgmorton (deceased) has decreed that a wake should be held in his honour at the funeral parlour. The guests, previously unknown to each other, are his wife and his two mistresses...
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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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Towser's Table by Pete Benson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 34. No chorus. A mixture of aduts, teenagers and a couple of slightly younger children.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy, structurally in one act, but with a run time that puts it into our full-length category. The author has combined satire, farce and affecting pathos to great effect.
SynopsisA murder investigation with a difference sees Private Investigator Jack Doyle using narration and flashbacks in his quest to identify the perpetrator.
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