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Blanket Boy by Jack Moskovitz
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. All characters are adults. Three are broadly 'senior'.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen-minute play, single contemporary set. Simple props. Contains violence.
SynopsisMae is due to catch a late night bus, and Jack comes to see her off, and gets into a confrontation with the Blanket Boy who inhabits the bus station. A confrontation with unforeseen consequences for all concerned.
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Change Of Heart by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act Victorian melodrama-style thriller.
SynopsisA tangled tale of bigamy and murder in 19th Century Manchester. Three girls from Ireland take up domestic service at the Chilterns' home. When Mrs Chiltern unexpectedly returns home one evening to find her husband dead, little does she imagine that she will be the one facing the gallows. Will a change of heart spare her?
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Death Threats by Ashley Harris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 19 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short, one act thriller. Some strong language.
SynopsisKatherine and Graham have taken a cottage in the country, but a threatening letter addressed to Katherine has found them anyway. She persuades him to call the police for help, but Constable Roberts has a surprise for them.
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Ferndale's Folly by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (drawing room) setting.
SynopsisIn this crime caper, set between the wars, Inspector Swann is investigating the theft of Lady Ferndale's jewellery with the help of Constable Wilkins. Unfortunately the Ferndale family are not quite as honest or genteel as they appear, but then neither is Inspector Swann.
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'Ferndale's Folly' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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In One Form Or Another by Nikki Pontin
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Doctor could be played by m or f.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy includes 3 suggested pieces of music, to add atmosphere for this play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act gothic thriller, with a living room setting and specific lighting effects.
SynopsisHelen, Edward and their son have moved into their dream home, unaware of its history and the events which took place there. With increasing horror, Jacob seems to be the catalyst for the terrifying happenings - which Helen in particular is unable to deal with. As she relates events to a psychiatrist, the full horror becomes apparent.
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Innocent Witness by Geoff Rose-Michael
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act thriller with two settings
SynopsisA mundane visit to a local shop leaves Julia in an unenviable position as she witnesses an armed robbery. The consequences for her and shop assistant Holly are life changing.
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The Madness of Sherlock Holmes by JPS Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One of the characters is non-speaking.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller. Single set - a prison cell!
SynopsisA curious and very authentic Holmes tale, with the Great Detective locked in a cell and wearing a straitjacket. Is there really a plot to assassinate the Queen, or is this a fabrication of Holmes' deranged mind, as his friend Watson suspects?
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New Beginnings by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, elements of a detective thriller (though with plenty of levity). Some mild language.
SynopsisEx Insurance Investigator Gary’s suggestion that he and wife Fern go on a cruise is not as altruistic or romantic as first appears. A ring of thieves are aboard and Gary has suspicions as to the indentity of the culprits.
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Obvious Guilt by Ethan Bortman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 81 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length drama, with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisNigel is a smart man: a Psychiatrist, no less. But his wife has gone missing and her mother is determined to involve the police. As time goes by, things look blacker for Nigel, but he protests his innocence to the last.
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Pawn by Brian Marchbank
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!] Experiential run time (first production) 1 hour, 2 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleCharacter comedy structured as a thriller. Single pawn shop setting. On the boundary between a full-length and a one-act play.
SynopsisThe robbery of a Manchester pawn shop goes wrong and becomes a hostage situation, trapped together the hostages and hostage takers realise there is history between them, the resulting friction requires the novice police negotiator to deal with both volatile groups to resolve the situation.
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