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Cold Case by Barry Lambert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Written as 3M, 2F, but the waiter could easily become a waitress, with a few minor tweaks.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort, one-act comedy (with a crime drama lurking in the background). Single simple restaurant/bar setting.
SynopsisEmma and Simon are celebrating their wedding anniversary in Tenerife when Emma recognises a man from a jewellery store robbery she investigated for the police thirty years ago. Tom was an employee at the store, but Emma always thought he knew more than he let on. She plucks up the courage to finally confront him.
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The Commandments by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA very black comedy, satirising the world of work and petty rules.
SynopsisFour guards on their coffee break debate what rules should govern their lives - before their supervisor returns...
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The Corruption of Patience Undercroft by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four on-stage characters and an off-stage voice (that could be recorded).
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern pastiche of a Victorian melodrama (the same ingredients, but playing-up the comedy, rather than the Victorian sentimentality). Designed for a black-box set. Could easily be played as part of a Music Hall evening.
SynopsisDuring a village celebration for Queen Victoria's jubilee, sweet, innocent Patience Undercroft has ventured out to a barn, summoned by a note from an admirer. She is hoping that it comes from her childhood sweetheart, Victor Knightly. Little does she know that it is the wicked Squire Grimly Blackheart who lies in wait...
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Count Ferdinand Von Finkelstein's Fabulous Freak Show by Jack Burgess
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Cast of three adults and two children (or two small adults). The children should look identical, give or take the effects of having been fired from a cannon.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute comedy sketch. (Part of the Acting Funny collection of sketches.)
SynopsisCount Ferdinand Von Finkelstein introduces his Fabulous Freak Show and circus, including the not-so-strong man, the non-so-bearded lady and Mickey the Meteorite (who has the temerity to want payment for the privilege of being fired from a cannon).
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The Crime Done in Rhyme by tlc Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming skit (parody of Dr. Seuss) no set requirements, a few common props.
SynopsisThere's been murder afoot, but who can have done it? If there's a prize for rhymed mystery, this one has won it! The victim's a cat, but much more than that, He's a cat that has often been seen in a hat. A detective is called and a Mistress is found, (while the corpse of the cat is left there on the ground). It's funny, irreverent and won't take much time, and the best of it is, every line is in rhyme!
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Dear Lily by Lorraine Forrest-Turner
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act romantic comedy. Lots of scenes and locations, but these are intended to be indicative rather than fully-dressed sets. Contains swearing.
SynopsisAfter thirty years as 'Lily', the agony aunt of The Courrier, Ingrid loses her job and embarks on a radical reassessment of her life, beginning a stormy relationship with a man ten years her junior.
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Death by Detective by David Pemberton
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA witty and fast paced comedy loosely based on The Speckled Band with a solid mystery plot provided by the Conan Doyle source material. A lot of fun for cast and audience. Structured in two acts, but could form half an evening of one-act plays.
SynopsisWhen a legendary detective solves a terrible murder and discovers his own guilty part in the affair, it is left to his closest friends to prevent him from arresting himself.
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Desperate Gallery by Sophie Chapman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute comedy play set in an art gallery. Contains mild swearing (and art).
SynopsisCamelia is a young artist is displaying her work in a local art gallery in the hope of achieving her first sale. Two inept art thieves are the only 'customers' and in her desperation for artistic fame she explores various strategies with them. The arrival of snooty art critic Jorgen Tyson interrupts their planning and his disparaging remarks become increasingly annoying - with fatal consequences! However in a witty final twist his presence may help Camelia to achieve her goal after all.
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Disconnected by Paul L. Harwood
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Several characters appear as (old) adults and their youthful selves. This is open to being done by two actors or by one acting different ages.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Single set which morphs into different locations. An exploration of time, decisions and consequences. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisBernie is an old man, but he's haunted by the consequences of a promise he made to his childhood friend Joe, who died in World War Two. Now Bernie is reliving important moments of his life - could he really be about to undo the most disastrous decision he ever made?
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Doggy Noire by Jamie Hope
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. All the characters are animals. (All literally, some figuratively.) The characters are nominally 4M, 1F, but in the context, there's a lot of flexibility.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play in a single setting. Contains adult themes and language (although in the context of dogs, 'bitch' is not necessarily a term of abuse).
Noire as in 'bĂȘte noire' rather than 'film noir'. (No hard-boiled detectives.)
SynopsisBonzo the enforcer has brought Paulette the Poodle to the bridge, as arranged, but who is being set up for a fall? When Big Fido arrives, it turns out there may not be any winners, since the rats that come with him have grudges of their own.
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