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The Affairs At Meddler's Top by Richard Coleman
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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Blackmail in Bohemia by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 44 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy, with minimal set dressing required. A companion piece to Pemberton’s previous Death by Detective, inspired by Conan Doyle’s story A Scandal in Bohemia.
SynopsisWhen the legendary Inspector Bucket is hired to stop a royal prince from being blackmailed by a former lover, he is thrown into a fiery and passionate encounter with a femme fatale that threatens to melt his intellectual froideur and stir undiscovered emotions.
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A Brief Encounter with Murder by Peter John Cooper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Jones the Carpet is written female, but could be either.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbsurd comedy. Single livingroom set.
SynopsisA restful holiday in a 1940s themed holiday home becomes a bizarre murder mystery as Mother goes missing with a bearded fisherman and a fat vicar lies dead in the front room. Was it the Rat Catcher, the Carpet Fitter or the French Dressmaker? And who is the Man with the Big Hammer?
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Butchers by Tim Cole
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 129 minutes. [Estimated!] Original production running time was between 95 and 105 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length comedy whodunnit with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisJohn Cleaver has just changed his will when he is found apparently murdered. The new will demands certain unpalatable tasks from some, but not all, of the beneficiaries. Novice detective Bullock struggles with his investigation into the members of the dysfunctional Cleaver family.
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The Capers at Cricketers' Copse by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwo act comedy play.
SynopsisA tale of intrigue, and double cross as the Ladies of the village of Fritton-upon-Sewer decide to stage their own cricket match, when Fritton should be playing in the first round of the Brewster Cup. Meanwhile a diverse range of suspicious characters are trying to take control of the cricket ground. All this, and hidden treasure too...
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A Christmas Carol [Version 2] by Adrian Barradell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 15. Minimum Female roles = 12. Minimum total with doubling = 32. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThere are places for music, songs, or dances at the Producer's discretion Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleThe classic Dickens Christmas tale is given a pantomime makeover
SynopsisCharles Dickens and his friend Simple Sally take the audience on a journey through Ebenezer Scrooge's most memorable Christmas Eve, with comedy elements to lighten the spirits.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Pantomime Fun-Packs - jokes and games for children, to supplement the programme for your show
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The Clamourings at Giggly Halt by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. One female character appears briefly in only one scene, so could easily be doubled. Two male characters are telephone voices, and could be doubled.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic mystery.
SynopsisA daring robbery has taken place at Meddler's Top, but the thieves set off the alarms and need somewhere to stash the loot. Sir Pingnet Threefall is having an affair with Miranda from the holiday camp, and they need to be discrete. Harry Toxin is suffering from large-scale pilfering, a cash flow crisis and accusations of cruelty to donkeys. In the middle of all this, there's a campaign to protect a nesting corncrake, and all the threads are converging at Giggly Halt railway station.
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The Connection by Graham Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Not so much a whodunnit as a 'what on earth is going on'? As it morphs from a comedy of mistaken identity to thriller and back. Single (simple office) set.
SynopsisFive strangers, with five very different problems, are called to a certain office to meet Mr Hargreaves... But he isn't there! Is there a more sinister reason for them being locked in together? Can they find out what connects them?
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Custard and Disinfectant by Jim Pinnock
Performance by Carbost Community Drama came overall second at the Skye Division One Act Drama Festival, 2012
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleMurder mystery with a darkly comic edge. Includes swearing.
SynopsisAlbert's a terror in the old folks' home, making improper suggestions and using bad language. But when he's found dead with a dagger in his chest and sleeping pills under his chair, the problem isn't whodunit, but who DIDN'T...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'Custard and Disinfectant' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Death at the Deanery by Jim Hollingsworth
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (large study) setting.
SynopsisHorror grips the village of St Martini Mead when the body of General Rupert Stick-Monocle is discovered in the drawing room of the deanery. Is it suicide or has he been murdered? The doctor and local amateur sleuth Miss Marbles disagree, and it's left for Detective Inspector Titus Tyte-Canby to deduce what has happened. But if it is murder, who did it, and why? And who else may the murderer pounce on - the curate, the tennis-club alcoholic, the Russian au pair, the doctor, the Dean? A spoof whodunit inspired by Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders.
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