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Cold Blooded Killer by Geoff Rose-Michael
Won the New Writing Award at the Leatherhead Drama Festival, 2013. (Also received nominations for best actor and best actress.)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Characters include one mysterious figure (non-speaking) and two female voices which might well be recorded.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller, single set.
First published 2014, revised 2018.
SynopsisRecently widowed Jack disturbs Becky, an intruder, and is shocked by how much she resembles his late wife, who died along with her mother in mysterious circumstances. Jack attempts to persuade Becky to impersonate his wife, to inherit the fortune of her mother. Their web of deceit becomes progressively tangled culminating in a shocking ending.
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A Darker Shade Of Closure by Richard Charles
Finalist in the Cambridge Theatre Challenge (International play-writing competition) 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three on-stage characers plus (probably recorded) radio voice.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller, single (apartment) set.
SynopsisTina is in a tight spot, blackmailed over drug use that could make her ill father worse if revealed. Perhaps her friend Karen can really help her, by getting evidence of the blackmail? But Karen brings a gun too, and everything goes wrong.
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Dead Ringer by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Characters are all adults
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleNot so much a whodunnit as 'who is doing what to whom?' One-act play, single simple interior set.
SynopsisMargo drags her friend Fran to a séance. The sceptical Fran doesn't expect to be able to contact Margo's dead husband but then strange things begin to happen...
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Dead True by Geoff Rose-Michael
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act thriller with a single living room setting. Originally published September 2016, revised December 2018.
SynopsisJan was the main suspect in a murder case in the past but was acquitted. Ghost writer Kim is helping Jan to write a memoir of her experiences and soon finds herself subjected to a horrifying ordeal at Jan’s hands.
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Defenceless by Damian Woods
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA well-written drama which touches on interesting issues of psychology and gender politics while being first and foremost a procedural crime thriller. One set - a police interview room with practical door.
SynopsisA newly appointed female Detective Inspector has the difficult task of getting a suspected murderer to confess his guilt as lack of evidence means he may have to be released.
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Digging A Hole by Geoff Rose-Michael
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. All Luka's speeches are recorded, since all her stage appearances are as a corpse.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy thriller in a single (livingroom) set. One-act in structure, but run-time on the boundary between full-length and one-act.
SynopsisOne night, Fi accidentally kills a stranger in her flat, who she believes to be a burglar, but who is in fact an acquaintance of her flatmate and ex-partner Ellie. They attempt to cover up what Fi has done by manufacturing evidence that their visitor was really a burglar. Then they discover the truth...
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The English Game by Roger Hodge
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Single set. Some interesting challenges for the technical team! Contains mind swearing.
SynopsisTwo German agents are preparing to meet a new contact on the eve of the Second World War. He seems genuine, but their suspicions become aroused and there is a confrontation.
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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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Gate Thirteen by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with a dark twist.
SynopsisA disparate group of travellers with various levels of flying experience await the departure of their flight home from Marrakech. Gary and Julie are ingeniously attempting to avoid excess baggage charges, Derek and Pauline are collecting as many freebies as they can and the mysterious Carrie is handcuffed to her seat.
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Hole in the Wall by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 57 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act thriller with various simple settings. US English.
SynopsisSuccessful accountant and bibliophile Arthur is driven to desperate measures to deal with his wife’s constant infidelity. He decides to turn to his hero Edgar Allan Poe for inspiration in murdering not only her but her many lovers as well.
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