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Murder in the Village Hall by Emma Bevan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length farce with a single (village hall) setting.
SynopsisThe parish council meeting is interrupted by first the local guides who borrow the table, and then the police, informing them of the death of the parish council chairman in unusual circumstances. A catalogue of disaster follows as the bumbling Inspector tries to solve the murder, but the murderer is still at large and on the rampage with an apparent grudge against the parish council. This comedy thriller follows the investigation real time. Can anyone work out who the killer is before it’s too late? Will the guides return the table? Will the rain ever stop and will the meeting ever be finished?
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Murder in Writing by Ian McCutcheon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length thriller in a single living room set.
SynopsisA new executive producer has taken over TV detective show Quest for Justice, and he’s gathered all the writers at his country estate with an ultimatum – present him some exciting new plots or lose their jobs. But soon their weekend takes a surprising turn and the writers have a real murder to solve.
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The Nearly New Sale by Paul Townsend
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act psychological Faustian drama with a single (village hall) setting.
SynopsisAfter two long and painful years recovering from the death of their unborn child, Harry and Liz are presented with the opportunity to reverse their misery and grief. They need only sign it away to a dealer prepared to buy anything. With this prospect, however, comes the chance to correct more than just those few short years, as they realise that they can negotiate for better lives independently then they might have together.
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The Night Nurse by Louise Wade
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA tense one act drama
SynopsisGreg wakes up in a hospital bed, and Ralph the night nurse tells him he's been in a road accident. But Greg notices things are a little odd, and it all comes to a head when he meets the day nurse, Raymond, who looks very familiar.
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One Sweet Kiss by Emma Northcott
Best actress at the 2020 NOSCARS (NODA East District 9). Original script Winner 2017. Queen Mother Theatre.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act thriller with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisSophie has invited her friends Sarah and Ross over for dinner. Tony, Sophie’s partner, isn’t pleased. Sarah thinks she has discovered a chilling secret from Tony’s past and as the evening wears on, her tongue loosens and accusations are made with devastating consequences.
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Person Or Persons Unknown by Barry Lambert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Detective Sergeant French is written male but could probably be played female.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length thriller with a single living-room setting.
SynopsisRobert's wife has been brutally murdered but the police have no clues as to the perpetrator, but there seems to have been some kind of love triangle involving a beautiful young actress and an unstable neighbour.
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Poison by David Neale
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Two middle-aged men.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleThriller with elements of black comedy. Single interior set.
SynopsisDennis isn't expecting a visitor, but Archie has something to tell him. Intending to poison his own wife, Archie has been making toxic flapjacks. Sadly, Susan has been giving them away to Dennis, so he's the one who's going to die. But it's an odder day than that for both men.
One room, two men, one way to die!
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The Siege of Manchester by Ben Alexander
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 38. No chorus. 38 speaking roles plus an offstage voice, 2 non-speaking soldiers and various opportunities for crowds. Can be performed with a minimum of 12 actors, though 18 or more would be optimum.
Run TimeAround 125 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA historical thriller with various settings.
SynopsisKing Charles I, at loggerheads with his Parliament, is faced with rebellion. Lord Strange, Lord Lieutenant for Lancashire and a Royalist, attempts to take military command in Lancashire. Manchester, Protestant by persuasion and for Parliament, resists under the leadership of some of the deputy-lieutenants. The play recounts their resistance, culminating in Derby's siege of the town in September 1642.
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Singled Out by Geoff Rose-Michael
Nominated for New Writing Award and Set Design Award, and winner of Best Actress Award (Jo) at Leatherhead Drama Festival 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. There are two principal characters, one non-speaking (and largely immobile) character and an opening voice-over (which could be recorded, omitted or consigned to programme notes!)
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller with a single (meeting room) setting.
SynopsisWhen SODA, the Singles Online Dating Agency, arranges a social night for some of its members, the first two girls to arrive soon discover they have both previously suffered a similar disturbing experience, and that they have been lured there by person or persons unknown, and then locked in.
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The Statement by David Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA tense one act thriller with a single (balcony flat) set
SynopsisJames' opening monologue sets the scene for a tragic event - his girlfriend's daughter's death, and her Detective Inspector mother's reaction to it...
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