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The Murder of Arthur Bennington by Matthew Lynch
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length murder mystery play. Country house setting. Stage divided into one central section and two raised wings. Two simple sets for the main section, static wings.
SynopsisArthur Bennington, a vile and detestable man is murdered one stormy night. Detective Inspector Perry, with his rather peculiar methods, must solve the case. Why is Elle the maid always so nervous? Did Percy the gardener really see Reginald returning home at 7:00am? Is George really as stupid as he makes out? What's Ronald Shifty got to do with it all and who can make sense of their old Auntie Agnes? Can Perry answer all these before the killer strikes again?
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The Perils at Peddler's Cove by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleMurder mystery peopled with eccentric - and suspicious - characters. One set with additional front-of-curtain scenes.
SynopsisLetters from a lawyer summon a group of people to a remote island, apparently for a weekend house-party, but then one of the guests is murdered.
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The Riddles at Ramshackle's Rest by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA murder mystery with enough slices of humour, intrigue and cake to keep everyone happy. (There is even an alternative ending!)
SynopsisThe local village fair is about to go ahead, and the villagers are priming their melons and baking their cakes. But when the owner of Ramshackle's Rest is found dead, the police are called in - just in time to witness further murders and uncover some closeted skeletons...
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Sherlock Holmes and The Mystery at Mallen Hall by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleBrilliant full-length mystery in a single Baker Street set.
SynopsisThe redoubtable Holmes is presented with a murder mystery that took place three weeks previously, hundreds of miles away. With his usual brilliance, he solves the case from the comfort of his rooms in Baker Street.
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The Sinister Mrs Eaves by Robert Black
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play, single set (Sherlock Holmes' study).
SynopsisHolmes and Watson tackle the bizarre case of the Sinister Mrs Eaves and twenty-one-and-a-half Harper Street without leaving their comfortable rooms at 221b Baker Street. A fine Holmes mystery with more than a touch of humour.
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The Sleuth Slayer by Paul Mathews
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act comedy send-up of detective fiction in general and the country house murder mystery in particular. Single country house set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThe world's greatest detectives are invited to a murder at Carnage Hall, but no one there knows anything about it... Until one of the detectives is found dead! The hunt is on to find the killer before there's no one left to solve the crime!
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Triple Negative by Herb Hasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort play. Single set (a police interview room). Not so much a whodunit? as a who's going to get convicted for it?
SynopsisA harassed investigator tries to get to the bottom of a tricky murder, but he isn't helped by any of the three suspects, the evidence or the lawyer.
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Wild Ride by Herb Hasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Characters span four generations of a family. Ages range from teenage to retired.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play. Fast-paced comic mystery, featuring a murderously dysfunctional family. Single interior set (modern home).
SynopsisThe Wild family theatre has been a gold-mine, and it seems that the family members will do anything to get their hands on it, including various forms of deceit, forgery and even murder. Everyone seems to be scheming against everyone else - but who fired the fatal shot, and who is the strange policeman who comes to investigate?
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With Friends Like These... by Pat Baker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. The setting is a school re-union, so whilst there is no formal chorus, there could be other actors milling-about, doing whatever it is people do at school re-unions.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act murder mystery play. Single set (school hall with no specific features). Contains mild swearing. (Also contains murder.)
SynopsisA bunch of old classmates meet at a school reunion. Classmates, but not necessarily friends. Everyone seems to hold a grudge against Carol, but whose thoughts have turned to murder?
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