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Inspector Snow and The Twelve Murders of Christmas by Skip Chalker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicAlternate lyrics to 'The Twelve Days of Christmas' are included, to be performed at the end of the play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act festive comedy on a variety of simple sets. Suitable for a family audience.
SynopsisInspector Snow and his sidekick, Sergeant Merryman, have to catch the fiend who has embarked on a killing spree in the run up to Christmas. But what, if anything, connects all these murders?
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The Killings at Snowball's Drift by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. A (male) newsreader appears in the opening prologue. Could be doubled with the Police Inspector or could be done as a voice over.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwo-act murder mystery set in 1948. Single interior set (with the stage split into two or three rooms). Simple props.
SynopsisSnowball's Drift is the home of Sir Gerald Mooncast, head of the Mooncast publishing empire. Authors are gathering at the house for the announcement of the annual Mooncast literary prize. In addition to the artistic tensions, there's skulduggery within the publishing house, romantic rivalries for the affections of Sir Gerald and a family feud involving his estranged sons. The stage is set for murder!
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Madame Skoodle's Noodles And The Poodle Doodle by Erica Glenn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Twelve human characters plus a show dog!
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA surreal comedy that requires almost no set with a witty and fast paced dialogue.
SynopsisThere's a news report that Noodles the Poodle has been found dead, just before he was supposed to win the big Poodle Doodle competition. Who killed him? There's a regular parade of suspects, but is Noodles really dead?
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The Mayhem on Smuggler's Pier by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleMurder mystery set within a cabaret show and therefore interspersed with cabaret acts. Simple sets.
SynopsisThe Pettigrew Players have assembled for their annual summer show on Smuggler's Pier, but just as they begin their rehearsals, maverick financier Cornelius Van De Vellt announces that he has bought the pier and is closing them down. With all the players depending on the success of the show, there are plenty of suspects when Van De Vellt is found murdered. Will Inspector Bacchus solve the case (or will he just sit back and enjoy the cabaret)?
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Merely Players by Damian Trasler
Performance by Debenhem Players won the Adjudicator's Award at the 2015 Woodbridge Drama Festival.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Each of the actors plays two contrasting roles.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play, morphing from light back-stage romantic comedy into a murder mystery and back again. Single set, most of which is put in place during the course of the play.
SynopsisThis is great fun. Starting with a bare stage, under the guise of tidying the theatre's store of props and costumes, the characters accidentally build the set of a drawing-room murder mystery, and Phyllis's daydream of being the Lady of the Manor suddenly comes to life as a period drama, until the spell is broken, leaving Phyllis with new insights into her life.
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Miss Glossop Comes to Tea by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Character ages range from young adult to retired.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHumorous one-act murder mystery. Single set (domestic living room). One-act play.
SynopsisHapless amateur sleuth, Miss Glossop visits an old friend and solves a murder to the satisfaction of everyone - especially the guilty.
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Miss Glossop's Weekend Break by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Characters range from young adults to retirees.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHumorous one-act murder mystery. Single set. One act play.
SynopsisA murder is committed at a small hotel, and Miss Glossop is on hand to demonstrate how easy it is to jump to the wrong conclusions. A second outing for the incompetent detective who first appeared in Miss Glossop Comes to Tea. (Note that this is not a sequel - the two plays function independently.)
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Murder at Haynes Manor by Rebecca Preen
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comical murder mystery play for junior school children! (In theory it's set in a manor house, but designed to be performable with minimal scenery.)
SynopsisThere's a family gathering at Haynes Manor, with more than a few surprises planned, but someone has murder in mind. Is it the greedy housekeeper, or someone with a different grudge? Can the family ghost help to solve the case?
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Murder At Merryweather Mansion by Lauren Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSketch-length murder mystery parody. In theory, two sets, but the opening scene could be delivered front-of curtain or in a spotlight to one side of the stage.
SynopsisWhen the odorous Mike Merryweather is murdered in his own living room, Detective McGloclyn is left with a roomful of suspects and more than a few clues and motives. His keen detective sense may not be up to unmasking the killer.
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Murder at Mole End by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length murder mystery play (single set). A comedy which manages to get as far as self-parody whilst delivering a complex and satisfying mystery.
SynopsisTwo couples attend a Murder Mystery Weekend, only to discover that they all have links to the main actor in the piece. Before too long, he's been murdered for real and the race is on to solve the murder and avoid jail!
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