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Bill and Ben the Twilight Men by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Characters with playing ages from thirties to sixties.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act comedy, single set (lounge bar of a village pub). Contains mild swearing and Lancashire accents.
SynopsisBill is a curmudgeonly barman who nurses a desperate love for the landlady, Rose, but she's being courted by out-of-towner Ben, a suave, rich man. But a new guest at the pub, a spate of burglaries and the local copper's inventions combine to turn Bill's fortunes around.
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Busted by Kev Salter
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy on a single police station set.
SynopsisYou'd think working in a rural outback police station would be boring, but with a serial thief on the loose, these three cops get themselves mixed up in all sorts of trouble. Plus, their boiler's broken.
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Captive Audience by Jenny Gilbert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play with a serious - even sinister - twist. Single simple set (give or take the table anchored to the floor). Includes mild swearing.
SynopsisTom's on a short residential course as part of his Open University studies, and he's in a spot of bother, having been handcuffed to a table by a passing drunk. Other people on other courses gather around to help Tom in his hour of need, until Dave arrives to spill Tom's dark secret.
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Cold Case by Barry Lambert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Written as 3M, 2F, but the waiter could easily become a waitress, with a few minor tweaks.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort, one-act comedy (with a crime drama lurking in the background). Single simple restaurant/bar setting.
SynopsisEmma and Simon are celebrating their wedding anniversary in Tenerife when Emma recognises a man from a jewellery store robbery she investigated for the police thirty years ago. Tom was an employee at the store, but Emma always thought he knew more than he let on. She plucks up the courage to finally confront him.
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Corner's Last Case by Martin Ward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy whodunnit in two short acts. (In length it's on the boundary between a one-act play and a full-length play.) Three remarkably similar office sets.
SynopsisThe legendary, brilliant Inspector Corner is not only up against the dastardly Butcher of Baker Street but also has to contend with his superior the mysterious Superintendent Marsha Mallow. This jolly ripping yarn sees the Inspector solve more than just the murder of Sir Newell Post as he comes up against the Russian Mafia in the shape of the Sodov brothers (one of whom is female).
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A Day in the Life by Gary Diamond & Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Wide range of playing ages.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
Style A long one-act (or short full-length) farce. Single set. Contains a small amount of mild swearing and a large amount of fun!
SynopsisA family gather for the reading of a late, but not lamented, step-Father's will. Unsurprisingly, there are surprises in store for the whole bunch.
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Dead Loss by Richard Charles
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy play in a single set.
SynopsisTrevor Loss, an aging ex rock star, is in trouble with a drugs gang, having purloined from them one-million dollars of heroin. With the gang after him and police surveillance, he must resort to drastic measures to secure his future. Then fate intervenes before his plan comes to fruition, with hilarious results.
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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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Emporium 4 by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act comedy play. Single (store) set. Part of a series set in the same bizarre venue (but functions as a stand-alone play.)
SynopsisA tangled love story in a very odd retail outlet. Shop assistant Michelle tries to continue her romance with the local policeman, whilst Ms Dressoir, the shop manager tries to prevent it and also to getting free publicity from the local paper.
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Emporium 5 by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus. There is a non-speaking 'crowd' of indeterminate number who enter and exit near the end of the piece.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Single (store) set. Part of a series set in the same bizarre venue (but functions as a stand-alone play.)
SynopsisThe worms in the shop finally turn, with Cynthia thrown out and Michelle getting hitched to her sweetheart, Rex. Madam Dressoir, the dreaded emporium manager, finally gets what's coming to her...
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