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Blind Date, Inc. 111 by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. Eight scenes, eight couples - but since the stories run consecutively, the minimum is two pairs, with lots of doubling.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA series of linked comedy sketches. Simple set - two tables, four chairs.
SynopsisThis follows exactly the same structure as the two predecessors Blind Date Inc, and Blind Date, Inc. 2 but with a different set of couples working out different relationships, covering a range of odd issues, with even Sherlock Holmes taking up the dating game!
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Charlotte Holmes - Future Detective by Richard James
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Option to double up roles of Narrators, Pupils and Guards
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play for children
SynopsisYoung Charlotte Holmes may well be a 23rd century descendant of Sherlock and is eager to do some detective work. Her opportunity arises on a school trip to a museum when it is discovered that Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’ painting has been stolen.
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The Death of Sherlock Holmes by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single set.
SynopsisHolmes and Watson must act fast to prevent the theft of a famous diamond and safeguard the economy of the Austrian Empire. But does Holmes mean to get shot by Watson? Will the Great Detective survive?
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The Double-Headed Penny-Farthing 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 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play, single set.
SynopsisHolmes and Watson crack a curious case of diamond-thievery without even leaving the fireside of 221b Baker Street.
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The Hound Of The Baskervilles [Version 2] by Matthew Harper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length Victorian thriller, with various settings and many short scenes.
SynopsisA fast paced dramatisation of the Conan-Doyle favourite, moving quickly and effortlessly from Holmes' cerebral consideration of the case, to the perils awaiting him and Dr Watson, not to mention Sir Henry Baskerville on Dartmoor.
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The Hound Of The Baskervilles by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. The hound might be live or a special effect. (One other essential role takes no part in the action, but definitely needs to be there!)
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act rhyming humorous play, freely interpreting the original story.
SynopsisA 'Pantocrime' in rhyming couplets, re-telling the story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, with comedy.
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The Madness of Sherlock Holmes by JPS Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One of the characters is non-speaking.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller. Single set - a prison cell!
SynopsisA curious and very authentic Holmes tale, with the Great Detective locked in a cell and wearing a straitjacket. Is there really a plot to assassinate the Queen, or is this a fabrication of Holmes' deranged mind, as his friend Watson suspects?
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The Man Who Died Twice 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).
SynopsisSherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are sent a plea for help with a case. Sidney Mickelthwaite, an embezzler with debts to a disreputable family, took to a boat on the river Rockingham one night and apparently committed suicide. Less than a month later, he was seen on his way to committing suicide... again. Can Holmes and Watson solve the mystery of the man who died twice?
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Mr Scrooge by Peter Bond
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 17. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script contains suggestions for 7 or 8 songs (including some original lyrics). Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act comedy with songs and elements of English pantomime, with plenty of opportunities for audience participation. All scenes are interiors, and it could be played with a single set with items of furniture brought on to indicate the different rooms.
SynopsisThis cut-down version of the Dickens' Christmas classic has a Sherlock Holmes cameo for good measure. Audience interaction, a moral and starving orphans mean there's something for everyone here.
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Penny Black by Rob Wellington
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn action packed farce that takes us to 221B Baker St in 1898 and to a secret house just roundthe corner.
SynopsisThe story of how Holmes Hardy, the postman, became Sherlock Holmes, the world famous detective. It tells of how he managed to get the money to support his opium and violin habit without having to work, of how Dr Watson Hardy, Holmes's hapless brother, sex therapist and practitioner in the treatment of sexual deviancy, became his partner and how Maurice (Morrie) Hardy, the older, evil brother became Holmes’s arch enemy. The desperate search for a secret formula written on the back of a Penny Black stamp involves not only the Hardy boys but their dotty parents and the sinister Russian Misha Ivanovich, who all have secret pasts which unfold before us with increasing riotous action.
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