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Death by Detective by David Pemberton
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA witty and fast paced comedy loosely based on The Speckled Band with a solid mystery plot provided by the Conan Doyle source material. A lot of fun for cast and audience. Structured in two acts, but could form half an evening of one-act plays.
SynopsisWhen a legendary detective solves a terrible murder and discovers his own guilty part in the affair, it is left to his closest friends to prevent him from arresting himself.
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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 Lost World by Hilary Mackelden
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 24. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 150 minutes. [Estimated!] Estimated timing includes 16 songs.
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script includes suggestions for 16 songs (with some new lyrics). Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleBritish pantomime with memorable characters, strong humour and plenty of action (including dancing dinosaurs).
SynopsisIn this pantomime take on Arthur Conan Doyle's ripping yarn, Professor Challenger, Lord Roxton, and their ragtag gang seek the lost word of Ugenya to discover dinosaurs. To complicate matters, Sid, great-great-grandson of a Spanish conquistador, is on their trail, hoping to get his hands on the gold his ancestor stole from the Aztecs.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Pantomime Fun-Packs - jokes and games for children, to supplement the programme for your show
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Lot 249 by Damian Woods
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act thriller, based on the story by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Multiple settings but intended to be created with lighting and portable set elements.
SynopsisAbercrombie Smith is a medical student at Oxford. Living in the flat below him is Edward Bellingham, a strange, short-tempered man who has a fascination with Egypt and owns Lot 249 - a mummy, bought at auction. After a number of strange incidents, Smith begins to believe that Bellingham may have found a way of bringing Lot 249 to life to do his bidding.
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Sheer Luck Holmes by Bob Heather and Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus. Nine principals, three cameos, various chorus roles (for adults and juniors) and a pantomime dog.
Run TimeAround 112 minutes. [Estimated!] [Estimated run time allows for 16 songs.]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script contains suggestions for 16 songs, with original lyrics for three of them. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleBritish pantomime treatment of Conan Doyle's great detective. Originally published in 2012, with a reworked version published in August 2017.
SynopsisPantomime with a capital P! All of the familiar panto ingredients and characters are here as the goodies all join together to solve the mysterious case of the missing art works. Holmes is assisted by his housekeeper Dottie the dame, the frustrated inventor of fantastical gadgets, and Baskerville the pantomime dog, in his quest to thwart baddies Mary Arty and Hudson the butcher whose sausages are not all they seem. The story moves at pace to the happy ending with quickfire repartee, reminiscent of Abbot and Costello coupled with lots of action, audience participation, song and dance, a love story and lashings of corny jokes.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Pantomime Fun-Packs - jokes and games for children, to supplement the programme for your show
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Sherlock Holmes - The Panto by Jenny Gilbert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 43. Chorus. Mrs. Hudson as Pantomime Dame, Charlie (the hero) assumed to be played by a female as a 'principal boy'. Lots of 'cameo roles' and a pantomime dog!
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script contains a list of 12 suggested songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleUnconventional pantomime, parodying Conan Doyle. A variety of characters, a Holmsian plot, plenty of spectacle, songs, dances and a magic trick.
SynopsisIn the foggy streets of London, somebody is murdering umpires, Princess Freda is in jeopardy and Queen Victoria is not amused. Could this be a dastardly plot from arch villain Moriarty? And why is there a sudden outbreak of false moustaches? Inspector Semaphore and Sergeant Dull are baffled. Sherlock Holmes and the trusty Watson are on the case, but one step ahead of them is Charlie, the leader of the Baker Street Irregulars, and a canine catastrophe called Baskerville.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Pantomime Fun-Packs - jokes and games for children, to supplement the programme for your show
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Sherlock Holmes and The Beast of Bingley Moor by Geoff Parker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Characters include Woofer, the dog and The Speckled Band (a musical group whose role is to play three ominous chords). For the rest, the producer's copy of the script contains some guidance as to who might play which.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFamily show (an alternative to British Pantomime) in two acts, treating Conan Doyle's famous creation to merciless parody. Multiple locations, but minimal sets intended.
SynopsisThe (self-proclaimed) World's Greatest Detective sets off with Watson in tow to discover who has been thieving from the larder of Doome-Layden Hall, but the pair find more than they’d bargained for when the run into the Beast of Bingley Moor.
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Sherlock Holmes and The Case of the Vanishing Author by Peter John Cooper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Six characters but only three actors required
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA mystery drama with a single set, doubling as Holmes' apartment and Doyle's consulting room.
SynopsisConan Doyle is gradually taken over by his creation Sherlock Holmes, but then the attempt to kill off his creation, results in Holmes using all of his skills to escape death.
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Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Pantomime by Giles Black
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSong suggestions. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full-length British pantomime using characters from Arthur Conan Doyle's stories.
SynopsisPrincess Irene, in England to demonstrate her wonderful new invention, has been kidnapped by Professor Moriarty. Fortunately, Sherlock Holmes is just the man for the job, being discreet, talented, and with nothing else to do. With the aid of Dr. Watson, Lord Baskerville and his faithful hound Cuddles, the game is afoot!
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