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A Fete Worse Than Death 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 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comic murder mystery. (The comedy comes from situation and character. The murder mystery is handled seriously.) Single simple set - a marquee at a village fete! Contains a small amount of mild swearing. (And a murder.)
SynopsisActor Ray Martin is opening the village fete, playing on his fame as TV's Inspector Brady. Little does he know that ambition, infidelity and marrow envy will lead to murder, and he'll be left to solve the murder - without a script!
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According To Rumour by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Identical (f) twins do not appear onstage together, intended doubling. One offstage megaphone voice could be recorded.
Run TimeAround 96 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA classic full length farce, staged in three acts, with a single set.
SynopsisCarter can't remember exactly what happened last night, but the naked woman is the last person he wants his Mum to find in his flat. And there's the puzzling matter of the bag of money in his fridge... It's a fine tangle to be mixed up in!
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The Affairs At Meddler's Top by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA hilarious comic spoof of a murder mystery, set in the 1920s. (Two acts - but relatively short.)
SynopsisA country house weekend is organised with a view to trapping a thief. Various tangled affairs are revealed, leading up to a murder.
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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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The Pilgrim's Progress by Christopher Morgan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 54. No chorus. Whilst there are fifty-four named roles, with a minimum of around ten, the author believes the optimal cast to be around twenty-two.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAllegorical play, with minimal set requirements and reasonably simple props.
SynopsisA stage adaptation of John Bunyan's allegorical story ('The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come', written in 1678) - the journey of Christian, a pilgrim, through the trials of Earth to the destination of Heaven.
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Outside the Box by JPS Yates
Performance by Tarrystone Players won the John Rigg Award for Best Comedy and the South of England Building Society Award for Best Stage Presentation at the Maidenhead Drama Festival 2011.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Six on--stage actors plus three offstage voices appearing briefly at the start (so could be recordings).
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play for adults, satirising office life - where the office workers are nursery toys. Single set. Written in one act, but quite long. A cracking pace might get it down to one-act-play festival length. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThe nursery toys are mostly happy with their lot in life - only Ragdoll feels unwanted, so it doesn't surprise her when bureaucratic Fairy Crackernuts arrives and announces they're having 'a re-shuffle'. What does surprise her is that Teddy is the who's been made redundant...
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How Does Your Garden Grow? by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFunny full length British farce. Single set (hotel reception area). Contains mild swearing and intimations of nudity and adultery (obviously an adult theme).
SynopsisBanker Roger Crompton is hoping to celebrate his fiftieth birthday by consummating an adulterous affair with a colleague. Unfortunately, the hotel he's picked just happens to be the one his colleague has been threatening to shut down. In true dirty weekend tradition, they are booked in the name of Jones, but of course, they aren't the only Joneses staying in the hotel - there's Nathan Pond, an aging rock star, heading for a festival with his agent, but also hiding from a stalker. Mistaken identity abounds, not least when Roger assumes that the local policewoman is really a stripogram.
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Volunteers by Hilary Mackelden
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. A variety of ages, with the principals at the older end.
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play. Single charity shop set. Contains a few very mild swear-words.
SynopsisBrenda is running a charity shop, with the slightly addled Prue and the sight-impaired Denny. But there are changes in the charity and John Turk is keen on a new image - younger staff. Brenda has to cope with her customers, a community service offender and the new regime.
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Happy Campers by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Characters rangein age from 15 to 60.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwo-act comedy drama. Single outdoor set (with tents!) Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA comedy with a bite to it, this tells the story of a family gathering in the Yorkshire countryside to scatter the ashes of a man with a dark history. There are revelations all round and an unexpected treasure hunt.
As the tag line for one of the productions put it, The excitement is in tents.
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Two Weddings and a Conference by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Eleven speaking roles and an unspeakable photographer.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play. Single (hotel reception) set. Structurally in two acts, but in length it's on the boundary between a one-act and a two-act (it could occupy a whole evening's theatre or be accompanied by a shorter piece.) Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA double-booked wedding reception at a hotel causes havoc for the brides, grooms, manager, receptionist, and the attendees of a conference that is supposed to be happening at the same time! However, it soon transpires that the double-booking is not the only coincidence they will have to deal with.
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