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The Affairs At Meddler's Top by Richard Coleman
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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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A Brief Encounter with Murder by Peter John Cooper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Jones the Carpet is written female, but could be either.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbsurd comedy. Single livingroom set.
SynopsisA restful holiday in a 1940s themed holiday home becomes a bizarre murder mystery as Mother goes missing with a bearded fisherman and a fat vicar lies dead in the front room. Was it the Rat Catcher, the Carpet Fitter or the French Dressmaker? And who is the Man with the Big Hammer?
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The Connection by Graham Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Not so much a whodunnit as a 'what on earth is going on'? As it morphs from a comedy of mistaken identity to thriller and back. Single (simple office) set.
SynopsisFive strangers, with five very different problems, are called to a certain office to meet Mr Hargreaves... But he isn't there! Is there a more sinister reason for them being locked in together? Can they find out what connects them?
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Consequences by Duncan Battman
Production by CHADS won the Best Senior Production award at the Wilmslow One-Act Festival, 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Single interior set. A very theatrical presentation, without being melodramatic. Contains unsavory language (and murder, and policemen).
SynopsisA young policeman and his older sergeant discover a dead body, along with a letter that casts new light on a long closed case. A case that the sergeant worked on a young PC, which may have resulted in the wrong man being jailed and dying in prison.
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Custard and Disinfectant by Jim Pinnock
Performance by Carbost Community Drama came overall second at the Skye Division One Act Drama Festival, 2012
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleMurder mystery with a darkly comic edge. Includes swearting.
SynopsisAlbert's a terror in the old folks' home, making improper suggestions and using bad language. But when he's found dead with a dagger in his chest and sleeping pills under his chair, the problem isn't whodunit, but who DIDN'T...
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'Custard and Disinfectant' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Dead Air 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 58 minutes. [Estimated!] Performance anticipated to be one act length.
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script includes a suggestion for an opening song. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA non-interactive Murder Mystery in two acts, with the performance anticipated to be one act length.
SynopsisIt is 1965 and obnoxious and demanding radio star Oscar learns that his show is to be axed, pushing his nastiness to even greater levels. There are many suspects for his inevitable murder and the investigation takes many turns.
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Dead Ringer by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Characters are all adults
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleNot so much a whodunnit as 'who is doing what to whom?' One-act play, single simple interior set.
SynopsisMargo drags her friend Fran to a séance. The sceptical Fran doesn't expect to be able to contact Margo's dead husband but then strange things begin to happen...
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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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A Frame That Fits by William Campbell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Interesting crafting of character - especially on the part of Richard Gloster, the unorthodox detective, who, given his name, has a tendency to attempt iambic pentameter.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act detective story - not so much a 'whodunnit?' as a 'how do we prove that he dunnit?' Multiple locations, but intended to be represented minimally in a single composite set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA family has been found murdered - apparently by their daughter, who then took her own life. The police suspect a frame-up, since the family's nephew stands to profit from their deaths, but they need to call on the unorthodox services of Private Investigator Richard Gloster to prove it.
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The Hobby Room by David Lewis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act mystery play, set initially in an empty room - which gradually becomes furnished.
SynopsisSisters Florence and Josie inherit a large old house and decide to convert the top floor into a space for their hobbies. The atmosphere becomes tense and heightens as they make some surprising discoveries about the previous occupants.
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