The action is set in England and Egypt in the Summer of 1895.
On an eerie, moonlit night, an eccentric band of adventurers and travellers gather in the drawing room of Twistleton Towers, home of recently widowed Lady Twistleton-Fife. Very soon the reason for her Ladyship’s invite becomes clear when she announces she has a quest for them, and if they except and succeed, she will pay handsomely for their services.
She explains that a curse was placed on her family when her late husband Lord Oscar Twistleton removed the sarcophagus of an Egyptian Pharaoh, known as King Ambidecstrus, from its tomb, separating him from his mother, Queen Nefatutu, and consequently triggered a powerful curse that can only be lifted if the Pharaoh is reunited with his mother. Lady Twistleton-Fife proposes that the assembled company go on an expedition to Egypt to find the sarcophagus of the Queen and bring it back with them.
Characters: 24 featured roles, principals & supporting Running Time: Approx 1 hr 30 mins
The action is set in and around the small town of Butterford.
Lydia Hector loves words. Every day she is introduced to new and wonderful words which she eagerly notes down in her journal. Later, with the aid of her trusty dictionary, she unites them with their meanings and adds them to her collection.
Lydia is surrounded by colourful characters. There’s Iris, her stroppy teenage sister, who is always on her phone; wild and wacky cousin Milly; her best friend Dora who is going through a tough time with her parents; home-schooled next-door neighbours Clover and Hawthorn; enigmatic Isabella who she sits next to on the bus. Each of these people and many more bring words into Lydia’s life and help shape her unique and fantastic view of the world.
Characters: 32 featured roles, principals & supporting (doubling possible) Running Time: Approx 1 hr 30 mins
The action is set in and around the little farming town of Damp Flannel which stands in the menacing shadow of the menacing Scumstench Castle.
After years of festering in her ancestral home known as Scumstench Castle, sinister Lady Bloodcurdle undertakes to assemble an army of monsters, collected from under the beds of young children, with a view to lead them in an uprising against human kind. However, in the nearby town of Damp Flannel, Mayor Pooter and other upstanding members of the local community vow to put a stop to Bloodcurdle’s evil plan. After an emergency meeting at the town hall, it is decided to call upon the services of an expert and soon renowned monster hunter, Buffy Van Helsing has arrived to lead a mob to the attack the castle.
Characters: 28 featured roles, principals & supporting (doubling possible) Running Time: Approx 1 hr 30 mins
The action is set in an enchanted land made up of six Kingdoms: Yelp, Blunder, Cakehole, Spatula, Mollusc and Geranium.
With the Annual Convention of Blackhearted Villains and Fiendish Maniacs only weeks away, the wickedest people from across the six Kingdoms eagerly await news of whether they will be one of the nominees on this year’s shortlist for the Supreme Evil Being Award.
Will reigning champion Countess Spleensplinter be voted for again? Could unscrupulous highway woman Delilah Sharkheart be in with a chance? Has Octavius Beetleblood the Bad cast enough evil spells to make the list? Or perhaps Princess Mina’s obnoxious personality will have secured her a place in the final?
Meanwhile, wannabe hero Cuthbert Privet is looking for a sidekick to join him on his first daring mission . . .
Characters: 30 featured roles, principals & supporting (doubling possible) Running Time: Approx 1 hr 30 mins
The action is set in an old tavern called the Stumble Inn, on board Neptune’s Kneecap and the Sneaky Mermaid ships and on the shores and in the jungle of the mysterious Earwax Island.
Polly Perkins, a young orphan girl, runs away after being given a strange map by a mysterious fortune teller. She heads straight for the port where she stows away onboard a ship called Neptune’s Kneecap and meets Captain Utterplank and his incompetent crew of pirates.
Before they can throw her overboard, Polly shows them the map and explains it will lead them to the legendary lost treasure of the infamous Captain Crabfoot. Very soon Neptune’s Kneecap has set sail in search of Earwax Island where the treasure is reportedly buried, and in hot pursuit is the all-female crew of the Sneaky Mermaid who want to lay claim to the treasure themselves.
The action is set in and around the small town of Humbleford.Samantha Strewth and her best friend, Harriet Chumley, dream of being the next Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson and fill their time solving little mysteries brought to them by their classmates or children from the neighbourhood.
With a string of successfully solved assignments behind them, the two friends are suddenly faced with their greatest challenge yet when Tufty Allsop turns up on their door step claiming that his hamster is in fact a missing geography teacher from the local secondary school, Miss Cropper.
As the strange occurrences continue and more people disappear, Samantha’s investigations lead her to the pet shop on the High Street but will she manage to crack the case before it’s too late?