Curse of the Mummy’s Mummy

Characters:  featured roles, principals & supporting (doubling possible)
Running Time: Approx 1 hr 30 mins

 

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. 

 

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Character List

Montgomery Bladderwicke, a renowned explorer and adventurer
Lady Amelia Twistleton-Fife, wife of the late Lord Twistleton
Daphne Twistleton, her daughter
Professor Granville Hinge, an Egyptologist
Miss Trinket Trelawny, an eminent archaeologist
Sir Trellis Trelawny, her brother and celebrated socialite
Countess Wilhemina Foulfeather, a scheming villainess 
Doctor Rudolph Brimble, historian and reprobate 
Arthur Grasphook, bodyguard and thug
Walter Trikshift, his accomplice
Captain Lester Crankshaw, Captain of the SS Insomnia
Madame Claudette Pungent, a French psychic and medium
Miss Alice Lashings, her friend and travelling companion
Fenuku Farouk, a mysterious Egyptian 
Albert Longbottom, the butler at Twistleton Towers
Rowena Haddock, the cook and housekeeper at Twistleton Towers
Clara Allsop, a maid at Twistleton Towers
Amos Slobber, the innkeeper at the Idle Donkey
Gertrude Slobber, his wife
Myrtle Twigg, a barmaid at the Idle Donkey
Reverend Clement Mugford, the vicar in Crumpleton
Ernest Chudley, a villager
Mary Sapling, another villager
King Ambidectrus, a mummy
Queen Nefatutu, his mummy

Lydia Hector the Word Collector

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.

 

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Character List

Lydia Hector, the Word Collector
Iris, Lydia’s older sister
Milly, their cousin
Bonnie, Lydia’s imaginary friend
Dora, Lydia’s best friend
Lily, Dora’s sister
Leah, Lydia’s friend at Brownies
Isabella, a girl on Lydia’s school bus
Clover, Lydia’s home-schooled friend next door
Hawthorn, Clover’s younger brother

 

Pupils in Class 5B at Bluebell Road Primary School 
Brianna
Lucy
Kate
Phoebe
Olivia
Niamh
Mia
Freya
Aimee
Zoe
Pupils in Year 8 at Henry Franklin Academy
Caitlin, Iris’ best friend
Courtney
Georgia
Poppy, a new girl

Bumps in the Night

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.

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Character List

Miss Ghoulish, a story teller
Lady Calpurnia Bloodcurdle, a supreme being
Noggin, Wibble and Jinx, The Collectors’
Buffy Van Helsing, a monster hunter
Mindy Mottershed, her assistant
Townsfolk of Damp Flannel
Mayor Pooter, head of the town council 
Mavis Twitchen, the town clerk
Miss Curry, a school headmistress
Sergeant Elbow, a policeman
Reverend Trestle, a vicar
Mrs Flan
Mrs Feeble
Mrs Goat
Servants at Scumstench Castle
Dandruff, the butler
Mrs Sourcrust, the cook     
Mildew, a maid
Monsters under the bed
Nora Bone, a werewolf
Cleo, a mummy
Fenella Toadcrumb, a witch
Moulder, a zombie
Skully, a skeleton
Countess Ventricle, a vampire
Crowcackle, a banshee
Yowl, a ghoul
Martha Pink, a girl who is scared of the dark
Mrs Pink, her mother

 

Children with monsters under their beds
April
Lily-Sue
Lavender 
Violet

Mwah-Ha-Ha-Ha!

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 . . . 

 

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Character List

The Narrator(s)
Grimolda, Repugnious and Nastidia, the Witches of Yelp
Mr Snottle, a bogeyman 
Queen Ursula, a wicked Queen 
Mrs Slugthrottle, a huntswoman 
Bluebell, Mrs Slugthrottle’s eldest daughter
Snowdrop, Mrs Slugthrottle’s youngest daughter
Princess Mina, daughter of Queen Ursula
Nurse Gutrott, Princess Wendy’s nanny 
Octavius Beetleblood, a villainous wizard
Nitty, Beetleblood’s hench-goblin
Gritty, another hench-goblin
Delilah Sharkheart, an unscrupulous highway woman
Sharon Noggs, Delilah’s accomplice 
Lady Honeybun, a rich lady 
Harriet, Henrietta and Hortenseher Ladyship’s daughters
Bert, the family’s coachman
Countess Spleensplinter, a vampire
Igorini, her faithful servant 
Snitch, Snoop and Sneak, spies for the Countess
Cuthbert Privet, a wannabe hero 
Master Gubbins, Cuthbert’s trainee sidekick

Polly Perkins and the Lost Treasure of Captain Crabfoot

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.

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Character List

Polly Perkins, our hero
Newton Utterplank, the captain 
Dungfungus, the quartermaster 
Mistress Betsy Batterspoon, the cook
Humble Bellows, the sailing master
Otto the Hack, the carpenter and surgeon
Cannonball Lil, the master gunner
Lanky Nibbs, an able seaman
Grumpy Roger, an able seaman
Ruby Barracuda, the captain
Katie McKracken, the quartermaster
Peggy Pegleg, the boatswain 
Sally Scallywag, an able seawoman
Queasy Sue, an able seawoman
Barnacle Babs, an able seawoman
Consuela the Fish, an able seawoman
Ooga Ugg, shipwrecked as a baby and brought up by monkeys
Chimp Friday, a talking chimpanzee
Grimgut, an orc guard
Gorwort, another orc guard
Lionara, head of the Kitty-Purr-Paka Tribe of Cat People
Leopardu, a Tribe member
Tigeruz, a Tribe member
Cheetahri, a Tribe member
Fluffy, a Tribe member
Mistress Hetty Clanger, the tavern owner
Morgana Bullmog, an old fortune teller
Tobias Crabfoot, the Captain
Bartholomew Kragg, the sailing master
Old Gus, a seaman

Samantha Strewth, Supersleuth

Characters: 24 featured roles, principals & supporting
Running Time: Approx 1hr 30mins

 

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? 

 

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Character List

Samantha Strewth, super sleuth
Harriet Chumley, her friend and assistant
Tommy ‘Tufty’ Allsop, the owner of a new hamster
Spencer Dwight, a paper boy
Tiffany ‘Tiff’ Snell, a local teenage girl
Vanessa ‘Nessa’ Curry, Tiff’s best friend
Miss Julie Pinkerton, pet shop owner
Miss Diane Crouch, her business partner
Joanna Strewth, Samantha’s mum
Bruce Strewth, Samatha’s dad
Lottie Strewth, Samantha’s younger sister
Lily Ruggles, Lottie’s best friend
Reese ‘Midge’ Midgely, a teenage lad 
Trixie Briggs, a little girl who lives next door to Samantha
Imogen Allsop, Tufty’s sister
Jade Denton
Mia Tibbetts Samantha & Harriet’s classmates
Chelsea Moss
Donald Duckworth, owner of a burger van 
Fiona Briggs, the Strewths’ neighbour and Trixie’s mum
Mr Witherspoon, Samantha & Harriet’s teacher
Jackie Badger, a lady who went to school with Miss Pinkerton & Miss Crouch
Adrian Pettigrew, a man who also went to school with the pet shop owners
Mrs Rowbottom, a retired dinner lady