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A TRIO OF SPOOFS

by ROGER POOLE

  The Butler Did It
 Cast:  9 (5 m, 4 f).
 Suggested Age Range:  12 to 18.
 Approx. Running Time:  30 - 35 minutes.
 Music:  The play ends with knockabout dancing to the Can-Can.
 Set:  The Drawing Room of Codliver Hall.
 Synopsis:  A farcical whodunnit in which Cutler, the butler, admits his guilt to the audience but succeeds in hiding it from dim detective, Seymour Clewes. After three fatal poisonings, the culprit is exposed by young Lucy and Ernest.
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Close Encounters of the Nurd Kind
 Cast:  11 (6m, 5f).
 Suggested Age Range:  12 to 18.
 Approx. Running Time:  20 - 25 minutes.
 Music:  None.
 Set:  A sitting room with basic furniture.
 Synopsis:  When two New York-bound Space aliens ask the Nurd family of West Bromwich for directions, confusion and misunderstanding result. After meeting Nurd relatives, friends and neighbours, the visitors decide that communication with Earthlings is impossible and settle for taking a live specimen home with them instead.
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Start of Term at Grunge Hill
 Cast:  16 (9m, 7f).
 Suggested Age Range: 12 to 18.
 Approx. Running Time: 20 - 25 minutes.
 Music:  None.
 Set:  The staff room at Grunge Hill School.
 Synopsis:  Every pupil's wildest imaginings about what goes on behind the staff room door! On the first day of term staff face the problem of protecting wealthy new boy, Jeremy Foxtrot, from Year 11 tough Neville Knuckles. As things turn out, however, this is not their real problem at all.
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Price Codes: 

 Script:  Code D
 Performance Rights:
 The Butler Did It
Code Z
 Licence to Copy: The Butler Did It Code Z
 Performance Rights:
 Close Encounters  of the Nurd  Kind
Code Z
 Licence to Copy: Close Encounters of the  Nurd Kind Code Z
 Performance Rights:
 Start of Term at  Grunge Hill
Code Z
 Licence to Copy: Start of  Term at Grunge  Hill Code Z
 Video Recording Licence: Code H

ISBN 978 1 872475 81 3

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