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All in the past – murder mystery play scripts

murder mystery play scripts

murder mystery play scripts


All in the Past is a murder mystery set in 1934 Shanghai. Vera is a White Russian expatriate turned con-artist whose latest scheme is a psychic business she runs with her landlady, Lily. She is approached by a customer with a proposition to find a woman from his past, who he believes is currently in Shanghai. Vera takes the offer but soon learns that this proposition entails more than a paycheck when the missing woman is found murdered in the home of Vera’s ex-boyfriend. She then embarks on an investigation that forces her to confront demons from the victim’s past as well as her own in order to solve the mystery and exonerate an innocent man.


NYU Shanghai’s Theatre Club, Shanghai, China – 2018

Author: Lauren Ennis

Genre: Murder mystery play scripts, whodunit

Type: Two act, 2 act  play

Cast:  11-12, 7F, 5M (small parts may be doubled)

Ages of the actors:  20’s up. The leads are in their thirties but can be 40’s as well.

Length: Two hours

Suitable for:  Pg 12 (violence)

Set: Various – various apartments, offices, backstage at a club

Level of difficulty: Building the tension 7/10

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Copyright  © November 2014 Lauren Ennis and Off The Wall Play Publishers

Like this play? Other whodunits on  Off The Wall Plays

Guilty Party – whodunit three act farce
Murder and a show – whodunit comedy
The Investigation – ten minute whodunit drama script
parlor city noir – film noir whodunit

Trolls Stole the North Pole – Musical Christmas Play

musical Christmas play


In this musical Christmas play, the trolls decide to steal the ‘North Pole’ and switch it with the very similar looking ‘South Pole’ (It’s literally a pole) That way, Santa’s workshop won’t get any vital deliveries he needs to make presents this year and everyone on earth will be forced to buy the Troll’s toys instead.

What will Santa do? How will he save the day? Or will his wife do it?

A lovely funny play for the holidays for the whole family. TROLLS STOLE THE NORTH POLE was first produced on November 24, 2012 at the Secret Rose Theatre in North Hollywood, California. It ran for seven weeks, through January 6, 2013.

This play is a musical and the music for the play is available through Off the Wall Plays as well.

Author: Art Shulman

Genre: Musical Christmas Play, play for the holidays

Type: Two act musical

Length: 75 minutes

Cast: Twelve, 6M 6F.

Ages of the actors: Children to adult

Suitable for: The whole family

Set: A stage with a pole on it saying ‘North Pole’ on the one side and on the other side, a similar ‘South Pole.’

Level of difficulty: 7/10 – fun lines that need to be delivered quickly to get the humour across.

Read a Sample of the Script

Cost is $7 for this Editor’s Choice script

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© Copyright 2013 Art Shulman

Like this play? Other plays for the holidays

Call of the Riled – short skit for Thanksgiving
Holiday shorts – collection of plays for the holidays
A Manger carol – funny nativity play