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Agatha Crusty And The Village Hall Murders

    by Derek Webb



Comedy Play Script: 'Agatha Crusty And The Village Hall Murders' by Derek Webb

Agatha Crusty (pronounced Croosty) is a crime novelist. She's also pretty adept at solving crimes. And when her sister-in-law Alice invites her to spend a few days with her in the village of Chortelby, it's not long before she gets caught up in a series of murders which seem directed at members of the All Saints Village Hall committee.

From Toby, the Vicar, and Eleanor, Chair of the committee, to Harry Knott the caretaker and identical twins Olivia and Oliver Truscott-Pratt, there are plenty of suspects. And with an investigating officer as incompetent as D.I. Twigg, there are plenty of laughs as the murders begin to pile up.

But, while packed full of wit and very funny scenes, this is also a genuine murder mystery with an ingenious plot which will tax the little grey cells of the audience at the same time!

'Agatha Crusty And The Village Hall Murders' has already had more than seventy productions, and hundreds of performances, in the UK, Australia and the US.  Without exception, audiences have loved it and the cast and crew too.

This play is the first in a series of Agatha Crusty titles. See also:


110 mins approx


(4m, 6f or 3m, 7f)

  •   Harry, (30s-60s) the village hall caretaker, cynical, worldly-wise, down-to-earth
  •   Agatha, (30s-60s) crime novelist, unassuming, but very smart
  •   Alice, (30s-60s) Agatha's sister-in-law, pleasant, unpretentious
  •   Olivia, (30s-60s) upper-crust, landed gentry type with less land than she'd like
  •   Oliver, (30s-60s) Olivia's brother, who, except for the hair, looks the same as Olivia (played by the same actor)
  •   Eleanor, (30s-50s) chair of the hall committee, mother-superior type
  •   Twigg, (30s-50s) Detective Inspector of extraordinary incompetence
  •   Maisie, (30s-50s) cleaner, pleasant but not afraid to call a spade a spade
  •   Toby, (30s-50s) vicar, generally genial and a little naïve, but can be forceful
  •   PC Lockett, (30s-60s) village bobby, cousin to Harry
  •   Isabella, (30s-60s) pub landlady, mumsy type with definite pretensions
  •   Mandy, (18-25) model, young, streetwise girl
NOTE: Harry and PC Lockett can be played by the same actor. Oliver and Olivia should obviously be the same actor - they can be dressed identically, except Olivia has longer hair and Oliver usually sports a gun and some dead animals.


This play is the third in a series of Agatha Crusty titles. See also:

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