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Crime Doesn't Pay

by Alison Chaplin

Crime Doesn't Pay is a gentle comedy based on a short story by Thomas Hardy. This simple to stage play has a strong moral, and allows children the opportunity to explore many aspects of stagecraft, including mime, narration, dialogue and tableaux. Set at Christmas, play performances could be expanded to include appropriate songs and the humour will appeal to adults and children alike.

If you are giving a public performance of this play you must purchase a performing rights licence, available below.

Cast: 21
Runtime: 30 mins
Age Range:KS2
Genre: Christmas
comedy
adaptation
Type: one act

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This play can be purchased as a download-only version in Acrobat (pdf) format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader (or a similar PDF reader).

This version DOES NOT include performing rights.

This version includes a Full Cast/Character List, Production Notes with suggestions for props, costumes and staging, and Follow-On Activities for further work in the classroom.

ISBN: 978-1-906153-28-1
Price: £10.00
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Paperback

Supplied as a paperback copy. Post and packaging rates apply.

Includes some performing rights within the price.

This version DOES NOT include production notes or follow-on activities.

ISBN: 978-1-906153-07-6
Price: £15.00
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Performing Rights Licence

Note: some versions do not include performing rights within the price. If you are giving a performance of this play, then you will need a performing rights licence for any version that does not explicitly include it. The licence allows you to give up to five public performances of this play and is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase. For longer performance runs, please contact info@artsonthemove.co.uk.

ISBN: n/a
Price: £20.00
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+44 (0)161 881 0868

info@artsonthemove.co.uk

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