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Adolf's Girls by Frank Gibbons
Young Portonians TC production won the East Stirlingshire Trophy at the SCDA Falkirk District Festival, 2016
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Has good scope to be performed by youth theatre groups, with some parts that could be played by either youth or adults.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play set in Germany during World War 2. Multiple locations, but intended to be indicated by lighting changes, so does not require major sets.
Originally published in 2010, revised edition published 2014
SynopsisIn the midst of the German war effort, the young girls of a BDM group (the female equivalent of the Hitler Youth) are oblivious to the horrors of the European fronts. That is, until circumstances - and a Gestapo officer - threaten to change their lives for the worse.
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After The Flags And Bands by Allan Williams
Production by Offshoots won Best Play, Best Actress & Technical Excellence Award at the Anglesey Drama Festival 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn all female cast, one act drama - with a single (church hall during World War One) setting.
SynopsisThroughout the First World War we follow the women left at home, through letters and monologues, as their good companionship helps them cope with the devastating events on the Western Front.
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An Afternoon In September by B.J. Edwards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA drama in two acts (though, with just under an hour's run time - can be performed in one). Touches of tragicomedy and a supernatural element. A simple, multi-functional set.
SynopsisThe residents of an old folks home are all concerned about Morris who is approaching the end. He expresses a final wish which they all contribute to making come true. An out of world experience he encountered during his service in the Royal Navy poignantly repeats itself for him, with the help of a small pebble.
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And Then There Were Three! by John F. Glen
Performance by Young Portonians won the SCDA National Youth Drama Final, 2009.
Performance by Greenock Players Youth won the Inverclyde District Festival and SCDA Western Division Finals in 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One of the listed characters is a voice-over which is used at the start of the piece and could be pre-recorded. Whilst the characters are named in the script (for readability) they are presented to the audience anonymously.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play for teenagers. Single set (which changes slightly through the play). Contains swearing.
SynopsisA disparate group of children meet up in the aftermath of a disaster with a biological weapon that has killed all the adults. Can they learn to co-operate and survive? And what will happen when they reach adulthood?
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Antigone by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act adaptation of a Greek myth
SynopsisA dramatic retelling of Sophocles’ tragedy, suitable for performance by secondary/high school students and youth theatre. Two brothers died fighting each other for the throne of Thebes in Ancient Greece. Creon, the new ruler, has decided to honour one (Eleocles) and shame the other (Polynices). Their sister Antigone defies Creon's order and wants to arrange an honourable burial for Polynices.
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Call To Duty by Nettie Baskcomb Brown
The original production won the Five Counties and Mercia division trophies and was a semi-finalist in 2014 All England Theatre Festival, winning adjudicator's award for excellence.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 31. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 54 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAward winning One Act play for youth theatre with various (simple) settings.
SynopsisSam is bored by his school history and drama lessons about the First World War, but through his brother's console games, he learns more than he expected.
The play vividly brings to life the bravery of ordinary soldiers who fought in World War One by merging modern virtual war games with the shocking reality of the WW1 trenches and using comedy and tragedy to take actors and audiences on an emotional, thought provoking journey.
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Caradog And The Celts by Penny Burns
RolesMinimum Male roles = 17. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 45. Chorus. Very flexible numbers, with groups of Celts and Romans of various occupations, and opportunites for singers and dancers. The roles are a mixture of adults and children, but inteded to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicKeyboard and Vocal scores (with added percussion) for seven songs and one instrumental are provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleOne-act Musical Drama for schools (fitting with the Key Stage 2 History topic on Roman Britain).
SynopsisFollowing the Roman invasion of Britain in 43 AD, the Celtic resistance was led by Caradog (called Caratacus by the Romans). The play dramatises the life of the Celts on what is now the Welsh border and the battle for the hill fort of Caer Caradog. (We are also taken to Rome for a meeting with the Emperor Clau-Clau-Claudius.)
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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A Cause for Division by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull length historical drama (with plenty of both). Single (period Scotish cottage) setting. Contains a small amount of mildly offensive language.
SynopsisDavid is a fiery son of Scotland, ready to serve Prince Charles Edward Stuart (Bonnie Prince Charlie) in the Jacobite uprising. His father John has a business to run and throws him from the house. Alexander is the elder son who stands by his father but doesn't turn his back on his rebel brother. A family at war in 1745.
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Christmas At Petersburg by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. One of the characters has the same surname as the author. This is not entirely coincidental.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with two original scores. Additional excerpts from Christmas carols could be used at the discretion of the production.
StyleHistorical drama, exporing some of the depths of the American Civil War.
SynopsisThe Confederates have been besieged at the railhead of Petersberg for months, reducing food, clothing and ammunition to the barest minimum. Into this desperate situation, on Christmas Eve, come two young girls from opposite sides of the war, each looking for a lost and injured father.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Cowards by Stephen Gillard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Four principal male roles plus one female cameo. All other roles can be doubled.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length drama set at the front during World War One (a cell block and General Haig’s office). Contains appropriately placed adult language.
SynopsisSixteen-year-old Private Harry Blaydon stands accused of cowardice and faces execution by firing squad. He is mentored by old sweat Sarge who acts as a father figure for him. Harry's predicament is compared with the situation General Douglas Haig finds himself in as their destinies play out.
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