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All Hallows Eve by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act melodrama, with a single, kitchen setting.
SynopsisLocal priest Hugh is having difficulty in defending his deeply held faith against the views of his wife, Morwenna, and his goth daughter, Verity. At Halloween - when something takes place in the church graveyard, seen only by Hugh - the family are reconciled.
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The Black Widow by Helen Sharman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleParody of a Victorian melodrama - all the exaggerated wickedness, innocence, heroism and coincidence, with added comedy! Several scenes, but sets implied rather than elaborate. Simple props. Contains mild innuendo.
SynopsisOld lepidopterist, Squire Decrepit, is the wicked Vylene's fourth husband - and she's about to look for a fifth. All that stands between her and the dashing Mark Christmas is the sweet, innocent Abigail her strange uncle, Ivor and Squire Decrepit - who just happens to be in a wheelchair on a cliff-top.
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Brainstorm by Raymond Blakesley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. The chorus is an optional ensemble of brain cells
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for kids. Minimal set requirements. Opportunities for melodramatic over-acting!
SynopsisThe action takes place inside the brain of playwright Ivor Pippin, who is trying to write another melodramatic play. His characters and his brain cells conspire to turn things around, allowing the heroine and villain to escape, and a new play to emerge.
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Change Of Heart by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act Victorian melodrama-style thriller.
SynopsisA tangled tale of bigamy and murder in 19th Century Manchester. Three girls from Ireland take up domestic service at the Chilterns' home. When Mrs Chiltern unexpectedly returns home one evening to find her husband dead, little does she imagine that she will be the one facing the gallows. Will a change of heart spare her?
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The Corruption of Patience Undercroft by Stuart Ardern
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four on-stage characters and an off-stage voice (that could be recorded).
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern pastiche of a Victorian melodrama (the same ingredients, but playing-up the comedy, rather than the Victorian sentimentality). Designed for a black-box set. Could easily be played as part of a Music Hall evening.
SynopsisDuring a village celebration for Queen Victoria's jubilee, sweet, innocent Patience Undercroft has ventured out to a barn, summoned by a note from an admirer. She is hoping that it comes from her childhood sweetheart, Victor Knightly. Little does she know that it is the wicked Squire Grimly Blackheart who lies in wait...
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The Diabolical Duplication of Daisy by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy. A modern take on the conventions of Victorian melodrama - innocent heroines, scheming wicked squires, that sort of thing.
SynopsisDaisy, working with her mother in the kitchens, is trying hard to resist the grubby blandishments of Sir Odious Malpractice, who wants her to marry him. Unknown to Daisy, Victor Tallbody has arrived to tell her she has inherited a fortune, just in the nick of time.
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Dracula - A Pain in the Neck by Daniel Krueger & Elwood Johnson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 23. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for 18 original songs plus incidental music is supplied with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleMusical Gothic horror Melodrama!
SynopsisA faithful translation of Bram Stoker's vampire classic to the musical stage, rendered in a melodramatic style!
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** Conductor's score and band parts (Perc., Bass, Cello, Violin, Reeds 1 & 2, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano & Synth) for Dracula - A Pain in the Neck. Music by Elwood Jay Johnson, orchestrated by Wade Clark.
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Dracula - The Final Countdown by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 35. Chorus. Very flexible cast, with a mixture of speaking and non-speaking parts, opportunities for doubling and opportunities for changing the gender of some of the characters.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comic and melodramatic retelling of Bram Stoker's story as a full-length play for kids. Sets can be relatively simple, but a fair number of props are required - coffins, that sort of thing.
SynopsisSolicitor Jonathan Harker finds himself despatched to Transylvania to sort out a property deal for a mysterious Dr. Acula. On arrival, Harker realises that that he has been the victim of a misprint, but he is so charmed by his welcome that he fails to realise that he has become something of a prisoner. Harker's plight is made more acute by the attentions of the Brides of Dracula, a voracious trio, who appear to have less than honourable intentions. With the improbable assistance of Dracula's servant, Igoretta, Harker escapes and returns to England, where, shortly afterwards, his fiancé finds herself in the company of a mysterious foreign gentleman. Little does she realise what is at stake...
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Drunkula by Archie Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (gothic dining room) set.
SynopsisDrunkula and his weird manservant, Schnapps, meet their match when two young English ladies show their drinking mettle - with disastrous results for the drunken vampire.
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Faith, Hope and Bertha by Daniel Krueger
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus. One character is deliberately doubled - playing twin brothers.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA temperance melodrama, complete with perfect heroines, mustachioed villain, exaggerated gestures and asides. A lot of comedy to be had from playing this straight! Two interior sets, plus front-of-cloth scenes.
SynopsisIn the wilds of the Yukon, dastardly villain, Ivan Mean has designs on the estate of Ben Upright - and he intends to get them by hook or by crook. That includes marrying Ben's daughter, Faith - but first he has to be rid of her intended, Ernest Noble...
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