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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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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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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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The Hunter And The Hunted by JPS Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Two non-speaking roles.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length, emotive drama, set during the First World War.
SynopsisA hunting party on General Franklin-Davies' Scottish estate in the early years of World War One, poignantly and dramatically presages events that the party are to experience in the trenches.
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Leaving Tommy by Mark Seaman
Winner of seven awards during original 2005 production, including 3 festival awards (Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire) for best original script.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, set in a prison cell during the first world war. (Minimal set requirements.)
SynopsisA young man has been tried and found guilty of cowardice and desertion at the front during World War One, and awaits his death by firing squad. He is visited by the army Chaplain, a Captain who hears about his reasons for joining up and what really happened on the front line.
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Merry Christmas Fritz by Geoff Parker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act dramatic monologue set in a World War One hospital.
SynopsisA soldier, seriously wounded in the early part of the Great War, relates the horrific experiences which brought him to his hospital bed and his hopes for the future, sadly to be thwarted by events to come.
(The dramatisation allows Tommy to know a little more about the details of the strategy of the First World War generals than he would have known, but not as much as we know with hindsight.)
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Sergeant Major Hewitt by Archie Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. The Doctor and porter are written male, but could be played female. Thomas is a teenager, the rest of the characters are adults.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Single (hospital room) set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA World War One Veteran has to share his hospital room with a boy whose father died in World War 2. Though they are only together a short while, they have a great impact on each other's lives.
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The Wakefields at War by Tom Mather
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus. Characters are mainly adults, but include three children (who age two years from 9, 10 and 12 during the course of the play).
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDrama in three acts with multiple settings depicting the horrors of World War One through its effect on one family.
SynopsisThe true story of the Wakefields, an ordinary Lancashire working class family whose three eldest sons were all killed in action fighting in the First World War.
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When We Were Young by Allan Williams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama (with minimum staging requirements) set in World War One.
SynopsisSix monologues from three different characters, set during the First World War. Two soldiers who were childhood friends, recound their wartime experiences, as does a nurse who meets one of the men when he becomes one of the many casualties of the Great War
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Young Tommy Atkins by Jon Tilley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Character ages of 17 and 27, but could be played by younger ages.
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act drama with a single (World War One trench) set.
SynopsisThree young soldiers, Harry a famous footballer in civvy street , new recruit Tommy and their officer Captain Jackson are pinned down in an abandoned First World War trench for several hours. Their relationship develops until the final poignant moments.
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