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Local News by Sean Dooley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length farcical comedy. Multiple sets (to be changed quickly via backdrops). Divided into five acts - indicating the phases of the story, rather than places for audience breaks! (Contains one unsavoury throw-away line!)
SynopsisThe town of Taviscombe is a quiet, peaceful hamlet, however this leaves the local newspaper and police force without much to do. To try and combat their boredom and get themselves recognised on a national level, both organisations independently plan a robbery. Unfortunately the fool-proof schemes they come up with are identical, leading to a great deal of confusion and the disappearance of the money they were targeting.
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Mark Twain and Livy by Joseph P. Ritz
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePoignant full-length biographical play. Contains mild swearing (from an era when it was probably called 'cussing').
SynopsisAn elderly Mark Twain escorts us through the early days of his marriage to Livy Langdon, from their first night in their new house, through to the day they left it with their first child. An emotional and insightful play about two strong-willed characters.
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Matt Freeman's San Antonio by Sandy Radford
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDrama, running somewhere on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play, though structured in four acts. Multiple sets, but described very feasibly. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisMatt is a playwright, but he's not happy with his level of success, either in his professional or his personal life. He decides to throw everything into a new play and a trip to San Antonio to try and recapture a lost love.
A play that plays with theatre to lead the audience on a journey through what is, what chould be, and what might have been.
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The Necessity Of Atheism by Seán Lang
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act historical play
SynopsisOxford, 1811. Amidst harsh laws restricting the freedom of the press, Percy Bysshe Shelley, a rather unorthodox, flamboyant undergraduate, publishes a short pamphlet called The Necessity of Atheism. The Master of his college is inclined to dismiss it as a bit of undergraduate exuberance but Lord Eldon, Lord Chancellor of England and old member of the college, takes a much more serious view.
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The Observer by Paul Mathews
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. The characters are two middle-aged men and a boy in his late teens who suffers from the form of autism called Asperger's Syndrome.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA terrific, three handed one-act play. In theory, there are two sets, but one is a single scene in a cinema, which could be indicated by a couple of chairs and appropriate lighting. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisGeorge and Mike are the old guard of a paper being revamped. Editor George has been told that Mike must move from News to Features. Can the old News Hound pull one more exclusive out of the bag to save his career?
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Out Of Print by Gill Medway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short two-hander drama with a simple living room set.
SynopsisErica Brightman was once a famous children’s author, and her books, The Adventures of the Lucky Sevens, once graced library shelves across the country. Now that her books are out of print, she is shown the door by suspicious librarians, and takes sanctuary with her imaginary young listeners. But all is not lost. Her last surviving fan, Colin Chadwell, is busy writing her a letter that she will never forget.
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Outside the Audition by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play with minimal set and props.
SynopsisBill and Jeff are waiting for their audition slot and help each other out by rehearsing their lines together. Unfortunately, they can't agree on what makes a good piece of drama.
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Plain Women, Forgotten Men by Gill Medway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA trio of short one act plays with single (simple) settings which could be performed separately, or together as a set.
SynopsisIn 'Baggy Trousers' - elderly Sid relives his youth and poignantly remembers his late wife in conversation with an, at first, uninterested Social Worker. 'Two Left Feet' sees sad divorcee Jo find her salvation from depression, and the approbation of sister Carole on the dance floor. In 'Out of Print' - formerly famous children's book writer Erica - now in her eighties - finds that her works are no longer published, but finds encouragement by a letter from a fan. Each play is available to buy separately.
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The Play Of The Year by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One M and one F voice are offstage, could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with a fairly simple set.
SynopsisThe committee tasked with choosing the winner of the 'Play of the Year' competition really has their work cut out, and they also have to contend with being both helped and hindered by the building janitor and tea lady. A comedy drama with twists - which may keep the audience misled until the last moment!
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The Point of the Pyramid - Musical by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 26. Chorus. Thirteen speaking roles with lots of supporting players (with a lot of scope for doubling). The songs need three or four soloists and a chorus or choir.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with sheet music (piano and vocal) for six original songs.
StyleOne-act historical, educational, musical comedy mystery! (What more could you want?) A story of intrigue in Ancient Egypt with a lot of period detail (suitable for the Key Stage 2 history syllabus) snuck in!
SynopsisSomeone is plotting against the Pharaoh! On a visit to the construction site of his much-delayed pyramid, his life is threatened by a falling stone. Luckily, Baki, one of the slave builders, saves the Pharaoh and is rewarded with his freedom. Then Baki learns that the Pharaoh has had four food-tasters poisoned in the last three weeks. Can he save the Pharaoh's life again?
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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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