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Reading Between The Lines by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. An academic, a gambler, a vicar, a housekeeper, a French lady... No stereotypes here, oh dear me, no.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length farce. Single domestic set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisProfessor Andrew Stokes, new owner of The Old Rectory Cottage, returns from a foreign study visit in time to help wife Rachel organise the village literary festival, based at Saint Fabian's church hall. Star attraction is to be famous romantic novelist, Lydia Bray. The success of the weekend's event is threatened by the arrival of Andrew's oldest friend, Reivers Fenn, professional gambler, lothario and all-round liability. The chances of Reivers failing to be an embarrassment recede as not one, but two, of the women from his past turn up in the village. While one would rather forget that she ever knew him, the other has chosen not to forget that he owes her a lot of money.
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Romantic Novelist by Graham Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act comedy play for three ladies. Single set (written as a domestic interior, but could be hinted-at, rather than fully realised). Simple props.
SynopsisLouella Packenham is struggling to finish her latest bodice-ripper with the help of her faithful assistant Miss Trent. But Louella's errant husband is clearly on her mind too, then her housekeeper Miss Fortune asks for help with her equally wayward brother. Can the straitlaced Miss Trent bring him back to the fold?
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The Script by Trevor Suthers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen minute play. No set requirements, simplest of props (four scripts!). Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA Producer, Director and Actor have called a meeting to tell the writer of a play that they loved it so much they want to change every aspect of it.
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Seven Ages of Love by Robert Burns
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play with an interesting structure. (As our reviewer remarked, 'It's what you'd get if MC Escher was a playwright'.) Several locations, but can be done with indicative sets. Contains a mild swearword.
SynopsisMike's written a play about his failed love, telling the story in reverse for the benefit of his friend Phil. If you run a sad love story backwards, you end up with a happy ending, don't you?
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The Source Of Denial by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play with a minimal set. A combination of comedy, serious argument and an exploration of the writing process. (Is that metadrama? Who knows?)
SynopsisStruggling to write a 'proper' play after years of comedies, a writer uses his favourite character to explore faith, proof and truth, only to end up learning more about himself than he expected.
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Thar's Gold in Them Hills by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. Characters are adults plus one child (to be played either by teenagers or a mixture of adults and one or more children). Whilst there isn't a chorus specified, there is scope for extras.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleThe clash of innocence and villainy and the 19th century setting bring this close to melodrama, from where it is diverted by a large volume of preposterous jokes! Single (California gold rush saloon) setting. Simple props include a cougar's ear!
SynopsisHoward Huff and Betty Bristle are the villainous owners of the Shotgun Saloon in Sonora, California. Their ambition is to get rich fleecing the miners in the late days of the California gold rush, but it doesn't seem to be working. Into the bar walk Mary Ann and her daughter, Goldie, looking for work. Goldie immediately displays comic talent and the villains set about disposing of the mother and exploiting the innocent Goldieā€¦ Corny jokes and a happy ending ensue!
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up & down by Rob Ricards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. There is one speaking character. A second character makes two appearances to bring on props. (This might be done by a member of the stage crew.) The character is written as male, but could be played female with just a couple of name changes.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen minute play - essentially a monologue - set on the step ladder that is life!
SynopsisA character reviews the events of his (or her) life, using a handy step ladder as a metaphor.
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Whiz Kids by Geoff Motley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCpmedy play for adults about writing for children. One act by length - a two act play if you count the number of acts! Lots of physical comedy. Single office set (with furniture changes during the play). Contains swearing.
SynopsisGareth, Eddie and Maggie write and draw 'Whiz Kids', an eccentric children's comic initiated by Colonel Cheviot. Now the Colonel has died, and his wife, Lady Hermione is not so indulgent. She installs a new editor and a new coffee machine to keep noses to the grindstone and out of the pub. How will the staff cope with the shock of the new?
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Windmills and Millstones by Louise Wade
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 the offstage voice of their author.
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort play, exploring the life of fictional characters in the great maybe - before they have been committed to the page. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThree characters wait in the mind of an author who has abandoned their stories. They are joined by a new character who doesn't know her name or story. They try to prepare her for her new existence, not knowing she knows more than she's telling.
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Work in Progress by Damian Trasler
Winner of the Author's Award, RAFTA One-Act Play Festival, 2000, and Winner of the Adjudicator's Award, Anglesey Drama Festival 2005.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSingle set, argument amongst Film Noir characters and their writer!
SynopsisAn author struggles to complete a book, contending with his publishing deadline and a group of characters determined to assert their identity.
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