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The Attic Room by Elizabeth Anne Wells
New
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One male character is offstage voice only.
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short drama on a single set, an attic in WWII-era Vienna.
SynopsisHanna, a young Jewish girl, hides from the Nazis in the house of an Austrian family. When soldiers begin to search the street, the family rush to decide what is right and wrong.
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Bat Out Of Heaven by Frank Gibbons
Short-listed in the Drama Association of Wales Competition 2008.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Characters are a mix of teenagers and two generations of adults. Could be played by such a mix, or possibly by a youth theatre group. Four table tennis players appear for opening and closing mimes. (The doctor is written male, but could be female.)
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA powerful one-act drama, well-told, treating the central theme sensitively but without excessive sentimentality. Multiple locations but designed for very simple staging.
SynopsisJessie is the favoured daughter, getting perhaps too much of Mum's interest in her Table Tennis efforts. Her brother is jealous, and things take a turn for the worse when Jessie is diagnosed with leukaemia. Her Mum must admit that she is adopted, and so her brother Rob cannot be a marrow donor. Rob sets out on a quest to find a donor sibling.
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Carrie's Lions by Amy Sutton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. 'Carrie' appears in three guises - as a narrator/protagonist, as a child and as an adult. 'Michael' appears as narrator/protagonist and as an adult. There are two small non-speaking roles.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play with plenty of technical and acting challenges! Whilst it is not formally divided into scenes, there are five locations - indicated symbolically by props and furniture.
SynopsisThrough a series of conversations with her guardian angel, Carrie tries to come to terms with the death of her father.
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Crossing The Line by Pete Benson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. All characters are aged around eleven or twelve except for Victor Marriot who is an adult at least forty years old.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama for a youth theatre or mixed company. Single (minimal) set. Contains minor bad language.
SynopsisPlaying games has brought a group of children together in a barn, where they hear how Susan killed an injured cat to put it out of its misery. Then they discover a wanted criminal, shot and on the run. He’ll let them go, as long as Susan stays. He needs her help with something.
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Customer Service by Avis & Herb Hasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Characters are a variety of ages. Many could be played as either gender.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play (on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play). Single (department store) set. Mildly surreal, bordering on farce, with lots of prop gags. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJust another day in a department store, where a pair of bewildered shop clerks encounter a clown, an accountant, a thief, some very colourful customers and a string of misplaced suitcases...
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Ferndale's Folly by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (drawing room) setting.
SynopsisIn this crime caper, set between the wars, Inspector Swann is investigating the theft of Lady Ferndale's jewellery with the help of Constable Wilkins. Unfortunately the Ferndale family are not quite as honest or genteel as they appear, but then neither is Inspector Swann.
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'Ferndale's Folly' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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A Fifty-Minute Duchess of Malfi by John Webster abridged by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Characters include a small boy and optional non-speaking servants, etc.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of John Webster's 'The Duchess of Malfi', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThe eponymous heroine is a rich widow. Her brothers - a duke and a cardinal - want control of her wealth and so have forbidden her from marrying. They set the loyal but troubled Bosola to spy on her, and he discovers that the duchess has, in secret, married Antonio, her steward. The news sets the Duke and Cardinal into such a rage that nobody escapes unscathed.
(Whilst the abridgement reduces the length of the text, all of Webster's gory details are preserved - which is more than can be said for the principals.)
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A Fifty-Minute White Devil by John Webster abridged by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 35. No chorus. Characters include a small boy and optional non-speaking attendants, etc.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of John Webster's 'The White Devil', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisIn his pursuit of Vittoria, the wife of old Camillo, Duke Brachiano abandons his wife, Isabella, then connives with Vittoria's brother, to have Isabella and Camillo murdered. Isabella's brother, the Duke of Florence, and his ally Cardinal Monticelso - Camillo's cousin - set out to get revenge.
(We're in Grand Guignol territory. This isn't going to end happily for anyone!)
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First Time Around by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Mainly adult characters, but bridesmaids are children. Whilst there is no formal chorus, there is the option of adding non-speaking wedding guests.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, with a single (wedding reception) set.
SynopsisTwo families collide at a wedding. One has taken pains to ensure the speeches are suitable (and short enough!) for the eminent guests they have invited, by bringing along some chloroform. But not everyone at the event is what they seem, with the Bride's family are playing at being poor country bumpkins to avoid paying for the event.
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The Friday Night Radio Play by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Characters are a range of ages, a mixture of adults and teenagers.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy (arguably a light farce), single domestic set.
SynopsisIt's an exciting night for the Branston family. The premier of aspiring writer Geoff's radio play is about to be broadcast and the family is gathered to listen. But just as it is about to start, the fuses blow. To ensure that Grandma is not disappointed, the show must go on...
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