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The Pursuit Of Perfection by Anna Tyrie
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act fantasy play
SynopsisTold through the eyes of twins and their mother, the play examines prejudice - set in an Orwellian world in which the 'natural crop' becomes dominated by those of 'perfect' genetically modified breeding.
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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell, adapted by Dave Jeanes
RolesMinimum Male roles = 20. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 25. Minimum total without doubling = 27. No chorus. The cast is mainly adults, but includes five children.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play adapted from Robert Tressell's classic English Socialist novel of the same name.
SynopsisA group of painters redecorate a house, all the while discussing life and how to make a living whilst being trodden on by their superiors. Frank Owen, one of their number, is a firm socialist who believes his ideals can end the poverty from which they all suffer. Railed against by his peers, can he sway them to his way of thinking, or will he turn to theirs? And, ultimately, will it make a difference either way?
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Raw Materials by John Chambers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama for a cast of two. Simple set - essentially a desk and a pile of rags!
SynopsisJohn Brown speaks of his troubles trying to get his memoirs of Robert Blincoe, a boy who worked in the cotton mills, published. Robert tells his own story and explains what happened to John Brown himself after three years of failure.
A window onto the industrial revolution.
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Reading by Firelight by Margaret Histed
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Range of (playing) ages from 'the twins' aged eight to their seventy-year-old grandfather. (The twins need not be identical, nor of the same gender.)
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA touching short play (three 'acts', but a total time of only 15 minutes). Single domestic set - mainly indicated by a few essential props. Contains one mild swear-word (which can be dropped at the direcor's discretion).
SynopsisEddie's family surprise him with a party on his seventieth birthday, but there's a row and his granddaughter leaves suddenly. She returns later to open her heart to the old man and gain some understanding.
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Reality? by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Two adults and one teenager.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleStartling fifteen minute play. Single set (just a couch), minimal props.
SynopsisWhat's going on? They appear to be a family, but they don't agree about who's who - or, indeed anything else!
Parallel universes are colliding in one house, causing confusion about identity, location and time.
(Okay, strictly, if they are parallel it should not be possible for them to collide, but the grammatical part of 'Multiverse' theory is not yet as advanced as the mathematics, so you'll just have to put up with an imprecise description!)
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Reasonable Doubt by A.D. Peters
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePlay in two short acts - courtroom drama and crime - the way the jury sees is, and the way it happened.
SynopsisA tense courtroom drama with the prosecutor battling a slick defence lawyer at the murder trial of social misfit Josephine Mason. The second act takes the form of a flashback portraying the murder of which she is accused. We are left with the dilemma of knowing jury's decision before we learn the identity of the murderer. We are then able to evaluate the justice of the verdict, wherein lies the final twist.
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The Rector of Stiffkey by Graham Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEssentially, this is a courtroom drama set in the afterlife, with the audience cast as the jury! Minimal set and props.
SynopsisHarold Davidson has arrived in Limbo, and a lot depends on the nest few minutes - how he accounts for the extraordinary events of his life until his death by mauling will determine where he goes from here. Was he really immoral, or a modern-day saint treated badly by the church?
This is the true story of Harold Davidson known in the 1930s as 'The Rector of Stiffkey'. His unfrocking by the Church of England was a cause celebre but he attained even greater notoriety by later preaching in a lion's den at a circus.
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The Red Balloon by Damian Trasler
Best Play, GDA Festival 2006
'A breath of fresh air' (competition judge giving 5 awards, Radnor 2010), Performance by Royal Manor Theatre won Best Youth Play at the Dorset Drama League Festival, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSingle set (bare stage, with a few items of furniture brought on during the piece). Few props. Explores the nature of live theatre!
SynopsisA couple interrupt the premier of a piece of Modern Theatre and claim it's all rubbish. The performer challenges them to produce something better, and the three begin to work on the piece together. What will they come up with by the end of the evening?
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Reporting From... by Liliya Sazanavets
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. A lot of doubling is possible, but the author does not recommend it, because each character represents a specific group in society and the characters have to deliver a clear message to the audience.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!] This is based on the author's experience. Since there is no dialogue it is very difficult to judge!
MusicNone.
StyleMimodrama - a drama with no spoken words where plot and emotions are conveyed through actions. Performed well, this could be a very powerful piece. Props and furniture (including a swing) but no fixed set.
SynopsisAn anonymous journalist reports on various horrific situations in areas of conflict in various parts of the modern violent world. Her message is all the more poignant as it is delivered without words.
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Rhyming Macbeth by Jeremy Tyburn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 26. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. There are 22 Non-speaking roles, but Narrators 1 and 2 could be further divided at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA rhyming, modern language version, one act length - written originally as a Readers' Theatre piece.
SynopsisA shortened adaptation of Macbeth in rhyming form, which could be performed with a very simple set, or no set.
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