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Trussed by JPS Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. The ninth character is an offstage female voice. This could be recorded, but would be better played live as it is a phone interaction with an onstage character.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwo act comedy with two domestic sets - one in each act - which are the mirror immage of each other! Contains swearing.
SynopsisAs if being burgled wasn't bad enough, Graham can't get the police to come round, or his insurance adjustor to pay out on the claim. But is staging another burglary really the answer? It seems not, although with help from his wife and the neighbours, he does find the burglar.
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The Ups And Downs Of Rise And Shine by Clive Carthew
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 150 minutes. [Estimated!] Practical run-time should be much shorter!
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length farce set in the foyer of a new office block.
SynopsisThe brand-new Crown Building is scheduled to open tomorrow, but the lift is still erratic and unreliable. Can Michael, the office manager, really get it fixed in time, while still keeping the building's occupants happy? And if he can't keep them happy, can he keep them safe? There are two new arrivals acting extremely suspiciously...
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Varadachary's Annotated Chess Masterpieces by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 44. No chorus. Characters include Ghandi, Tolstoy, Fidel Castro, Marcel DuChamp, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall and Napoleon!
Run TimeAround 230 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisA cycle of 11 one-act plays, linked by the character of Ramanujan Varadachary, an old Indian story-teller - who uses the chess games as allegories for discussions about, art, ethics, politics, love and revolution!
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A Very Roman Family - 235 AD by Roger Hodge
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus. The eight minor roles can be shared by two actors.
Run TimeAround 102 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleBawdy Roman farce! Contains a tiny amount of mild swearing (and lots of innuendo). A single set is implied - the courtyard of a Roman home in 235 AD.
Originally published in 2010, revised 2015
SynopsisTitus Rambus is a senator, who intends to become emperor by means of assassination. He has chosen Formaggius Vastus to be the assassin in the mistaken belief that Formaggius, a seller of asses, has a brilliant army record. As if that were not bad enough for Formaggius, Emperor Severus has learned of the plot - but not the intended assassin - and he too engages Formaggius to bump-off his rival. Not only that, but Formaggius learns that after the deed the assassin will not survive for long. Can Formaggius save himself and his diverse family?
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Volunteers by Hilary Mackelden
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. A variety of ages, with the principals at the older end.
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play. Single charity shop set. Contains a few very mild swear-words.
SynopsisBrenda is running a charity shop, with the slightly addled Prue and the sight-impaired Denny. But there are changes in the charity and John Turk is keen on a new image - younger staff. Brenda has to cope with her customers, a community service offender and the new regime.
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The W.I. Blues by John Peel
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 125 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama - with plenty of comedy to lighten the darkness!
SynopsisGrace is hosting an unofficial WI meeting to discuss the threat to the local organisation by 'the wrong sort of people' in the village. Unfortunately, it turns out that her husband isn't just out for the evening - he's gone for good.
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A Wake All Night by Mike Warrick
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 142 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA spooky full length comedy with a single set.
SynopsisThe enigmatic Sir Roger Laughton has died, and following his funeral, several select guests are invited to try and spend the night at his haunted mansion. But why these guests? There’s more than deception being practiced tonight.
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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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A Weekend In The Country by Peter Ayre
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 111 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length farce, set in a tastefully decorated living room.
SynopsisJenny wants to secretly swap ownership of the cottage, which is in Brian's name, to herself - so as to raise money for her pressing and substantial gambling debts. She recruits Colin, an inept private detective, to impersonate Brian and get him to sign the legal paperwork as if he were Brian, thus transferring the ownership solely to her. But things don't turn out the way Jenny had planned, as other people get tangled up in the transactions...
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Where the Brass Bands Play by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Detective Sergeant Cross is written female, but could be male with minor adjustments to the text.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull length farce. Single interior set (with inevitable French window and sundry places to hide). Warning - contains entendres, some of them twice.
SynopsisSimeon Gandalf, one-time thespian, now theatrical agent, settles into Mrs Esme Golightly's Seaview Guest House, keen to develop the career of his young protégée, Louise Laverne. Despite Simeon's allegedly innocent intentions towards Louise, the last things he needs are the arrivals in quick succession of his long-estranged fifth wife, seeking a divorce and his long-term mistress, keen to be made into an honest woman. It's just as well that Simeon's solicitor is on hand to dig him out of the hole he is digging for himself. Also present, but wishing they weren't, are a hapless burglar and a member of the local constabulary. Will Mrs Golightly's no hanky-panky policy hold up and is there really a contract killer on Simeon's trail?
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