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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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Where There's A Will... by Alan Tibbles
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 130 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length thriller in a single domestic set.
SynopsisSet in the 1950s English countryside this thriller starts with the Nesbitts and their spouses being called together unexpectedly by their widowed step mother Violet. They gather in the peaceful country home of wealthy Esmerelda Barton for whom Violet has been acting as companion. Old enmities and rivalries emerge and secrets are exposed. All is definitely not as it seems and death is in the air. All is eventually revealed in this cleverly-constructed thriller.
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White Rock by Martin Ward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 98 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length thriller with one set comprising three simple settings.
SynopsisAutocratic Sir James Bannerman is the long time head of the family publishing firm and brooks no argument from his fellow directors, two of whom are his adult children. Everyone at the office has their own compelling reasons to be rid of him and when he is murdered Inspector Hilliard has his work cut out to find the culprit.
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Who Did You Say You Were? by Giles Scott
"Best Original Play" 2013 HHDS Awards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. The cast play characters who, at times, are playing other characters.
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy mystery. Complex plot, but great fun! (Mad in a splendid sort of way.) Single interior set. (The production notes include suggestions as to how the ghost drifts through the walls!) Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's supposed to be a murder mystery weekend at a guest house, but one of the guests is psychic and has discovered the ghost of a real murder victim. The others have trouble keeping straight who they are, and who everyone else is and what they're supposed to be doing. Then the murderers arrive...
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