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Accidents Will Happen by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. Chorus. Non-speaking chorus of medical students.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy sketch set on a hospital ward.
SynopsisJim goes to visit his friend Andy in hospital. The Doctor's bedside manner (or lack of it) rankles with Andy, who in turn tries the doctor's patience.
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All By Myself by Robert Scott
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  Performances by The Chelford Players won best senior play at Chelford Drama Festival & best Senior Actor in the role of "Ashworth" at Chelford Drama Festival and Adjudicator's award at Wilmslow Guild One Act play Festival 2016
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four characters may be M or F
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with no specific set.
SynopsisSeven years alone on an island after his shipwreck have driven Larry to the edge of sanity, but that's nothing compared to the shock of discovering he's not - and never has been - alone!
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Apple Strudel, Chess and Ethics by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame Five in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Albert Einstein challenges J. Robert Oppenheimer to a chess match, with Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar looking on, as they discuss physics and ethics in the lead-up to the Manhattan Project.
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Chess as Felony by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame Ten in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Convicts Claude Bloodgood and Ram Varadachary take a train with their guard to a chess tournament, but on the train they play a game for high stakes.
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A Christmas Carol - The Real Story by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Two characters required for performance as a simple duologue, a further 7 (nominally 5F, 2M) required if the action is staged.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEssentially a duologue which could either be done without additional actors, (as an after-dinner piece) or be staged as a narrated mime. Minimal staging requirements. Makes no attempt to be 'politically correct'!
SynopsisTwo narrators tell the story of a modern day Scrooge who's having the wool pulled over his eyes by dishonest Bob Cratchit and his gang of cronies.
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A Christmas Carol In 60 Minutes Or Less! by Martin Prest
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Various doubling alternatives suggested in the Producer's copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play in various settings.
SynopsisStaying as true to the original Dickens story as time allows, it unfolds neatly through narration and action. Originally published in 2014, revised edition published September 2017.
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The Coffee Shop by Ray Lawrence
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Whilst the script specifies three characters, two of them are played in different eras, so could be done by different actors.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch. Set in a coffee shop, but without need for any particular set.
Also available as part of the Diamond Jubilee 2012 collection.
SynopsisA coffee shop customer has another encounter with the tyranny of choice!
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The Commandments by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA very black comedy, satirising the world of work and petty rules.
SynopsisFour guards on their coffee break debate what rules should govern their lives - before their supervisor returns...
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Dead Weight by Rob Ricards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. All the characters are written male, but, as the author put it, 'there is no reason why one or two could not be female'. In theory, it could be done by a cast of three, but two of them would have to do a quick change from undertakers to tramps.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen minute absurd comedy (with more than a nod to Samuel Beckett). Single, minimal set and a coffin. (Contains swearing.)
SynopsisTwo undertakers, sick of carrying the coffin after their hearse has broken down, ditch the corpse out to lighten their load. The corpse is happily reanimated by a couple of passing tramps.
(The author provides hints as to the identity of the corpse, but also provides alternative hints - with the option of choosing a death to suit the production!)
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A Fairy Trial by Robert Scott
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic courtroom sketch.
SynopsisWe are all entitled to a fair trial. Nursery rhyme characters get a fairy trial. In this case, Wee Willy Winkie is in the dock for indecency and causing a public nuisance. (Something like that.) His future looks bleak, but things look up when a prosecution witness goes to pieces. Without Humpty, is there a case against Wee Willie? Can the prosecution or defence sway the jury - played by the audience?
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