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Cut it Out by Trevor Suthers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. It is intended that one of the three actors plays multiple roles. The play could be performed by one adult and two teenagers, or by three teenagers.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama, dealing with self-harm. Minimal set requirments. Contains swearing.
SynopsisClaire has been a self-harmer since the death of her twin sister. Why does she feel guilty, and why does her mother feel guilty too? Why can't they connect over this common bond? A gritty, emotional character piece.
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Daisy Markham by Janice Sampson
Performance by Shiskine SWI drama group won, best play, best supporting actress, best actress in the Isle of Arran One Act Drama Festival 2016.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single (dining kitchen) setting. Some strong language.
SynopsisFiercely independent 102 year old Daisy refuses help from the authorities until mature Social Worker Jenny arrives on the scene. Their relationship develops fruitfully when they discover a surprising connection with Daisy's traumatic younger days.
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Dance Story by Frank Gibbons
Shortlisted in the SCDA Play on Words competition 2011.
Performance by Cardigan Theatre won the 'best actress' award at the Pembrokeshire one-act festival, 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. The announcer is written male (and sounds male, but need not be). PJs group of dancers are assumed female, but need not be. There are four of them but there could be more or fewer. Two parts written adult, the rest are of high school age.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Not a musical (in the sense that it does not include songs), but the backdrop is rival dance troupes, so dance could be a major element.
SynopsisThe Dragon Belles dance team are through to the finals of the competition, but one of the members is too ill to dance. In fact, she has a heart condition that can only be cured at a hospital in Canada. Now they need the prize money to send her there, but will her replacement be good enough?
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Dead True by Geoff Rose-Michael
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 56 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act thriller with a single living room setting
SynopsisJan was the main suspect in a murder case in the past but was acquitted. Ghost writer Kim is helping Jan to write a memoir of her experiences and soon finds herself subjected to a horrifying ordeal at Jan’s hands.
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The Definition of Love by Benoni Holt
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus. The monologue is in the voice of a sixteen-year-old English girl. (There is some room for manoeuvre - with minor tweaks to the script - in the specific age, and in the nationality).
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act monologue. No set or props required. Contains swearing and sensitive issues.
SynopsisAn angry sixteen-year-old rages about her sister's cancer and the many other trials in her life, all brought about by the ability to love. She argues for and against in an eloquent, sometimes poignant, monologue with an unexpectedly positive ending.
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Dialogue by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. The two characters are written as male, but could be played female without changing the nature of the piece.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleUnnerving and disturbing, but gripping one-act play. Single simple set.
SynopsisTwo immortal beings argue about the pros and cons of passing the time by experimenting with creation. Eventually the one who has worked hard on his people and his vision has to admit it's all gone horribly wrong. The other is happy to bring things to a close.
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The Dreaming by Richard James
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  Performance by Maidenhead Drama Guild won Best Play and Best Actor at the Henley Drama Festival, 2017.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. The characters are written male, but could be either.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, suitable for a bare stage presentation.
SynopsisTwo men find themselves in a featureless room, with no memory of how they arrived there, or even who they are. Their only clues come from scraps of paper on the floor, that seem to mirror words they have spoken. Can it be true that they're just characters in an unwritten play?
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Emporium [One-Act Version] by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single set - the interior of a small and very odd store. (An expanded version of Bob Tucker's original ten minute Emporium.)
SynopsisA few minutes in the day of a very peculiar shop...excuse me, I mean Emporium. Befuddled employees and confused customers combine with disdainful management to provide a unique shopping experience.
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The End of the Pier by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Three generations - target ages, 20, early 40s and early 60s. (Whilst this is intended to be played 'to age', it might be within the compass of the older echelons of a youth theatre group.)
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Single set (enough to suggest the location).
SynopsisAn exploration of the relationships and struggles of three generations of women. Cynthia has experienced a betrayal that changes her life dramatically and her daughter Mandy is determined to stay strong and pull her family back together. Billie, Mandy's daughter, is preparing to leave for university but has a secret to reveal before she goes.
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Get to Dance by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. The characters are 7 female youth actor-dancers (playing ages 14-16) and one 1 adult female actor (playing age aroung 50)
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for a youth-theatre company.
SynopsisA window in to the lives of the members of a dance academy and their 'welcome' for new member Georgina, an overweight teenager who has decided to try dancing as a last resort in her determination to overcome her weight problem. This one act play deals with bullying in all of its forms with humour, music, dance and pathos as Georgina's journey progresses to its uplifting conclusion. Along the way her stoic strength of character enables her to peel away repressed emotions in others and helps them to come to terms with their own difficulties.
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