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Missing by Sue Bevan
Finalist in the Sky Blue Theatre International play-writing competition, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Voices of 7 parents may be off stage or recorded.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA gritty one act play for youth theatre.
SynopsisTom's run away from home but finds he's spent his first night on Lizzie's 'turf'. Is she going to help him, or take his stuff? Perhaps Lizzie's idea of helping Tom isn't the same as his...
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Mudboy and the Messkings by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Mom, the parent and the announcer are (obviously) written as adults, but there is no impediment to them being played by teenagers.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for seven songs and two reprises are supplied with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleA comedy play with music in one act. Three sets - representative rather than detailed, though the final scene does require a practical mud pit!
SynopsisRobby Robindale and his gang, the Messkings, are experts in getting everything - particularly themselves - muddy. However Robby's nemesis is at hand in the form of Lilly Lucas whose ambition is to take Robby to the school dance, whether he likes it or not.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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A Mystery Tour by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. George the driver is written male, but could be changed easily to make it an all female cast.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, set on a coach (which can be as simple as a couple of rows of chairs). Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's the fifth annual Flower Arranging society mystery tour, and they've been out to Blockley Castle, just like every other year. But this year there's an escaped elephant, a missing kleptomaniac, the discovery of a mistress and the most tragic secret yet...
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Nanny State by Nigel Holloway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Several of the characters appear only in voice-over. A 'doubling list' is included in the Producer's Copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA complex and challenging, but performable one-act play, with a subject that is both controversial and compelling. Split-stage set. Includes mild swearing
SynopsisWhen Bernard dies, his wife discovers he's been writing a political blog that has galvanised the country. She steps into his shoes, fights a campaign and becomes Prime Minister. But the cost is high for saving the country.
A hard-hitting political play, posing the question 'Could the Grey vote really change the world?' However, when it comes down to it, the play is not about how to right the wrongs of governing the country, it's about one woman's blindness to the people closest to her, about losing sight of the things that really matter in life.
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The Necklace by Tony Best
Performance by Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts won best Youth Production and the Syd Mence cup for a piece of theatre magic at the Wilmslow Guild One Act play Festival, 2012
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. There are two main roles, and a 'chorus of voices' playing all the other roles, thus the numbers are very flexible. The chorus members play specific roles but also act as a 'Greek Chorus' to comment on the story.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play based on a short story (a moral fable) by Guy de Maupassant. Written for a youth theatre production but could be performed by adults.
SynopsisMathilde is a vain, proud woman, who regrets that the she has been born into the humbler classes. She longs to be an aristocrat. Given her chance to shine, she borrows a stunning necklace, but that is the start of her woes.
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Never Say Die! by David Barry
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with a radio studio setting.
SynopsisWith the rise in popularity of television in the 1950s the death knell of a long running radio serial beckons. The actors react in hilariously different ways and a last minute replacement steals the show, during what is billed as the last episode, but his interventions may be the saviour.
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A New You by Wesley A. Knoch
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and Vocal sheet music for nine original songs is provided with the Producer's Copy of the script
StyleOne act musical comedy play - set in the studio of a TV make-over show complete with cheesy presenters and sponsorship jingles.
SynopsisA Nasally over-blessed heroine (Miss Nodda Tragtiff) takes part in a reality Makeover show, only to find that the New You promised has caused her to lose her old friends and only gained her fleeting popularity with new people. She comes to understand that real beauty comes from within, and true friends aren't swayed by appearance.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
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Noah, Yes Noah! by Richard Cowling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 40. Chorus. Very flexible cast, with solo roles and (potentially) a very large chorus, described as the people of earth and dancing pairs of animals. (There is even a non-speaking cameo for God.)
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy comes with a piano and vocal score for the 19 songs and instrumentals. (There is a conductors score and band parts as an optional extra.)
StyleLively, expressive, epic musical with some light humour. Designed to not rely heavily on props or set.
SynopsisNoah receives a message from God that the earth will be washed away. With his wife, his three sons and their respective wives, all of them ignoring the sneers of the ignorant townsfolk, he begins crafting an ark to bear them and the animals of the world to safety.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** CD of the orchestrated version of Noah, Yes Noah! by Richard Cowling. (Note that this is backing music, the tracks are purely instrumental and do not necessarily have a prominent instrument playing the vocal parts)
** Conductor's score and band parts - Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax and Tenor Sax (for two reed players), Trumpet, Trombone, Bass, and Keyboard - for 'Noah, Yes Noah' by Richard Cowling.
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Nottingham by Luke Simmons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus. Characters include the Sheriff's dog, Rodrick. (His lines include the ever popular 'Woof!')
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy twist on the Robin Hood legend. Two-act structure, but one-act length.
SynopsisA revolutionary take on the familiar story of Robin Hood and his foe. What if everything we know about Robin was propaganda and the Sheriff was really the good guy? And maybe Marion wasn't the beautiful, feisty woman of the tales...
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O, What A Lovers' War! by Karen Ince
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Optional numbers of non-speaking women and soldiers.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama, evoking times of the First World War, in various settings.
SynopsisA story of love during the Great War, told through a series of vignettes, looking at the Home Front through the lives of two families from different social classes - for whom the conflict has parallel effects.
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