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The Mixer by Glyn Blakeborough
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. The two main characters are of retirement age, but by no means decrepit! Two of the characters are voices on the phone, so could, conceivably, be recorded.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play, single set (in theory a domestic kitchen, but could easily be done in a 'black box' presentation). Walks a careful line of bittersweet tragic-comedy. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisPeter and Edna have been waiting for three weeks for their bins to be emptied. Peter helps old Mrs Thorburn by putting her rubbish into the correct bins for collection, but it turns out he's been getting it wrong, and Mrs Thorburn is under threat of legal action...
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Mummy's Boy by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA mostly-monologue style, one act dark comedy, with an English back yard setting.
SynopsisGraham's mother has died and his overbearing wife, Beryl is coldly supervising the disposal of her belongings, most of which are precious to Graham. When it comes to Beryl's insistence that the house must go, Graham comes up with a deadly plan - based on his knowledge of an infamous Victorian murder trial.
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The New Bathroom by Susan Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play, single domestic set, simple props.
SynopsisIt's 9:34, Richard and Sally are waiting at home for the plumber to come and install their new bathroom. Richard is getting more and more impatient as the plumbers are over an hour and four minutes late. Sally tries to calm him down but her good nature becomes too good when the plumbers telephone to put off the work. Godot was probably a plumber.
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A Nice Cup of Tea by Jos Biggs
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. A middle aged couple.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act comedy play, single kitchen setting (needs at least a working kettle).
SynopsisHarold has just returned from his course, training to be Health and Safety Officer at his firm. Now that he's in the know, he's determined to prevent his poor wife Marian from exposing herself to unnecessary risk while making a cuppa.
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Rising Blue by Jason Jawando
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play in a single setting.
SynopsisMargaret Thatcher joins Brian Clough in the waiting room for heaven, with predictable yet productive abrasiveness from both.
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Room Eight-Zero-Seven by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Characters are nominally American, but could easily emigrate.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy. Single set (hotel room).
SynopsisWhen Maddy checks into a hotel after an awful day travelling, she just wants to rest, so she is not at all pleased when Lennox walks in. However, that is nothing to her reaction at the appearance of his guest...
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Rossetti's Women by Joan Greening
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Three roles. Written to be played by one actress, but could be performed by three.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with a minimal set.
SynopsisThe three women describe their relationships and contrasting lives, shared with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Their emotions are gradually revealed - through which he captured their hearts and minds. In such a different era to the present day, the Pre-Raphaelites were a force to be reckoned with.
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Sealed With A Loving Kiss by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama, single cottage living-room set.
SynopsisDon arrives on Jill's doorstep twenty one years after their relationship ended. Can he explain why he never came back from the army?
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Second Thoughts by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. (The max. and min. numbers depend on whether the production follows the author's intention and uses a quartet of four female singers to punctuate the action. There are also a few lines addressed to passers-by who might or might not appear on stage.)
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single minimalist set - a bus stop. Few props. A study of an attempted mid-life affair.
SynopsisHarold is waiting at the appointed spot, a bus shelter, for a meeting with his old school friend Patti, and wondering if he's up to having an affair, if that's even what's on offer.
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Sleeping Dogs by Adam Croft
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy with a single (bedroom) setting.
SynopsisCarol is unable to sleep because of the noisy neighbourhood party - to which she and husband James have not been invited. Her inability to settle has a deeper reason than at first appears, as her difficult childhood in Northern Ireland is revealed.
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