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All Hallows Eve by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act melodrama, with a single, kitchen setting.
SynopsisLocal priest Hugh is having difficulty in defending his deeply held faith against the views of his wife, Morwenna, and his goth daughter, Verity. At Halloween - when something takes place in the church graveyard, seen only by Hugh - the family are reconciled.
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Aunt Matilda Comes For Christmas Dinner by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three on-stage actors plus an off-stage voice (which could be recorded).
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single domestic setting.
SynopsisEvery Christmas for the last ten years, Gordon and Margaret have had to put up with Aunt Matilda coming round for Dinner, banning the television, pinching the best seat by the fire... Could it be she'll miss this year?
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Bride Before A Fall by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act farce.
SynopsisVictor and his mistress Madelyn plot an 'accident' for Victor’s dim but very rich wife Lottie. Their scheming oft goes awry as they consider 42 different scenarios for the deed. The final result has unexpected consequences for all three of them.
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Cold Blooded Killer by Geoff Rose-Michael
Won the New Writing Award at the Leatherhead Drama Festival, 2013. (Also received nominations for best actor and best actress.)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Characters include one mysterious figure (non-speaking) and two female voices which might well be recorded.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller, single set.
SynopsisRecently widowed Jack disturbs Becky, an intruder, and is shocked by how much she resembles his late wife, who died along with her mother in mysterious circumstances. Jack attempts to persuade Becky to impersonate his wife, to inherit the fortune of her mother. Their web of deceit becomes progressively tangled culminating in a shocking ending.
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A Darker Shade Of Closure by Richard Charles
Finalist in the Cambridge Theatre Challenge (International play-writing competition) 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three on-stage characers plus (probably recorded) radio voice.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller, single (apartment) set.
SynopsisTina is in a tight spot, blackmailed over drug use that could make her ill father worse if revealed. Perhaps her friend Karen can really help her, by getting evidence of the blackmail? But Karen brings a gun too, and everything goes wrong.
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The Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain adapted by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. The voice of God could be a recording (as it so often is).
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play (adapted from 'The Diary of Adam Eve' by Mark Twain. Single set (representing the Garden of Eden and what lay beyond), simple props.
SynopsisAlone in the Garden of Eden, Adam is bored and, though he doesn't realise it, lonely. Of course, God has the answer... What follows is told through the diaries of those involved.
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For Sale - Baby Shoes - Never Worn by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. The work is divided into three pieces, each for 1M, 1F. In theory the same pair of actors could play the roles in all three - one member of the couple in the first part appears in each of the succeeding parts.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA sort of triptych for the stage. Three linked short plays, with minimal sets - essentially three stage blocks and a few props.
SynopsisThe story goes that Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a novel in six words. His response was 'For sale - baby shoes, never worn.' Damian Trasler takes each part of that phrase as the starting point of a short play - three stories in the life of a young couple, not necessarily going in the direction you might expect.
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A Friend of Ronnie's by David Barry
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Edith and Arthur are relatively elderly, Susan a younger researcher.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act drama set in 1983 (twenty years after the main event). Single domestic setting. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's been a tense twenty years for Edith and Arthur. Now that Susan has arrived and is uncovering his shady past, will life improve for the pair of them, or simply reveal more regrets?
The play fills some gaps in the true story of the robbery, and the substitute train driver who was never caught.
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Gino of the Lamp by Paul Bovino
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Two on-stage characters plus an offstage voice (which could be recorded).
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Single New York apartment set Contains swearing (and fantasy).
SynopsisBetsy is trying to get used to her lousy apartment after finally breaking up with Eddie after thirteen years. When she absently rubs an old lamp, Gino emerges and offers her a single wish. Out of the whole, what is it that Betsy will wish for?
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The Good Old Days? by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Care Home manager can be m or f.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with a single, Care Home lounge, setting.
SynopsisBased on actual events, we see care home resident Ada relate her personal history to the rather flippant young cub reporter Claire, who at first is there on sufferance. As Ada's tragic story enfolds, Claire becomes increasingly interested and empathetic, and realises that her naïve impression of the old days belies the inherent prejudices which existed to shape and ruin people's lives.
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