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Criss Cross by Karen Ankers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama in a single, untidy living room set. (Includes discussions of self-harm.)
SynopsisDonna's worried about her son Jamie. Since his father died, he's been moody and quiet, even for a teenage boy, and she's found blood on the bedsheets in his room. She's learned a little about self-harm from the internet, but she has to find the courage to face him.
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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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Dave, Who's Dave? by Robin Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play, with a single (studio apartment) set.
SynopsisJessica is appalled when Dave walks into her twenty-first century apartment demanding that she leaves, as it belongs to him. She is confused when he claims that the year is 1946, and that Phyllis, his cleaning lady supports that claim. Dave declares that he works at the police station... But who is this unwelcome guest and what is he really up to?
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Dead Lucky by Nigel Holloway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Zack, the TV compere, never appears on stage, so could be a series of recordings.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, satirising game shows. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisClive and Bonnie are competing in a global reality tv talent show, but how far are they prepared to go for the ultimate prize - being cryogenically frozen until the prize fund exceeds any fortune in the world?
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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 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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Don't Say A Word by Liz Carroll
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act drama.
SynopsisBill and Sara are professionals in the field of psychoanalysis and they live with their step-daughter Louise. No one will talk about the loss of Sam, their other child, though all three are keeping secrets about him.
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Fight for the Future by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Whilst Pruitt is written female, gender reassignment should be possible in her case.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort science-fiction play about time travel. Bare stage and just one prop - a piece of paper. That's all. Thousands of years of technological innovation leading to just one piece of paper. (Give or take the time capsule.)
SynopsisThe first ever time traveller journeys to the future and discovers a world very different to the one he imagined...
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The Fisherman and His Wife by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music is provided with the Producer's Copy of the script for three songs, three reprises and an instrumental.
StyleShort one-act musical play for kids (or for adults to play to kids). No set requirements, minimal props.
SynopsisA humble fisherman reels in a talking flounder, who claims to be an enchanted princess. When he lets it go, the fisherman's wife insists he asks the flounder to repay its debt with a series of increasingly lavish rewards. Her ambition turns to greed and eventually the flounder princess returns to take her gifts back.
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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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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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