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Clause Fourteen by David Pollard
New
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama on a dressing room set. Part of the 'Illusion/Delusion' trio of plays, which can be bought separately or as a collection.
SynopsisAging actor Clifford finds himself in a hellish situation playing opposite his ex-wife Connie in a production which, against all probability, is a smash hit. He turns to his agent Katz to get him out of the show but he has signed an unbreakable contract and Katz is more interested in claiming his due. In the ensuing action, Clifford is made to face unpleasant truths about himself and his past relationships and to understand his position in a hell of his own creation. Think Dr Faustus!
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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.
First published 2014, revised 2018.
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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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
New
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act thriller with a single living room setting. Originally published September 2016, revised December 2018.
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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