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The New Neighbours by Rachael Morgan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three on-stage characters and an offstage male voice.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy of manners with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisWhen bodies suddenly begin turning up all over the village, two nosy housewives are convinced they know exactly which neighbour is responsible and they are determined to find out the truth.
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Nightwalking by Frank Canino
Won third place 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 = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!] This is right at the lower time limit for one-act play festivals, but a brilliant festival piece.
MusicNone.
StyleChamber theatre piece - black-box set, with a stepladder as the sole piece of furniture. The actors communicate through interior monologues and movement.
SynopsisA young wife discovers that her husband is going out at night, when he thinks she is asleep. What should she do? What will she find if she follows him? What will become of their relationship if she follows him or if she does not?
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No Strings Attached by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of this script contains suggestions for two songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play with music, set in a puppet tent.
SynopsisFlip and Scratch are fairground puppets, once big stars but now fallen on hard times. Faced with the inevitable decline of their audiences, they discuss their various options.
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Plan B 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 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act play, set in an accident and emergency waiting area.
SynopsisRichie's had a bit of an accident while preparing the anniversary dinner, and he and his wife Susan are now waiting in the A&E department. Susan is more than a little disappointed, but perhaps some words from the eccentric Belinda will help?
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The Red Balloon by Damian Trasler
Best Play, GDA Festival 2006
'A breath of fresh air' (competition judge giving 5 awards, Radnor 2010), Performance by Royal Manor Theatre won Best Youth Play at the Dorset Drama League Festival, 2013
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!]
MusicNone.
StyleSingle set (bare stage, with a few items of furniture brought on during the piece). Few props. Explores the nature of live theatre!
SynopsisA couple interrupt the premier of a piece of Modern Theatre and claim it's all rubbish. The performer challenges them to produce something better, and the three begin to work on the piece together. What will they come up with by the end of the evening?
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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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Sand to the Egyptians by JPS Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Basically a two-hander (Samantha is the minor role).
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play with a neat twist. Two sets, but both can be done minimally.
SynopsisJames is at a speed dating event, and Natalie has just made it to his table. He's easy to talk to and she's soon telling him a great deal, but then, he's a Police negotiator, so that's not really surprising, is it?
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The Second Floor 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 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a simple setting.
SynopsisChloe is a powerful businesswoman with a sharp tongue - she’s going to set the board straight before tearing through the rest of her appointments. But she ends up stuck in the elevator with her ex-husband, who has some important things to tell her.
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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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Seeing Red 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 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with humorous undertones, with a single, park bench setting.
SynopsisWith a strong touch of satire, we find Nellie brazenly committing the supposed heinous offence of knitting. Young Belinda is horrified as she discovers Nellie openly and defiantly knitting in such a public place... but is liberated as Nellie's past experiences come to light.
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