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Look For The Silver Lining by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play with a single (living room) set.
SynopsisGeorge hates change and is not happy that his mother-in-law, Nora, is coming to stay. How will he react to her news?
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Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall by Nicholas Conti
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, a haunting - on the edge of Melodrama. Single interior set - a house in Salem in the 1940s. Characters are all adults but could be within the grasp of teenagers.
SynopsisA couple move into a new home in Salem, only to find that they are not alone...
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Missing by Sue Bevan
Finalist in the Sky Blue Theatre International play-writing competition, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Voices of 7 parents may be off stage or recorded.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA gritty one act play for youth theatre.
SynopsisTom's run away from home but finds he's spent his first night on Lizzie's 'turf'. Is she going to help him, or take his stuff? Perhaps Lizzie's idea of helping Tom isn't the same as his...
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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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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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Red Nose, Floppy Shoes by James Brosnahan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. One of the five listed characters is a voice-over.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act satirical comedy. Single (domestic kitchen) set.
SynopsisMichael's DNA test confirms his self-diagnosed Coulrophobia (fear of clowns). When Dr Keegle informs him he actually has the dreaded Clown Syndrome and only a week to live, his wife must keep him away from any form of comedy. Michael agrees to attend a support group. Tragically, the DNA test was mixed up, and rather than Courophobia, Michael has actually got the Clown Gene - he's a clown, and cannot help himself delivering an improvised stand up routine to the members of the Clown Syndrome support group. Exposed to comedy, they die in droves and Michael is carted off to prison, charged with murder. At the last moment his sentence is commuted to Community Service and his family must adjust to the new Michael, from his red nose to his floppy shoes.
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Sarah by Mark Seaman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Pat and Sarah are 21 but the actors also play them as children. Pat's parents change age in step with her.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA touching, well-crafted one act play that uses monologues and flash-backs to achieve a fine balance between sensitivity and sentimentality as the story of Pat's relationship with her father and her friend Sarah unfolds. Single set. Mild swearing.
SynopsisPat is about to mark her twenty first birthday in a very different way. Her best friend Sarah will be there, but this year their relationship will change and things will never be the same again, for either of them, as the true nature of their friendship is revealed.
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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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Setting The Record Straight by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play set in a day room at a nursing home for the elderly.
SynopsisStuart is visiting his Aunt in the home again. She's refused any pain medication so she can keep her mind clear - she wants to set the record straight. She tells Stuart things her never knew about her own past, things that involve his mother and her family.
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Singled Out by Geoff Rose-Michael
Nominated for New Writing Award and Set Design Award, and winner of Best Actress Award (Jo) at Leatherhead Drama Festival 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. There are two principal characters, one non-speaking (and largely immobile) character and an opening voice-over (which could be recorded, omitted or consigned to programme notes!)
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller with a single (meeting room) setting.
SynopsisWhen SODA, the Singles Online Dating Agency, arranges a social night for some of its members, the first two girls to arrive soon discover they have both previously suffered a similar disturbing experience, and that they have been lured there by person or persons unknown, and then locked in.
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