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Red Nose, Floppy Shoes by James Brosnahan
2019 Monkey Bread Tree Script Competition - Winner, Best Character Arc. “It’s a bit of a ridiculous event, and the whole thing would be mighty entertaining on screen, especially with these personas.”
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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Revenge by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with a single (museum) set.
SynopsisA tale of the unexpected - as Julia and Margaret visit the museum on what appears to be a normal day they are embroiled in a surprising time-shift ending.
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The Room by Graham Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters cover a range of ages from twenties to seventies.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play, single set - character study with a rather sinister edge!
SynopsisFour women of varying ages and infirmities enter a room, supposedly in a rest home/hospice called 'Pleasantways'. They're told to enter the room but not to leave. The women open up to each other about the circumstances that brought them to this place and their feelings about the treatment they have received. Exploration of their current position leads to a sinister discovery...
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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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There's Something about Bernard by Richard James
Performance by Dunvegan Players won the Philip Rose Bowl, Scottish One Act Play Festival, Skye Division, 2010
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single (simple, domestic) set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisBernard's wife, best friend and daughter are gathered to surprise him with a party on his birthday, but it's his ex-wife who walks in first. Some hard truths are exchanged, and in the end, it's Bernard who surprises them all.
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The Three Little Pigs... I Mean The Three Little Hogs by Larry Brumer
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSmall-cast comedy play intended for performance by an adult or high school company to an elementary school audience. Simple sets, costumes and props.
SynopsisThe tale of the Three Little Pigs (building houses, wolves huffing and blowing - that sort of thing) retold for elementary pupils with audience interaction and a surprise ending.
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Tsunami by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 34 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single - hotel reception area - setting.
SynopsisIt appears that Clive has been head-hunted for a high level position, but he does not know what the job is, or which company is involved. His interview, conducted by the formidable trio - Laura, Lucinda and Lydia takes many strange turns and it is only when Clive's wife Susan appears, he learns that this is not a job interview after all...
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The Turing Test by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Three principal females. The cafe manager, carer and social services manager could be male or female and could be played by one actor. Equally, the carer could be played by two actors, each taking a scene.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn emotional one-act drama in which a family confronts dementia.. (Could be staged with just furniture, making it a good festival piece.)
SynopsisAlison Grove, an artificial Inteligence researcher, is struggling to cope with her mother's Alzheimer's disease when she should be focused on the question of whether machines are capable of rational thought.
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Watch This Space [Comedy Play] by Karrena Dewhurst
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One of the characters is the voice of the computer - conceivably recorded, but probably better live.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, set in space. (There is also a follow-up, 'Watch This Space Too', by Leo Finn, using the same characters.)
SynopsisRodney's just the cleaner on the spaceship, and he's the butt of everyone's jokes, even the shipboard computer. But when an Alien species threatens the ship, only Rodney's brain has the... spare capacity for telepathic communication. It's up to him to save the ship!
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Watch Your Back by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Barlow is a male voice on a telephone speaker and might be doubled (or, possibly, recorded).
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy. Single 1970s office set.
SynopsisThis takes us back to a typical typing pool in 1972, where lecherous Head of the Accounts Department, Mr.Crawley, known as Creepy Crawley to the girls in the office, rules the roost. Supervisor Marjorie is frustrated in her attempts to shelter her girls, Gill and Sally, from his sexist antics until newcomer Helen presents her with a delicious opportunity to make sure that Mr. Crawley gets his just desserts.
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