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Keeping Up Appearances by Elizabeth Bell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play set in Dora Irvine's kitchen during the First World War.
SynopsisSet in the early years of the Great War the play poignantly examines the devastating effects the war had on the womenfolk left at home whilst their loved ones were fighting and dying.
Based on JM Barrie's two-act play 'The Old Lady Shows Her Medals' (first performed 7th April 1917).
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Memory Lane by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Three of the characters are in their seventies. The youngest is at least 45.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single setting (a Welsh farmhouse kitchen).
SynopsisWalter Curtis has died and requested that his widow, Rosemary, scatter his ashes in the Welsh valleys where he was evacuated during the Second World War. We follow the emotional journey to Denbighshire in Wales made by his widow Rosemary, his daughter Mary, and sisters Vi and Doris. This is also a trip down memory lane for Doris and Vi, who were evacuated to Wales with Walter in 1941. They are looking forward to spending time with Gladys with whom they were billeted - Rosemary however is not entirely happy with Walter's request or his bequest...
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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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A Mystery Tour by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. George the driver is written male, but could be changed easily to make it an all female cast.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, set on a coach (which can be as simple as a couple of rows of chairs). Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's the fifth annual Flower Arranging society mystery tour, and they've been out to Blockley Castle, just like every other year. But this year there's an escaped elephant, a missing kleptomaniac, the discovery of a mistress and the most tragic secret yet...
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Old Folk by Archie Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Single set - the day-room of an old folks home (which can be easily implied through a few comfy chairs).
SynopsisLeonard is the new arrival and only man in an old folks' home. The ladies nearly come to blows over him while he tries to fathom the mysteries of Bingo, random medicine assignment and teatime wrangles.
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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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Sleepover Secrets by Tony Domaille
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One character is an offstage female voice.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama for youth theatre with a single (bedroom) setting.
SynopsisFive sixteen-year-old girls are having a sleepover when they decide to share their most closely guarded secrets. Who has the biggest secret and who will believe whom?
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Stardust by 10 x 10 Writers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSix short plays inspired by the life and work of David Bowie.
SynopsisSix short plays, a mixture of comedy and drama, inspired by the life and work of David Bowie. All were winners of the October 2016 Chesil Theatre New Writing Festival. The plays are available individually, but are provided here as a collection at a discount.
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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. (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 Altzheimer'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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