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Losing Purpose by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Ten speaking parts, two non-speaking (who could double with other roles).
Run TimeAround 11 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort light comedy in a single set.
SynopsisHaving abandoned his car, a man is desperate to find someone who can direct him through the tortuous one way system and back on the road to London. Everyone is willing to stop and talk, but no one has the help he needs.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'Losing Purpose' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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A Midsummer Night's Dream In 17 And A Half Minutes Or Less by Christine Harvey
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 19 minutes. [Estimated!] (But see also the title - which assumes a fast pace.)
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act Shakespearean comedy with various simple settings.
SynopsisA fast-paced version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Perfect for schools, this is a compact, humorous adaptation of the classic tale of love and mishap in seventeen and a half minutes or less.
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Potted Austen: Pride And Prejudice by Lou Treleaven
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 14 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play ideal for schools or classrooms.
SynopsisA short, humorous adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, covering all of the salient events and characters.
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Romeo and Juliet - Sped Up! by Hannah Thomas
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. Most of the speaking is done by the two narrators. There are six other speaking parts (some of whom have as much as a word) and other named roles played by people stepping out of the chorus (usually to be brushed-off or stabbed).
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute reduction of Romeo and Juliet. No set requirements, just a few props, love and death.
SynopsisShakespeare's tale of young love and tragedy given short shrift in this heavily condensed version.
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Romeo and Juliet in Sixteen and a Half Minutes or Less by Christine Harvey
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!] This would be a calm production but it is intended to be played faster!
MusicNone.
StyleModern language version of Romeo and Juliet. No set requirements.
SynopsisDoes what it says on the label - although to get down below sixteen and a half minutes, the play needs to be done (as intended) at manic pace. [Our estimate is that a steadty pace would run to 18 minutes.] Follows the plot and structure of the original work (so structurally in five acts).
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Signs of Grace by Sarah Howard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Friends and narrators parts may be doubled, at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act play with simple (or no) set.
SynopsisIn a modern setting and using narration with action, the Old and New Testaments of the Bible are brought together - to provide a parable, showing why Jesus died for our sins.
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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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A Teenage Christmas Carol by Richard James
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Very flexible casting - there are 11 narrators, who could ultimately be condensed to one role, and other doubling would be possible.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play in a mix of verse (from the narrators) and prose (from the rest of the cast). No set requirements, simple props.
SynopsisThe great granddaughter of Ebenezer Scrooge needs to be taught the same lessons he learned - and in a very similar fashion!
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Territorial Actors by tlc Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 7. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen minute skit, no set requirements. Single prop (a field telephone)
SynopsisA drill sergeant takes a set of rookie part-time actors through their paces.
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Tyndale's Nativity by Paul Cockcroft
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Variable chorus size at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 11 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short drama, focusing on the spoken words rather than the actions.
SynopsisA sombre presentation of the Nativity story taken from Matthew and Luke, based on the translation by William Tyndale in 1534.
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