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Dead Lucky by Nigel Holloway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Zack, the TV compere, never appears on stage, so could be a series of recordings.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, satirising game shows. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisClive and Bonnie are competing in a global reality tv talent show, but how far are they prepared to go for the ultimate prize - being cryogenically frozen until the prize fund exceeds any fortune in the world?
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The Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain adapted by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. The voice of God could be a recording (as it so often is).
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play (adapted from 'The Diary of Adam Eve' by Mark Twain. Single set (representing the Garden of Eden and what lay beyond), simple props.
SynopsisAlone in the Garden of Eden, Adam is bored and, though he doesn't realise it, lonely. Of course, God has the answer... What follows is told through the diaries of those involved.
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Digging Up Edwin Plant by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama in two settings.
SynopsisBernard's been looking for traces of his old school bully - has he changed since the bad old days? Are these poems really by him, and if so, do they indicate regret? Lucy doesn't think so.
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Disloyalty by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama
SynopsisAfter twenty years of marriage Chris is unimpressed when her husband Gary buys her a present of an exercise mat. Having used every excuse possible to delay her exercise session, including housework and a coffee with her best friend Lou, she feels duty bound to give it a go and feel the burn. It is during this exercise session that Gary arrives home and drops the bombshell.
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Eleven Fifty-Six by Michael Pearcy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play (somewhere between drama and thriller) with a single sparse set.
SynopsisNathan seems certain to remain in the hospital - found wandering naked and confused, he has no records, no identity, no money. Dr Caulfield thinks he's deluded, but there's something compelling about his claim to be a time traveller. Then there's his urgent desire to leave London...
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Falling Apart by Peter Harrison
2007. Sale One-Act play festival. Joint winner for Best Original Play under original title of The Lift. Production by Altrincham Garrick.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. One of the characters is an off-stage voice, but since he converses with the other characters it is assumed that this should be done live.
Run TimeAround 34 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single very simple setting.
SynopsisUpon leaving their solicitor's office having arranged their divorce settlement Amanda and Andrew find themselves trapped between floors in the lift. The recriminations around their marital problems continue until the arrival of the lift attendant who manages not only to repair the lift but also their marriage, even though he is not all that he seems.
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Father's Day by Allan Williams
Awarded the Crawshay Cup for best original script at the 2011 All Wales Finals.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicTwo pieces of music are suggested in the Producer's copy of this script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act drama, with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisOld soldier Harris is being cared for by daughter Alice, who is concerned about leaving him alone as she goes on a much needed holiday. Harris is confronted by a young visitor - Jamie, who is intent on robbing him, but soon finds he is up against a doughty old soldier.
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Fight for the Future by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Whilst Pruitt is written female, gender reassignment should be possible in her case.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort science-fiction play about time travel. Bare stage and just one prop - a piece of paper. That's all. Thousands of years of technological innovation leading to just one piece of paper. (Give or take the time capsule.)
SynopsisThe first ever time traveller journeys to the future and discovers a world very different to the one he imagined...
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For Sale - Baby Shoes - Never Worn by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. The work is divided into three pieces, each for 1M, 1F. In theory the same pair of actors could play the roles in all three - one member of the couple in the first part appears in each of the succeeding parts.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA sort of triptych for the stage. Three linked short plays, with minimal sets - essentially three stage blocks and a few props.
SynopsisThe story goes that Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a novel in six words. His response was 'For sale - baby shoes, never worn.' Damian Trasler takes each part of that phrase as the starting point of a short play - three stories in the life of a young couple, not necessarily going in the direction you might expect.
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The Gatekeeper's True Religion by Michael Pearcy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. The parts are tremendous, with the stolid, doomed man at the centre, the Priest who cannot match deeds to words and the prostitute who understands more of Vasily's soul than the priest ever could.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Simple sets. Very serious subject, but peppered with a wonderful black humour. Contains swearing and adult themes.
SynopsisVasily guards one of the gates into the sealed off Chernobyl Nuclear Power station. Pavel is a Priest sent to tend to the small flock who still live in the shadow of Chernobyl, while Petlova is a prostitute who ministers to Vasily's physical needs.
A great commentary on religion, on attitudes to life, on the after-effects of disasters.... many, many things.
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