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Sammy by Hilary Mackelden
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleBrilliantly written full-length play about coping with the long-term medical problems of a family member (who never appears on the stage). Single domestic set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJenny and Mark have a young son, Sammy, who has Prader Willi syndrome, a compulsive eating disorder. Mark wanted a son desperately, but is shocked by Sammy's condition and the work it will entail. Christine and Phil next door can't have children at all, so they are constant visitors. Eighteen years of family strife in one play.
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The Scent of Daffodils by Radek Zwolak
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 107 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length drama with a single (garden) setting.
SynopsisVince and his son Charles have been estranged for many years. In an attempt to explore a reconciliation, Charles and new wife Ann visit. The subsequent soul-searching and raw emotions come alive as the father and son relationship is thoroughly tested, with a final heart-wrenching result.
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The Secret Testament of John Shakespeare by Martin Lytton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHistorical drama (on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play). Single set. Lots of historical detail amidst a passionate story.
SynopsisWilliam Shakespeare's wife drops in on her in-laws to mind her Father-in-Law while his wife visits a friend. The Informer James Langrake, who was responsible for the fall in Shakespeare senior's fortunes, calls in unannounced and nearly finds evidence to bring death to the household.
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Shivers by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTrilogy of one-act plays with a supernatural theme. Two interior sets plus the interior of an elevator cabin. A mixture of comedy and ghostly melodrama.
SynopsisThe three scripts - Falling Apart, All Hallows Eve and Knock Knock, Who's There? - are all available separately.
Whilst there is no set order to the plays, Falling Apart - with a couple trapped in a lift - might be performed front-of-curtain between the other two plays, which each require an interior setting with a practical window.
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Speak Your Mind by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA family drama (with comic moments). Single set. Structurally in two acts, but at 70 minutes, it offers the options of standing alone or being paired with a shorter piece. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisEver since her father died, Ruth has been concerned about her mother Mildred. Ruth's husband Richard has his worries too, as Ruth's reverence for her father's memory seems to cloud her judgment. An unexpected guest in the form of Richard's boss Harry turns a simple dinner party into a stage for confessions and accusations.
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Suite 145 by Paul Bovino
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. There is no overlap between the characters in the four plays - which does not exclude the possibility that they are played by the same actors.
Run TimeAround 130 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 4 one-act plays, each with a single (New York apartment) setting. The plays function independently, so could be performed separately or together. Contains swearing (but only as an incidental attribute of character, situation and comedy).
SynopsisFour plays, linked by the setting - Suite 145 - a New York apartment address (although it is not necessarily the same building!) The plays take place in different eras, with different occupants and certainly different tastes in decor!
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Talking in the Library by Jackie Carreira
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 86 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play with a single (library) setting.
SynopsisThe disparate group of regulars at the library along with the librarian and his assistant discover things about each other, and perhaps more importantly themselves and their relationships, over the course of a few weeks.
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Tea With Mrs Pankhurst by Ruth Urquhart & James Douglas
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus. The minimum with doubling omits two non-speaking waitresses and has two actors playing the female principals and two playing the rest (both male and female roles).
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play, designed to be played without a formal set.
SynopsisThe stories of Emmeline Pankhurst and Selina Cooper are compared in an attempt to judge who gave most to the cause of votes for women. The story is told in flashback, with minimal sets and audience interaction, mostly in the cake-eating sense. An educational journey through the history of British Women's Suffrage.
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The Toad Society by John Waterhouse
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four on-stage actors (two of whom each play two roles in Act 2) and an off-stage voice.
Run TimeAround 82 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play in two acts (each with its own set).
SynopsisThe Harpington Toad Fanciers meet to share their fascination with amphibians, only to discover that they have more interests in common than just the common toad. This leads on to the formation of TARTS and a rather eventful camping expidition...
Act one is available as a stand-alone one-act play, The Harpington Toad Fanciers' Social
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Up, Up and Away by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. In addition to the four on-stage characters, there are five off-stage voices. Three male, two female. (These might be recorded but some sections would probably be better live.)
Run TimeAround 84 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play with drama, emotion and humour. Contains mild swearing. Multiple locations, but achieved by lighting and a few props. Originally published 2015, revised 2019.
SynopsisIt all starts with the funeral - although to the grieving widows, Elsie and Mary, this seems a bit final. But, from their new vantage point, James and Clifford find that they are able to look down, as well as look back. However, it's looking forward that gives them the most concern...
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