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Establishing Relations by David Craig Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Playing ages: two parents, two in late teens.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Single domestic set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJohn's very excited to be bringing Stella home to meet his Mum and Dad, but he's amazed by his Dad's reaction. Dad wants John to give Stella up, straight away, but naturally John wants to know why... Until he finds out.
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Find the Lady by Helen Sharman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Written for two men and two women, but each taking several roles.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play. Minimal set, with only a dressing table and clothes rail, plus a sofa and table arrangement that remain onstage throughout. Contains very mild swearing.
SynopsisAn actress struggles to contain the character of Lady Macbeth as the play both infects and reflects other parts of her life.
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Floor 13 by Young Theatre, edited by Helen Sharman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play, exploring character and motivation. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisFour different characters are stranded on the thirteenth floor by an uncooperative lift. There are no stairs or other exits. How did they get here? Where should they go?
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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 Gardener's Tale by Mike Sparks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern version of a medieval mystery play. One-act play, eight scenes, but no specific set requirements. A few simple props (including a wheelbarrow).
SynopsisA gardener from Jerusalem tells her story of Holy Week and the odd bunch of characters she has run into. All of them have tales to tell about 'that Nazarene who's been causing so much trouble.' The story covers the time from Palm Sunday through to the burial of Jesus.
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The Ghost Of Sandy O'Grady by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 53 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA ghostly one act drama with a single setting.
SynopsisTen years on from the disappearance of Sandy O'Grady, Toby is convinced that his ghost will return to his cottage each year on the anniversary of his death. Toby locks all windows and doors and remains indoors every 19 January, although this year the arrival of a stranded young married couple throw Toby’s routine into disarray.
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Grecian Cat by Erica Glenn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA snappy short play about four twenty-somethings. One set (the kitchens of two adjoining apartments).
SynopsisAmber's Grecian cat figurine guards the front of her apartment and she believes it guards her fortune too, so when her new neighbour crushes it with his car, she wants revenge. The two adversaries and their roommates learn a lot about each other and themselves.
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Handstands For You by Adam Exton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters are children, but could be played by children or adults. There are three characters, but two of them appear in some scenes as younger versions of themselves. (Either played by the same actors or by younger ones.)
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA touching and deftly-handled approach to the subject of childhood illness. Multiple settings, but does not need explicit sets. Contains mild swearing (which could be moderated if deemed in appropriate for a specific production).
SynopsisWhen Billy was five, his best friend was Gemma, but she moved away. Now Billy's thirteen, he's got a new best friend in Ronald, but he also has leukaemia. Gemma moves back to the neighbourhood and the three have to find space for each other.
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The Happiest Day of Your Life by Stephen Gillard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. All characters have a playing age of around thirty.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA sharply witty one act play. Simple set, divided into two separate areas. Contains swearing.
SynopsisThis is supposed to be the happiest day of bride Laurie's life but her pre-wedding nerves are giving her cold feet and she has to enlist the good sense of her bridesmaid Eliza to crystallise her thoughts about the giant step she is about to take. Little does she know that her groom Issac and his best man Will are also going through exactly the same process. We witness, with a smile on our lips, the agonisings and frustrations of the situation all four of the friends have to deal with.
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The Harpington Toad Fanciers' Social by John Waterhouse
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act social comedy with a single living-room setting
SynopsisIt's the night of The Harpington Toad Fanciers' Social, but there's some debate about whether it's a social event or a toading event, and, indeed, whether the members have more in common than just toads.
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