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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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The Mixer by Glyn Blakeborough
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. The two main characters are of retirement age, but by no means decrepit! Two of the characters are voices on the phone, so could, conceivably, be recorded.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play, single set (in theory a domestic kitchen, but could easily be done in a 'black box' presentation). Walks a careful line of bittersweet tragic-comedy. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisPeter and Edna have been waiting for three weeks for their bins to be emptied. Peter helps old Mrs Thorburn by putting her rubbish into the correct bins for collection, but it turns out he's been getting it wrong, and Mrs Thorburn is under threat of legal action...
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The More Things Change 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 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFunny one-act farce. Single living room set.
SynopsisJames isn't telling Joyce everything, but mostly because she won't let him get a word in edgeways between her assumptions. When he takes his leave, she has to fill in the blanks with the help of Ralph, which lands Norah in a load of trouble she doesn't deserve.
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The Mother-in-Law by Ginny Davis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. 3 adult roles and 3 optional non-speaking roles for children.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a three-part composite set (living room, bedroom, kitchen).
SynopsisIrene’s scheming elderly mother Grace needs to be cared for, so Irene persuades reluctant husband Peter that the best answer is for Grace to move in with them. What follows is a game of pig in the middle as the trio struggle to cope with the situation.
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The Nearly New Sale by Paul Townsend
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act psychological Faustian drama with a single (village hall) setting.
SynopsisAfter two long and painful years recovering from the death of their unborn child, Harry and Liz are presented with the opportunity to reverse their misery and grief. They need only sign it away to a dealer prepared to buy anything. With this prospect, however, comes the chance to correct more than just those few short years, as they realise that they can negotiate for better lives independently then they might have together.
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Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, set in a single room in an old cottage - undergoing renovation.
SynopsisPete and Jools are modernising their dream cottage hoping to make it a family home. Their chances of having children are slim, but a visit from an intriguing old lady makes their dreams come true.
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The Neville Report - Village of Fear by Gary Diamond, John Fryer & Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. In theory, because it's a radio play, this could be done with a very small cast - Neville, the central character plus one other male and one female playing the rest of the characters. One of the characters - Harry the Leg - is purely a sound effect!
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play - a comic pastiche of a 1950s radio drama intended for presentation as a staged radio play.
SynopsisA comedy radio play that pits intrepid reporter Neville Reville against the supernatural goings-on in Merry Waddle on the Weddle. Aided only by a leg in disguise, Neville braves the Portals of Hell (a pub), Lusty Wanda (a siren) and the evil Mordred to rescue Lady Purity!
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The New Neighbours by Rachael Morgan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three on-stage characters and an offstage male voice.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy of manners with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisWhen bodies suddenly begin turning up all over the village, two nosy housewives are convinced they know exactly which neighbour is responsible and they are determined to find out the truth.
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Odd Ball by Steve Menary
Perfomance by Berriew YFC won the Best Production (plus two other awards) in the NFYFC National Finals, 2010.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. It would be possible to double Scott with The Spot, but that would require rapid changes, so would need a lot of thought to go into the costumes.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play about a teenager with testicular cancer. Rapid alternation of scenes implies an outline set, rather than detail - thus suitable as a festival piece. Contains mild swearing and discussion of a serious subject!
SynopsisDanny is a football player on his school team, but he's got a secret - something like a spot in a very private place. It turns out to be a lot more serious than acne, and costs him his place on the team, and the friendship of his closest mate. Are they both gone forever?
(The script is in British English, so 'football' refers to a game in which the ball is addressed principally by the players' feet.)
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On the Way to the Wedding by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Two couples: a middle-aged man and his wife, and the wife's parents.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDomestic comedy. Single set divided into living room, hall and garage.
SynopsisNora, her husband Sid and Nora's parents have been invited to a wedding. Sid couldn't be happier - but that's because he is in the garage, changing the oil on his beloved car, where he can forget that his mother-in-law has inexplicably moved in.
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