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Ackroyd’s Christmas Stocking by Alison Clink
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 14 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play with a single (kitchen/diner) setting. Some strong language. Contains sprouts.
SynopsisHelen and Chris are rather dubious about daughter Charlotte's new boyfriend, shaven headed Ackroyd, currently on police bail. Helen does her best to include him in the family's Christmas celebrations with surprising consequences for them all.
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All Washed Up by Robin Wilson
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.
StyleA single set, one act play.
SynopsisThree survivors of a light plane crash are stranded on a tiny island. Walter is calm but concerned, Susan is desperate to escape, and Lucy seems to have no idea what's going on. She says Harry will rescue them, but where - and who - is Harry?
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Arrival by Stephen Scheurer-Smith
Best Stage Presentation Cambridge Drama Festival 2011 Production by Waterbeach Community Players
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama fuelled by family tensions.
SynopsisKevin and Anne return from an evening function to find Anne's brother asleep in the back garden. When a young policewoman arrives on the scene her subsequent questioning exposes dark secrets in their seemingly settled lives.
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Bears Don't Cry by Charles Alverson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters are a six-year-old girl (who might be played by any age!), a bear, a lion and two off-stage voices.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA charming short play for an audience of children with five woodland scenes and a theme of friendship. (The script might be performed by kids or by adults or by a mix!)
SynopsisYoung girl Shanni, separated from her bear hunter Daddy, is lost in the woods. She is befriended and cared for by Bear and a touching and deep friendship develops between the pair.
[Our editor wished to stress that this script is not a reliable guide to the behaviour of ursines.]
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Behind Closed Doors by Iris Winston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen minute play. Single set (three separate apartments, but could be done in a minimal way).
SynopsisMichael is trying to get some Christmas commitment from his lover, Harry is waiting for his son to collect him for their meal, and Herta just wants her daughter to phone. Three lonely Christmasses along the same corridor.
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Bill, Emmie and the Queen of Tonga by Philippa Roberts
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Characters are two adults plus one with a playing age of late teens to twenty and one with a playing age of a younger teenager. (Could be done by a mixed company of adults and younger actors or by a youth theatre company.)
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play in which a small piece of real history illuminates a slice of family life. Single (simple domestic) set.
SynopsisA couple have traveled from Tonga to see their own queen come to England, and to make sure that their niece and nephew watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth the Second on TV while their parents are in London. Unfortunately they are much more interested in the Tongan queen than in Elizabeth.
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Brush Yourself Off and Move On by Megan Boduch
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One character (the Director) has two short lines, which could be done from offstage.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play - a character study - set outside a Broadway audition (though it could be a theatrical audition anywhere). No specific set requirements, simple props.
SynopsisA Broadway hopeful is waiting nervously outside her latest audition. A rival gains her trust but proceeds to destroy her confidence, apparently for no better reason than her own amusement. Just as our girl is about to give it all up, however, a man arrives and is considerate and kind. He restores her confidence and points out her advantages over the more poisonous girl. Together they point out the girl's deficiencies to her and win the moral victory over her.
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Carnival by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 17 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act drama, in which the characters are really unsure of their future...
SynopsisIt's the day before a huge, unstoppable cataclysm. Some are singing, some are crying, some are partying. Moby and Jill are spending the evening with their friends Corinna and Daval. If the world doesn't end tomorrow, it will never be the same - so why not sing and be with your friends?
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Chances In The Rain by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 16 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act play, with a park setting.
SynopsisEdward and Michelle are waiting for their dates in the same park. Both seem to have been stood up, yet they aren't very sympathetic to one another. But there are two other lonely people on hand, and things resolve neatly... eventually.
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Chekhov's Shorts by Anton Chekhov, adapted Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of five short plays based on short stories by Anton Chekhov.
SynopsisA Lottery Ticket adapted from the story of the same title
A Meeting on a Train Loosely adapted from 'An Enigmatic Nature'
Difficult People adapted from the story of the same title
Natalie’s Vacation adapted from 'A Tripping Tongue'
I’m Famous based on 'Joy'
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