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The Play Of The Year by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One M and one F voice are offstage, could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with a fairly simple set.
SynopsisThe committee tasked with choosing the winner of the 'Play of the Year' competition really has their work cut out, and they also have to contend with being both helped and hindered by the building janitor and tea lady. A comedy drama with twists - which may keep the audience misled until the last moment!
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Playing Out by Gill Medway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. 3 characters are children played by adults. 2 characters are offstage voices only, which can be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama with no set required.
SynopsisSusan Trent, a woman in her seventies, looks back on her childhood in post-war London, and the friends she loved - and hated. Her childish love for Stanley endures throughout her life, despite an early tragedy. And her intense rivalry with Stan's older sister, Sandra, will probably never be resolved. If we could meet our younger selves - just once - what would we say to them?
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Pluck by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act period farce. Single set (the office of a 1900 Midwest department store). Few props.
SynopsisOliver is a successful department store owner who is disenchanted with his marriage (his check book tells him so) and he's looking for an outlet for his affections. His roving eye falls upon Isabella, a newly arrived immigrant who - unknown to him - is the former girlfriend of his store manager - that same store manager who Oliver is trying to marry-off to his wife's sister. All the ingredients of a classic farce, played out in 25 minutes.
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Prerogative by Paul Foster
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single setting and adult themes.
SynopsisPensioner Veronica has settled very nicely into her cottage and has developed a substantial (and profitable) following amongst the men in the village. News of her saucy exploits has reached her daughters who are at first determined to put a stop to it but second thoughts start to creep in. Sibling rivalries boil to the surface and established ideas of family, love, relationships and cake are explored.
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The Quintessential Quintet by Frances Bartram
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters are five adventurous children, probably to be played by adults.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleParody in the style of Enid Blyton.
SynopsisFour children (two boys, one girl, one tomboy) and their dog are out in the countryside for a picnic. They encounter some odd flashes of light that could be smugglers signalling, and an odd sort of boy who may be a new chum or someone more sinister.
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Red Nose, Floppy Shoes by James Brosnahan
2019 Monkey Bread Tree Script Competition - Winner, Best Character Arc. “It’s a bit of a ridiculous event, and the whole thing would be mighty entertaining on screen, especially with these personas.”
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. One of the five listed characters is a voice-over.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act satirical comedy. Single (domestic kitchen) set.
SynopsisMichael's DNA test confirms his self-diagnosed Coulrophobia (fear of clowns). When Dr Keegle informs him he actually has the dreaded Clown Syndrome and only a week to live, his wife must keep him away from any form of comedy. Michael agrees to attend a support group. Tragically, the DNA test was mixed up, and rather than Courophobia, Michael has actually got the Clown Gene - he's a clown, and cannot help himself delivering an improvised stand up routine to the members of the Clown Syndrome support group. Exposed to comedy, they die in droves and Michael is carted off to prison, charged with murder. At the last moment his sentence is commuted to Community Service and his family must adjust to the new Michael, from his red nose to his floppy shoes.
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A Relaxing Night In by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play with a single living room set and a startling tension running throughout with the expectation of a portentous finale.
SynopsisCathy and Joe come around to Ian and Stephanie's house to plan the quartet's next holiday together over a take-away supper. The conviviality is interrupted by a visit from Stephanie's work colleague, Jill who bears news of a horrendous accident at work.
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Relief by William Campbell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Black box presentation in which the phases of the play follow the progress of the women's van. Contains swearing and potentially disturbing content.
SynopsisBrenda and Maxine are taking a van-load of medical supplies, food and clothing to a mental asylum for women in an Eastern European country. They argue and struggle on the long and harrowing journey and finally reach an understanding of each other and the nature of helping people.
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Rhyme for Reason by Madeline A. Stringer
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (living room) setting. Some strong language.
SynopsisCarrie is coping with caring not only for her gently demented mother but also for two teenage children and a useless husband. Her daily grind is brought to life and all ends in harmony as everyone starts to pull together.
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Second Thoughts by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. (The max. and min. numbers depend on whether the production follows the author's intention and uses a quartet of four female singers to punctuate the action. There are also a few lines addressed to passers-by who might or might not appear on stage.)
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single minimalist set - a bus stop. Few props. A study of an attempted mid-life affair.
SynopsisHarold is waiting at the appointed spot, a bus shelter, for a meeting with his old school friend Patti, and wondering if he's up to having an affair, if that's even what's on offer.
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