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It's a Farce by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDoes exactly what it says on the label, in two short acts (though of one-act length) with clever dialogue and physical comedy. Single living-room set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA professional meeting between teacher Ernest and the head of his department, Janice, is misinterpreted as a clandestine romantic liaison. Unfortunately for Ernest, the misinterpreter is his wife's best friend who cannot help reporting her observations. Add in neighbour Bob, who has suicidal tendencies, and cookie 'therapist' Marcia who has arrived to offer Ernest a massage and we have a recipe for farcical mayhem.
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Keeping Mum by Barry Blaize
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single domestic set. Includes mild swearing.
SynopsisHetty nursed her Mum through a long illness, and now the old lady has died Hetty's sisters, Freda and Marion are there. Marion has come over from Spain for the funeral, but her companion, Carlos, arouses suspicions, as do rumours about Hetty's nursing.
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King Pair by Troy Banyan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Five on-stage roles and an off-stage cricket commentator.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play in a single set. Contains adult themes (which include cricket).
SynopsisEver had that semi-naked in public dream? Cricket fanatic Douglas' dream takes place as he stands at the crease in a crucial Ashes test match. This is the least of his troubles as boorish Aussie Brother-in-Law Bruce and wife Janice visit and he finds himself embroiled in a domestic situation in which infidelity is to the fore.
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Language Lessons (II) Asking the Time by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice - could easily be doubled.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!] May be separated into short scenes.
MusicNone.
StyleA series of scenes put together in one act, or may be divided for short pieces. Minimal or no set requirements.
SynopsisA second set of crazy scenes to help hopeless English persons gain a better degree of fluency, in a foreign tongue. This time Polly and Glott prepare the audience for asking the time in various countries and even outer space!
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Leading Ladies - It's Behind You by Christina Simpkin
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, set back-stage at a (British) pantomime.
SynopsisBehind the scenes at the annual panto, two ladies compare notes on this production, other productions and other members of the cast, while various characters drift through on their way to the stage or the Green Room.
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Lizzy's Ghost by Allan Williams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Offstage voice of Lizzy could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act ghost story, with a single (bar) setting.
SynopsisOn a working holiday researching a book, author Joanne finds herself in an isolated village pub on Halloween. The locals give her astounding background, for a gripping tale of the past, in which they are intimately involved.
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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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Mourning Calls by Troy Shearer
Winner of the 2007 Geneva Theatre Guild's Playwright's Playreading Contest.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One of the characters is dead. One of the characters is a child.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleVery black comedy. Contains swearing and strong adult themes.
SynopsisChris wakes up to find a dead hooker in his bed. His best friend isn't being very helpful and his wife is on her way home. Should he call the cops or try to dispose of her body himself? Then he finds out his wife is due home early than expected...
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Murder at the Murder Mystery Party by Geoff Parker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy thriller in two short acts and one (dining room) set.
SynopsisRichard and Miranda's stormy marriage might reach some semblance of stability during a murder mystery party for their friends. Unfortunately tensions abound at the party and someone is actually murdered.
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The Necklace by Tony Best
Performance by Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts won best Youth Production and the Syd Mence cup for a piece of theatre magic at the Wilmslow Guild One Act play Festival, 2012
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. There are two main roles, and a 'chorus of voices' playing all the other roles, thus the numbers are very flexible. The chorus members play specific roles but also act as a 'Greek Chorus' to comment on the story.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play based on a short story (a moral fable) by Guy de Maupassant. Written for a youth theatre production but could be performed by adults.
SynopsisMathilde is a vain, proud woman, who regrets that the she has been born into the humbler classes. She longs to be an aristocrat. Given her chance to shine, she borrows a stunning necklace, but that is the start of her woes.
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