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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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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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Last Woman Working by Michael Pearcy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act satirical comedy with a single (office) setting. Some strong language.
SynopsisRobots, with government backing, have taken over almost every job previously done by humans. Masses are protesting. Desperate to save her job in an electronics factory, Barbara Wooley takes an aggressive stand at her local MP's surgery.
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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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The Letter by Larry Collins
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One female character is voice-only.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama on a single (headmaster's office) set.
SynopsisA teacher’s response to a student’s letter has raised some concerns, especially as it’s right before an Ofsted inspection. The Headmaster wants it handled discreetly, but properly, but there are more wrinkles than he knows.
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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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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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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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