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Self Defence by Laura Belcher
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with various settings - a split stage could be used.
SynopsisA victim of domestic abuse, Hannah decides to join a self-defence class - as much as for a social outlet as for a means of defending herself. With the support of her fellow class mates, whose light touch relieves the tense atmosphere she is living in, Hannah is empowered to assert herself.
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Sergeant Major Hewitt by Archie Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. The Doctor and porter are written male, but could be played female. Thomas is a teenager, the rest of the characters are adults.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Single (hospital room) set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA World War One Veteran has to share his hospital room with a boy whose father died in World War 2. Though they are only together a short while, they have a great impact on each other's lives.
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Something That's Mine by Alexis Coward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Two characters are voice-only and gender non-specific.
Run TimeAround 46 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act dark comedy on two sets.
SynopsisTwo couples seek couples therapy. But what are they hiding from each other?
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A Southwest Desert Tale by Nikki Harmon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. All the on-stage characters are animals.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSubtly educational drama (there's a lot here about the flora and fauna of the south-western USA). Could be played by kids or adults to an audience of children.
SynopsisA strange group of friends comes together in this story - two albatrosses, a lizard, a burro and a lost wolf. They teach each other useful things, and help one another find their destinies, families and directions.
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Stardust by 10 x 10 Writers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSix short plays inspired by the life and work of David Bowie.
SynopsisSix short plays, a mixture of comedy and drama, inspired by the life and work of David Bowie. All were winners of the October 2016 Chesil Theatre New Writing Festival. The plays are available individually, but are provided here as a collection at a discount.
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Stumped 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 52 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play in a single set. Contains adult themes (which include cricket). Originally published July 2015 under title 'King Pair', republished July 2018.
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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Switched by Frances A. Lewis
Performance by Carbost Village Drama won the MacKinnon Salver and the Wakefield Quaich Award for stage presentation, Scottish One-Act Festival, 2014.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. There are two off-stage voices which might be live or recorded.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act farce, with a single set split between a dentist's waiting room and a living room.
SynopsisJeffrey gets himself into a tangle when his girlfriend Veronica and wife Claudia end up with identical handbags...
Note that a companion piece - AKA Charlie - is also available. The two plays function independently, but can also be played together.
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True Reflection by Peter Stallard
Performance by West Midlands group won Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Overall Performance, Best Set and Peoples Choice awards at HASSRA Annual Drama Competition, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Single domestic interior set. (Contains mild swearing.)
SynopsisJoe Parry is being harassed by his wife for lending money to his feckless friend, Dai German. He is sent to retrieve the cash, but returns instead with a mirror. To avoid more scorn, he convinces his wife it's a revolutionary dieting aid, and a few minutes in front of the mirror can remove pounds. While she sits in front of it, he fiddles the scales to give the correct result, and it's not long before all the local women are dropping in to check out the rumour. Meanwhile Joe has brought Dai round to sort the problem before the truth comes to light - but the result is a confrontation which ends with the mirror in shards... with an unexpected revelation.
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The Turing Test by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Three principal females. The cafe manager, carer and social services manager could be male or female and could be played by one actor. Equally, the carer could be played by two actors, each taking a scene.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn emotional one-act drama in which a family confronts dementia.. (Could be staged with just furniture, making it a good festival piece.)
SynopsisAlison Grove, an artificial Inteligence researcher, is struggling to cope with her mother's Altzheimer's disease when she should be focused on the question of whether machines are capable of rational thought.
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Wait... What? by Ted Evans
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Two (male) characters appear on stage, one of them only briefly. Two male and two female characters appear on a video shown on the stage.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, almost a monologue, in the style of a disjointed presentation. Some educational content about Attention Deficit Disorder. Includes opportunities for improvisation. Contains mild swearing
SynopsisAn Attention Deficit Disorder sufferer talks about his experiences with a new wonder-drug and ADD in general, but ends up saying a little too much for the drug manufacturer's liking.
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