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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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Neighbourhood Watch by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act light comedy. Single domestic set.
SynopsisWe are privy to the goings on at the Smeaton Neighbourhood Watch Committee at the home of Mrs Wilson-Smythe.The members of the Committee are upstanding and influential citizens who are all victims of a recent spate of burglaries in their prosperous, previously crime-free village. Their local police officer joins the meeting to address their concerns and ascertain the extent of their losses so as to begin investigation. As they recount their losses we discover not only the monetary value but also the touching sentimental value each piece has. But, of course, there is a twist...
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The Neville Report - Village of Fear by Gary Diamond, John Fryer & Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. In theory, because it's a radio play, this could be done with a very small cast - Neville, the central character plus one other male and one female playing the rest of the characters. One of the characters - Harry the Leg - is purely a sound effect!
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play - a comic pastiche of a 1950s radio drama intended for presentation as a staged radio play.
SynopsisA comedy radio play that pits intrepid reporter Neville Reville against the supernatural goings-on in Merry Waddle on the Weddle. Aided only by a leg in disguise, Neville braves the Portals of Hell (a pub), Lusty Wanda (a siren) and the evil Mordred to rescue Lady Purity!
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The Open Window by Tony Best
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.
StyleA blackly comic stage adaptation of one of Saki's subversive stories. Two locations, but neither need be elaborate (so could be done in a 'black box' with small items of furniture). Aimed at secondary schools, but could be done by adults.
SynopsisFramton has been sent to the country as a rest cure for his nerves. However, his encounter with his doctor's cousin, Gertrude, and her neices is anything but calming.
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