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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. (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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Watch This Space [Comedy Play] by Karrena Dewhurst
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One of the characters is the voice of the computer - conceivably recorded, but probably better live.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, set in space. (There is also a follow-up, 'Watch This Space Too', by Leo Finn, using the same characters.)
SynopsisRodney's just the cleaner on the spaceship, and he's the butt of everyone's jokes, even the shipboard computer. But when an Alien species threatens the ship, only Rodney's brain has the... spare capacity for telepathic communication. It's up to him to save the ship!
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Watch Your Back by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Barlow is a male voice on a telephone speaker and might be doubled (or, possibly, recorded).
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy. Single 1970s office set.
SynopsisThis takes us back to a typical typing pool in 1972, where lecherous Head of the Accounts Department, Mr.Crawley, known as Creepy Crawley to the girls in the office, rules the roost. Supervisor Marjorie is frustrated in her attempts to shelter her girls, Gill and Sally, from his sexist antics until newcomer Helen presents her with a delicious opportunity to make sure that Mr. Crawley gets his just desserts.
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What If It's True? by Peter Marshall and Mark Seaman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. Four principal characters plus chorus (so the minimum of 6 would use a very small chorus, where larger would be preferable).
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script comes with piano/vocal scores to 11 original songs.
StyleOne-act musical with a very direct Christian message. No real set requirements - a few stage blocks plus a few props to indicate locations.
SynopsisChris and Kathy Blake are a young couple who embark on married life together with all its traditional demands. Like so many others, they feel that together they are invincible and secure from the challenges and temptations of the outside world. For a while they get on with their new roles of Mr and Mrs, eventually starting a family and not looking beyond their own immediate comfort and needs. However, when their relationship comes under pressure through Chris's excessive social drinking and infidelity the cracks begin to show...
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** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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Woody Allen's Shark by Jonathan Edgington
Production (of the first four plays) by Pazmany Peter Catholic University won the prize for Best Direction at the 4th National English Drama Festival in Veszprem, Hungary, 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of six short plays about relationships (which Woody Allen compared to a shark). (A continuity of theme, but no continuity of characters.) Simple sets (but five or six locations). Contains swearing.
SynopsisThe plays are
Dating
Babies
Quanto Sei Bella
Gone
Lorelei
One Hundred and Eighty
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Yard Sale by Michael Paul
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Two main characters plus six others who could be played by two people.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single set.
SynopsisMark and Julie are holding a yard sale, but having strangers rummaging through their possessions brings some darker thoughts and feelings to light, and it's not long before their marriage is at crisis point.
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You Just Never Know by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. The two police officers could be male or female
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDrama in a single (living-room) set. Structurally in three acts - but in run-time on the borderline between a one act play and full length.
SynopsisWhen Mo decides to surprise her husband with an anniversary party, little does she know that she will be the one left speechless and horrified. But the story doesn’t end there, because no-one could have predicted what happened next...
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