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Chekhov's Shorts by Anton Chekhov, adapted Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of five short plays based on short stories by Anton Chekhov.
SynopsisA Lottery Ticket adapted from the story of the same title
A Meeting on a Train Loosely adapted from 'An Enigmatic Nature'
Difficult People adapted from the story of the same title
Natalie’s Vacation adapted from 'A Tripping Tongue'
I’m Famous based on 'Joy'
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A Christmas Carol In 60 Minutes Or Less! by Martin Prest
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Various doubling alternatives suggested in the Producer's copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play in various settings.
SynopsisStaying as true to the original Dickens story as time allows, it unfolds neatly through narration and action. Originally published in 2014, revised edition published September 2017.
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Clips by Thomas Durkin
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act satire on a single office set.
SynopsisFour people are hard at work, but there’s a dearth of paper clips and the office supplier can’t fill the need for a fortnight. To impress Anne, Paul makes a deal with Dottie, only to see Anne walking out with George!
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Crawl To Be Kind by Troy Banyan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 59 minutes. [Estimated!] Shorter times (45 to 50 minutes) have been achieved in performance.
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy with a large slice of farce. Originally published December 2012, revised June 2018.
Synopsissees arachnophobic Pat moving into her new house after her recent divorce. Pat's mum Mona has reluctantly agreed to move in with her to help her finance the move and marks her reluctance by planting the idea that the previous owners have left behind Terry, their pet tarantula, who has escaped and lurks somewhere in the house. Needless to say Mona's prank backfires as removal man Les, snobby neighbours Annabel and Jonathan and Jill from the Electricity Company, who also suffers from arachnophobia, all become variously involved in the search for Terry with chaotic, hilarious results. The comedy becomes heart-warmingly poignant as Mona reveals her true motivation to her daughter.
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Dear Lily by Lorraine Forrest-Turner
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act romantic comedy. Lots of scenes and locations, but these are intended to be indicative rather than fully-dressed sets. Contains swearing.
SynopsisAfter thirty years as 'Lily', the agony aunt of The Courrier, Ingrid loses her job and embarks on a radical reassessment of her life, beginning a stormy relationship with a man ten years her junior.
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Disconnected by Paul L. Harwood
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Several characters appear as (old) adults and their youthful selves. This is open to being done by two actors or by one acting different ages.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Single set which morphs into different locations. An exploration of time, decisions and consequences. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisBernie is an old man, but he's haunted by the consequences of a promise he made to his childhood friend Joe, who died in World War Two. Now Bernie is reliving important moments of his life - could he really be about to undo the most disastrous decision he ever made?
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Dying Swan by Geoff Rose-Michael
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. 9 Characters are offstage voices, 1 character is non-speaking f dancer, 1 offstage voice is a 5-year-old and could be recorded.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA tense one act thriller, with various simple settings.
SynopsisFour years after her daughter had been taken into care, Alex returns and discovers the child's whereabouts. She befriends Molly's adopted mother, Cassie, and as Alex infiltrates her life, their friendship grows, but so does the distrust, building in an atmospheric presentation to a dramatic ending.
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Fidelity Farce by Gary Diamond
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 bedroom farce. (Lots of doors, that sort of thing.)
SynopsisSuccessful businessman Vincent Donaldson has booked a hotel room - the scene of a fling with his PA. But he hasn't counted on the appearance of his wife, her sister (with whom he is also having an affair), and another woman from his past. Not to mention the room-service man...
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Fiends And Neighbours by Anne Graham
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama. Several simple settings and some mild expletives.
SynopsisHoping to leave an unhappy past behind, Alice and disabled daughter Molly meet Brenda, who lives more in the past than the present. Brad, a thief and a bully, ensures that Brenda’s stability and Alice’s new-found optimism are destroyed at a stroke.
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Gabriel-Ernest by Tony Best
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Either for a youth theatre company, or for a mix of adults and children.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act stage adaptation of a subversive Saki story - this one is edgy, verging on (gothic) horror. There are nine scenes, intended to be played seamlessley with the stage divided into one area for a house and one for all other scenes.
Synopsis'There's a beast in your woods.'
So it seems. Van Cheele's life is interrupted by the arrival of a strange boy, with disturbing behaviour and an unusual disregard for clothes.
(The author makes some suggestions about how to deal with this last point whilst remaining within the bounds of decency!)
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