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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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Erica and Me by Alan Robinson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Only four of the characters are called Erica.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHilarious one-act farce. Single set (ideally with two practical doors, but could be staged without). Simple props. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisTo impress his boss, who likes employees to be family men, the single, nerdy Simon hires an escort to pretend to be his girlfriend. Things spiral out of control when three women turn up, all (possibly) the Erica he's expecting...
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Explosion by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single (kitchen) setting.
SynopsisWhen a family is being torn apart and parent/teenager relations are at their most tense, will a crisis outside the family home help to repair the situation or will it be too late?
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Gallery by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleStructurally a two-act play (but classified as a one-act on the grounds of length), single art gallery setting, satirising thepretentions of the commercial fine arts world.
SynopsisAn unscrupulous Art Dealer has a young artist foisted on him by a work programme, but soon turns the situation to his advantage when a misunderstanding makes the artist an overnight sensation.
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The Gardener's Tale by Mike Sparks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern version of a medieval mystery play. One-act play, eight scenes, but no specific set requirements. A few simple props (including a wheelbarrow).
SynopsisA gardener from Jerusalem tells her story of Holy Week and the odd bunch of characters she has run into. All of them have tales to tell about 'that Nazarene who's been causing so much trouble.' The story covers the time from Palm Sunday through to the burial of Jesus.
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Hats Off! - The Musical by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. A nucleus of seven actors, backed by a chorus (with no size limitations) singing the songs.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for seven songs (original lyrics to Victorian period music) is supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleMusical for children (could also be staged by adults for kids). Whilst by length we would class this as a one-act play, it is split into two acts and an interval is advised so that the single set can be redressed to mark the passage of time!
SynopsisMrs. Green is the real driving force behind 'Barker's Bonnets' a milliner's shop in Victorian England. However, she faces unemployment when Mr. Barker sells up to emigrate. A secret scheme is hatched to allow her to continue - and to thrive in the modern world of the 1870s. (The script tells an engaging story whilst exploring the novelties, inventions and social nuances of the Victorian world. This would fit well with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History Topic, 'The Victorians'.)
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** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Hats Off! - The Play by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePlay for children (could also be staged by adults for kids). Whilst by length we would class this as a one-act play, it is split into two acts and an interval is advised so that the single set can be redressed to mark the passage of time!
SynopsisMrs. Green is the real driving force behind 'Barker's Bonnets' a milliner's shop in Victorian England. However, she faces unemployment when Mr. Barker sells up to emigrate. A secret scheme is hatched to allow her to continue - and to thrive in the modern world of the 1870s. (The script tells an engaging story whilst exploring the novelties, inventions and social nuances of the Victorian world. This would fit well with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History Topic, 'The Victorians'.)
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Heedless Spirits by Jenny Gilbert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Characters are older teenagers or young adults.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for teenagers. Single, simple set, few props. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisSix young people in a cinema, waiting for a film to start. Two were once an item and are trying to ignore each other. Two are attracted to each other, to the disdain of their friends. Two aren't sure why they're there.
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The Hobby Room by David Lewis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act mystery play, set initially in an empty room - which gradually becomes furnished.
SynopsisSisters Florence and Josie inherit a large old house and decide to convert the top floor into a space for their hobbies. The atmosphere becomes tense and heightens as they make some surprising discoveries about the previous occupants.
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The Honorable Knight by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Nothing remarkable in the characters (apart from the dragon, obviously).
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA light comedy, playing on the traditions of the knightly stories. Split-stage set, with one permanent location and the other half of the stage doubling for two other locations.
SynopsisBefore leaving his castle for the last time, Sir Gawain of the renowned Round Table reluctantly reveals a tale of his exploits that shows him in a less than favourable light.
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