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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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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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From Bad to Worse by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (meeting room) setting.
SynopsisPotts Rhoding Amateur Theatrical Society meet to discuss the local newspaper review of their latest production. Everyone’s a critic as the committee meeting falls into disarray, accusations fly, and a few home truths are laid bare.
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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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The Guests by Carolyn Drury
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy drama with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisFeeling the financial pinch after a generous Christmas, pensioner and former child movie star Mary opens her house to some visiting actors. Two are pleasant enough characters, but Louise is more of a handful.
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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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