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Badly Drawn by Alan Robinson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. There are two on-stage speaking characters, two offstage voices and four masked cartoon characters - products of the cartoonists imagination!
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort, intreguing, one-act play, dealing with events of a psychological nature. Single, minimal set.
SynopsisSpectre has taken Saskia. Where and why, she can't be sure. As he recounts his tale of shattered dreams, stolen ideas and cursed cartoons, Saskia begins to realise the lines that he draws run parallel to her own and soon both are on a collision course to meltdown.
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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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Curtain Calls by Charles Alverson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Narrator is an offstage voice
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act play.
SynopsisA new arrival in the care home for retired performers seems to have found a way to connect with the old guard - even Edna has spoken for the first time in days. But does he really deserve a place in the home?
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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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Further Education by Pete Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Frank and Anne are written with Geordie accents.
Run TimeAround 117 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedic play (backed by a bit of recent British history) with a single (scruffy student flat) setting.
SynopsisIn this very well observed play, set during the miners' strike in the 1980s, Essex University students, flat sharing Rachel, Emma and Claire invite Durham miner Frank to stay with them whilst he joins the picket line in the locality. The clash of working class and middle class values come to the fore during his stay and in amusing turns both sides learn from the other.
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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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Gerri And The Atrics by Charles Alverson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One offstage voice, M or F
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy.
SynopsisA group of entertainers nearing the end of their career prepare for yet another show, with friendly but sometimes barbed banter. This is interrupted not only by the call to go on stage, but the sudden death of one of their number.
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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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A Human Write by Amy Sutton
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  Production by Glow Theatre Group gained the adjudicator's award for the director and overall came runner-up in the Southern Counties Drama Festival, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 11. Chorus. The writer is written male, though need not be. His thoughts - the chorus - are genderless.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fascinating one act drama that uses mime and rhyme to take us into the mind of a struggling writer. Contains one mild swearword.
SynopsisThe writer is grappling not only with his writing but also with his personal life as he desperately attempts to strike up a relationship with Janis, a beautiful girl he sees on a bus.
Well paced and gathering speed, the play uses the chorus to reveal the writer's thoughts - sometimes cogent, sometimes chaotic - come to life as the surreal become real.
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