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All in the Past by Wendy Ash
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four on-stage characters and an offstage voice (belonging to an undertaker).
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act revenge drama, single set.
SynopsisTrevor suffered at the hands of bullies Jim and Mike at school. Now in his forties he contacts them again and wreaks his revenge. The catalyst for his plan is the death of his partner which adds a surprising and poignant finale.
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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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Bears Don't Cry by Charles Alverson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters are a six-year-old girl (who might be played by any age!), a bear, a lion and two off-stage voices.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA charming short play for an audience of children with five woodland scenes and a theme of friendship. (The script might be performed by kids or by adults or by a mix!)
SynopsisYoung girl Shanni, separated from her bear hunter Daddy, is lost in the woods. She is befriended and cared for by Bear and a touching and deep friendship develops between the pair.
[Our editor wished to stress that this script is not a reliable guide to the behaviour of ursines.]
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The Beast by Louise Wade
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. The lead characters are 12 years old, the other roles are older. (The adults might be played by teenagers.)
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act drama. Multiple setings, but intended for simple presentation.
SynopsisJane's parents and brother think her sighting of a beast in their garden one evening owes more to her teen vampire books than her eyesight. Luckily, her friend Mark takes a more scientific approach to gathering evidence.
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Black Combe by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama, creating some tensions, with a single set.
SynopsisThree separate meetings take place on the same day, in the bar of the Duck and Feathers. Each of them, in their own way, affects the life of the landlord, Jimmy. Is it true that the clouds over Black Combe are bringing him bad luck?
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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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Chess as Felony by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame Ten in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Convicts Claude Bloodgood and Ram Varadachary take a train with their guard to a chess tournament, but on the train they play a game for high stakes.
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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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Contracts by Mike Sparks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama focusing on political sleaze, single domestic set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisHedley is a man on the edge. An MP only re-elected by the slimmest majority, he needs a juicy cabinet job to pay off the debts mounting due to his wife's shopping and his sons' public school. He soon discovers how far he'll go to escape the life he's been living.
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Custom Shrunk by Dave Walklett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama, set in the aftermath of a production of 'Measure for Measure'.
SynopsisIt's the party after the last night of the show, and Jonathon is celebrating his directorial debut. Stan, the drama group chairman, is more concerned with how ticket sales worked out, and his daughter Moira is wondering if her performance might be the start of a new career.
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