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The Open Window by Tony Best
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA blackly comic stage adaptation of one of Saki's subversive stories. Two locations, but neither need be elaborate (so could be done in a 'black box' with small items of furniture). Aimed at secondary schools, but could be done by adults.
SynopsisFramton has been sent to the country as a rest cure for his nerves. However, his encounter with his doctor's cousin, Gertrude, and her neices is anything but calming.
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Outside the Box by JPS Yates
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  Performance by Tarrystone Players won the John Rigg Award for Best Comedy and the South of England Building Society Award for Best Stage Presentation at the Maidenhead Drama Festival 2011.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Six on--stage actors plus three offstage voices appearing briefly at the start (so could be recordings).
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play for adults, satirising office life - where the office workers are nursery toys. Single set. Written in one act, but quite long. A cracking pace might get it down to one-act-play festival length. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThe nursery toys are mostly happy with their lot in life - only Ragdoll feels unwanted, so it doesn't surprise her when bureaucratic Fairy Crackernuts arrives and announces they're having 'a re-shuffle'. What does surprise her is that Teddy is the who's been made redundant...
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Pawn by Brian Marchbank
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!] Experiential run time (first production) 1 hour, 2 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleCharacter comedy structured as a thriller. Single pawn shop setting. On the boundary between a full-length and a one-act play.
SynopsisThe robbery of a Manchester pawn shop goes wrong and becomes a hostage situation, trapped together the hostages and hostage takers realise there is history between them, the resulting friction requires the novice police negotiator to deal with both volatile groups to resolve the situation.
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A Pig is a Pig is a Pig by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Nominally three men and three women, but the genders of the characters are not integral to the story (and have been changed from the original short story), so they can be switched around as required.
Run TimeAround 9 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play. Single set (the front desk of Acme Express Shipping Company).
SynopsisWhen Mary Flannery receives a shipment of guinea pigs, she is forced to keep them whilst a dispute over shipping fees is settled. Guinea pigs breed quickly, however, and soon she has more than she can handle...
Based on an original story by Ellis Parker Butler.
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The Play Of The Year by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One M and one F voice are offstage, could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with a fairly simple set.
SynopsisThe committee tasked with choosing the winner of the 'Play of the Year' competition really has their work cut out, and they also have to contend with being both helped and hindered by the building janitor and tea lady. A comedy drama with twists - which may keep the audience misled until the last moment!
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The Psychotherapist In Spite Of Himself by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComical farce in one act and one (simple, domestic) set.
SynopsisRonald wants to marry Janey, but he thinks she's worried about his acting career. He poses as a psychotherapist to see if he can convince her that he's a good actor - and ends up taking on her entire family's emotional problems in one very busy day.
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Rambles On Radio by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy
SynopsisChristopher is delighted to be performing his play on the radio with his daughter in a starring role, but others are less content with the casting. Worse still, there’s more drama behind the microphone than is going out over the air.
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The Return Of Lady Bracknell by Graham Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One of the female characters is intended to be doubled (hence there are seven roles for six people).
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, messing with theatre and reality. The action takes place on a rehearsal stage, so little required in the way of set. Contains very mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's two weeks to the production of 'The importance of being Earnest' and Rebecca has flu, so there's no one to play Lady Bracknell. Except... this strange lady, dressed for the part, who knows all the lines and stays in character all the time...
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Right Move by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Four parts are offstage voices. Gill and Jack are on stage for most of the show, but there are never more than an additional 1M, 1F with them, hence it could be done by 4, though this might be a little frantic!
Run TimeAround 123 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedy in three acts.
SynopsisGill and Jack are adjusting to their new home, but with most of their furniture still undelivered, it's not easy. And the phone doesn't work. And their neighbours are strange. Not to mention the dead body in the cellar...
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Scriptaholic by Billy Doyle
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. Chorus. In the author's draft of the script, the 'New Member' is male and the 'Group Leader' female, but there doesn't seem to be any necessity for this!
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleVery short comedy sketch with no specific requirements for set or props.
SynopsisWhen a new member joins Scriptaholic, a support group for script writers who have lost sight of the boundaries between fantasy and reality, even the group leader finds him too far gone for help.
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