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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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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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Carrie's Lions by Amy Sutton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. 'Carrie' appears in three guises - as a narrator/protagonist, as a child and as an adult. 'Michael' appears as narrator/protagonist and as an adult. There are two small non-speaking roles.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play with plenty of technical and acting challenges! Whilst it is not formally divided into scenes, there are five locations - indicated symbolically by props and furniture.
SynopsisThrough a series of conversations with her guardian angel, Carrie tries to come to terms with the death of her father.
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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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The Christmas Nativity By Class 3B by Andrew Hull
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedic take on the Nativity story - adults play the children.
SynopsisIt's time for the class production of The Christmas Nativity, but things are as difficult as always for a teacher of young children. The Shepherds have the giggles, the Angel is rushing her lines and one of the Wise Men won't come out of the loo!
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Clowns by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 102 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwo act play set in a bar and (unsurprisingly) a circus tent.
SynopsisIt’s been years since Buttercup left the troupe to gain solo fame, but now he wants to get the old gang back together. He has to overcome a lot of reluctance, and some real anger before they agree, and then there's The Spectacle to deal with.
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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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Exercise In Discretion by Geoff Fulford
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 125 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length drama with a single gym rest room setting.
SynopsisTake 5 ladies of varying backgrounds and put them in the rest room at an exercise class. They talk about their lives, their hopes and fears openly and unashamedly. Add into the mix a young, single, male fitness instructor and see what happens.
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Fools Call It Fate by Jessica McHugh
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  Winner of the Mobtown Playwrights Group (Baltimore MD) original playwriting competition, 2010.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Three of the characters are intended to double as 'No-one'. Whilst there is no formal chorus, there are options for additional customers in the bar and restaurant scenes.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama in which threads of tangled lives are interwoven with scenes in a form of purgatory. Four locations, but can be done very simply. Contains adult themes and offensive language (if that's what offends you).
SynopsisA story of sex, coincidence, and an electronic cigarette.
A group of characters interweave as their stories unfold - Sophie is sleeping with Gabby's husband, he's the Health Inspector who's shut down Tara's bakery, and Tara just met Ash in the bar run by Danny, who's Sophie's brother... and the man who drugged and raped Tara...
An intriguing, challenging and very well constructed play with lots of depth to the characters.
Set in Baltimore, Maryland, but could easily be transposed to another country!
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