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The Director by Jos Biggs
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act, light comedy, with a potentially collapsible set.
SynopsisA harassed director is trying to get an advert filmed, but the actors have left. Using handy studio audience members, the roles are filled and directions given to bring off the perfect take. Except the cameraman wasn't filming that one!
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The Exit Poll by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleThe farcical comedy of politics. Simple sets. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThree candidates are contesting a by-election, but they all have secrets, most of which come to light before the results are revealed. Can any of them really claim the victory?
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'The Exit Poll' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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An Eye for an Eye by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Single set (prison cell with practical door). Contains swearing.
SynopsisJames Nash is awaiting trial for the murder of his father. The horrific details of the crime have shocked the nation, and Nash has been offered lots of money for his story. But he chooses to tell it to a couple from his local paper, for a pittance given to charity. What is his story?
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Fleas Can Bite by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDry comedy, on the boundary between a long one-act play, and a short full-length one. (It's in two acts.)
SynopsisA saga of unrequited love, insanity and blackmail, populated by a strange collection of patients, professionals and friends.
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A Frame That Fits by William Campbell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Interesting crafting of character - especially on the part of Richard Gloster, the unorthodox detective, who, given his name, has a tendency to attempt iambic pentameter.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act detective story - not so much a 'whodunnit?' as a 'how do we prove that he dunnit?' Multiple locations, but intended to be represented minimally in a single composite set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA family has been found murdered - apparently by their daughter, who then took her own life. The police suspect a frame-up, since the family's nephew stands to profit from their deaths, but they need to call on the unorthodox services of Private Investigator Richard Gloster to prove it.
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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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God's Minstrel by Joseph P. Ritz
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Four of the characters are intended to be doubled by one actor (though they need not be). The roles of Clare's Cousin and the Soldier are optional.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleYou can think of this either as a short two-act play, or a long one-act play. Single set.
SynopsisMixed in with a little tale from modern times, this is the story of how Francis of Assisi became a saint. A moving and honest telling.
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Grave Matters by Peter Stallard
Production by Carbost Village Drama Group garnered two trophies (Best Stage Presentation and Best Actor) at the Skye One Act Drama Festival, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. The Grave Warden is written male, but could easily be played female. The two female parts could, conceivably, be doubled, but the effect of Mrs. Roberts' final entrance would probably be better with more time for make-up!
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA ghost story told as a humorous one-act play. Single graveyard set, simple props.
SynopsisA magistrate and a Police Sergeant stole a valuable chalice and hid the theft under the cover of arson committed by a local troublemaker. Now their souls are bound to the churchyard until they can restore the chalice.
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Growing Up With Martin by Paul Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play (three sets)
SynopsisMartin is twenty four, living in a rented flat with his girlfriend, and working at the bottom of the corporate ladder in an accounting firm run by his Mum and Dad. He's frustrated by his lowly position, but equally annoyed by the idea that he should have to exert himself to get on in life. In the course of one day we see him downtrodden, turn a corner and find a new goal, just to have one of the dearest things snatched from him.
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The Honorable Knight by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Nothing remarkable in the characters (apart from the dragon, obviously).
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA light comedy, playing on the traditions of the knightly stories. Split-stage set, with one permanent location and the other half of the stage doubling for two other locations.
SynopsisBefore leaving his castle for the last time, Sir Gawain of the renowned Round Table reluctantly reveals a tale of his exploits that shows him in a less than favourable light.
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