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Voices by Peter Harrison
2012. Hale One-Act play festival. Winner Best Original play. Production by Altrincham Garrick.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. Designed for one principal character and four on-stage voices, though the voices could be allocated amongst a larger number of actors.
The principal character is an old man, nevertheless, this could be played by a youth theatre company.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script makes suggestions for accompanying music/songs. (For atmosphere, rather than live performance). Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act play, set in the mind of the principal character, with other roles voiced but not interacting directly with him.
SynopsisA veteran soldier finds himself trapped in his own flat, facing an imagined enemy.
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AwardsClick here to see the awards won by (productions of) this script.
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Wait... What? by Ted Evans
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Two (male) characters appear on stage, one of them only briefly. Two male and two female characters appear on a video shown on the stage.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, almost a monologue, in the style of a disjointed presentation. Some educational content about Attention Deficit Disorder. Includes opportunities for improvisation. Contains mild swearing
SynopsisAn Attention Deficit Disorder sufferer talks about his experiences with a new wonder-drug and ADD in general, but ends up saying a little too much for the drug manufacturer's liking.
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Waiting for Twist Stiffly by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play which takes place on the set of a 1950s science fiction serial, but is really about actors and their relationship to their characters.
SynopsisFilming of the 1950s adventure serial 'Twist Stiffly - Space adventurer' is being held up because the leading man is nowhere to be found. While the remaining cast members lounge around waiting for him to turn up, they discuss their roles in the drama and their dissatisfactions with the main man. Then they come up with a great way to fill their time until he arrives...
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Watch This Space [Comedy Play] by Karrena Dewhurst
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One of the characters is the voice of the computer - conceivably recorded, but probably better live.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, set in space. (There is also a follow-up, 'Watch This Space Too', by Leo Finn, using the same characters.)
SynopsisRodney's just the cleaner on the spaceship, and he's the butt of everyone's jokes, even the shipboard computer. But when an Alien species threatens the ship, only Rodney's brain has the... spare capacity for telepathic communication. It's up to him to save the ship!
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What If It's True? by Peter Marshall and Mark Seaman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. Four principal characters plus chorus (so the minimum of 6 would use a very small chorus, where larger would be preferable).
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script comes with piano/vocal scores to 11 original songs.
StyleOne-act musical with a very direct Christian message. No real set requirements - a few stage blocks plus a few props to indicate locations.
SynopsisChris and Kathy Blake are a young couple who embark on married life together with all its traditional demands. Like so many others, they feel that together they are invincible and secure from the challenges and temptations of the outside world. For a while they get on with their new roles of Mr and Mrs, eventually starting a family and not looking beyond their own immediate comfort and needs. However, when their relationship comes under pressure through Chris's excessive social drinking and infidelity the cracks begin to show...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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What Manner of Man by Mike Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Prince Charles Edward Stuart was regarded as having feminine looks and could be played by a woman.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act historical drama, set in the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. Most of the action takes place in a single interior set. Two exterior scenes could be played on bare stage.
SynopsisHaving reached the English town of Derby, Adjutant General of Bonnie Prince Charlie's forces, Lord George Murray agonises over the need to tell the Prince that taking London is not possible. He must win over two other members of the Prince's council to carry the day and force retreat.
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What's On Your Mind by Ashley Montgomery
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play - a character piece, rather than a 'plot'. Single set.
SynopsisFive different characters bring their problems to a counsellor, each believing they are alone, that their problems are unique and they are truly and untreatably crazy.
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Wild Bill's Swan Song by Craig Sandeman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play (with a serious edge). Multiple settings, but one basic set with minimal changes.
SynopsisWild Bill has had a brush with death, and knows he's got a choice - die happy or live miserable. In the time he has left, he has to re-form his stripping group for one last show, and mend the relationship with his daughter and son-in-law.
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Wood by Pete Benson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSurreal comedy.
SynopsisWoody's got lots of friends and they all like him, even though he's hard to get on with at times. Also, he's a woodlouse. Sadly, he can't swim, and the gasman has just dropped him in the fish tank.
After that, things get stranger.
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Woody Allen's Shark by Jonathan Edgington
Production (of the first four plays) by Pazmany Peter Catholic University won the prize for Best Direction at the 4th National English Drama Festival in Veszprem, Hungary, 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of six short plays about relationships (which Woody Allen compared to a shark). (A continuity of theme, but no continuity of characters.) Simple sets (but five or six locations). Contains swearing.
SynopsisThe plays are
Dating
Babies
Quanto Sei Bella
Gone
Lorelei
One Hundred and Eighty
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