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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 - The Real Story by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Two characters required for performance as a simple duologue, a further 7 (nominally 5F, 2M) required if the action is staged.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEssentially a duologue which could either be done without additional actors, (as an after-dinner piece) or be staged as a narrated mime. Minimal staging requirements. Makes no attempt to be 'politically correct'!
SynopsisTwo narrators tell the story of a modern day Scrooge who's having the wool pulled over his eyes by dishonest Bob Cratchit and his gang of cronies.
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The Connection by Graham Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Not so much a whodunnit as a 'what on earth is going on'? As it morphs from a comedy of mistaken identity to thriller and back. Single (simple office) set.
SynopsisFive strangers, with five very different problems, are called to a certain office to meet Mr Hargreaves... But he isn't there! Is there a more sinister reason for them being locked in together? Can they find out what connects them?
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Couples by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA very short farce (mistaken identity, mistaken intentions, that sort of thing). Single set. All characters are adults.
SynopsisA proposal of marriage is on the cards - but the cards seem to have got a bit shuffled.
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Darra's Coffin [One-Act Version] by Roger Woodcock
Won the Audience Appreciation award, Best Overall Production award and best actor award at the 2017 Teignmouth Drama Festival of One Act Plays performed by the teignmouth touring theatre company.
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.
StyleOne-act comedy play in a funereal shade of black! Single set.
SynopsisThe proprietor of a traditional undertaker's has died and his carpenters are discussing their future. Will his maneater of a wife keep the business on, or sell them out? When she arrives, things get a little out of hand, and desperate measures are called for.
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Dead Loss by Richard Charles
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy play in a single set.
SynopsisTrevor Loss, an aging ex rock star, is in trouble with a drugs gang, having purloined from them one-million dollars of heroin. With the gang after him and police surveillance, he must resort to drastic measures to secure his future. Then fate intervenes before his plan comes to fruition, with hilarious results.
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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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A Double-Decker For Santa Claus by Olivia Arieti
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen-minute play, a modern Christmas Carol without the ghosts! Single set.
SynopsisChristmas doesn't mean much to Mr Howard - he just wants people to buy his cars, whatever the time of year. But now there's a customer in a red suit, looking to for something to replace his old sleigh...
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The Elves and the Shoemaker [Verse Play] by Peter Bond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Characters include two elves.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort rhyming play. Single set (mainly a workbench).
SynopsisA Grimm Fairytale brought to the stage.
An honest cobbler is helped to make ends meet by a pair of hard-working elves.
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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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