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Alekhine's Greatest Defeat by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. Chorus. The characters include Ramanujan Varadachary, an old Indian story-teller - a sutradhari, as he is called in Indian drama tradition and his younger self in the 1920s. The (non-speaking) chorus comprises student chess players in 1920s Paris.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Split-stage set, simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame One in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Varadachary, the story teller, relates how he witnessed Russian Grand Master Alexander Alekhine fall in love whilst losing a chess match in Paris to a beautiful student.
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The Babbling Brookes: Ed And Breakfast by Robert Scott
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA 25-minute comedy drama, part of the 'Babbling Brookes' trilogy.
SynopsisEddie and his Mum are at loggerheads again, and this time neither will apologise. The trouble is, Eddie isn’t even sure what it is he’s not apologising for. Meanwhile, Richie is getting worked up about his annual Yard Sale.
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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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Banski On The Wall by Kevin Rye
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with a single (living room) set.
SynopsisBob thinks the appearance of a 'Banski' mural on wall of his house might be the answer to his debt problems. His daughter is hoping it'll launch her modelling career, but his sister is not convinced. His son is strangely quiet about it...
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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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Bench by Janice Sampson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Single set, which is mainly one of the characters! Contains swearing.
SynopsisA village green bench tells us about his day and why everyone should sign the petition against moving him to another location.
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Black Combe by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama, creating some tensions, with a single set.
SynopsisThree separate meetings take place on the same day, in the bar of the Duck and Feathers. Each of them, in their own way, affects the life of the landlord, Jimmy. Is it true that the clouds over Black Combe are bringing him bad luck?
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Caiaphas by Mike Sparks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play which can be produced with minimal staging (so could easily be done within a church).
SynopsisThe events of the last few days of Holy Week are shown from the viewpoint of High Priest Caiaphas and his family.
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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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