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Shooting 'The War Game' by Michael Pearcy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Newscaster is an offstage voice.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single (bomb damaged house) setting.
SynopsisThe play is set in 1964, at the height of the Cold War, during the filming of a documentary - 'The War Game'. It begins with five actors involved in filming a dramatic rescue scene in a bombed building, and develops into a tense anti-war drama.
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Shreds - The Unravelling of Charles Dickens by Phil Porter (music Mary Harrison Hewett)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus. Two principals (Dickens and George Dolby), plus many other characters, real and from Dickens' writing, who might be played by a number of on-stage 'voices'.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!] (The original production ran for one hour.)
MusicKeyboard scores for 10 pieces of background music are provided with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleDrama in a single simple set, designed to be accompanied by projected images (with the option for an on-stage pianist providing mood music).
SynopsisA dramatization of the circumstances that led Charles Dickens to wild success reading extracts from his novels on stage, and the terrible toll it took on him.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** CD with 40 images, 18 sound effects, 3 video clips and 10 pieces of musical accompaniment for 'Shreds - The Unravelling of Charles Dickens' by Phil Porter (Music by Mary Harrison Hewett)
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The Signalman by Matthew Harper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice, which could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA Victorian gothic drama in one act with a single (signal box) setting.
SynopsisThe thrilling Charles Dickens story is brought to life in this stage adaptation, as tension inexorably builds towards the signalman's fate.
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A Southwest Desert Tale by Nikki Harmon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. All the on-stage characters are animals.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSubtly educational drama (there's a lot here about the flora and fauna of the south-western USA). Could be played by kids or adults to an audience of children.
SynopsisA strange group of friends comes together in this story - two albatrosses, a lizard, a burro and a lost wolf. They teach each other useful things, and help one another find their destinies, families and directions.
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Speakeasy by Jane Quill
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama in a single (minimal set).
SynopsisSpend a few evenings with the Speakeasy group, an informal talking session where people can deal with their issues, helped by Gary, the founder. Michael is struggling with depression, Rachel is alcoholic and Bettina is really Johnathan, but they all have the group in common.
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Stardust by 10 x 10 Writers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSix short plays inspired by the life and work of David Bowie.
SynopsisSix short plays, a mixture of comedy and drama, inspired by the life and work of David Bowie. All were winners of the October 2016 Chesil Theatre New Writing Festival. The plays are available individually, but are provided here as a collection at a discount.
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Stop the Clocks by Keith Badham
Performance by Up-Stage Theatre Company won Most Theatrical Moment and the Audience Appreciation Award at the Bedfordshire One Act Play Festival, 2011. Royal Manor Theatre won the adjudicators award at the Dorset Drama League Festival, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 88. No chorus. The fifteen scripts have casts ranging from two to sixteen, however the author expects that some groups will reorganise the twenty-character script for a smaller group - his estimated minimum cast is seven.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA series of short scripts for teenagers. Simple to set, but with plenty of performance challenges. Contains swearing.
SynopsisFifteen short scripts:
Introduction (Nominally sixteen roles)
Death Of Innocence (Seven roles)
Back to school (Eight roles)
The Interview (Five roles)
Twins (Three roles)
And Lo (Seven roles)
Monster Mum (Two roles)
The Quest For Happiness (Six roles)
Punch and Judy (Three roles)
Knife Crime Horror (Two roles)
The Priory (Two roles)
We Three (Part One) (Six roles)
The Teachers Are Afraid... (Two roles)
We Three (Part Two) (Six roles)
Death (Thirteen roles)
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Switched by Frances A. Lewis
Performance by Carbost Village Drama won the MacKinnon Salver and the Wakefield Quaich Award for stage presentation, Scottish One-Act Festival, 2014.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. There are two off-stage voices which might be live or recorded.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act farce, with a single set split between a dentist's waiting room and a living room.
SynopsisJeffrey gets himself into a tangle when his girlfriend Veronica and wife Claudia end up with identical handbags...
Note that a companion piece - AKA Charlie - is also available. The two plays function independently, but can also be played together.
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Tabbed by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 12. Chorus. The script is about a group performing a British Pantomime, therefore Widow Twankey is intended to be played by a man, and Aladdin by a young woman. The chorus is optional (the chorus part could probably be doubled by a couple of the principals.)
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy, set in the middle of a (disastrous) pantomime performance.
SynopsisIt's Panto time again for the Witherington Over Mired Brook Amateur Theatrical Society (WOMBATS), but things aren't going well... Aladdin's had a nasty accident and had to be replaced at short notice, the script is illegible, the stage crew are in revolt and the lights and curtain aren't behaving themselves either. Can Widow Twankey hold things together?
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The Talky Bits by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 37. No chorus. Many of the characters are written with a specific gender, but most can be changed!
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of ten comedy sketches requiring little in the way of set or props (the most complex sketch requires a table, chairs and a few pieces of paper.) Most could be run front-of curtain.
SynopsisTen comedy sketches with a theatrical theme, designed to be interspersed between other material in a drama and dance showcase. The sketches cover the theatrical process from pitching a show concept through to first night nerves.
Most of the sketches are available individually. This collection is available at a discount to the sum of the individual prices.
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