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Outside the Box by JPS Yates
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  Performance by Tarrystone Players won the John Rigg Award for Best Comedy and the South of England Building Society Award for Best Stage Presentation at the Maidenhead Drama Festival 2011.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Six on--stage actors plus three offstage voices appearing briefly at the start (so could be recordings).
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play for adults, satirising office life - where the office workers are nursery toys. Single set. Written in one act, but quite long. A cracking pace might get it down to one-act-play festival length. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThe nursery toys are mostly happy with their lot in life - only Ragdoll feels unwanted, so it doesn't surprise her when bureaucratic Fairy Crackernuts arrives and announces they're having 'a re-shuffle'. What does surprise her is that Teddy is the who's been made redundant...
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Penny Black by Rob Wellington
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn action packed farce that takes us to 221B Baker St in 1898 and to a secret house just roundthe corner.
SynopsisThe story of how Holmes Hardy, the postman, became Sherlock Holmes, the world famous detective. It tells of how he managed to get the money to support his opium and violin habit without having to work, of how Dr Watson Hardy, Holmes's hapless brother, sex therapist and practitioner in the treatment of sexual deviancy, became his partner and how Maurice (Morrie) Hardy, the older, evil brother became Holmes’s arch enemy. The desperate search for a secret formula written on the back of a Penny Black stamp involves not only the Hardy boys but their dotty parents and the sinister Russian Misha Ivanovich, who all have secret pasts which unfold before us with increasing riotous action.
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Perseus - A Hero's Headhunt by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Whilst there are nominally 25 roles, the piece is structured for flexibility - and could be played as a series of linked sketches with different actors playing the recurring characters.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!] Add another 10 minutes for the optional songs.
MusicPiano/vocal scores for two optional songs are provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleSword and sandals myth brought to the stage as a comedy play (or series of sketches) for schools (and anyone else), with a couple of optional songs.
SynopsisThe story of Perseus is told with a mixture of narration and brief, dramatised scenes. The narration is delivered by the gods Athene and Hermes - who also take part in several scenes (because they want the hero to get a head.)
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** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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Port Out, Starboard Home! by Richard James
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus. There are opportunities for 'walk-on' parts for other passengers on the cruise.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play with a single (cruise ship) set.
SynopsisMiriam hopes that taking her son Stewart on a cruise will help him find Miss Right, when actually, he's looking for a Mr.
Jackie's on the cruise for her health, though she's actually only sick of her husband, and Amanda's a washed up actress, taking any job going.
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Quizzers by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length farce in a single (study) set.
SynopsisJust when Keith Smedley is looking forward to the pub quiz that he lives for, the arrival of daughter Alison’s boyfriend’s mother, Stella, throws him off his stride. Keith and Stella have a historical ‘connection’ Keith would rather gloss over, particularly when wife Lorna is around. Throw in womanising best friend Ross, highly-strung interior designer Binny, ex-con Rat and a misconception that Keith has arranged a contract killing and the quiz evening looks unlikely to go to plan.
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Reasonable Doubt by A.D. Peters
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePlay in two short acts - courtroom drama and crime - the way the jury sees is, and the way it happened.
SynopsisA tense courtroom drama with the prosecutor battling a slick defence lawyer at the murder trial of social misfit Josephine Mason. The second act takes the form of a flashback portraying the murder of which she is accused. We are left with the dilemma of knowing jury's decision before we learn the identity of the murderer. We are then able to evaluate the justice of the verdict, wherein lies the final twist.
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Reiterations by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA neat comedy in three acts. In theory there are two locations, but they are both very similar hotel interiors, so the difference between the acts is a bit of set dressing.
SynopsisThree honeymooning couples end up at the wrong hotel and discover they have a lot more in common than sharing a wedding day - including the fact that all of the women have married the same man at least once! Moving to a different hotel does not help.
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The Reunion by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 125 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedy/farce in a single drawing room set. (Inevitably, this includes French windows.)
SynopsisIn its heyday the now decayed Marton Vale Village Hall was the hub of the community and, as headquarters of the Marton Vale Youth Association, a Mecca for the young people of the area. Local worthy Lady Lucinda Somerton is looking to revive both hall and community by organising a reunion - for those with happy memories of the Youth Association stretching back decades. A generous benefactor will be guest of honour. But how will that benefactor be received by those who can remember how things were in days gone by?
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Right Move by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Four parts are offstage voices. Gill and Jack are on stage for most of the show, but there are never more than an additional 1M, 1F with them, hence it could be done by 4, though this might be a little frantic!
Run TimeAround 123 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedy in three acts.
SynopsisGill and Jack are adjusting to their new home, but with most of their furniture still undelivered, it's not easy. And the phone doesn't work. And their neighbours are strange. Not to mention the dead body in the cellar...
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Ripples by Pete Grocock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleLong one-act murder mystery (or short full-length play). Single set. Simple props. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA family meal is marred by the discovery of the body of a murdered woman in the hall trunk. The owners of the house don't know who she is or how she got there, but some of their guests know her well, and one is hiding further secrets.
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