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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 Amateur Killer by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 102 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length murder mystery thriller with multiple endings.
SynopsisTheatre director Daniel is letting his personal history with Lucas affect their relationship as he directs the production of Adieu in the local Dramatic Society. But it’s his knowledge of Lucas’ affair with Natalie that will lead to murder.
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Carrie's Lions by Amy Sutton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. 'Carrie' appears in three guises - as a narrator/protagonist, as a child and as an adult. 'Michael' appears as narrator/protagonist and as an adult. There are two small non-speaking roles.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play with plenty of technical and acting challenges! Whilst it is not formally divided into scenes, there are five locations - indicated symbolically by props and furniture.
SynopsisThrough a series of conversations with her guardian angel, Carrie tries to come to terms with the death of her father.
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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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CosPlay by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. The chorus is optional, but could add a lot to the piece.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Two settings but a simple set design will allow an easy switch between them.
SynopsisThe boss wants everyone concentrating on the big presentation, but excitement has gripped the office - this weekend is HeroCon, and people are planning their costumes! It soon becomes clear that what you wear on the outside can hide the real you.
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Detention by Donna Brightwell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. One character should be older than the rest of the cast.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play for teenage actors, with a divided stage set.
SynopsisThere's been a minor fire in the school Science Lab, and now a group of students find themselves in Detention Hall - until the Principal has spoken to them all and discovered who is behind it. They learn more about each other than the fire.
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The Epic of Gilgamesh by Adrian Jarvis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFour thousand-year-old Sumerian epic brought to life. This play skilfully combines dance, mime and music with challenging acting and technical opportunities together with a gripping story, ideal for Secondary Schools, Drama Acadamies, and Youth Groups.
SynopsisKing Gilgamesh is convinced that he can find the secret of eternal life and his dramatic odyssey is brought to life as he wanders the mythological world in his quest for immortality. We travel with him as his travails become ever more arduous and he becmes embroiled in ever more dramatic conflicts.
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Fools Call It Fate by Jessica McHugh
Winner of the Mobtown Playwrights Group (Baltimore MD) original playwriting competition, 2010.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Three of the characters are intended to double as 'No-one'. Whilst there is no formal chorus, there are options for additional customers in the bar and restaurant scenes.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama in which threads of tangled lives are interwoven with scenes in a form of purgatory. Four locations, but can be done very simply. Contains adult themes and offensive language (if that's what offends you).
SynopsisA story of sex, coincidence, and an electronic cigarette.
A group of characters interweave as their stories unfold - Sophie is sleeping with Gabby's husband, he's the Health Inspector who's shut down Tara's bakery, and Tara just met Ash in the bar run by Danny, who's Sophie's brother... and the man who drugged and raped Tara...
An intriguing, challenging and very well constructed play with lots of depth to the characters.
Set in Baltimore, Maryland, but could easily be transposed to another country!
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For Your Tomorrow by Peter Ayre
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Whilst there are nine characters, doubling of three is invited (for example, the young Albert Parker is intended to be played by the actor who plays David, the older Albert's son.)
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Two domestic sets (in the original production this was one box set, with the location change was achieved by using an upstage curtain to conceal or reveal additional set details). Contains a little swearing.
SynopsisAlbert is getting old and forgetful, so he's moving in with son and daughter-in-law. His presence and decline add to the problems they're already having with their son. But the play also shows how Albert lived as a young man and husband, and tells of some of the experiences that made him who he was - in particular a little-known second world war campaign that marked a turning-point in the war with Japan.
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