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Missing by Sue Bevan
Finalist in the Sky Blue Theatre International play-writing competition, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Voices of 7 parents may be off stage or recorded.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA gritty one act play for youth theatre.
SynopsisTom's run away from home but finds he's spent his first night on Lizzie's 'turf'. Is she going to help him, or take his stuff? Perhaps Lizzie's idea of helping Tom isn't the same as his...
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The Necklace by Tony Best
Performance by Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts won best Youth Production and the Syd Mence cup for a piece of theatre magic at the Wilmslow Guild One Act play Festival, 2012
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. There are two main roles, and a 'chorus of voices' playing all the other roles, thus the numbers are very flexible. The chorus members play specific roles but also act as a 'Greek Chorus' to comment on the story.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play based on a short story (a moral fable) by Guy de Maupassant. Written for a youth theatre production but could be performed by adults.
SynopsisMathilde is a vain, proud woman, who regrets that the she has been born into the humbler classes. She longs to be an aristocrat. Given her chance to shine, she borrows a stunning necklace, but that is the start of her woes.
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Oncology by Stephen Scheurer-Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus. The chorus is a wating-room full of patients.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy drama fuelled by family (and medical) tensions.
SynopsisSet in a clinic where Edna and her daughter wait for the results of a recent test, surrounded by a madcap collection of patients and relatives who have an underlying serious story to tell.
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Potted Austen: Emma by Lou Treleaven
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 13 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma.
SynopsisA short, humorous adaptation of Jane Austen's Emma, covering all of the relevant events and characters with minimal staging requirements.
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Potted Austen: Northanger Abbey by Lou Treleaven
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 13 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short, humorous adaptation of Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey.
SynopsisA short take on Jane Austen's Northanger Abbey, covering all of the relevant events and characters with minimal staging requirements. Cast size can be reduced to six with some meticulous doubling!
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Potted Austen: Pride And Prejudice by Lou Treleaven
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 14 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play ideal for schools or classrooms.
SynopsisA short, humorous adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, covering all of the salient events and characters.
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Reporting From... by Liliya Sazanavets
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. A lot of doubling is possible, but the author does not recommend it, because each character represents a specific group in society and the characters have to deliver a clear message to the audience.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!] This is based on the author's experience. Since there is no dialogue it is very difficult to judge!
MusicNone.
StyleMimodrama - a drama with no spoken words where plot and emotions are conveyed through actions. Performed well, this could be a very powerful piece. Props and furniture (including a swing) but no fixed set.
SynopsisAn anonymous journalist reports on various horrific situations in areas of conflict in various parts of the modern violent world. Her message is all the more poignant as it is delivered without words.
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A Room With A Clue by Matthew Lynch
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Single set (clinical reception area). Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThis waiting room is a busy place. Eddie has arrived with a damaged arm and is impatient to get the receptionist to get him processed. But then there are the other arrivals, with a range of experiences...
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The Sacrifice by Rebecca Preen
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEmotionally powerful fifteen minute drama that manages to examine the effect of trauma on a whole family without stepping outside the hospital room of the patient.
SynopsisBeth is in a coma, and her family wait by her bedside, but as time passes it becomes clear Beth is not going to wake up. Her Mum is the most reluctant to move on, but even she can't fool herself any longer. But they can't hear what's happening inside Beth's head...
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Sent Back Standing by Jenny Gilbert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. An uneven distrubution of roles, with the play dominated with the director (though, unusually in these circumstances, the director is on stage).
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single set (pretty much a bare stage).
SynopsisA director struggles to keep her sanity through the stresses of a Tech rehearsal in a venue that's being rebuilt around the company. She's also haunted by her husband's affair, and trying to work through her private grief in a very public place.
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