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Botany Bother by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. Gerald, Geoffrey and Aloysius are written male, but need not be - well, give or take the beard. There are six speaking parts amongst the natives, but there could be many more chanting parts, if you happen to have a spare chorus of natives to hand.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. The majority of characters speak a hitherto undiscovered language. (Fortunately, the script contains a glossary.)
SynopsisA pair of intrepid botanical collectors have an unfortunate encounter with the local inhabitants.
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A Brief Guide To Greek Tragedy by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. 2 narrators and 3 'actors' who each switch between multiple characters. Chorus can be any number of people, even just 1.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short educational sketch.
SynopsisLearn about ancient Greek tragedy in ten minutes, using the story of Cassandra (the prophetess whom no one believed) as demonstration.
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The Bright and Shiny Radio Show [Family Edition] by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 55. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!] Which could be increased with addition of musical numbers between sketches.
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 23 sketches suitable for either a radio show or a stage revue. (Thre are sound effects, but no props or set requirments listed.) This edition is [in the opinion of the writers] suitable for a family audience.
SynopsisA comedy collection, which includes a number of very problematic job interviews, investigations into the difficulties of being a snake, a homing pigeon or an insect, various unlikely television and radio shows and the inevitable doctor's sketch.
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The Bright and Shiny Radio Show [Robust Edition] by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 61. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!] Which could be increased with addition of musical numbers between sketches.
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 26 sketches suitable for either a radio show or a stage revue. (There are sound effects, but no props or set requirements listed.) This 'robust' edition has three more sketches and a few more rude words than the family edition.
SynopsisA comedy collection, which includes a number of very problematic job interviews, investigations into the difficulties of being a snake, a homing pigeon or an insect, unlikely various television and radio shows and the inevitable doctor's sketch, along with a couple of running gags.
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Captive Audience by Jenny Gilbert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play with a serious - even sinister - twist. Single simple set (give or take the table anchored to the floor). Includes mild swearing.
SynopsisTom's on a short residential course as part of his Open University studies, and he's in a spot of bother, having been handcuffed to a table by a passing drunk. Other people on other courses gather around to help Tom in his hour of need, until Dave arrives to spill Tom's dark secret.
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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 - The Real Story by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Two characters required for performance as a simple duologue, a further 7 (nominally 5F, 2M) required if the action is staged.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEssentially a duologue which could either be done without additional actors, (as an after-dinner piece) or be staged as a narrated mime. Minimal staging requirements. Makes no attempt to be 'politically correct'!
SynopsisTwo narrators tell the story of a modern day Scrooge who's having the wool pulled over his eyes by dishonest Bob Cratchit and his gang of cronies.
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The Crime Done in Rhyme by tlc Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming skit (parody of Dr. Seuss) no set requirements, a few common props.
SynopsisThere's been murder afoot, but who can have done it? If there's a prize for rhymed mystery, this one has won it! The victim's a cat, but much more than that, He's a cat that has often been seen in a hat. A detective is called and a Mistress is found, (while the corpse of the cat is left there on the ground). It's funny, irreverent and won't take much time, and the best of it is, every line is in rhyme!
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Customer Service by Avis & Herb Hasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Characters are a variety of ages. Many could be played as either gender.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play (on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play). Single (department store) set. Mildly surreal, bordering on farce, with lots of prop gags. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJust another day in a department store, where a pair of bewildered shop clerks encounter a clown, an accountant, a thief, some very colourful customers and a string of misplaced suitcases...
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Dancing Backwards by Alison Chaplin
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. 5 necessary characters (all female) plus 6 optional non-speaking roles (3M, 3F) designed to be shared across 2 actors.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act tragi-comedy with a flexible setting.
SynopsisBetty talks to strangers at the bus stop. She tells them all about her visits to her dying husband, her recent dramatic discoveries about him, and her need for revenge.
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