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Ferndale's Folly by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (drawing room) setting.
SynopsisIn this crime caper, set between the wars, Inspector Swann is investigating the theft of Lady Ferndale's jewellery with the help of Constable Wilkins. Unfortunately the Ferndale family are not quite as honest or genteel as they appear, but then neither is Inspector Swann.
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'Ferndale's Folly' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Grave Matters by Peter Stallard
Production by Carbost Village Drama Group garnered two trophies (Best Stage Presentation and Best Actor) at the Skye One Act Drama Festival, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. The Grave Warden is written male, but could easily be played female. The two female parts could, conceivably, be doubled, but the effect of Mrs. Roberts' final entrance would probably be better with more time for make-up!
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA ghost story told as a humorous one-act play. Single graveyard set, simple props.
SynopsisA magistrate and a Police Sergeant stole a valuable chalice and hid the theft under the cover of arson committed by a local troublemaker. Now their souls are bound to the churchyard until they can restore the chalice.
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Great Moments in History, Number 3 by Jack Burgess
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 10. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicScript includes a parody of the title song from Oklahoma. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleMusical skit, parodying the creative process! (Part of the Acting Funny collection of sketches.)
SynopsisThe Rogers and Frankenstein Story! Richard Rogers and his collaborator, Oscar Frankenstein III, ponder the creation of a new Broadway musical, whilst eating pizza.
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Jump by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Whilst there isn't a formal requirement for a chorus, this is the sort of event at which crowds gather.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleBlack comedy play. (One-act length, two act structure.) Needs a bit of imagination from the set designer, since we have a man on a roof and others on the ground, but otherwise simple to stage. Contains swearing (and references to soccer).
SynopsisA fanatical football fan is devastated that his team has failed to qualify for Europe. Distraught, he decides to end his life by jumping from a rooftop.
(This is nominally set in London, but could be moved anywhere by changing the name of the team, and possibly the code of the sport in question.)
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The Killers by Henry P. Gravelle
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One male character is voice only so could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act farce with a single (apartment) setting. US English.
SynopsisStruggling artist George and his partner Paulie are presented with a golden opportunity to transform their perilous financial situation when their landlord’s wife needs a hitman to dispose of her brutish husband. A burglar, a policeman and a malfunctioning toilet enter the fray as the plan goes awry.
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Language Lessons by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus. There are two consistent characters throughout (plus an offstage voice). The rest are brought on for each 'lesson' so the 'Englishman' could be played by a different character in each scene (and need not be male).
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePrologue and eleven short comedy skits with no requirements for set. Could be done as written (one continuous performance) or could be split across a sketch show as a running gag. (Contains caricatures, silly accents and foreign words!)
SynopsisPolly and Glott present an informative (and amusing) look into the necessity for having some skill with a foreign tongue.
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Medieval Help Desk by tlc Creative
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. The Herald and Advisor are written as male roles. It is not imperative that they should be played as males. Likewise the Messenger is referred to as 'he' and as only one person, though there could be as many as five of her!
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy sketch - a torrent of parody and puns - set in a medieval office.
SynopsisYou've reached the Medieval Help Desk. How can we give you excellent service?
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Modern Santa by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Whilst the Chairman and Mr. McCrumm are written male, the author has no objection to their gender being reassigned.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen-minute skit. No specific set requirements, and no requirement for movement. (Could be done as a party-piece or front-of-curtain during a set change). Contains mild swearing and adult humour.
SynopsisSanta appears before a committee vetting his application for seasonal work. (They suggest that his contract needs additional clauses.)
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More Nursery Crimes by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Old Mother Hubbard is nominally female, but could be played as a pantomime dame (by a male).
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen minute play, parodying the style of Raymond Chandler, with Puss-in-Boots as a hard-boiled detective. No set requirements. The only listed prop is a handkerchief.
SynopsisThere is consternation at court! The famed slipper belonging to Princess Cinderella has been stolen! The Palace guards suspect the identity of the thief but do they have the right man? Enter private investigator extraordinaire, Puss In Boots to solve the baffling crime! A short crime story in film noir style, set in Nursery Land!
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The Neville Report - Village of Fear by Gary Diamond, John Fryer & Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. In theory, because it's a radio play, this could be done with a very small cast - Neville, the central character plus one other male and one female playing the rest of the characters. One of the characters - Harry the Leg - is purely a sound effect!
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play - a comic pastiche of a 1950s radio drama intended for presentation as a staged radio play.
SynopsisA comedy radio play that pits intrepid reporter Neville Reville against the supernatural goings-on in Merry Waddle on the Weddle. Aided only by a leg in disguise, Neville braves the Portals of Hell (a pub), Lusty Wanda (a siren) and the evil Mordred to rescue Lady Purity!
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