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Suite 145 by Paul Bovino
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. There is no overlap between the characters in the four plays - which does not exclude the possibility that they are played by the same actors.
Run TimeAround 130 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 4 one-act plays, each with a single (New York apartment) setting. The plays function independently, so could be performed separately or together. Contains swearing (but only as an incidental attribute of character, situation and comedy).
SynopsisFour plays, linked by the setting - Suite 145 - a New York apartment address (although it is not necessarily the same building!) The plays take place in different eras, with different occupants and certainly different tastes in decor!
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Tea With Mrs Pankhurst by Ruth Urquhart & James Douglas
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus. The minimum with doubling omits two non-speaking waitresses and has two actors playing the female principals and two playing the rest (both male and female roles).
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play, designed to be played without a formal set.
SynopsisThe stories of Emmeline Pankhurst and Selina Cooper are compared in an attempt to judge who gave most to the cause of votes for women. The story is told in flashback, with minimal sets and audience interaction, mostly in the cake-eating sense. An educational journey through the history of British Women's Suffrage.
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There's One in Every Show by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. One of the characters is a young boy, the rest are adults (mainly over-the-top thespians).
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy, set around a struggling (American) theatre company. Contains very minor swearing.
SynopsisFor years Sheldon has held together his troupe of actors with the promise of a show, but now his accountant has signed up a producer, who's found a backer and they're going to have to perform at last. But the script is bad - worse than the actors themselves - and they have the Sponsor's idiot son involved too...
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Tourney by Paul Gisby
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. All the characters are adults. There are two non-speaking males (who dance in mediaeval armour!) who could be doubled by two other characters.
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy drama (visual, physical, verbal). Simple sets - two basic locations. Simple props (if your idea of simple is swords and battleaxes). Fun for the wardrobe mistress, including armour!
SynopsisIt's a Mediaeval Re-enactment Society, so the constitution is based on feudalism. King Duncan is about to abdicate (to nurse his hernia) and has the right to appoint a successor. The choice comes down to Sir Roger, who has a pedantic obsession with the detail of mediaeval combat and Sir Eric, who wants to be Errol Flynn playing the Black Prince. And, with the connivance of Queen Veronica, it comes down to trial by combat.
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The Trumpet Major by Thomas Hardy (adapted Peter John Cooper)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. The piece is interspersed with the reminiscences of the old Anne Garland. (Her role coulde be doubled by her younger self.)
Run TimeAround 130 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length period drama. The scenes flow continuously, so intended to be performed with stage areas and levels rather than a formal set.
SynopsisThomas Hardy's novel of life in the Napoleonic era, with soldiers massing to repel invasion, and village life in turmoil as a result.
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Up, Up and Away by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. In addition to the four on-stage characters, there are four off-stage voices. Two male, two female. (These might be recorded but some sections would probably be better live.
Run TimeAround 84 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play with drama, emotion and humour. Contains mild swearing. Multiple locations, but achieved by lighting and a few props.
SynopsisIt all starts with the funeral - although to the grieving widows, Elsie and Mary, this seems a bit final. But, from their new vantage point, James and Clifford find that they are able to look down, as well as look back. However, it's looking forward that gives them the most concern...
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A Weekend In The Country by Peter Ayre
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 111 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length farce, set in a tastefully decorated living room.
SynopsisJenny wants to secretly swap ownership of the cottage, which is in Brian's name, to herself - so as to raise money for her pressing and substantial gambling debts. She recruits Colin, an inept private detective, to impersonate Brian and get him to sign the legal paperwork as if he were Brian, thus transferring the ownership solely to her. But things don't turn out the way Jenny had planned, as other people get tangled up in the transactions...
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Will at the Tower by Pete Hartley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. Chorus. Five principals plus a chorus of singers.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe dialogue is interwoven with multiple instances of five original songs.
StylePeriod drama. Minimal set requirements.
SynopsisA story (based on a local tradition) of Catholicism in the reign of Elizabeth 1st. The Jesuit priest, Edmund Campion pays a clandestine visit to Hoghton Tower in Lancashire with a young Will Shakespeare in tow. They observe the life of the house as the new lady of the manor tries to marry off the daughter of the previous lord.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Woody Allen's Shark by Jonathan Edgington
Production (of the first four plays) by Pazmany Peter Catholic University won the prize for Best Direction at the 4th National English Drama Festival in Veszprem, Hungary, 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of six short plays about relationships (which Woody Allen compared to a shark). (A continuity of theme, but no continuity of characters.) Simple sets (but five or six locations). Contains swearing.
SynopsisThe plays are
Dating
Babies
Quanto Sei Bella
Gone
Lorelei
One Hundred and Eighty
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