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Kids in Lurve by Bill Siviter
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Lots of flexibility for either doubling characters or splitting the narrator's role amongst several actors.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming play, delivering a rapid, modern and informal version of Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew'. Multiple scenes, but little required by way of set or props.
Set in the north-west midlands, but could easily be moved to your home town!
SynopsisBianca is sweet and pretty. All the lads fancy her. But standing in the way, there's Bianca's acid-tongued sister, Kate, and who can tame Kate?
Well, since there aren't many lads called Petruchio these days, the modern-day volunteer is Shane.
The course of true love never did run smooth (but that's another story).
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The Lambton Worm by Timothy Hallett and Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 19. Chorus. Very flexible casting. There is one narrator role, but this could be shared out. Equally, the chorus could be 'all the actors'.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA 40-page musical score is included with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleShort musical retelling of an English folk tale. (The music plays throughout, even though some of the narration is spoken rather than sung.) No real set requirements, but the ideal performance would put some effort into creating a fearsome worm!
SynopsisThe tale of the wild worm of Wearside and its grisly end.
It should be emphasised that 'worm' is used in its old sense of 'serpent' - so this is a story of knights fighting dragons.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** CD with backing track for the whole musical The Lambton Worm by Timothy Hallett and Nicholas Richards. Plus simple rehearsal tracks for each individual section (accompaniment on piano with vocal line played on another instrument.)
** Complete recording of The Lambton Worm by Timothy Hallett and Nicholas Richards including all songs and the spoken narration.
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Language Lessons (II) Asking the Time by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice - could easily be doubled.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!] May be separated into short scenes.
MusicNone.
StyleA series of scenes put together in one act, or may be divided for short pieces. Minimal or no set requirements.
SynopsisA second set of crazy scenes to help hopeless English persons gain a better degree of fluency, in a foreign tongue. This time Polly and Glott prepare the audience for asking the time in various countries and even outer space!
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Laughter Lines by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 38. No chorus. Most of the characters are adults in middle age or older. Some of the women are intended to be played by men (in gossipy, unglamorous middle-aged drag).
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 18 comedy sketches (ranging in duration from 2 minutes to ten minutes). Few set requirements (although one sketch takes place in and around a bed). There are a couple of mild swearwords buried in there somewhere.
SynopsisSketches about life, death, relationships and cream cakes.
Most of the sketches are available individually. (The collection allows the set to be purchased at a discount to the sum of the individual components.)
There is no particular order to the sketches, but there are occasional common themes.
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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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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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Once a Jolly Farmer by Frances Bartram
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Lots of great opportunities for character acting. Marion has a pit-bull attitude and biting lines to match. Tricia is naive with lots of opportunity for comic overacting. Sharon is the sexy vixen, Dad the confused old buffer, and so on.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single (farm shop) set.
SynopsisTricia's first day of work experience at the Farm Shop is a real experience, as Charles' mistress shows up unexpectedly and Tricia is recruited into the plot to keep her apart from Marion, Charles' wife.
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Othello In Hell by Richard Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play based on the Shakespeare classic.
Synopsis Trapped in an invisible prison, the spirit of Othello is tormented by his own memories and visions of those he has known in life. He seems doomed to repeat a cycle of regret and blame and rage, even when granted Desdemona’s forgiveness.
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Outside the Box by JPS Yates
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  Performance by Tarrystone Players won the John Rigg Award for Best Comedy and the South of England Building Society Award for Best Stage Presentation at the Maidenhead Drama Festival 2011.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Six on--stage actors plus three offstage voices appearing briefly at the start (so could be recordings).
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play for adults, satirising office life - where the office workers are nursery toys. Single set. Written in one act, but quite long. A cracking pace might get it down to one-act-play festival length. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThe nursery toys are mostly happy with their lot in life - only Ragdoll feels unwanted, so it doesn't surprise her when bureaucratic Fairy Crackernuts arrives and announces they're having 'a re-shuffle'. What does surprise her is that Teddy is the who's been made redundant...
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