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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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Life Goes On by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 44. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 19 comedy sketches (ranging in duration from 4 minutes to 9 minutes). Few set requirements. There are a couple of mild swearwords buried in there somewhere.
SynopsisSketches about life, love, work and cream cakes.
All 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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The Loft by James Brosnahan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play, with plenty of challenges for the actors! (Contains mild swearing.)
SynopsisAn apartment building (the Loft of the title) is scheduled for demolition, and shares a few of the stories he has witnessed before the button is pressed.
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Murder! Mystery! - and Suspenders? by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. All characters are adults. Variety of ages.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic take on the classic whodunnit. Single box set with practical door and French window.
SynopsisThere's a body in the library - apparently strangled with a suspender belt (unless you're American, in which case he was strangled with a garter belt) - a mystery to be solved and lots of people acting suspiciously. All the ingredients of the classic whodunnit, including the pipe-smoking amateur detective - though in this case, she might well be one of the suspects!
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Natterjack by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Rod is an off-stage voice and therefore might be doubled or recorded.
Run TimeAround 150 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play - at its heart, a drama of practical politics, but leavened with plenty of comedy.
SynopsisA choice needs to be made: The continued existence of a colony of Natterjack Toads or on-going traffic congestion and pollution in a small city. This political satire brings together to resolve the issue, a tramp who lives on the river bank, the City Engineer, Chief Executive, a London barrister, and eventually the Minister of Transport. There is even a TV crew at the end to record how it all turns out.
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Nursery Crimes - the Complete Series by tlc Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSix one act plays (durations from 10 to 30 minutes) with simple staging requirements.
SynopsisA series of six short plays - using nursery rhyme characters to parody other forms, notably film noir. Most of them could be performed by children, but all of them would amuse adults as well as children. The plays are Nursery Crimes, More Nursery Crimes, Nursery Crimes - The Egg's Files, Nursery Crime Scene Investigation, Nursery Crimes - Four and Twenty and Finally Nursery Crimes - The Da Wincey Code.
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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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Penny Black by Rob Wellington
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn action packed farce that takes us to 221B Baker St in 1898 and to a secret house just roundthe corner.
SynopsisThe story of how Holmes Hardy, the postman, became Sherlock Holmes, the world famous detective. It tells of how he managed to get the money to support his opium and violin habit without having to work, of how Dr Watson Hardy, Holmes's hapless brother, sex therapist and practitioner in the treatment of sexual deviancy, became his partner and how Maurice (Morrie) Hardy, the older, evil brother became Holmes’s arch enemy. The desperate search for a secret formula written on the back of a Penny Black stamp involves not only the Hardy boys but their dotty parents and the sinister Russian Misha Ivanovich, who all have secret pasts which unfold before us with increasing riotous action.
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Perseus - A Hero's Headhunt by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Whilst there are nominally 25 roles, the piece is structured for flexibility - and could be played as a series of linked sketches with different actors playing the recurring characters.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!] Add another 10 minutes for the optional songs.
MusicPiano/vocal scores for two optional songs are provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleSword and sandals myth brought to the stage as a comedy play (or series of sketches) for schools (and anyone else), with a couple of optional songs.
SynopsisThe story of Perseus is told with a mixture of narration and brief, dramatised scenes. The narration is delivered by the gods Athene and Hermes - who also take part in several scenes (because they want the hero to get a head.)
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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Port Out, Starboard Home! by Richard James
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus. There are opportunities for 'walk-on' parts for other passengers on the cruise.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play with a single (cruise ship) set.
SynopsisMiriam hopes that taking her son Stewart on a cruise will help him find Miss Right, when actually, he's looking for a Mr.
Jackie's on the cruise for her health, though she's actually only sick of her husband, and Amanda's a washed up actress, taking any job going.
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