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Alekhine's Greatest Defeat by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. Chorus. The characters include Ramanujan Varadachary, an old Indian story-teller - a sutradhari, as he is called in Indian drama tradition and his younger self in the 1920s. The (non-speaking) chorus comprises student chess players in 1920s Paris.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Split-stage set, simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame One in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Varadachary, the story teller, relates how he witnessed Russian Grand Master Alexander Alekhine fall in love whilst losing a chess match in Paris to a beautiful student.
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Alice And The Cold Case by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 68 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two act detective drama (that could be played out in one).
SynopsisA detective on administrative leave and a reporter with everything to prove have to team up to solve a cold case that no one really cares about. The only question is whether it will make their careers, or end them.
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American Dreaming by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Nominally 12 characters: 5 male, 5 female and 2 of either gender. At least 2 character parts could be doubled.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy drama.
SynopsisSam is hoping that the DNA registry of American Dreaming will finally prove his family connection to rich old Great Uncle Franklyn and allow him to inherit his fortune. The results are not as he expected, and the revelation is made even worse when he finds out that his long-suffering wife has the most amazing American ancestry. It’s great to have a family tree, but don’t try climbing it unless the branches are strong.
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Asking For Trouble by Pat Edwards
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short topical play with simple sets.
SynopsisTwo girls, approaching their sixteenth birthdays, go out and are refused entry to a club. Against their will, an older guy gets in to share their taxi and there is an unwanted incident. Was how they were dressed a contributory factor?
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Carrie's Lions by Amy Sutton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. 'Carrie' appears in three guises - as a narrator/protagonist, as a child and as an adult. 'Michael' appears as narrator/protagonist and as an adult. There are two small non-speaking roles.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play with plenty of technical and acting challenges! Whilst it is not formally divided into scenes, there are five locations - indicated symbolically by props and furniture.
SynopsisThrough a series of conversations with her guardian angel, Carrie tries to come to terms with the death of her father.
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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 In 60 Minutes Or Less! by Martin Prest
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Various doubling alternatives suggested in the Producer's copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play in various settings.
SynopsisStaying as true to the original Dickens story as time allows, it unfolds neatly through narration and action. Originally published in 2014, revised edition published September 2017.
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CosPlay by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. The chorus is optional, but could add a lot to the piece.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Two settings but a simple set design will allow an easy switch between them.
SynopsisThe boss wants everyone concentrating on the big presentation, but excitement has gripped the office - this weekend is HeroCon, and people are planning their costumes! It soon becomes clear that what you wear on the outside can hide the real you.
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Crossing The Line by Pete Benson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. All characters are aged around eleven or twelve except for Victor Marriot who is an adult at least forty years old.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama for a youth theatre or mixed company. Single (minimal) set. Contains minor bad language.
SynopsisPlaying games has brought a group of children together in a barn, where they hear how Susan killed an injured cat to put it out of its misery. Then they discover a wanted criminal, shot and on the run. He’ll let them go, as long as Susan stays. He needs her help with something.
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A Cut Above The Rest by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single minimal set (tables and chairs).
SynopsisThe over fifties club panto group in Wowham-In-The-Stalls are meeting to discuss their next pantomime. Dominant organiser Jack, who writes directs and constantly rubs the others up the wrong way, has decided on swingeing budget cuts, much to the consternation of well-established divas in the group. Jack has also decided that younger people should be allowed to take part, further upsetting the status quo. The Vicar's attempts to calm troubled waters are increasingly ineffective as turmoil reigns in this one act comedy.
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