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Dancing Backwards by Alison Chaplin
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. 5 necessary characters (all female) plus 6 optional non-speaking roles (3M, 3F) designed to be shared across 2 actors.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act tragi-comedy with a flexible setting.
SynopsisBetty talks to strangers at the bus stop. She tells them all about her visits to her dying husband, her recent dramatic discoveries about him, and her need for revenge.
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The Dancing Princesses by Peter Bond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus. The numbers are very flexible. There are three speaking princesses, but this could be reduced to 2. However, there is scope for a much larger number of (non-speaking) princesses and an equal number of dancing princes.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleVerse play, with some elements of panto, based on The Shoes That Were Danced to Pieces or The Twelve Dancing Princesses (depending on which translation of the Brothers Grimm you prefer). Several locations, but no major set requirements.
SynopsisA King offers the usual rewards (marriageable daughter, bits of kingdom, that sort of thing) for anyone who can discover why each of his daughters ruin a pair of shoes every night. Enter a wounded soldier and a helpful old lady to solve the mystery.
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Date with Destiny by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. The non-speaking 'barperson' is written female in the script, but could be either.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy (with a touch of romance) in two acts. One simple set in each act - an office and a bar.
SynopsisMrs White has been running her dating agency for over forty years, but now she's decided to advertise! The new influx of customers get matched up, but the files are dropped and the only clue Mrs White's decisions is her remark 'They all match up as famous couples'...
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Diamond Jubilee 2012 by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 38. No chorus. Generally, the characters are fairly normal, although one of them is a football.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRevue - that is to say, a themed sketch show. Structured with a chairman (of the Music Hall sort) to introduce the act. Few set requirements.
SynopsisA collection of twenty four sketches suitable for the celebration of Queen Elizabeth the Second's Diamond Jubilee (and probably other occasions).
Not a musical show as written, but structured so that musical numbers could easily be inserted between the acts.
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The Emperor's New Nose by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFamily show in one act, very loosely based on the work of Hans Christian Andersen.
SynopsisA lively adaptation of 'The Emperor's New Clothes' introducing many new characters who, through a series of mishaps, ensure that the rightful Emperor is restored to his throne and is able to marry his one true love.
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Everybody's Talking by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 47. No chorus. Some scripts require offstage voices which could be recorded.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of comedy sketches, with a variety of simple sets.
SynopsisA collection of confrontations, revelations, and scenes of a gossipy nature.
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Fishing for Clues by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. As written, there are six men and five women, but two of the men are identical twins, and since very few acting companies are blessed with such a pairing, the characters are assumed to be played by one chap.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length, wryly comic whodunnit. Single country house set. Contains mild swearing and hanky-panky.
SynopsisWhen Lady Rosemary Huntley brings a new gentleman friend home on the evening of a talk given by prominent Member of Parliament, Ewart Stewart, little does she imagine that the gentleman friend is not long for this world and that the Foreign Office and some offshoot of the KGB will soon be in attendance, along with the ever-enthusiastic PC Pendlebury and the less than enthusiastic Inspector Trench, unimpressed by having his fishing holiday interrupted. Trench is determined to get back to the river bank as soon as possible despite finding himself having to sort through a diverse cast of characters all of whom had motives for committing the deadly deed.
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Flapjacks by Karen Doling
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Single cafe set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisMaddie and Claire are on the verge of opening their new cafe but the builders are still working, they're not sure about making savoury food, and they only have a couple of days before the Mayor comes to cut the ribbon.
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The Food Rationing Auction by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. Chorus. As written, there is a non-speaking (though possibly giggling and nudging) chorus of ladies (who, in the absence of sufficient ladies, might be played by men in drag).
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort sketch from the 'Skitskrieg' Second-World-War revue show by TLC Creative. (This sketch written by David Lovesy and Brian Two.)
SynopsisWar time rationing leads to an unusual auction!
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A Frog Too Far by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Characters are a mixture of adults and children. Could be played by the same, or by a company of either.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy play set in a classroom - represented by the teacher's chair and her story book.
SynopsisMiss Primrose tries to tell her class their daily story - a tale of princess meets frog - with the aid of a small troupe of mimes. The children, shall we say, have bright enquiring minds...
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