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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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Apartment of the Feign by Channing Cornwall
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play (technically in three acts). A drama of personality and disturbance.
SynopsisBert shares his apartment with three imaginary friends who are very real to him. He's visited and then befriended by Liz, who's escaping from her abusive cop boyfriend. Bert's imaginary friends don't like Liz, but Bert falls in love with her. Finally Liz arrives so badly beaten that she dies in Bert's arms. He's arrested for the murder by unsympathetic cops and, at the last, is deserted even by his imaginary friends.
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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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Councillors by Graham Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. In addition to the on-stage characters, there is an off-stage female voice.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA drama touched by elements of comedy and farce, as you might expect from a combination of marriage and politics. Set in a house in South Wales.
SynopsisBill Owen is a little set in his ways, and distressed to have to dress up smart for his older son's wedding. Edward Owen is marrying a girl with family connections and he doesn't want his family letting him down. But local politics is all anyone can talk about, despite the wedding.
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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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The Epic of Gilgamesh by Adrian Jarvis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFour thousand-year-old Sumerian epic brought to life. This play skilfully combines dance, mime and music with challenging acting and technical opportunities together with a gripping story, ideal for Secondary Schools, Drama Acadamies, and Youth Groups.
SynopsisKing Gilgamesh is convinced that he can find the secret of eternal life and his dramatic odyssey is brought to life as he wanders the mythological world in his quest for immortality. We travel with him as his travails become ever more arduous and he becmes embroiled in ever more dramatic conflicts.
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For Your Tomorrow by Peter Ayre
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Whilst there are nine characters, doubling of three is invited (for example, the young Albert Parker is intended to be played by the actor who plays David, the older Albert's son.)
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Two domestic sets (in the original production this was one box set, with the location change was achieved by using an upstage curtain to conceal or reveal additional set details). Contains a little swearing.
SynopsisAlbert is getting old and forgetful, so he's moving in with son and daughter-in-law. His presence and decline add to the problems they're already having with their son. But the play also shows how Albert lived as a young man and husband, and tells of some of the experiences that made him who he was - in particular a little-known second world war campaign that marked a turning-point in the war with Japan.
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Gate Thirteen by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with a dark twist.
SynopsisA disparate group of travellers with various levels of flying experience await the departure of their flight home from Marrakech. Gary and Julie are ingeniously attempting to avoid excess baggage charges, Derek and Pauline are collecting as many freebies as they can and the mysterious Carrie is handcuffed to her seat.
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