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Botany Bother by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. Gerald, Geoffrey and Aloysius are written male, but need not be - well, give or take the beard. There are six speaking parts amongst the natives, but there could be many more chanting parts, if you happen to have a spare chorus of natives to hand.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. The majority of characters speak a hitherto undiscovered language. (Fortunately, the script contains a glossary.)
SynopsisA pair of intrepid botanical collectors have an unfortunate encounter with the local inhabitants.
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A Brief Encounter with Murder by Peter John Cooper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Jones the Carpet is written female, but could be either.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbsurd comedy. Single livingroom set.
SynopsisA restful holiday in a 1940s themed holiday home becomes a bizarre murder mystery as Mother goes missing with a bearded fisherman and a fat vicar lies dead in the front room. Was it the Rat Catcher, the Carpet Fitter or the French Dressmaker? And who is the Man with the Big Hammer?
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A Brief Guide To Greek Tragedy by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. 2 narrators and 3 'actors' who each switch between multiple characters. Chorus can be any number of people, even just 1.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short educational sketch.
SynopsisLearn about ancient Greek tragedy in ten minutes, using the story of Cassandra (the prophetess whom no one believed) as demonstration.
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The Bright and Shiny Radio Show [Family Edition] by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 55. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!] Which could be increased with addition of musical numbers between sketches.
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 23 sketches suitable for either a radio show or a stage revue. (Thre are sound effects, but no props or set requirments listed.) This edition is [in the opinion of the writers] suitable for a family audience.
SynopsisA comedy collection, which includes a number of very problematic job interviews, investigations into the difficulties of being a snake, a homing pigeon or an insect, various unlikely television and radio shows and the inevitable doctor's sketch.
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The Bright and Shiny Radio Show [Robust Edition] by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 61. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!] Which could be increased with addition of musical numbers between sketches.
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 26 sketches suitable for either a radio show or a stage revue. (There are sound effects, but no props or set requirements listed.) This 'robust' edition has three more sketches and a few more rude words than the family edition.
SynopsisA comedy collection, which includes a number of very problematic job interviews, investigations into the difficulties of being a snake, a homing pigeon or an insect, unlikely various television and radio shows and the inevitable doctor's sketch, along with a couple of running gags.
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Captive Audience by Jenny Gilbert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play with a serious - even sinister - twist. Single simple set (give or take the table anchored to the floor). Includes mild swearing.
SynopsisTom's on a short residential course as part of his Open University studies, and he's in a spot of bother, having been handcuffed to a table by a passing drunk. Other people on other courses gather around to help Tom in his hour of need, until Dave arrives to spill Tom's dark secret.
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Changes Trilogy by Tony Domaille
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 89 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA Collection of Three One Act Drama Plays.
SynopsisThe plays are
A Single Moment, Me And You, and Headlines.
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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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Customer Service by Avis & Herb Hasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Characters are a variety of ages. Many could be played as either gender.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play (on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play). Single (department store) set. Mildly surreal, bordering on farce, with lots of prop gags. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJust another day in a department store, where a pair of bewildered shop clerks encounter a clown, an accountant, a thief, some very colourful customers and a string of misplaced suitcases...
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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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