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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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Limbo Café by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. 3 voices are offstage characters, and could be recorded.
Run TimeAround 52 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two act satirical fantasy drama in a one act length, various settings.
SynopsisHard-headed Canadian businessman Michael and his currency-market speculator partner Joan, are killed in a car crash. In their attempts to vacate Limbo their lives are put on trial - by figures from history, to determine their future. They find that Hell has no limits.
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A Little Elfin Magic by Donna Brightwell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Whilst some of the characters are written as male or female, this is largely a matter of personal pronouns, so the script can easily be adjusted to accommodate anything from ten boys through to ten girls.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act (well, technically two acts, but of one-act play length!) secular Christmas play. Aimed at junior school children, but could enjoyably be played for laughs by older groups!
SynopsisIt's September and the Elves in Santa's toy workshop are in a spot of bother - they've only just woken up after their New Year Party and they have three months to make a year's worth of toys. Worse still, could the new department member be a spy?
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Mam, There's a Spaceship in Our Backyard by Sarah Cowan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus. The men from the MOD are written as men. They might not be! The gender of the aliens is anyone's guess. (The numbers of MOD personnel, aliens and police could be treated flexibly.) Could be played by children or mixed adults and children.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play. Single set, complicated slightly by the arrival of the spaceship. Written in northern English with a northern English rude word (which could be excised if you are sensitive to such things.)
SynopsisWhen a spaceship lands in their back yard, the Brown family aren't at all sure what to do about it. Until they discover there's a reward, that is.
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A Man of Quality by Richard Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play, exploring slavery and its abolition in the West Indies. Multiple settings, but suitable for minimal staging, with location changes indicated mainly by lighting.
SynopsisA historical drama based on the experiences of Janet Shaw and her father, the English Abolitionist James Shaw. Janet travels to Antigua to see for herself the treatment of slaves on the sugar plantations. She is impressed by the intelligent and gentle Robert, a house slave of her hosts.
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Man on a Donkey by Graham Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 17. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 39. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA passion play with the action interspersed with song suggestions.
(Originally created for a church production, but could, of course, be used elsewhere.)
SynopsisThe Easter story, from the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through betrayal, arrest and trial to crucifixion.
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Matt Freeman's San Antonio by Sandy Radford
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDrama, running somewhere on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play, though structured in four acts. Multiple sets, but described very feasibly. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisMatt is a playwright, but he's not happy with his level of success, either in his professional or his personal life. He decides to throw everything into a new play and a trip to San Antonio to try and recapture a lost love.
A play that plays with theatre to lead the audience on a journey through what is, what chould be, and what might have been.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Sebastian and Puck are written m but can be played f, with a name change for Sebastian and minor amendments to the text.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy for young actors, bringing a modern English version of the Shakespearean play to the stage.
SynopsisPreparations are under way for the high-profile wedding of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and his bride the Warrior Queen Hippolyta, but the wedding planner Sebastian finds that he has more problems with the guests than the happy couple... including a rift in the Underworld, in-fighting among the entertainers, and a mischievous sprite to contend with.
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Missing by Sue Bevan
Finalist in the Sky Blue Theatre International play-writing competition, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Voices of 7 parents may be off stage or recorded.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA gritty one act play for youth theatre.
SynopsisTom's run away from home but finds he's spent his first night on Lizzie's 'turf'. Is she going to help him, or take his stuff? Perhaps Lizzie's idea of helping Tom isn't the same as his...
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Monkey Business by Sue Murray
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. The characters are seven humans (5M, 2F) and 2 chips (1M, 1F)
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleStructurally in three acts, but of one-act length. Split stage set. Contains a limited amount of very mild swearing.
SynopsisResearch into training chimps to use sign language gets an unexpected boost when a student devotes some of his work experience time to listening to what the chimps have to say. But the Doctor in charge of the research isn't so keen on really intelligent subjects...
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