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Soldjer by Pete Benson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Mixed-age cast, with the central character played at various ages. The chorus is flexible, but the author recommends five principals plus a minimum of 15 in the chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDrama. Structurally in two acts, but in length on the boundary between one-act and full-length. No set as such, but requires some specific staging.
SynopsisMike struggles against his contradictory upbringing - a father who encouraged him to question and learn about everything but faith - and finds his whole life affected.
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The Spasm by Tony Best
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. Chorus. Flexible chorus size
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play in five short acts.
SynopsisBased loosely on the short story by Guy de Maupassant, the play explores manservant Prosper's journey to heaven, and his discovery that his heaven may become his hell.
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Stardust by 10 x 10 Writers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSix short plays inspired by the life and work of David Bowie.
SynopsisSix short plays, a mixture of comedy and drama, inspired by the life and work of David Bowie. All were winners of the October 2016 Chesil Theatre New Writing Festival. The plays are available individually, but are provided here as a collection at a discount.
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Stop the Clocks by Keith Badham
Performance by Up-Stage Theatre Company won Most Theatrical Moment and the Audience Appreciation Award at the Bedfordshire One Act Play Festival, 2011. Royal Manor Theatre won the adjudicators award at the Dorset Drama League Festival, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 88. No chorus. The fifteen scripts have casts ranging from two to sixteen, however the author expects that some groups will reorganise the twenty-character script for a smaller group - his estimated minimum cast is seven.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA series of short scripts for teenagers. Simple to set, but with plenty of performance challenges. Contains swearing.
SynopsisFifteen short scripts:
Introduction (Nominally sixteen roles)
Death Of Innocence (Seven roles)
Back to school (Eight roles)
The Interview (Five roles)
Twins (Three roles)
And Lo (Seven roles)
Monster Mum (Two roles)
The Quest For Happiness (Six roles)
Punch and Judy (Three roles)
Knife Crime Horror (Two roles)
The Priory (Two roles)
We Three (Part One) (Six roles)
The Teachers Are Afraid... (Two roles)
We Three (Part Two) (Six roles)
Death (Thirteen roles)
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Tabbed by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 12. Chorus. The script is about a group performing a British Pantomime, therefore Widow Twankey is intended to be played by a man, and Aladdin by a young woman. The chorus is optional (the chorus part could probably be doubled by a couple of the principals.)
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy, set in the middle of a (disastrous) pantomime performance.
SynopsisIt's Panto time again for the Witherington Over Mired Brook Amateur Theatrical Society (WOMBATS), but things aren't going well... Aladdin's had a nasty accident and had to be replaced at short notice, the script is illegible, the stage crew are in revolt and the lights and curtain aren't behaving themselves either. Can Widow Twankey hold things together?
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A Tale of a Nail by Nicholas Richards
Performance by Central High School finished as runner-up in the Maine Principals Association drama competition 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 25. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus. Whilst Mr Gauche, for example, is given a gender, it isn't really key to the plot! Many of the characters, are, when all's said and done, anthropomorphic personifications of cells and micro-organisms.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play set in the imagination of a character fighting off an infection, where the protagonists - germs and blood cells - act-out their roles. Fantasy, but with a lot of educational value.
SynopsisWhen Mr Gauche accidentally hammers a nail through his thumb, he only wants medical help from the Doctor, but he gets a thorough lesson in the body's defence mechanisms anyway. A musical version is available here.
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Talk Show by Gary Diamond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. (The doubling figure assumes that the Videotones (three female vocalists) are a recording rather than a live act!)
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single set (a simple TV talk show studio bounded by dressing room and green room). Includes mild swearing and adult themes.
SynopsisBunter Smiles is having a bad day. He's just found his wife cheating on him with an American actor, who just happens to be the main guest on his talk show. Little does he know how bad the other guests are going to be...
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The Talky Bits by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 37. No chorus. Many of the characters are written with a specific gender, but most can be changed!
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of ten comedy sketches requiring little in the way of set or props (the most complex sketch requires a table, chairs and a few pieces of paper.) Most could be run front-of curtain.
SynopsisTen comedy sketches with a theatrical theme, designed to be interspersed between other material in a drama and dance showcase. The sketches cover the theatrical process from pitching a show concept through to first night nerves.
Most of the sketches are available individually. This collection is available at a discount to the sum of the individual prices.
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Ted by Steven Stack
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA quirky one act play, retelling the tale of Rumplestiltskin. A companion (same style, different tale) to Hansel and Gretel... and Sadie (Of Edible Houses, Risky Bargains, and Other Grimm Happenings)
SynopsisThis re-telling of the story has all the traditional aspects at first, but departs from the usual by dispensing with the royal marriage and the first-born part. A very off-beat comedy.
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A Thirty Minute As You Like It by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. Whilst there is no formal chorus, there is scope for additional lords and servants.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'As You Like It', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisFamily persecutions drive Rosalind and Orlando from their respective homes and into exile in the Forest of Arden. Rosalind disguises herself as a boy, Ganymede, who catches the eye of Phebe, a shepherdess who is, in turn the object of the attention of a shepherd called Silvius. Thus is confusion added to the pastoral romance, but, eventually, all the tangled threads are resolved.
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