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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 [45-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Jack Shaw
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThis one-act abridgement retains Shakespeare's original language and focuses on the nobles, the fairies, and the mechanicals. The lovers' plot is unapologetically omitted, but the narrative remains tight.
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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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Mudboy and the Messkings by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Mom, the parent and the announcer are (obviously) written as adults, but there is no impediment to them being played by teenagers.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for seven songs and two reprises are supplied with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleA comedy play with music in one act. Three sets - representative rather than detailed, though the final scene does require a practical mud pit!
SynopsisRobby Robindale and his gang, the Messkings, are experts in getting everything - particularly themselves - muddy. However Robby's nemesis is at hand in the form of Lilly Lucas whose ambition is to take Robby to the school dance, whether he likes it or not.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Nanny State by Nigel Holloway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Several of the characters appear only in voice-over. A 'doubling list' is included in the Producer's Copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA complex and challenging, but performable one-act play, with a subject that is both controversial and compelling. Split-stage set. Includes mild swearing
SynopsisWhen Bernard dies, his wife discovers he's been writing a political blog that has galvanised the country. She steps into his shoes, fights a campaign and becomes Prime Minister. But the cost is high for saving the country.
A hard-hitting political play, posing the question 'Could the Grey vote really change the world?' However, when it comes down to it, the play is not about how to right the wrongs of governing the country, it's about one woman's blindness to the people closest to her, about losing sight of the things that really matter in life.
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