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The Storyteller by Tony Best
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One 'character' is the voice of a station announcer. The other characters take on multiple roles.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleStage adaptation of one of Saki's subversive stories. Single set - largely a few benches.
SynopsisOn a railway journey, three children are being disruptive. Their aunt tries to settle them with a moralistic story, but this fails to do the trick, whereas a fellow traveller captivates them with a story in which a good girl is by virtue of being good, caught and devoured by a wolf.
(In this adaptation, the writer takes an even more subversive interpretation of 'devoured', though a milder ending is also offered!)
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Summer In The Park by Louise Wade
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of three short plays, each set on the same park bench.
SynopsisThree short plays connected by the location: a bench in a park overlooking a lake, and a recurring theme: the unreliability of first impressions.
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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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Tap Tap by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus. The characters are a mix of adults and children, either to be played by that mix or by children. Whilst there are 28 (gender-specific) named parts, these could be cut down by reassigning lines amongst the 'oldies' and 'kids' groups.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for one song (new lyrics, familiar tune!) is provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StylePlay for kids with music (one song). Single set - a Youth Hostel common room (and since Youth Hostels come in a variety of shapes, this gives a lot of freedom!)
SynopsisA group of school children and their teachers find themselves in a Youth Hostel without beds due to a booking error. Is their fundraising trip finished before it begins? Luckily, sharing space with a group of old folks leads to more than just community spirit.
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The Tempest by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. The characters preserve Shakespeare's original, which means that the Naples court is all male. It need not be cast that way.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play originally written by William Shakespeare and completely altered by Geoff Bamber. (This version is in modern, humorous. English. It extends the story back in time to avoid the long exposition speeches of Shakespeare's second act!)
SynopsisProspero, Duke of Milan and part-time magician, is tricked into undertaking a hazardous sea journey by his treacherous brother, Antonio, who promptly takes over the duchy when Prospero is conveniently shipwrecked in a great storm. Prospero, along with his daughter, Miranda, survives the wreck and finds himself on a desert island. From there he uses his magic powers to gain revenge on Antonio and Alonso, King of Naples, who is unwittingly supporting Antonio under the influence of his own unscrupulous brother, Sebastian. With the principals all gathered on the same island, Prospero sets out to divide and conquer, a task somewhat hindered by the presence of a range of bizarre and possibly deranged supporting characters.
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A Thirty Minute Twelfth Night by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night', with the original text cut down to around 40 minutes (despite the title!)
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisA comedy of mistaken identity, as the shipwrecked Viola poses as a page boy at the court of the Duke of Orsino, where she falls for the Duke, whilst Olivia, the object of the Duke's affections, is smitten with the handsome page boy! All ends happily, but only after a great deal of confusion, and the arrival of Viola's lost twin brother.
An introduction to Shakespeare for primary schools.
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A Thirty-Minute Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Taming of the Shrew', 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.)
SynopsisA lord wishes his daughters to be married. Bianca is young and beautiful and already has many suitors, but Katherina is strong-willed, hot-tempered and uncontrollable. Their father decrees that Bianca may only take a husband once Katherina is married. Lucentio and his friend Petruchio arrive, and Petruchio is convinced to marry Katherina for her money to allow Lucentio to wed Bianca. However, Lucentio finds his marriage to Bianca is not as idyllic as he would like, whilst Petruchio bends the shrew-like Katherina to his will.
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A Thirty-Minute Tempest by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Like much of Shakespeare, the cast is male-heavy. Don't let that put you off!
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'The Tempest', 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.)
SynopsisProspero, the exiled duke of Milan, has raised his daughter Miranda alone on an island with nobody else around but Caliban, a deformed creature Prospero treats as a slave. Using his magic to wreck a ship carrying the usurping Duke of Milan and his entourage, Prospero aims to awe the noblemen, reassert his right to the throne of Milan, and find a match for his daughter.
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Three Characters in Search of a Verdict by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus. Fairytale characters, including a wolf and three bears. Optional Jury (non-speaking, but murmuring occasionally!)
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCourtroom comedy for kids! Single set, simple props.
SynopsisFairytale characters get their day in court - after an episode involving a beanstalk, Jack's mother is being done for receiving stolen property, whilst Goldilocks has been arrested for criminal damage and a wolf for the attempted murder of Red Riding Hood's Granny. With three pleas of 'not guilty' the courtroom is in for some surprising twists to familiar stories.
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Tiddley Pum by Frances Bartram
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Minimal set (an ante-room for an audition, no particular requirements). Well-drawn characters and sparkling dialogue.
SynopsisSix characters meeting each other for the first time as they gather to audition for a television show. Their talents are as disparate as their personalities.
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