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One Sweet Kiss by Emma Northcott
The Queen Mother Theatre Play Writing Competition Winner 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act thriller with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisTony has a history of mental illness and has become very volatile and domineering. Frustrated, his partner Sophie attempts to get him back to work, through inviting her friend Sarah, the head of personnel, along with her husband Ross, over for dinner. Sarah has discovered a chilling secret from Tony’s past and, as the evening wears on, her tongue loosens and accusations are made with devastating consequences.
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The Open Window by Tony Best
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA blackly comic stage adaptation of one of Saki's subversive stories. Two locations, but neither need be elaborate (so could be done in a 'black box' with small items of furniture). Aimed at secondary schools, but could be done by adults.
SynopsisFramton has been sent to the country as a rest cure for his nerves. However, his encounter with his doctor's cousin, Gertrude, and her neices is anything but calming.
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An Order of Lunacy by Paul Adam Levy
Won Best Unpublished Play at the Isle of Man Theatre Festival, 2018.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama with two settings on one stage.
SynopsisIn nineteenth-century England, two mad-doctors assess the Wright sisters, potential patients, under the lunacy laws. Most at risk under these laws were wealthy eccentrics and women, who could be sent to asylums if they proved inconvenient or deviated from the social norms. Will the doctors make judgements based on their own morals, or are they nothing but profiteers?
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Politically Correct by Jennifer Marie Sancho
Runner-up in the Cambridge Theatre Challenge (International play-writing competition) 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The four female characters are intended to be accurate representations of historical people.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act drama with a single 'common room' setting.
SynopsisFour inmates of an assylum rebel. Jane Austen, Margaret Thatcher, Emmeline Pankhurst and Florence Nightingale must work together to agree a plan to escape from their incarceration.
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Red Nose, Floppy Shoes by James Brosnahan
2019 Monkey Bread Tree Script Competition - Winner, Best Character Arc. “It’s a bit of a ridiculous event, and the whole thing would be mighty entertaining on screen, especially with these personas.”
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. One of the five listed characters is a voice-over.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act satirical comedy. Single (domestic kitchen) set.
SynopsisMichael's DNA test confirms his self-diagnosed Coulrophobia (fear of clowns). When Dr Keegle informs him he actually has the dreaded Clown Syndrome and only a week to live, his wife must keep him away from any form of comedy. Michael agrees to attend a support group. Tragically, the DNA test was mixed up, and rather than Courophobia, Michael has actually got the Clown Gene - he's a clown, and cannot help himself delivering an improvised stand up routine to the members of the Clown Syndrome support group. Exposed to comedy, they die in droves and Michael is carted off to prison, charged with murder. At the last moment his sentence is commuted to Community Service and his family must adjust to the new Michael, from his red nose to his floppy shoes.
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Revelations by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act play that offers a simple set and complex characters, emotional involvement and a satisfactory resolution - plus a few laughs along the way.
SynopsisA couple brought in to see a specialist about their son's unusual medical condition come to realise that they have more to contend with and less in common than they thought.
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Rhyme for Reason by Madeline A. Stringer
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (living room) setting. Some strong language.
SynopsisCarrie is coping with caring not only for her gently demented mother but also for two teenage children and a useless husband. Her daily grind is brought to life and all ends in harmony as everyone starts to pull together.
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The Room by Graham Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters cover a range of ages from twenties to seventies.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play, single set - character study with a rather sinister edge!
SynopsisFour women of varying ages and infirmities enter a room, supposedly in a rest home/hospice called 'Pleasantways'. They're told to enter the room but not to leave. The women open up to each other about the circumstances that brought them to this place and their feelings about the treatment they have received. Exploration of their current position leads to a sinister discovery...
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Rossetti's Women by Joan Greening
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Three roles. Written to be played by one actress, but could be performed by three.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with a minimal set.
SynopsisThe three women describe their relationships and contrasting lives, shared with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Their emotions are gradually revealed - through which he captured their hearts and minds. In such a different era to the present day, the Pre-Raphaelites were a force to be reckoned with.
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Sleeping With Beauty by Stuart Ardern (devised by YT2)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 23. Chorus. A small number of roles are written to be doubled, but otherwise the casting is very flexible.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDrama for the senior echelons of a youth theatre company. Multiple settings but done with just a single piece of furniture - a bed. Contains disturbing themes.
SynopsisRebelling against her secure upbringing, Mel suffers a major trauma. How will this affect her daughter's life?
A dark exploration of destiny as fairytale collides with modern life.
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