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The Red Balloon by Damian Trasler
Best Play, GDA Festival 2006
'A breath of fresh air' (competition judge giving 5 awards, Radnor 2010), Performance by Royal Manor Theatre won Best Youth Play at the Dorset Drama League Festival, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSingle set (bare stage, with a few items of furniture brought on during the piece). Few props. Explores the nature of live theatre!
SynopsisA couple interrupt the premier of a piece of Modern Theatre and claim it's all rubbish. The performer challenges them to produce something better, and the three begin to work on the piece together. What will they come up with by the end of the evening?
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The Rehearsal by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, set, as you might guess, on a stage. A comedy of character and situation.
SynopsisDaniel is rehearsing a crucial scene from his new play, but Millie and Mike, the two leads, are not being very co-operative. They don't like his last minute changes to the text, and they keep wondering where the rest of the cast is.
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The Return Of Lady Bracknell by Graham Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One of the female characters is intended to be doubled (hence there are seven roles for six people).
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, messing with theatre and reality. The action takes place on a rehearsal stage, so little required in the way of set. Contains very mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's two weeks to the production of 'The importance of being Earnest' and Rebecca has flu, so there's no one to play Lady Bracknell. Except... this strange lady, dressed for the part, who knows all the lines and stays in character all the time...
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Saving The Planet, Maybe by Eric Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. All characters are high school students aged thirteen plus.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play suitable for youth theatre, with a simple set.
SynopsisAllison has written a play she's planning to direct, but her cast are a mixed bunch - either too professional or not nearly professional enough. Her would-be boyfriend David is on hand to help, but real environmental issues get in the way of this play about environmental issues.
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Scene Six by Andrew McGuirk
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. The 'director' is an offstage voice and could be doubled by 'David'. The characters appear in a flashback as their childhood selves.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCharacter drama with plenty of acting challenges. Structured in two acts, but, at around 55 minutes, of one-act length. (Includes some swearing.)
SynopsisTwo old friends and a new acquaintance decide to put on a play, but the assigned parts, emotional attachments, and the ruthlessness of the director cause rifts between the three.
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Sent Back Standing by Jenny Gilbert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. An uneven distrubution of roles, with the play dominated with the director (though, unusually in these circumstances, the director is on stage).
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single set (pretty much a bare stage).
SynopsisA director struggles to keep her sanity through the stresses of a Tech rehearsal in a venue that's being rebuilt around the company. She's also haunted by her husband's affair, and trying to work through her private grief in a very public place.
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Set to and Build by Peter Appleton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy during which parts of the set are built on-stage - sort of.
SynopsisAn AmDram crew meets ahead of the new show to build the set. Arguments over creative vision versus available materials, colours and building techniques, not to mention accidents, strain relations.
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Seven Ages of Love by Robert Burns
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play with an interesting structure. (As our reviewer remarked, 'It's what you'd get if MC Escher was a playwright'.) Several locations, but can be done with indicative sets. Contains a mild swearword.
SynopsisMike's written a play about his failed love, telling the story in reverse for the benefit of his friend Phil. If you run a sad love story backwards, you end up with a happy ending, don't you?
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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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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.
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