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Erica and Me by Alan Robinson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Only four of the characters are called Erica.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHilarious one-act farce. Single set (ideally with two practical doors, but could be staged without). Simple props. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisTo impress his boss, who likes employees to be family men, the single, nerdy Simon hires an escort to pretend to be his girlfriend. Things spiral out of control when three women turn up, all (possibly) the Erica he's expecting...
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The Exit Poll by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleThe farcical comedy of politics. Simple sets. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThree candidates are contesting a by-election, but they all have secrets, most of which come to light before the results are revealed. Can any of them really claim the victory?
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'The Exit Poll' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Face Value by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. The characters are the members of an over-sixties art class plus their tutor and model.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleGentle one-act comedy. Single community centre setting.
SynopsisIt's time for a taster session of art at the Prudence Wilde Community Centre, and the 'Wilde bunch' welcome a new member. They all do their best to make Doris feel welcome as they struggle to capture a likeness of model Georgina on their easels.
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A Fairy Tale Adventure by Sophia Holder
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 13. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 36. No chorus. Written to be performed by a mixture of (7 to 14) adults and (9 to 22) children. Could be done by a competent kids' group!
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFamily show, an alternative to British Pantomime, including some similar elements such as audience interaction. (Either a long one-act play, or a short two-act!)
SynopsisThe Wicked Witch has changed the endings to all the Fairy Tales so that evil will triumph, and she's kidnapped the Fairy Queen to stop her reversing the spell. Only Hansel, Gretel and Paddy the Gingerbread man can save the tales.
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Falling Apart by Peter Harrison
2007. Sale One-Act play festival. Joint winner for Best Original Play under original title of The Lift. Production by Altrincham Garrick.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. One of the characters is an off-stage voice, but since he converses with the other characters it is assumed that this should be done live.
Run TimeAround 34 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single very simple setting.
SynopsisUpon leaving their solicitor's office having arranged their divorce settlement Amanda and Andrew find themselves trapped between floors in the lift. The recriminations around their marital problems continue until the arrival of the lift attendant who manages not only to repair the lift but also their marriage, even though he is not all that he seems.
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Ferndale's Folly by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (drawing room) setting.
SynopsisIn this crime caper, set between the wars, Inspector Swann is investigating the theft of Lady Ferndale's jewellery with the help of Constable Wilkins. Unfortunately the Ferndale family are not quite as honest or genteel as they appear, but then neither is Inspector Swann.
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'Ferndale's Folly' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Fidelity Farce by Gary Diamond
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act bedroom farce. (Lots of doors, that sort of thing.)
SynopsisSuccessful businessman Vincent Donaldson has booked a hotel room - the scene of a fling with his PA. But he hasn't counted on the appearance of his wife, her sister (with whom he is also having an affair), and another woman from his past. Not to mention the room-service man...
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A Fifty-Minute Alchemist by Ben Jonson adapted by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act adaptation of Ben Jonson's comedy. Whilst the text uses mostly Jonson's language, this is an adaptation, not an abridgement, hence both script and performances are subject to copyright licensing.
SynopsisThree con-artists set up a series of swindles starting with the pretext of an alchemist who can create charms and turn base metal into gold. Things start to go wrong when too many of their customers arrive at once, and the result is the 17th century equivalent of a multi-door farce, with a different problem lurking behind each door and needing to be kept hidden from the others.
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Fight for the Future by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Whilst Pruitt is written female, gender reassignment should be possible in her case.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort science-fiction play about time travel. Bare stage and just one prop - a piece of paper. That's all. Thousands of years of technological innovation leading to just one piece of paper. (Give or take the time capsule.)
SynopsisThe first ever time traveller journeys to the future and discovers a world very different to the one he imagined...
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The First Rehearsal by Peter Appleton
Chelford Players performance achieved the Adjudicators Special Award at Chelford Drama Festival 2013
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 play. Singular lack of set (which the stage manager indicates by placing chairs around the stage - a process very familiar to some of us).
SynopsisAn amateur drama group come together to block out the moves at the first rehearsal of their incomplete script. The dialogue is odd, the plot confusing and the characters get out of hand... just like in every AmDram group!
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