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The Signalman by Matthew Harper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice, which could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA Victorian gothic drama in one act with a single (signal box) setting.
SynopsisThe thrilling Charles Dickens story is brought to life in this stage adaptation, as tension inexorably builds towards the signalman's fate.
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Silas Marner by George Eliot adapted by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act historical drama, adapted from George Eliot's novel of the same name. A serious play, with a moral
SynopsisSilas Marner has been cast out by his home community and has moved to Raveloe. He continues his weaving business, but becomes a recluse and a miser. His life is changed by two events - the theft of his fortune and the arrival on his doorstep of a foundling whom he names Eppie.
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A Single Moment by Tony Domaille
Runner up for both Avon One Act Play Festival 'Best Original Play', 2015 and national Geoffrey Whitworth competition for Best Original Script, 2015
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with a single (Betting Shop) setting. Part I of the author's 'Changes' trilogy.
SynopsisDanny's gambling has finally brought him to rock bottom. He has lost everything and now finds himself in the bookmaker’s shop learning lessons from a bag lady and a bookmaker. Whilst salvation is offered from surprising sources, it is a single moment that saves him when his most unlikely bet is won because on 5th June 2009 snow fell across parts of the UK.
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Sitting Pretty by Paul Bovino
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. A couple and their recently-married daughter.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDrama (with elements of romantic comedy). One act in length, two acts in structure. Single New York apartment set. Contains swearing (and marriage).
SynopsisA crisis for their newly-married daughter causes a couple to rediscover themselves.
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A Sixpenny War by Allan Williams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama set during World War Two in the staff restroom of a Woolworths store in London.
SynopsisThe horror of war (and the specific horros of the Second World War), seen through the eyes of a group of girls working at Woolworths each one of whom is personally affected, is dramatically evoked using contemporary political speeches as a background for the girls' experiences.
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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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Sleepover Secrets by Tony Domaille
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One character is an offstage female voice.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama for youth theatre with a single (bedroom) setting.
SynopsisFive sixteen-year-old girls are having a sleepover when they decide to share their most closely guarded secrets. Who has the biggest secret and who will believe whom?
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A Smell of Burnt Feathers by Paul Gisby
Winner of the 1999 Royal Mail 'Write Now' play award.
Production by Penrhos Players won Best Drama in the Hale One-Act-Play festival, 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. The two characters are adult sisters of a similar age (assumed mid-thirties).
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleContemporary realism. One-act play, single modern set, simple props. (Contains swearing.)
SynopsisOriole is events manager for an important conference, and her detailed plans didn't involve the arrival of her sister Jenny, fresh from their father's funeral. However, Oriole has some surprises in store for Jenny.
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The Soldiers' Tale by Mike Sparks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern version of a medieval mystery play. Single, minimal set, basic props.
SynopsisThe events on Calvary discussed from the perspective of bystanders, including the soldiers who administered the crucifixion.
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Soldjer by Pete Benson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Mixed-age cast, with the central character played at various ages. The chorus is flexible, but the author recommends five principals plus a minimum of 15 in the chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDrama. Structurally in two acts, but in length on the boundary between one-act and full-length. No set as such, but requires some specific staging.
SynopsisMike struggles against his contradictory upbringing - a father who encouraged him to question and learn about everything but faith - and finds his whole life affected.
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