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Traitors, Cads & Cowards by Martin McNamara
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama, though performing groups may wish to add an interval. Single prison cell setting, and some strong language.
SynopsisDuring the Great War, an army deserter, a conscientious objector and an IRA soldier share a cell. They play out their respective journeys to prison and relate the horrors of the period. Liam, an Irish rebel arrested after the Easter Rising in Dublin, has been transported to the military wing of London's Wandsworth Prison for questioning. He is bunked in with Alfred, a shell-shocked veteran of the trenches up on desertion charges. Their other cell mate is Henry, conscientious objector, court martialed for refusing his call up papers. Can three very different 'Traitors to the King' find common ground?
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Transfusion by Daniel Taylor-Brown
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama - adult themes, with various settings - compound set suitable.
SynopsisTerminally ill Carol is being cared for at home by her trainee-nurse son, Ben. Their very close relationship stands up to the stresses and strains involved and they are also able to help Ben's boyfriend Max deal with his homophobic parents. Ultimately Ben has to take drastic steps to give Carol an optimistic future.
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Tricksilver by Rob Burbidge
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play based on a story by O. Henry - a tale of trickery and double-crossing. Two sets (or one composite set) plus front-of-curtain scene at a railway station.
SynopsisAs the twentieth century dawns, the United States of America is the land of opportunity. There are plenty of ways to make a quick buck, but the quickest and biggest bucks are made by the scam artists. Having a conscience is a bit of a handicap for confidence trickster Jeff Peters. He decides against the advice of his business partner to include a real woman in his marriage agency scam. Will he find out that women are the honest sex, or will he discover that a woman can be the equal of a man in dishonesty? Will he break the habit of a lifetime, and trust a bank? In this tale of cross and double-cross, who gets the loot?
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A Trifle Unwell by Jane Lockyer Willis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single set. Difficult to categorise, but plenty of scope for characterisation. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJo's hiding from the rest of the party out on the stairs, but she's disturbed by Flora, who's escaping with the trifle. The pair meet Phil, who shouldn't really be there and then the hostess comes along to ask some searching questions. A light drama with added custard and sherry.
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Truth and Reconciliation by Cassandra Newman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEmotionally-charged one-act drama set in a basement office.
SynopsisAnita has come to the Baltimore Truth and Reconciliation Commission to tell the story of her son's death, only to find one of the people there to record her statement witnessed the death. The three characters struggle to find a path to peace and forgiveness in the aftermath of violence and fear.
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Tsunami by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 34 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single - hotel reception area - setting.
SynopsisIt appears that Clive has been head-hunted for a high level position, but he does not know what the job is, or which company is involved. His interview, conducted by the formidable trio - Laura, Lucinda and Lydia takes many strange turns and it is only when Clive's wife Susan appears, he learns that this is not a job interview after all...
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The Turing Test by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Three principal females. The cafe manager, carer and social services manager could be male or female and could be played by one actor. Equally, the carer could be played by two actors, each taking a scene.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn emotional one-act drama in which a family confronts dementia.. (Could be staged with just furniture, making it a good festival piece.)
SynopsisAlison Grove, an artificial Inteligence researcher, is struggling to cope with her mother's Altzheimer's disease when she should be focused on the question of whether machines are capable of rational thought.
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Two For The Price Of One by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with a single (kitchen-dining room) setting.
SynopsisSarah is beginning to worry that her lorry-driver husband has a fancy woman in Coventry. Their daughter thinks 'augmentation' will help her keep a boyfriend, and Sarah wonders if it'll help her too.
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Under the Hood by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama (on the lower boundary of two-act length). Simple sets.
SynopsisRose, an actor, is rehearsing the title role in a new psychological interpretation of Red Riding Hood under a hot-shot director. Meanwhile, her husband, Mark, is torn between the frustrations of his well-paid dead-end job and the uncertainties of his dream of creating his own business.
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Underground by Jon Boustead
Production by Tykes won Best Youth Production (Teignmouth Drama Festival, 2017)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. All cast should be of same or similar age.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act thriller for youth theatre, with a single - crashed Tube train carriage - setting.
SynopsisA group of youth-age children on a school outing are left to fend for themselves, as they find themselves trapped in a crashed tube train and their teachers are nowhere to be found. They all have to deal with the horror in their own way and they take the plot along through intermittent narration and action.
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