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Necessity Is The Mother Of Invention by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, set in a single room in an old cottage - undergoing renovation.
SynopsisPete and Jools are modernising their dream cottage hoping to make it a family home. Their chances of having children are slim, but a visit from an intriguing old lady makes their dreams come true.
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The Necessity Of Atheism by Seán Lang
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act historical play
SynopsisOxford, 1811. Amidst harsh laws restricting the freedom of the press, Percy Bysshe Shelley, a rather unorthodox, flamboyant undergraduate, publishes a short pamphlet called The Necessity of Atheism. The Master of his college is inclined to dismiss it as a bit of undergraduate exuberance but Lord Eldon, Lord Chancellor of England and old member of the college, takes a much more serious view.
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The Necklace by Tony Best
Performance by Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts won best Youth Production and the Syd Mence cup for a piece of theatre magic at the Wilmslow Guild One Act play Festival, 2012
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. There are two main roles, and a 'chorus of voices' playing all the other roles, thus the numbers are very flexible. The chorus members play specific roles but also act as a 'Greek Chorus' to comment on the story.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play based on a short story (a moral fable) by Guy de Maupassant. Written for a youth theatre production but could be performed by adults.
SynopsisMathilde is a vain, proud woman, who regrets that the she has been born into the humbler classes. She longs to be an aristocrat. Given her chance to shine, she borrows a stunning necklace, but that is the start of her woes.
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New Beginnings by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, elements of a detective thriller (though with plenty of levity). Some mild language.
SynopsisEx Insurance Investigator Gary’s suggestion that he and wife Fern go on a cruise is not as altruistic or romantic as first appears. A ring of thieves are aboard and Gary has suspicions as to the indentity of the culprits.
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The Night Nurse by Louise Wade
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA tense one act drama
SynopsisGreg wakes up in a hospital bed, and Ralph the night nurse tells him he's been in a road accident. But Greg notices things are a little odd, and it all comes to a head when he meets the day nurse, Raymond, who looks very familiar.
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Nightwalking by Frank Canino
Won third place in the Cambridge Theatre Challenge (international play-writing competition) 2014
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!] This is right at the lower time limit for one-act play festivals, but a brilliant festival piece.
MusicNone.
StyleChamber theatre piece - black-box set, with a stepladder as the sole piece of furniture. The actors communicate through interior monologues and movement.
SynopsisA young wife discovers that her husband is going out at night, when he thinks she is asleep. What should she do? What will she find if she follows him? What will become of their relationship if she follows him or if she does not?
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No Occasion To by David Weir
Kenneth Branagh award for new dramatic writing, Windsor Fringe, 2011 Joy Goun award for best new play, Arundel Festival, 2011
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single (pub bar) setting.
SynopsisA trio of award-winning journalists gather annually to remember the night they received their prestigious award. Their tenth anniversary is gate-crashed by a mysterious stranger whose relevance is gradually and chillingly revealed.
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No Strings Attached by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of this script contains suggestions for two songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play with music, set in a puppet tent.
SynopsisFlip and Scratch are fairground puppets, once big stars but now fallen on hard times. Faced with the inevitable decline of their audiences, they discuss their various options.
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Not In My Lunch Hour by Amir Rahimzadeh
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act adult comedy. (First published in August 2013, Revised edition in March 2014.)
SynopsisLewis hopes for a peaceful time to enjoy his sandwiches in the park, but his idyll is irritatingly cut short by the intrusion of the peculiar Otto followed by the mysterious Jo. This is a lunch break Lewis is not going to forget.
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Nothing Old Nothing New by Anne Graham
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA farce with a single-setting - set over two acts, though could be performed in one. Some strong language
SynopsisValerie is dead but unable to leave her house, now occupied by her son and his wife Zoe - the cause of her fury and her enforced sit-in. Her grandson arrives to find his mother making plans for his sister’s wedding. When the bride and groom and his father arrive for the weekend along with the groom’s psychic mother, scandalous revelations lead to the wedding plans being blown apart and a ruined weekend, although chaotic events lead to Valerie’s happy release.
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