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Wedding Day by John F. Glen
Performance by Thurso Players won two trophies and came second overall in the SCDA Caithness Adult Festival of One Act Plays, Feb 2008
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Range of ages - three adult generations of one family.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Simple set (two pieces of furniture - so easy to stage as a competition piece). Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisAnnie, elderly matriarch of a family, looks back on a long life on the day her granddaughter gets married. She recalls the wedding of her daughter and her own wedding day, as well as some sadder memories.
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Weir of Hermiston by David McVey from Robert Louis Stevenson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. Characters are adults, plus one boy with a playing age of around 10, as the young Archie Weir. The chorus (non-speaking townspeople, servants, etc.) is optional.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama, focusing on the relationship between Archie Weir and his tyrannical father. Adapted from an unfinished novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. Uses broad Scots (though omitting the less fathomable language from Stevenson's draft.)
SynopsisArchie Weir is the son of the Lord Justice Clerk and in training to be a lawyer himself, though he is fearful of his hard father. Following advice from a family friend, Archie watches a trial held by his father and is horrified at the old man's apparent glee at hanging the poor wretch. He speaks out in public against the death penalty and is exiled to the family's country estate.
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Welcome to Paradise Road by Brian Coyle
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA satirical thriller with a set alternating between an office and a living room.
SynopsisIn a society where nothing is private and no one knows who to trust, a woman’s partner has disappeared. She is visiting her neighbour, head of the local Neighbourhood Watch, to find out if she’s heard anything about his disappearance. Will her neighbour help her or is this the person she should be most afraid of?
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What Manner of Man by Mike Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Prince Charles Edward Stuart was regarded as having feminine looks and could be played by a woman.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act historical drama, set in the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. Most of the action takes place in a single interior set. Two exterior scenes could be played on bare stage.
SynopsisHaving reached the English town of Derby, Adjutant General of Bonnie Prince Charlie's forces, Lord George Murray agonises over the need to tell the Prince that taking London is not possible. He must win over two other members of the Prince's council to carry the day and force retreat.
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Whatever Happened To Old Miss Weere by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One male character has an offstage vocal part
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama, set in the single location of a bar at the Rose and Crown.
SynopsisSome of the regulars have gathered in the Rose and Crown, and conversation turns to old Miss Weere. She hasn’t been seen about for a few weeks, not even coming in for her usual drink. Perhaps they should call the police?
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When Darkness Falls by Sam Simkin
On the evidence of this script, the author won the award for Most Promising Young Playwright, Trinity College London's International Playwriting Competition, 2013-14
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus. Intended for performance by a Youth Theatre company or by a mix of adults and teenagers.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama, very much from the perspective of the central character.
SynopsisTeenager Alex lives with his dysfunctional family in a state of teenage confusion and angst. His witnessing of a murder has a profound effect on his already troubled mind leading to his leaving home. His encounter with homeless people is inspirational and leads him down the right path.
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When We Were Young by Allan Williams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama (with minimum staging requirements) set in World War One.
SynopsisSix monologues from three different characters, set during the First World War. Two soldiers who were childhood friends, recound their wartime experiences, as does a nurse who meets one of the men when he becomes one of the many casualties of the Great War
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Where There's Blame by John Chambers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, minimal set requirements, simple props, three strong characters and an involving story. Contains strong language and adult themes.
SynopsisLennie is fronting an accident claim company to raise money for his property speculating in Spain, Tina's waiting for Kevin to bring her some money for the week's shopping, but he's got caught up with Lennie's pie in the sky.
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Where's Nigel by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Some non-speaking roles essential to the play.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act farce.
SynopsisA group of friends meet for a party at Nigel and Stephanie's house. Events take an unusual turn as the services of a doctor and the police are needed as identities become confused and people are not who they seem.
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'Where's Nigel?' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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A Widow's Tale - The Story of Ruth by Tim Crooks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act Play telling the biblical story of Ruth. Simple presentation with no specific set requirements.
SynopsisThe book of Ruth is about a woman who leaves her own country and goes to live in a land with a culture and religion which are not those which she grew up with.
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