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Oscar's Sale by Horry Parsons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFarce. Two acts in structure, but of one-act length.
SynopsisAs Punch and Judy intrude, the staff meeting at Oscars Department Store soon descends into chaos as long standing inter departmental frictions come to the fore. These tensions are soon forgotten however when news comes of a take over of the store by a multi-national company which will mean the long serving, loyal staff's well established work routine and perks are to be seriously curtailed. The solution to their problems comes in a surprising final twist.
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Out For The Count by Jim Hollingsworth
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy-farce, with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisWalter and Mabel are celebrating their ruby wedding. Unbeknown to the other, both arrange a surprise party. The twists and turns are exacerbated by the arrival of two amateur hypnotists who wreak further chaos.
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Out Of Hours by Robin Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 52 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act, farce-like play.
SynopsisJohn Williams is relieved his wife has had to dash off to her mother's - because he has some work to do. He calls his secretary, even though it's outside work hours, to help him calibrate the new technologically advanced bed he's been given...
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The Pagan Priests by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act farce with a single (church sacristy *) setting.
* In other denominations, this may be a vestry.
SynopsisFather Benedict has blotted his copybook in the past and his only hope for a job is Bishop Langley whose plan to appoint him as parish priest at St. Thomas' is motivated by money. Housekeeper Mrs Humbley is about to be made redundant for the same earthly considerations. Sister Mary Joan throws a spanner in the works and when the press get involved things get really complex for the Bishop.
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'The Pagan Priests' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Pluck by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act period farce. Single set (the office of a 1900 Midwest department store). Few props.
SynopsisOliver is a successful department store owner who is disenchanted with his marriage (his check book tells him so) and he's looking for an outlet for his affections. His roving eye falls upon Isabella, a newly arrived immigrant who - unknown to him - is the former girlfriend of his store manager - that same store manager who Oliver is trying to marry-off to his wife's sister. All the ingredients of a classic farce, played out in 25 minutes.
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The Politics Of Bendy by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act political farce in a single setting.
SynopsisGodfrey was hoping Charles would hand him the leadership of the opposition, leaving him a dead cert for Prime Minister, but now Charles has decided to hang on and Godfrey's wife is looking more like Lady Macbeth.
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'The Politics of Bendy' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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The Psychotherapist In Spite Of Himself by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComical farce in one act and one (simple, domestic) set.
SynopsisRonald wants to marry Janey, but he thinks she's worried about his acting career. He poses as a psychotherapist to see if he can convince her that he's a good actor - and ends up taking on her entire family's emotional problems in one very busy day.
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The Second Friday Of The Month by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA farce in two short acts (which puts it on the boundary between a one-act and full-length play). Single (small flat *) set. Contains mild swearing and adult themes.
* I mean it's set in a small flat, not that the set is small and flat.
SynopsisDan has a somewhat clinical sexual relationship with a psychologist who lives in the flat above him. They meet every second friday of the month, but their routine is broken by the arrival of some of Dan's diverse acquaintances.
A clever, funny play, exploring some rather unconventional relationships.
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Snowed Under by Anne-Marie Latter
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act farce. Single library setting.
SynopsisThe library is snowed in, stranding librarians Brenda and Sue along with one of their regular customers, Mr Whitely, for whom, as rescuers are awaited, there are surprising and dire consequences.
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Switched by Frances A. Lewis
Performance by Carbost Village Drama won the MacKinnon Salver and the Wakefield Quaich Award for stage presentation, Scottish One-Act Festival, 2014.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. There are two off-stage voices which might be live or recorded.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act farce, with a single set split between a dentist's waiting room and a living room.
SynopsisJeffrey gets himself into a tangle when his girlfriend Veronica and wife Claudia end up with identical handbags...
Note that a companion piece - AKA Charlie - is also available. The two plays function independently, but can also be played together.
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