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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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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. (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 Gentlemen of Verona by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. Flexible numbers of soldiers and outlaws
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA humorous retelling of Shakespeare's story as a modern-language one-act play.
SynopsisWhen Proteus follows his best friend Valentine to fashionable Milan, he finds himself attracted to the Duke of Milan's daughter, Silvia, upon whom Valentine has already set his sights. Hatching a plot to remove Valentine from the scene and move in on Silvia, he does not realise that he is being followed by Julia, the girl he left behind in Verona and to whom he has sworn everlasting devotion. Will the faithless scoundrel succeed with Silvia or will his efforts founder? A no-brainer, really.
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A Universal Sorrow by Graham J Evans
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Ten on-stage roles plus two offstage voices.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePowerful, emotional one-act drama about a Welsh mining disaster in 1913.
SynopsisWarning signs of an impending disaster are ignored by the mine owners and the colliers are left to deal with the consequences of over 400 of their colleagues, including a 14 year old boy, being trapped underground. The effect on the community of Senghenydd is poignantly brought to life as rescue attempts proceed.
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Waiting in Soho by Christopher Morgan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play with a single bar-room set. An ensemble piece with seven overlapping stories. Contains a range of adult themes.
SynopsisA disparate group are sharing space in a Soho bar at the weekend - their only common ground. Through voicing streams of overlapping thoughts, they open up and reveal the experiences that brought them to where they are.
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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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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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White Lies by Richard James
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  Production by Alternate Shadows won 1st Place, Best Actress, Best Set at 2016 Duncan Rand One Act Play Festival
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. If necessary, the Waitress could be cast as a waiter.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy. Single simple set (so easy to do as a competition piece). Simple props. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisFour old University chums meet up again after thirty years for a meal and talk. Bea is concerned only with herself and her own success, and doesn't care about the casual way she has hurt or used the others in the past, and the other ladies decide it's time for payback. But their little revenge stunt goes a little further than they planned.
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Who Was That by Charlie Cook
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act farce. A fast moving one-act comedy full of mistaken and doubly mistaken identities. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisWe are fully aware of who Tom, Sylvia, Richard and Harriet are - or is it Harry? - but they are not. We relish their confusion as the merriment gathers speed and they struggle to come to terms with who's who and who is having an affair with whom. The appearance of the unintelligible Michael adds to the misunderstanding but eventually leads to realisation...
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Who's Hamlet by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act farce in two acts. (I mean it's in two acts but is relatively short.) A farce, with misunderstandings galore and all the theatrical temperament you could wish for. All this comes with a simple set and small cast.
SynopsisA young actor takes the role of Hamlet from his ageing father.
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