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The Statement by David Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA tense one act thriller with a single (balcony flat) set
SynopsisJames' opening monologue sets the scene for a tragic event - his girlfriend's daughter's death, and her Detective Inspector mother's reaction to it...
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Stuff And Nonsense by Horry Parsons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA Victorian murder mystery melodrama presented with a large dose of comedy
SynopsisIt’s Christmas, and the Squire is on his way to evict the entire household of down-on-his-luck Taxidermist Sid Softnut. But the family have a plan to prevent the Squire throwing them out. His sudden death from poisoning changes everything...
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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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A Thirty Minute Twelfth Night by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Twelfth Night', with the original text cut down to around 40 minutes (despite the title!)
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisA comedy of mistaken identity, as the shipwrecked Viola poses as a page boy at the court of the Duke of Orsino, where she falls for the Duke, whilst Olivia, the object of the Duke's affections, is smitten with the handsome page boy! All ends happily, but only after a great deal of confusion, and the arrival of Viola's lost twin brother.
An introduction to Shakespeare for primary schools.
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A Time for Farewells by Damian Trasler
Winner of the Author's Award, RAFTA One-Act Play Festival, 2003 & (amongst other things) the Buckhaven Trophy [Best Moment of Theatre] SCDA festival 2008.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSerious, touching play. One act, one simple set. [Includes mild swearing]
SynopsisAs they dress for a social event that will mark the end of their married life together, Sarah and Alex review their relationship to find out what brought them to this point.
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Tinkling on the Piano by Frank Gibbons
Production by Lochcarron ADS wom the Charlie Rennie Memorial Quaich (Comedy Award) and the Lochalsh Cup for overall runners up in the South West Ross District of the SCDA festival, 2018.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy.
SynopsisA group of older people share a lounge in a short-stay convalescent home. The situation soon creates lots of questions, not least who is secretly tinkling on the piano and why is poor Snowy the cat blamed for all the mishaps?
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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 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 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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