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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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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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Wild Bill's Swan Song by Craig Sandeman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play (with a serious edge). Multiple settings, but one basic set with minimal changes.
SynopsisWild Bill has had a brush with death, and knows he's got a choice - die happy or live miserable. In the time he has left, he has to re-form his stripping group for one last show, and mend the relationship with his daughter and son-in-law.
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Wilfred and Len by Stephen Mercer
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama, with a single (railway station platform) setting.
SynopsisIt is November 1918 and the Great War is about to end. A young soldier waiting for his train is joined by poet Major Wilfred Owen. They have a deep conversation about their army experiences and the war, but all is not as it seems...
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With Friends Like These... by Pat Baker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. The setting is a school re-union, so whilst there is no formal chorus, there could be other actors milling-about, doing whatever it is people do at school re-unions.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act murder mystery play. Single set (school hall with no specific features). Contains mild swearing. (Also contains murder.)
SynopsisA bunch of old classmates meet at a school reunion. Classmates, but not necessarily friends. Everyone seems to hold a grudge against Carol, but whose thoughts have turned to murder?
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Within Required Parameters by Kelly Read
Production by Woodhouse Players won the 'Best Stage Presentation' award at the 2014 Waltham Forest Festival of Drama.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Two on-stage characters plus an off-stage voice.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama set in the side-room of a hospital ward.
SynopsisMartin is in hospital, awaiting surgery that will prevent another heart attack, but he's more worried about his wife. She has Alzheimer's, and his niece is trying to look after her. He needs his operation, and he needs to get home, but there's a problem with his insurance...
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