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Fleas Can Bite by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDry comedy, on the boundary between a long one-act play, and a short full-length one. (It's in two acts.)
SynopsisA saga of unrequited love, insanity and blackmail, populated by a strange collection of patients, professionals and friends.
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The Gatekeeper's True Religion by Michael Pearcy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. The parts are tremendous, with the stolid, doomed man at the centre, the Priest who cannot match deeds to words and the prostitute who understands more of Vasily's soul than the priest ever could.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Simple sets. Very serious subject, but peppered with a wonderful black humour. Contains swearing and adult themes.
SynopsisVasily guards one of the gates into the sealed off Chernobyl Nuclear Power station. Pavel is a Priest sent to tend to the small flock who still live in the shadow of Chernobyl, while Petlova is a prostitute who ministers to Vasily's physical needs.
A great commentary on religion, on attitudes to life, on the after-effects of disasters.... many, many things.
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Get to Dance by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. The characters are 7 female youth actor-dancers (playing ages 14-16) and one 1 adult female actor (playing age aroung 50)
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for a youth-theatre company.
SynopsisA window in to the lives of the members of a dance academy and their 'welcome' for new member Georgina, an overweight teenager who has decided to try dancing as a last resort in her determination to overcome her weight problem. This one act play deals with bullying in all of its forms with humour, music, dance and pathos as Georgina's journey progresses to its uplifting conclusion. Along the way her stoic strength of character enables her to peel away repressed emotions in others and helps them to come to terms with their own difficulties.
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The Ghost Of Sandy O'Grady by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 53 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA ghostly one act drama with a single setting.
SynopsisTen years on from the disappearance of Sandy O'Grady, Toby is convinced that his ghost will return to his cottage each year on the anniversary of his death. Toby locks all windows and doors and remains indoors every 19 January, although this year the arrival of a stranded young married couple throw Toby’s routine into disarray.
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The Ghosts of Marvin Grange by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Principal characters nominally adults but could be played by teenagers or a mixed group of teenagers and adults.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!] (Dependent on how much the actors ham up the death scene!)
MusicNone.
StyleMelodrama - with the playwright's tongue firmly in his cheek. (Two acts - but relatively short.)
SynopsisChristopher Sinclair receives a strange summons and returns to Marvin Grange, a remote estate on a lonely moor to unravel the mystery of a haunting that is driving his cousin's wife mad...
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God's Minstrel by Joseph P. Ritz
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Four of the characters are intended to be doubled by one actor (though they need not be). The roles of Clare's Cousin and the Soldier are optional.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleYou can think of this either as a short two-act play, or a long one-act play. Single set.
SynopsisMixed in with a little tale from modern times, this is the story of how Francis of Assisi became a saint. A moving and honest telling.
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Going, Going, Gone by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleWith very well observed and realistic characters this one act comedy takes a wry look at family relationships.
SynopsisLong suffering Vera has reached the limit of her patience and has decided to leave her marriage of 40 years to Fred. Her preparations are interrupted by sister Doreen's announcement that after a multitude of marriages, she has realised that she is gay and brings round fiancée Jo to meet Fred and Vera. Doreen and Jo are closely followed by Honey, Fred and Vera's daughter, who brings more bewilderment for them with her announcement that her six-week marriage is over! The resultant hilarious chaos proves too much for Fred who is spurred on to assert himself with drastic and unexpected action.
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The Greatest Form of Flattery by Amy Sutton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEither a short full-length play, or a long one-act play! Figurative sets (scenery kept to the minimum needed to indicate the location) but props include a set of shop-window dummies. Contains swearing.
SynopsisBrendan is a struggling artist who is horrified to see someone he went to Art College with hit the big time with an exhibition of work that looks terribly familiar. When the centrepiece of the exhibition gets stolen and turns up in Brendan's studio, potential disaster is turned to success for everyone.
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Growing Up With Martin by Paul Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play (three sets)
SynopsisMartin is twenty four, living in a rented flat with his girlfriend, and working at the bottom of the corporate ladder in an accounting firm run by his Mum and Dad. He's frustrated by his lowly position, but equally annoyed by the idea that he should have to exert himself to get on in life. In the course of one day we see him downtrodden, turn a corner and find a new goal, just to have one of the dearest things snatched from him.
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Handstands For You by Adam Exton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters are children, but could be played by children or adults. There are three characters, but two of them appear in some scenes as younger versions of themselves. (Either played by the same actors or by younger ones.)
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA touching and deftly-handled approach to the subject of childhood illness. Multiple settings, but does not need explicit sets. Contains mild swearing (which could be moderated if deemed in appropriate for a specific production).
SynopsisWhen Billy was five, his best friend was Gemma, but she moved away. Now Billy's thirteen, he's got a new best friend in Ronald, but he also has leukaemia. Gemma moves back to the neighbourhood and the three have to find space for each other.
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