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Our Little Secret by Rollin Jewett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 52 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comic drama with a single apartment setting.
SynopsisDarlene is surprised by an armed intruder entering her apartment. Tensions build as police arrive in force to the neighbourhood, searching for the miscreant. She soon discovers that the intruder is not quite what he seems and a relationship develops between them.
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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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Outside the Box by JPS Yates
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  Performance by Tarrystone Players won the John Rigg Award for Best Comedy and the South of England Building Society Award for Best Stage Presentation at the Maidenhead Drama Festival 2011.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Six on--stage actors plus three offstage voices appearing briefly at the start (so could be recordings).
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play for adults, satirising office life - where the office workers are nursery toys. Single set. Written in one act, but quite long. A cracking pace might get it down to one-act-play festival length. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThe nursery toys are mostly happy with their lot in life - only Ragdoll feels unwanted, so it doesn't surprise her when bureaucratic Fairy Crackernuts arrives and announces they're having 'a re-shuffle'. What does surprise her is that Teddy is the who's been made redundant...
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Palmy Balmy Days by Richard Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. All characters are senior citizens.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script suggests music and songs - including gospel songs, spirituals and hymns. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleLong one-act play (or a full-length play designed to be played as a single act). Single (minimal) set, few props. Contains swearing and recreational vegetation.
SynopsisOn the threshold of the afterlife, Divine Intervention greets the newly arrived (or recently departed), the start of a reconciliation process, and a review of the lot each was dealt in life.
A meditation on the vagaries of getting old and the expectations, frustrations and disappointments of the participants.
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Pawn by Brian Marchbank
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!] Experiential run time (first production) 1 hour, 2 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleCharacter comedy structured as a thriller. Single pawn shop setting. On the boundary between a full-length and a one-act play.
SynopsisThe robbery of a Manchester pawn shop goes wrong and becomes a hostage situation, trapped together the hostages and hostage takers realise there is history between them, the resulting friction requires the novice police negotiator to deal with both volatile groups to resolve the situation.
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The Perils at Peddler's Cove by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleMurder mystery peopled with eccentric - and suspicious - characters. One set with additional front-of-curtain scenes.
SynopsisLetters from a lawyer summon a group of people to a remote island, apparently for a weekend house-party, but then one of the guests is murdered.
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Pilate's Wife by Julia Lee Dean
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. No formal chorus, but there is an off-stage crowd shouting - either live or recorded.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEaster play (from an unusual perspective), of one-act length but structured in three acts. Three locations, which could be formed as one simple composite set.
SynopsisThe story of Easter week told from the point of view of Pontius Pilate's household. (Mary Magdalene is presented as Pilate's mistress, allowing three very different interpretations of the events as they unfold.)
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The Play Of The Year by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One M and one F voice are offstage, could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with a fairly simple set.
SynopsisThe committee tasked with choosing the winner of the 'Play of the Year' competition really has their work cut out, and they also have to contend with being both helped and hindered by the building janitor and tea lady. A comedy drama with twists - which may keep the audience misled until the last moment!
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Postal by Herb Hasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length whacky comedy play (in two acts). Single set divided into the front and back offices of the Post Office.
SynopsisA dysfunctional post office in Hicksville has a tough inspection, which isn't helped by a former employee taking everyone hostage in an attempt to get his job back. Illicit affairs, novels in progress and unrequited love, not to mention robbery ensure a busy time for all.
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The Prisoners' Dilemma by Matthew Lynch
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Six main characters and four cameo roles.
Run TimeAround 71 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA drama in two scenes, which could be played as two acts - making it a full length piece, with a single (prison cell) set.
SynopsisA disparate group of strangers are locked in a prison cell, not knowing the reason for their incarceration. They are all put to the test through a series of challenges, some of which could be lethal, and finally seem able to benefit - from finding their inner selves.
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