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Mam, There's a Spaceship in Our Backyard by Sarah Cowan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus. The men from the MOD are written as men. They might not be! The gender of the aliens is anyone's guess. (The numbers of MOD personnel, aliens and police could be treated flexibly.) Could be played by children or mixed adults and children.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play. Single set, complicated slightly by the arrival of the spaceship. Written in northern English with a northern English rude word (which could be excised if you are sensitive to such things.)
SynopsisWhen a spaceship lands in their back yard, the Brown family aren't at all sure what to do about it. Until they discover there's a reward, that is.
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A Man of Quality by Richard Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play, exploring slavery and its abolition in the West Indies. Multiple settings, but suitable for minimal staging, with location changes indicated mainly by lighting.
SynopsisA historical drama based on the experiences of Janet Shaw and her father, the English Abolitionist James Shaw. Janet travels to Antigua to see for herself the treatment of slaves on the sugar plantations. She is impressed by the intelligent and gentle Robert, a house slave of her hosts.
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Man on a Donkey by Graham Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 17. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 39. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA passion play with the action interspersed with song suggestions.
(Originally created for a church production, but could, of course, be used elsewhere.)
SynopsisThe Easter story, from the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday through betrayal, arrest and trial to crucifixion.
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The Man Who Died Twice by Robert Black
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play, single set (Sherlock Holmes' study).
SynopsisSherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are sent a plea for help with a case. Sidney Mickelthwaite, an embezzler with debts to a disreputable family, took to a boat on the river Rockingham one night and apparently committed suicide. Less than a month later, he was seen on his way to committing suicide... again. Can Holmes and Watson solve the mystery of the man who died twice?
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Margaret Thatcher Changes The World by Rex McGregor
Finalist in the 2015 British Theatre Challenge.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSingle set one-act comedy, set amidst the politics of sport.
SynopsisThe 13th Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh four years ago were a disaster. Thirty-two countries stayed away. Now in 1990 the 14th Games in Auckland look set to be a success. Nearly every eligible country is taking part, but that's not enough for Margaret Thatcher, she wants more.
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Mari by Jackie Carreira
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus. An adult female role, plus a male offstage voice (which could be recorded)
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act monologue in four scenes, all set in a library.
[A radio play version of this script was broadcast in 2014.]
SynopsisIn this powerfully emotive tale Mari tells us about her life, her love of books and her final triumph over an overbearing husband.
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Marigolds - Piling on the Agony by John Chambers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Characters are a couple and their adult daughter.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy of self discovery. Contains swearing and a verbally explicit exploration of sexual themes.
SynopsisHarry and Marigold have a rocky marriage, but it's not in as bad shape as his... posterior. After he gets his long-suffering wife to help him out, we follow Harry and his family through more pain to reconciliation. Not for the faint-hearted!
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Market Value by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleNeat, short, one-act play with a well-twisted plot. Single set that can be as simple as you like.
SynopsisMartin Oaks is a con man, relying on his Solicitors to keep himself out of jail. His latest plan is to sell a rat-trap of a house for a quarter of a million to an unsuspecting couple who don't know it's falling down and about to be on a major road route. Or so he thinks...
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The Master Thief by Joseph A. Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Distinct age gap between the two characters.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy drama, with tension - about deceits and money.
SynopsisAn old man has his quiet evening in his poor home disturbed, by a frightened young man pretending to come from a charity. He isn't, but the old man isn't what he seems either.
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Matt Freeman's San Antonio by Sandy Radford
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDrama, running somewhere on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play, though structured in four acts. Multiple sets, but described very feasibly. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisMatt is a playwright, but he's not happy with his level of success, either in his professional or his personal life. He decides to throw everything into a new play and a trip to San Antonio to try and recapture a lost love.
A play that plays with theatre to lead the audience on a journey through what is, what chould be, and what might have been.
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