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The Handfast by Louise Wade
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play, of historical interest, with a flexibility of settings.
SynopsisThe joining of a young couple in marriage is assisted by William Shakespeare, but the results of the wedding could have come from one of his plays - a miserly father-in-law, refusing to pay the dowry his new son expected, and a trial.
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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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Hansel and Gretel [Short Play] by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. This may be an unual cast for Hansel and Gretel. Tthere could well be a huntsman, a professor, a troll and a small police unit in some version, somewhere. And if there wasn't, there is now.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids. Divided into 13 scenes, but can be played continuously without the need for elaborate stage sets.
SynopsisHansel and Gretel's widowed and lonely father, a woodcutter, needs a new wife. When his children find him the perfect candidate an early 'happy ever after' resolution appears likely. It can't be that simple, can it? No, it can't. Enter a witch with an evil plan and family life takes a turn for the worse.
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Hansel and Gretel [Version 2] by James O'Sullivan
Winner of Best Junior Play award at Chelford Drama Festival 2016
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Seven major parts and six minor ones, including a wolf and two birds.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act sardonic comedy for a youth theatre company (or could be played by adults to an audience of kids).
SynopsisThe parents of Hansel and Gretel are looking to downsize the family, so they relocate their kids to the woods where they run afoul of a wicked witch.
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Hansel and Gretel... and Sadie by Steven Stack
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play, with an imaginative twist to the classic tale. A companion (same style, different tale) to Ted (Of Edible Houses, Risky Bargains, and Other Grimm Happenings)
SynopsisA quirky take on a classic tale. Hansel and Gretel have another child living with them - Sadie, who loves to read. This comes in handy when the children are taken deep into the forest and abandoned by the parents...
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The Happiest Day of Your Life by Stephen Gillard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. All characters have a playing age of around thirty.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA sharply witty one act play. Simple set, divided into two separate areas. Contains swearing.
SynopsisThis is supposed to be the happiest day of bride Laurie's life but her pre-wedding nerves are giving her cold feet and she has to enlist the good sense of her bridesmaid Eliza to crystallise her thoughts about the giant step she is about to take. Little does she know that her groom Issac and his best man Will are also going through exactly the same process. We witness, with a smile on our lips, the agonisings and frustrations of the situation all four of the friends have to deal with.
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Hard Feelings by David John Manning
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act, black comedy, with a single - pub function room - set.
SynopsisJosephine has organised her late father's funeral. A rather dysfunctional wake at the local pub is interrupted by two interlopers and an irascible landlady, but through it all Josephine is able to say her fond farewells and reconcile her differences with her father.
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The Harpington Toad Fanciers' Social by John Waterhouse
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act social comedy with a single living-room setting
SynopsisIt's the night of The Harpington Toad Fanciers' Social, but there's some debate about whether it's a social event or a toading event, and, indeed, whether the members have more in common than just toads.
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Harsh Lights by Ashley Harris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama with two settings (living room and park bench). Some strong language.
SynopsisGenevieve has had a turbulent time at secondary school, but events take a darker turn after cruel and thoughtless remarks from a teacher about her dancing abilities. She responds by making false accusations of sexual harassment, with severe consequences for the teacher and for Genevieve's parents.
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Hats Off! - The Play by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePlay for children (could also be staged by adults for kids). Whilst by length we would class this as a one-act play, it is split into two acts and an interval is advised so that the single set can be redressed to mark the passage of time!
SynopsisMrs. Green is the real driving force behind 'Barker's Bonnets' a milliner's shop in Victorian England. However, she faces unemployment when Mr. Barker sells up to emigrate. A secret scheme is hatched to allow her to continue - and to thrive in the modern world of the 1870s. (The script tells an engaging story whilst exploring the novelties, inventions and social nuances of the Victorian world. This would fit well with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 History Topic, 'The Victorians'.)
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