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Copperfield by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy treatment of Dickens' David Copperfield. Multiple locations, but can be done with very simple sets.
SynopsisDavid Copperfield's life takes a turn for the worse when his widowed mother takes up with the unscrupulous Mr Edward Murdstone. David is packed off to a nasty school and subsequently finds employment in Murdstone's factory. Employment is short-lived as David's friend and co-worker Mr Micawber is unjustly jailed for embezzlement and David seeks a new life with his eccentric Aunt. This lasts until her maid elopes with an old school friend of David's, and he sets off back to London on a rescue mission, during which he rediscovers Micawber and they find the true identity of the embezzler, and, indeed, a happy ending.
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Corner's Last Case by Martin Ward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy whodunnit in two short acts. (In length it's on the boundary between a one-act play and a full-length play.) Three remarkably similar office sets.
SynopsisThe legendary, brilliant Inspector Corner is not only up against the dastardly Butcher of Baker Street but also has to contend with his superior the mysterious Superintendent Marsha Mallow. This jolly ripping yarn sees the Inspector solve more than just the murder of Sir Newell Post as he comes up against the Russian Mafia in the shape of the Sodov brothers (one of whom is female).
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CosPlay by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. The chorus is optional, but could add a lot to the piece.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Two settings but a simple set design will allow an easy switch between them.
SynopsisThe boss wants everyone concentrating on the big presentation, but excitement has gripped the office - this weekend is HeroCon, and people are planning their costumes! It soon becomes clear that what you wear on the outside can hide the real you.
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Courting Aurora by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comical fantasy for kids, in one act.
SynopsisMuch to the despair of the King and Queen, the temperamental Princess Aurora has almost run out of marriage suitors. The latest in a long line is Prince Gallegan... who despatches an emissary, Lord Benedict... who hatches a plan to woo the Princess for himself... Enlisting the aid of a motley band of travellers, Benedict's plan unfolds - but not entirely smoothly.
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The Coven's Convention by Stephen Mercer
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisThe staid and unchanging routine of the bucolic village's committee, chaired by the fearsome Wilhemina, is brought suddenly to life as new member Andrew suggests a fund raising pop concert. As the horrified Wilhemina starts to lose her grip on the committee, the meeting descends into startling revelations and recriminations.
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Cracker's Christmas by Jilly McNeil
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act farce with a single (dining room) setting.
SynopsisA typical family Christmas dinner as tensions rise on the arrival of Aunt Delphine who must be kept apart from her sister Aunt Daphne as the two have been estranged since Daphne ‘stole’ Delphine’s boyfriend forty years ago. The family descend into ever decreasing circles until the truth is revealed.
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Crackerjoke Writer by Paul Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play with plenty of acting challenges. A black comedy about comedians who are just not funny. Single set (with no specific set requirements) and simple props. Contains swearing.
SynopsisThere is a comedy pit, where unfunny comedians are held captive. That's where Ade finds himself, despite thinking that he's the next big thing in comedy. He has one chance to break out with a new act and it depends on deadbeat failure, Bunny.
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Crime Wave by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 12. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus. Characters are a mix of adults and children, assumed to be all played by children. Only a few of the characters are fixed, so lines could be reassigned amongst a different-sized cast.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for kids. A modern rewriting of the story of Noah. Simple sets and props.
SynopsisThe story so far... Originally a small farmer, Noah has built up his business over the years into a large Food Products company. As the only employer in the area he used to give work to most of the people on the local council estate, then a few years ago he automated his factory and sacked his workers. Since then he and his family have run the business on their own and grown rich while the locals have been out of work... Then God intervenes...
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Criss Cross by Karen Ankers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama in a single, untidy living room set. (Includes discussions of self-harm.)
SynopsisDonna's worried about her son Jamie. Since his father died, he's been moody and quiet, even for a teenage boy, and she's found blood on the bedsheets in his room. She's learned a little about self-harm from the internet, but she has to find the courage to face him.
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Crossing The Line by Pete Benson
Performance by Weighton Young Players won the East Riding Section of the All England Theatre Festival, 2019, also picking up best actress, best director and youth section awards.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. All characters are aged around eleven or twelve except for Victor Marriot who is an adult at least forty years old.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama for a youth theatre or mixed company. Single (minimal) set. Contains minor bad language.
SynopsisPlaying games has brought a group of children together in a barn, where they hear how Susan killed an injured cat to put it out of its misery. Then they discover a wanted criminal, shot and on the run. He’ll let them go, as long as Susan stays. He needs her help with something.
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