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Bad Reception by Paul Vincent
Performance by Little Eyases Theatre Co. won best play at The Golden Beaks Comedy Festival at Theatre-on-the-Steps, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, September 2007
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Characters are a mixture of adults and teenagers, intended to be played by teenagers. For the purpose of showcasing, it could be performed by a cast of three (all female, but playing female and male roles) or a cast of three girls and one boy.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSingle set (easy to do in a minimalist way), contemporary setting, simple props. Comedy. (Limited use of mildly offensive language.)
SynopsisKayleigh and Lucy are put in charge of their school's reception desk for the morning. To get herself out of a fix, Kayleigh pretends to be the Headmistress when answering the phone, setting up a chain of events that spins out of control...
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Badly Drawn by Alan Robinson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. There are two on-stage speaking characters, two offstage voices and four masked cartoon characters - products of the cartoonists imagination!
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort, intreguing, one-act play, dealing with events of a psychological nature. Single, minimal set.
SynopsisSpectre has taken Saskia. Where and why, she can't be sure. As he recounts his tale of shattered dreams, stolen ideas and cursed cartoons, Saskia begins to realise the lines that he draws run parallel to her own and soon both are on a collision course to meltdown.
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Bags And Browning by Liz Carroll
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single setting.
SynopsisMary is a homeless woman known as the Bard of the South Bank for her recitations of 'Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came' by Browning. But someone has heard she might have a valuable manuscript, and is willing to kill for it
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The Ballad of Jessica James by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Additional non-speaking roles may be added at Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 56 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, set in various locations - which could be simply set.
SynopsisJessica sets out on an adventurous journey to tame the Wild West. She doesn't take much - but she has a rucksack containing fabulous flapjack. (Recipe available with the Producer's copy of this script!) And the residents of Boulder Gulch were mighty glad she stopped off to volunteer as sheriff, when there was a risk to their bank...
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Banski On The Wall by Kevin Rye
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with a single (living room) set.
SynopsisBob thinks the appearance of a 'Banski' mural on wall of his house might be the answer to his debt problems. His daughter is hoping it'll launch her modelling career, but his sister is not convinced. His son is strangely quiet about it...
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Barbecue by Stephen Scheurer-Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy on a single (living room) set.
SynopsisNewly arrived Lydia and Edward decide to hold a barbecue to meet the neighbours, but from umbrella wielding eco-warrior Kate to pushy property developer Trevor, they soon realise they are ringmasters at a circus of warring factions. Can be performed alongside its sister play 'Eight Seconds'.
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Bat Out Of Heaven by Frank Gibbons
Short-listed in the Drama Association of Wales Competition 2008.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Characters are a mix of teenagers and two generations of adults. Could be played by such a mix, or possibly by a youth theatre group. Four table tennis players appear for opening and closing mimes. (The doctor is written male, but could be female.)
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA powerful one-act drama, well-told, treating the central theme sensitively but without excessive sentimentality. Multiple locations but designed for very simple staging.
SynopsisJessie is the favoured daughter, getting perhaps too much of Mum's interest in her Table Tennis efforts. Her brother is jealous, and things take a turn for the worse when Jessie is diagnosed with leukaemia. Her Mum must admit that she is adopted, and so her brother Rob cannot be a marrow donor. Rob sets out on a quest to find a donor sibling.
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The Battle of Hastings by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. Whilst their isn't a specific role for a chorus, there is plenty of flexibility to add soldiers and ladies-in-waiting
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHumorous history, peppered with anachronisms. Single simple set, simple props. Fits with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 3 History syllabus (at a stretch!)
SynopsisThe events of 1066 captured with the aid of a war artist with an eye for melodrama and an outside broadcast team from an American radio station!
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Be Careful What You Wish For by Jon Boustead
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 22. Chorus. The author suggests (but does not insist) that the Chorus consists of five or more actors. In addition to their occasional speaking and animated roles, the chorus perform physical theatre, becoming parts of the set and props.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act fantasy play for children with various simple settings. Drama and opportunities for physical theatre.
SynopsisA group of children visit a strange castle and are taken on a salutary journey by the castle keepers on which the children's wishes are fulfilled. The children learn the importance of being careful what they wish for.
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The Beast by Louise Wade
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. The lead characters are 12 years old, the other roles are older. (The adults might be played by teenagers.)
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act drama. Multiple setings, but intended for simple presentation.
SynopsisJane's parents and brother think her sighting of a beast in their garden one evening owes more to her teen vampire books than her eyesight. Luckily, her friend Mark takes a more scientific approach to gathering evidence.
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