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The Gangster Game by Kitty Harper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short comedy play
SynopsisThree wiseguys meet over cards in a shady hotel room, but when one turns out to be an undercover Fed, the guns come out. Then Mum comes in with snacks.
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Getting It Right by Roger Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 124 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedy drama, aimed at adult audiences, on a full stage set - with practical doors.
SynopsisChris and Di have been together for some time, and are getting by - on Di's salon and Chris's small removals business, but they've never hosted both sets of parents. Di thinks now is the time. In fact, there's a lot she's thinking about that Chris hasn't considered...
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Going, Going, Gone by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleWith very well observed and realistic characters this one act comedy takes a wry look at family relationships.
SynopsisLong suffering Vera has reached the limit of her patience and has decided to leave her marriage of 40 years to Fred. Her preparations are interrupted by sister Doreen's announcement that after a multitude of marriages, she has realised that she is gay and brings round fiancée Jo to meet Fred and Vera. Doreen and Jo are closely followed by Honey, Fred and Vera's daughter, who brings more bewilderment for them with her announcement that her six-week marriage is over! The resultant hilarious chaos proves too much for Fred who is spurred on to assert himself with drastic and unexpected action.
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The Golden Galah by Richard Ward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Narrator or Chairperson may be M or F.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy melodrama, which could be incorporated into a Music Hall, with a single - wooden shack - set.
SynopsisAs the Hardcastles struggle to make a living on their infertile land in 1930s Australia, daughter Chastity reveals she is not chaste, she is expecting! Her young man, Clarence, is unaware of this and, having failed to convince her father of his worth, sets off to seek gold. Chastity's stepmother, plots a marriage between Chastity and the wealthy Roland. Will Clarence find gold and return in the nick of time?
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Hannah the Horrible by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters are two adults and three children (aged 6 to 12). Whilst of course it could be played to age, it could also be performed by a youth theatre company (or even an adult company playing children).
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute (or so) comedy play.
SynopsisHannah seems to be to blame for everything bad that happens in young Karen's class. Karen's mother confronts her teacher...
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Happy Campers by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Characters rangein age from 15 to 60.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwo-act comedy drama. Single outdoor set (with tents!) Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA comedy with a bite to it, this tells the story of a family gathering in the Yorkshire countryside to scatter the ashes of a man with a dark history. There are revelations all round and an unexpected treasure hunt.
As the tag line for one of the productions put it, The excitement is in tents.
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Happy Christmas Shirley by Louise Roche
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Characters are adults, with a broad range of ages. The Auxiliary (who appears in two scenes) might double with Peggy.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play (and tear-jerker) about a family Christmas. Single set (divided, largely by lighting, into several playing areas, for which there are stage diagrams in the Producer's copy of the script).
SynopsisIt's Christmas Eve and the outside of Shirley's house looks like the Blackpool Illuminations. Inside, everything is ready and Shirley is determined to have the perfect Christmas day. But will she be able to keep a lid on family feuds? Will grumpy Nan go too far this year? Will heavily pregnant daughter Donna give birth? And how on earth will Shirley react when her other daughter tells her she has invited a lonely old man to share their Christmas dinner?
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Happy Families by David Allan
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 111 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length comedy with elements of farce as well as family drama.
SynopsisTwo families are brought together by the engagement of their children. The future in-laws meet for the first time, and could not be more different - but two of them hold a secret past.
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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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High Tea by Peter Stallard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single set (a Welsh pensioner's flat). Simple props, give or take the stuffed parrot. (Includes mild swearing.)
SynopsisMr. Edryn Pugh lives alone, dwelling on the memories of his communist past, with only a stuffed parrot (called Lenin) for company. When his chirpy neighbour, Liz, drops in, she finds him drinking fortified tea and telling tales of his family, including his brother-in-law, the undertaker Sniffer Watkins, who has occasion to call...
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