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Thar's Gold in Them Hills by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. Characters are adults plus one child (to be played either by teenagers or a mixture of adults and one or more children). Whilst there isn't a chorus specified, there is scope for extras.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleThe clash of innocence and villainy and the 19th century setting bring this close to melodrama, from where it is diverted by a large volume of preposterous jokes! Single (California gold rush saloon) setting. Simple props include a cougar's ear!
SynopsisHoward Huff and Betty Bristle are the villainous owners of the Shotgun Saloon in Sonora, California. Their ambition is to get rich fleecing the miners in the late days of the California gold rush, but it doesn't seem to be working. Into the bar walk Mary Ann and her daughter, Goldie, looking for work. Goldie immediately displays comic talent and the villains set about disposing of the mother and exploiting the innocent Goldie… Corny jokes and a happy ending ensue!
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Thesps by Nigel Holloway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. Nucleus of 10 principals plus company of singers.
Run TimeAround 130 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for the 13 Gilbert and Sullivan songs used in the script are supplied with the Producer's Copy.
StyleFull-length comedy play, using the music of Gilbert and Sullivan. The settings are a drama group's rehearsal room and the stage.
SynopsisThe thespians of The Off The Wall Theatre Company are trying to stage Gilbert and Sullivan's HMS Pinnafore. The chairman has hired-in Caroline, a professional director, to help them. Unfortunately, Barney, one of the company, has had a steamy affair with the director in the past. Barney wants to escape, whilst Caroline wants to resume where they left off. Of course, the rest of the company step in to help Barney out of his hole - unfortunately, their idea of help seems to involve even more digging!
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** Midi files of songs from the show
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Three Musketeers by James Barry
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. The Three Musketeers, the Cardinal, the Cardinal's servant, the Queen and Milady are played by the same three actors!
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for three original songs provided with the Producer's Copy of the Script.
StyleHilarious adventure with the Three Musketeers. Visual jokes, physical comedy, theatrical jokes, wordplay. (Not strictly pantomime, but contains many panto elements, so would be at home in a panto season or at any other time!)
SynopsisCardinal Richelieu is trying to usurp the throne of France by stealing the crown jewels. In desperation, the Queen turns to the Athos, Porthos and Aramis. In retaliation, the Cardinal turns to his servant, Brie (played by an actor who turned up for a performance of Treasure Island) and the seductive Milady. Deception, mayhem, sword fights and hilarity ensue.
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** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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Tourney by Paul Gisby
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. All the characters are adults. There are two non-speaking males (who dance in mediaeval armour!) who could be doubled by two other characters.
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy drama (visual, physical, verbal). Simple sets - two basic locations. Simple props (if your idea of simple is swords and battleaxes). Fun for the wardrobe mistress, including armour!
SynopsisIt's a Mediaeval Re-enactment Society, so the constitution is based on feudalism. King Duncan is about to abdicate (to nurse his hernia) and has the right to appoint a successor. The choice comes down to Sir Roger, who has a pedantic obsession with the detail of mediaeval combat and Sir Eric, who wants to be Errol Flynn playing the Black Prince. And, with the connivance of Queen Veronica, it comes down to trial by combat.
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The Ups and Downs of Father Jack by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. These are pantomime characters, so Jack could very well be played as a pantomime Principal Boy (so by a girl). The baby is nominally male.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch.
From the Laughter Lines collection.
SynopsisJack comes down the beanstalk again, and discovers that there have been some changes at home...
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A Wake All Night by Mike Warrick
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 142 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA spooky full length comedy with a single set.
SynopsisThe enigmatic Sir Roger Laughton has died, and following his funeral, several select guests are invited to try and spend the night at his haunted mansion. But why these guests? There’s more than deception being practiced tonight.
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Whiz Kids by Geoff Motley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCpmedy play for adults about writing for children. One act by length - a two act play if you count the number of acts! Lots of physical comedy. Single office set (with furniture changes during the play). Contains swearing.
SynopsisGareth, Eddie and Maggie write and draw 'Whiz Kids', an eccentric children's comic initiated by Colonel Cheviot. Now the Colonel has died, and his wife, Lady Hermione is not so indulgent. She installs a new editor and a new coffee machine to keep noses to the grindstone and out of the pub. How will the staff cope with the shock of the new?
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Zoo by Terry Adlam
Performance by Biggleswade Ameature Theatrical Society won three awards at Bedfordshire Drama Festival, 2011, & performance by Little Eyases won 'Best Comedy' at The 38th Wellington Drama Festival, 2011
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. Five characters appear on stage, with a further eleven as radio or telephone voices.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHilarious one-act comedy. Single set. Contains a little swearing, a little physical violence and a penguin.
SynopsisIt's an important day for the zoo manager - financier Sir Norman is coming for an inspection, and nothing must go wrong. So it would be a bad time for the gibbons to hijack a car, the tractor to run into croc lake and the tiger to take up residence in the coffee shop. And don't ask about the penguin.
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