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A Grimm Night for Hans Christian Andersen (Play) by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. Lots of speaking parts, but few characters per scene so easy to structure small rehearsals. Whilst it does not require a chorus, there is scope for extra characters in a few of the scenes.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic retelling of fairytales - many scenes, but using the same few pieces of 'set furniture'. Simple props.
SynopsisHans Christian Andersen gets an unexpected visit from the Brothers Grimm - who seem to be upset over the matter of stealing story lines. A competition ensues, with characters from Andersen and Grimm stories taking the stage - often in unexpected ways.
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The Haunting of Hardup Hall by David Lovesy & Steve Clark
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Characters are all adults, but could easily be played by kids.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort humorous ghost story told in verse
SynopsisLord and Lady Hardup are at their wits end. Their mansion is being haunted by a fearsome spook and soon they will be forced to flee! Mystic Maureen, psychic extraordinaire is called to save them from the spirits!
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How Did That Get In My Locker? by Andrew M. Frodahl
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 63 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act school play - chiefly American in theme and content, though could be adapted for other audiences.
SynopsisWhen prom queen Emily goes missing and her bra turns up in Dullon Bland’s locker, only teen PI Ithaca Shue can help him.
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How Does Your Garden Grow? by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFunny full length British farce. Single set (hotel reception area). Contains mild swearing and intimations of nudity and adultery (obviously an adult theme).
SynopsisBanker Roger Crompton is hoping to celebrate his fiftieth birthday by consummating an adulterous affair with a colleague. Unfortunately, the hotel he's picked just happens to be the one his colleague has been threatening to shut down. In true dirty weekend tradition, they are booked in the name of Jones, but of course, they aren't the only Joneses staying in the hotel - there's Nathan Pond, an aging rock star, heading for a festival with his agent, but also hiding from a stalker. Mistaken identity abounds, not least when Roger assumes that the local policewoman is really a stripogram.
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Inspector Quaker of the Yard by Peter Stallard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play - a spoof detective story.
SynopsisCecil has gone missing (from his position on the mantlepiece) and Lady Boulder has to find him - and his urn. The stage is set for
Inspector Quaker of the Yard in The Return of the Cecil Vessel.
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The Japes at Jester's Reach by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. All characters are adults.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA very funny comedy with strong characters and various plot lines woven well together to a satisfactory resolution! Requires careful set design.
SynopsisThe annual Snorton Bennington Croquet Tournament is being held at Jester's Reach, home of Lord and Lady Digby-Slushing. When the local champion pulls out, a stand-in is required. However, due to an unfortunate incident with a policeman's helmet the tournament stand-in isn't who everyone thinks he is either. Chaos ensues as unexpected visitors arrive and attempts are made to rig the tournament and steal the trophy.
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Jump by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Whilst there isn't a formal requirement for a chorus, this is the sort of event at which crowds gather.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleBlack comedy play. (One-act length, two act structure.) Needs a bit of imagination from the set designer, since we have a man on a roof and others on the ground, but otherwise simple to stage. Contains swearing (and references to soccer).
SynopsisA fanatical football fan is devastated that his team has failed to qualify for Europe. Distraught, he decides to end his life by jumping from a rooftop.
(This is nominally set in London, but could be moved anywhere by changing the name of the team, and possibly the code of the sport in question.)
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Let Her Rip by Donna Brightwell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. In addition to the eight characters there are three off-stage voices.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act comedy play set in the southern USA. Intended to be played with minimal sets.
SynopsisSixty-somethings behaving badly, when four ladies decide to have the wild time they've missed in the rest of their lives.
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The Little Watch Girl by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Characters are a mixture of adults and children which could be played that way or could all be played by children.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play based on Hans Christian Andersen's Little Match Girl. Single set. Props include a rather under-cooked roast goose.
SynopsisA familiar Christmas story is given a major twist when a starving, freezing girl out on a snow Christmas Eve supplements her match selling income by stealing watches from passers by. She is visited by several visions to help her learn the true meaning of Christmas.
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Local News by Sean Dooley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length farcical comedy. Multiple sets (to be changed quickly via backdrops). Divided into five acts - indicating the phases of the story, rather than places for audience breaks! (Contains one unsavoury throw-away line!)
SynopsisThe town of Taviscombe is a quiet, peaceful hamlet, however this leaves the local newspaper and police force without much to do. To try and combat their boredom and get themselves recognised on a national level, both organisations independently plan a robbery. Unfortunately the fool-proof schemes they come up with are identical, leading to a great deal of confusion and the disappearance of the money they were targeting.
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