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The Chair by Geoff Bamber
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  Performance by Hyde Little Theatre won the Andrew Winton Trophy (Best Performance, Under 15s) at the Greater Manchester Drama Federation one-act play festival, 2017.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fable for children in one-act, populated with a variety of characters.
SynopsisFollow the life of a chair and the fortunes of its various owners - from woodcutters to royalty and back again.
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Cleopatra and the Roman Way by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. No formal chorus, but opportunities for extras.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play for kids. A solid grounding in ancient history, but it's comedy, so there are plenty of anachronisms.
SynopsisWhen the glamorous Queen Cleopatra takes over the throne of Egypt along with her brother Ptolemy XIII it coincides with the expansion of the Roman Republic (soon to be Empire) in her direction. Cleopatra does not find the advances of a succession of stylish Romans entirely unwelcome, even if her brother has to be disposed of in the process. Unfortunately, Roman politics being what they are, none of her suitors can be viewed as having any long-term prospects.
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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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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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Detective Mimms and The Snaffler by Geoff Bamber
Production by Hyde Little Theate awarded the Certificate of Merit (for performers up to 14 years of age), Greater Manchester Drama Federation one-act play festival 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Whilst some of the characters are nominally gendered, only the King and Queen should be regarded as prescriptive.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids. Multiple sets, but these are minimal - indicative only, and in any case most of them are stolen during the course of the play.
SynopsisAce sleuth Detective Mimms is called in to oversee the hunt for the daring thief known only as The Snaffler. The Snaffler will, quite literally, snaffle anything and the whole country is in a state of high anxiety. Can Mimms, assisted by PC Flint, halt this alarming crime wave before it is too late?
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Dirk Smirk - Secret Agent by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus. Several of the characters are written male but could easily be switched (a pronoun here, a pronoun there). The chorus are non-speaking policemen.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComdedy play for kids, spoofing the Bond spy genre. Minimal set requirements.
SynopsisWhen Madame Veronique de Vascalles, Head of the World Council of Governments, arrives in London for a conference she falls prey to a fiendish plot hatched by STINK, a criminal organisation intent upon world domination. Only one man can thwart STINK, and that man is Dirk Smirk - Secret Agent, assisted by the enigmatic and impossibly beautiful Captain Tremaine.
With STINK taking control of Madame de Vascalles' brain and Smirk and Tremaine on the run from the hyper-efficient Commander Molstrop of the Metropolitan Police, the fate of the free world hangs by a thread.
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Dracula - The Final Countdown by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 35. Chorus. Very flexible cast, with a mixture of speaking and non-speaking parts, opportunities for doubling and opportunities for changing the gender of some of the characters.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comic and melodramatic retelling of Bram Stoker's story as a full-length play for kids. Sets can be relatively simple, but a fair number of props are required - coffins, that sort of thing.
SynopsisSolicitor Jonathan Harker finds himself despatched to Transylvania to sort out a property deal for a mysterious Dr. Acula. On arrival, Harker realises that that he has been the victim of a misprint, but he is so charmed by his welcome that he fails to realise that he has become something of a prisoner. Harker's plight is made more acute by the attentions of the Brides of Dracula, a voracious trio, who appear to have less than honourable intentions. With the improbable assistance of Dracula's servant, Igoretta, Harker escapes and returns to England, where, shortly afterwards, his fiancé finds herself in the company of a mysterious foreign gentleman. Little does she realise what is at stake...
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The End of the Rainbow by Geoff Bamber
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  Production by Transylvania College, Romania, won 8 awards (including Best Show - Primary Section) in National School English Drama Festival 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids.
SynopsisIt is a well-known fact that at the end of every rainbow there is a pot of gold placed there by a leprechaun. Thus the appearance of a rainbow presents a pair of inept robbers with a chance of easy pickings. They simply have to find the pot of gold before anyone else turns up to collect it. Unfortunately their efforts are frustrated by a succession of inconvenient visitors getting in the way. Ultimately, however, the arrival of a real live leprechaun confirms that they are, for once, in the right place at the right time. If only it were that simple
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Exit Stage Left by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Characters are all high school students.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy for high-school-aged actors. Simple set.
SynopsisA high school drama group arrive to rehearse a play. Their teacher, Mrs Finnegan, is indisposed so one of the group takes over the session. His efforts to conduct things seriously are undermined by his cast and the possibility of Mrs Finnegan being a serial killer.
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The Farmer and the Charuba Seeds by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort contemporary fable for children. No set requirements. A few simple props. Designed to be played on its own or as part of a broader entertainment.
SynopsisA farmer tries to eke out a living from the land, whilst everyone around him believes that they know better.
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