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The Corruption of Patience Undercroft by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four on-stage characters and an off-stage voice (that could be recorded).
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern pastiche of a Victorian melodrama (the same ingredients, but playing-up the comedy, rather than the Victorian sentimentality). Designed for a black-box set. Could easily be played as part of a Music Hall evening.
SynopsisDuring a village celebration for Queen Victoria's jubilee, sweet, innocent Patience Undercroft has ventured out to a barn, summoned by a note from an admirer. She is hoping that it comes from her childhood sweetheart, Victor Knightly. Little does she know that it is the wicked Squire Grimly Blackheart who lies in wait...
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The Angry Doctor by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Perkins is written male but could be either. The doctor sounds male, but also could be either.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch. Single set (a desk to represent a doctor's surgery). Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisAn anxious patient meets a doctor whose bedside manner is, to say the least, unusual.
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The Bag Ladies by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Three ladies somewhat beyond the first flush of youth.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch. (Three old ladies, one park bench, lots of bags, one mild swearword.)
From the Laughter Lines collection.
SynopsisA pause on a shopping trip with plenty of opportunity for misunderstanding.
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Over the Top by Geoff Parker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort drama set in a First World War trench.
SynopsisAs a seasoned sergeant and a young recruit wait for the signal to go over the top they console each other about the position they are in. A sharp reminder of the folly of war with a very surprising ending.
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At the Gates of Valhalla by tlc Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen-minute comedy play. Single set (a reception desk and three chairs). Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA group of Vikings arrive on the threshold of the afterlife, expecting quaffing and carousing and more enjoyment than they get from a single Valkyrie with a clipboard...
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Audition Anxiety by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short comedy sketch.
SynopsisLoretta is late for her audition, but worse than that, there are no other members of the theatre group left! Can she audition for the director anyway? Her performance is certainly memorable.
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The Cautionary Tale of Humpty Dumpty by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus. No specific gender requirement.
Run TimeAround 2 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA rhyming comedy monologue, with no set requirement.
SynopsisThe bullying Humpty Dumpty meets his deserved end, as the narrator reveals how he - or she - pushed him off the wall and describes the subsequent rejoicing.
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A Fairy Trial by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic courtroom sketch.
SynopsisWe are all entitled to a fair trial. Nursery rhyme characters get a fairy trial. In this case, Wee Willy Winkie is in the dock for indecency and causing a public nuisance. (Something like that.) His future looks bleak, but things look up when a prosecution witness goes to pieces. Without Humpty, is there a case against Wee Willie? Can the prosecution or defence sway the jury - played by the audience?
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Two Farmers by Damian Trasler & David Lovesy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Both characters are farmers, hence the title. (Could be male or female.)
Run TimeAround 5 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort sketch with no set and no props (give or take an implicit farm gate!)
SynopsisTwo farmers converse! A thinly disguised string of dreadful farmyard-related jokes!
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Across The Road by Peter Lancaster Walker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort sketch. Single set. Several domestic props - at least at the start of the play.
SynopsisMary and Henry are having a quiet afternoon at home, when Mary spots some strange goings on next door. It's a pity she doesn't keep a better eye on her own house...
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