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The Great Outdoors by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 16 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act drama with a single (older teenage boy's bedroom) setting.
SynopsisSet in the future, we see the consequences of the present-day trend of young people retreating to a virtual world, brought to life in this acerbic look at how society may develop into an Orwellian world.
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Hamlet auf Deutsch by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. As usual with Shakespeare, the characters are predominantly male. Of course, casting against gender is open to the production.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet aimed at students learning German. To enable such a short version, a narrator sets the scenes. All speeches, including narration, in German (but directions in English).
SynopsisEinige verk├╝rzte Szenen auf Deutsch von Shakespeares Hamlet.
A ghost walks the ramparts of Elsinore castle demanding revenge. Hamlet's uncle has siezed the throne. Will Hamlet take arms against a sea of troubles?
Sein oder Nichtsein - Das ist hier die Frage.
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An Inclusive Joke by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort sketch. A sort of dry meta-humour - playing on jokes, stereotypes and global inclusivity.
SynopsisAn Englishman, an American, and a Russian walk into a pub and attempt to have a laugh...
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Job for the Boy by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. All three protagonists are written male (as so many politicians are), but need not be played that way.
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch. Single set requiring just a desk, a chair and a bin.
SynopsisThe election results are in and it looks like Marcus will be Prime Minister, but he'll need another party to make sure, so he'll have to offer Chancellor of the Exchequer to Gilbert. Which is bad news for Barnabas, because he so wanted to be Chancellor..
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A New Job For The Wicked One by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. As you might expect from the title, one of the characters is a bit of a devil. The other is Mr Shufflebotham, but it could equally be Mrs Shufflebotham.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy sketch set in a job centre.
SynopsisJust another regular day in the Little Noddingsbury Jobcentre - or so it seemed. Now Mr Shufflebotham has a very peculiar client - Satan himself has come up from the realms of Hades and is looking for a new job.
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Nothing Exciting In Little Noddingsbury by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. All the characters are written male, but could easily be changed (although female bank robbers are an under-represented minority).
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleVery short comedy play (or a long sketch) with a single set - the minimum necessary to indicate a bank.
SynopsisTwo bank robbers hold up a small town bank - only to find that the clerk and manager are a little more relaxed than they were expecting.
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Now Is Not The Time by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Death, War, Pestilence and Famine, and Mr. and Mrs Lamb - a couple from Yorkshire.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwelve-minute comedy skit. Single set (though the location is largely conveyed through dialogue).
SynopsisA couple are trying to get their guest house ready for a party of four when four horsemen arrive. The Four Horsemen. The couple have to explains that they've no vacancies and the End of the World simply isn't convenient at this moment in time...
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Office Routine by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Two on-stage characters plus a few more off-stage screams and howls than you might expect from the average office.
Run TimeAround 9 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbsurdist comedy sketch in which the bizarre is treated as part of the daily grind of office life.
SynopsisA couple of employees discuss the various shortcomings of other members of staff, plus the annoyance of trying to get through a day's work despite distractions like bank robberies, tiger attacks and people falling out of the building.
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Parallelodram by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play providing acting challenges and philosophical insight!
SynopsisThe stage is divided into two parallel universes, the left reflecting the right. On both sides, four students discuss multiverse theory and, through a series of minor choices and actions, the two universes gradually diverge, affecting the relationship of mathemetician Rainier and his girlfriend Anna.
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Phone for Dinner by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy sketch. A modern comedy of telephone manners.
SynopsisTerry has invited three of his old school friends over for a reunion dinner, but the evening is interrupted when each of the friends receives a phone call.
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