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Androcles et Leo by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 23. Chorus. Most of the characters are written male (even the lion), for reasons of historical verisimilitude. Don't let that put you off.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort drama (played for comedy) in which the protagonists speak Latin and the narrators, where necessary, translate.
SynopsisThe optimistic story of the slip-away slave meeting the limping lion - with a side-order of the private life of Emperor Claudius.
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Anniversary at Camelot by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleLight-hearted one-act Arthurian romp for kids.
SynopsisKing Arthur and Guinevere plan to give each other a novel present to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. They delegate the task to various knights who must encounter magical forces to complete the task.
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The Art of Nero by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. All written male (on the grounds of history), but that isn't essential to the plot.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRoman romp for kids. Single location (preferably decorated according to the taste of the emperor Nero).
SynopsisAs Nero constructs the Golden House amongst the Ashes of burnt Rome, three friends hatch a plot to end the tyranny and, more importantly, the dreadful singing, acting, poetry and painting of the mad emperor. Sadly, Nero's 'Art' defeats them all.
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The Axe Of Albion by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Various parts can be doubled and played by m or f.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy suitable for school age or youth performers, minimal set required.
SynopsisAn original storyline in which King Arthur is suffering some unfortunate disappearances - his favourite crown, the round table... Then comes news that the fabled Axe of Albion has been stolen from the cave wherein it rests, and doom must befall the whole kingdom. The quest is on!
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Botany Bother by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. Gerald, Geoffrey and Aloysius are written male, but need not be - well, give or take the beard. There are six speaking parts amongst the natives, but there could be many more chanting parts, if you happen to have a spare chorus of natives to hand.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. The majority of characters speak a hitherto undiscovered language. (Fortunately, the script contains a glossary.)
SynopsisA pair of intrepid botanical collectors have an unfortunate encounter with the local inhabitants.
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A Brief History Of The Ancient Olympic Games by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. Most of the characters are written male (it was a requirement for the athletes!) but don't let that stop you from casting it how you like.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for kids. An educational piece sprinkled with a good deal of light comedy.
SynopsisAn inspirational dramatic presentation using the creation of the original Olympic Games as a vehicle for bringing history and mythology to life.
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A Briefer History Of The Ancient Olympic Games by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 18. Chorus. Two narrating roles, four other speaking roles, one wailing role and various silent demonstrators of athletic prowess. (The strong silent types are written male, but nobody will mind if they aren't.)
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen minute play for kids. An educational piece sprinkled with a good deal of light comedy. (As you might deduce from the title, this is a cut-down version of 'A Brief History of the Ancient Olympic Games'.
SynopsisA short inspirational dramatic presentation using the creation of the original Olympic Games as a vehicle for bringing history and mythology to life.
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Everything All Right, Sir? by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus. The characters are largely adults (with a few children), but intended to be played by a school group.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy (of a broad-brush, knock-about kind), set in a restaurant.
SynopsisIt's opening night at Jolyon's, a new restaurant. Jolyon and Leo are hoping for some customers, but they get a lot more than they bargained for, with a grumpy couple, the family from Hell, a paranoid man who hides under a table... In the end they're relieved to see a Policeman.
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The Golden Touch - And Other Tales by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 54. Chorus. Apart from the Narrators there are 52 separate parts (25M, 26F), but more usefully there are 34 major parts (19M, 15F)
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of dramatized Greek myths told in a light hearted and highly accessible form, bringing the tales to life.
SynopsisThe stories of Phaethon, King Midas (he of the golden touch, but also the ass's ears), the origins of winter, Echo and Narcissus, Erysichthon, Minerva and Arachne and finally Pygmalion and the Statue.
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Health and Safety by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. The characters - a schoolmaster and three boys - are written male, but need not be. They also need not be played by actors of appropriate age - it is, after all, a send-up.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch. No set and no props - which is really the point of the sketch!
SynopsisA cautious schoolmaster is keeping the Health and Safety bods happy by holding cricket practice with not bat, no ball and no netting. And all this practice is for the match next Saturday, where just to be extra safe, there'll be no opposing team...
It is, of course, Health and Safety gone mad.
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