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Don't Bury The Banjo by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Five speaking roles and two non-speaking pallbearers.
Run TimeAround 130 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama - with comedy and pathos - with a single kitchen/store room setting.
SynopsisRuth Thwaites is preparing for her husband's funeral, and is delighted her son Jake has come home for it. But Jake's life in the big city isn't all he's made it out to be, and his 'friend' Roiseen has tracked him down to break some big news.
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It's Business As Usual by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Eight on-stage characters and an off-stage voice.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull length comedy play, largely set in the office of a pie making company. (A couple of scenes elsewhere which could be created without separate sets.)
SynopsisPlover's Pies may be in financial trouble. Certainly the bank want a closer look at the books, but the man they send has a few useful ideas for the business, if Percy Plover can drag his attention away from golf and his new secretary.
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Joe Briggs-Widower by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 170 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Single farmhouse kitchen set.
SynopsisJoe Briggs, widowed five years previously, breeds pigs on a hill farm. He lives with his only daughter Kate, a single schoolteacher. His farm-worker is Vincent who is also unmarried and who has lived in a tied cottage since he was a boy. Joe's elder sister, the many times wed Gertrude, keeps the financial records. The pig industry is in a downturn and against Joe's wishes Gertrude employs Lesley Jardine, a business consultant for advice. This results in Liz Ryan co-owner of Ryan's Country Foods Ltd, coming to the farm. Having planned on living a quiet life, Joe is thrust into a world he doesn't understand. His business is unprofitable, he has a failed relationship and there are plans to construct a wind farm on his land.
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Natterjack by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Rod is an off-stage voice and therefore might be doubled or recorded.
Run TimeAround 150 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play - at its heart, a drama of practical politics, but leavened with plenty of comedy.
SynopsisA shed by a river has become home to a tramp. When he discovers that plans to build a bridge put his home under threat, he engages with politicians, engineers and a barrister. Chaos ensues, and a visit from the Minister for Transport spectacularly fails to improve the situation.
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Right Move by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Four parts are offstage voices. Gill and Jack are on stage for most of the show, but there are never more than an additional 1M, 1F with them, hence it could be done by 4, though this might be a little frantic!
Run TimeAround 123 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedy in three acts.
SynopsisGill and Jack are adjusting to their new home, but with most of their furniture still undelivered, it's not easy. And the phone doesn't work. And their neighbours are strange. Not to mention the dead body in the cellar...
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Starting All Over by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 111 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length play with a single setting.
SynopsisDaisy and Roz share a house in the country - since Roz's latest husband died and Daisy's divorce. But Daisy's daughter still wants her parents to reunite. The pair struggle to find their place in the community and the wider world... with an unexpected ending?
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Up, Up and Away by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. In addition to the four on-stage characters, there are four off-stage voices. Two male, two female. (These might be recorded but some sections would probably be better live.
Run TimeAround 84 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play with drama, emotion and humour. Contains mild swearing. Multiple locations, but achieved by lighting and a few props.
SynopsisIt all starts with the funeral - although to the grieving widows, Elsie and Mary, this seems a bit final. But, from their new vantage point, James and Clifford find that they are able to look down, as well as look back. However, it's looking forward that gives them the most concern...
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The W.I. Blues by John Peel
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 125 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama - with plenty of comedy to lighten the darkness!
SynopsisGrace is hosting an unofficial WI meeting to discuss the threat to the local organisation by 'the wrong sort of people' in the village. Unfortunately, it turns out that her husband isn't just out for the evening - he's gone for good.
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