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Baby Sparklers by Frank Gibbons
Performance by Palace Players won the Orkney District SCDA one act play festival 2015 and picked-up the Best Moment in Theatre trophy in the Scottish finals.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. The characters are aged 7 to 9, but are intended to be played by adults or teenagers.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act nostalgic comedy play with a single - bonfire - set. An evocation of children growing-up in an industiral town in the 1970s.
Revised 2011 to shorten it slightly to a length suitable for one-act play festivals.
SynopsisNovember 4th 1970 - a time for learning to swear, a time for discovering friendship, and a time for earning respect.
Armed with dustbin lids and iron railings, Rachel, Susan and Tommy are prepared to guard their modest bonfire pile against an expected raid by the dreaded Dawson twins. But an even greater danger threatens to engulf them when a member of the group is lured away by the Firework Man.
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Bat Out Of Heaven by Frank Gibbons
Short-listed in the Drama Association of Wales Competition 2008.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Characters are a mix of teenagers and two generations of adults. Could be played by such a mix, or possibly by a youth theatre group. Four table tennis players appear for opening and closing mimes. (The doctor is written male, but could be female.)
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA powerful one-act drama, well-told, treating the central theme sensitively but without excessive sentimentality. Multiple locations but designed for very simple staging.
SynopsisJessie is the favoured daughter, getting perhaps too much of Mum's interest in her Table Tennis efforts. Her brother is jealous, and things take a turn for the worse when Jessie is diagnosed with leukaemia. Her Mum must admit that she is adopted, and so her brother Rob cannot be a marrow donor. Rob sets out on a quest to find a donor sibling.
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Bill and Ben the Twilight Men by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Characters with playing ages from thirties to sixties.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act comedy, single set (lounge bar of a village pub). Contains mild swearing and Lancashire accents.
SynopsisBill is a curmudgeonly barman who nurses a desperate love for the landlady, Rose, but she's being courted by out-of-towner Ben, a suave, rich man. But a new guest at the pub, a spate of burglaries and the local copper's inventions combine to turn Bill's fortunes around.
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Get Staffed by Frank Gibbons
Cyril V Hines Trophy (Outstanding Actress) awarded to Stella Hutchinson playing Gaynor in the Droylsden Little Theatre's production, GMDF one-act festival, 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Eight on-stage characters (with playing ages of 18 to 25) and an offstage Australian female voice.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comical farce. Single (hotel reception) set.
SynopsisIt's opening day for the newest Buzz Hotel, but things are not going well. Their first diners have come down with suspected food poisoning, and their only room booking is probably a hoax - surely it's not the real Kylie Minogue?
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In the Mood by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (café) setting.
SynopsisJeanie's little café is struggling to survive and a pending family problem could easily prove to be the last straw. Also, her apparent reluctance to tackle issues such as poor hygiene, inferior cooking, power supply malfunctions and a mischievous deaf cat isn't helping the situation.
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The Joy of Socks by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA poignant one act comedy with a single (pub yard) setting.
SynopsisGeoff longs to be reunited with his two sons, Mary wants her own house in the country and Barry yearns to travel around the world. However, they are homeless and living rough on the streets. They have nothing but their memories, their dreams and each other.
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Laughter Lines by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 38. No chorus. Most of the characters are adults in middle age or older. Some of the women are intended to be played by men (in gossipy, unglamorous middle-aged drag).
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 18 comedy sketches (ranging in duration from 2 minutes to ten minutes). Few set requirements (although one sketch takes place in and around a bed). There are a couple of mild swearwords buried in there somewhere.
SynopsisSketches about life, death, relationships and cream cakes.
Most of the sketches are available individually. (The collection allows the set to be purchased at a discount to the sum of the individual components.)
There is no particular order to the sketches, but there are occasional common themes.
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Tinkling on the Piano by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy.
SynopsisA group of older people share a lounge in a short-stay convalescent home. The situation soon creates lots of questions, not least who is secretly tinkling on the piano and why is poor Snowy the cat blamed for all the mishaps?
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