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Being Rose by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Requires 5 actresses of varying ages to play the title character. Every male character is intended to be played by the same actor, and every female character (aside from Rose) by the same actress.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA powerful one act play with various settings.
SynopsisRose looks back on her life from old age but as we see her memories replayed before us, differences emerge between her stories and reality. As her confusion increases, a doctor's diagnosis explains all. In this emotional look at the devastating effects of dementia, Rose is able to recollect momentous emotional events in her life which are vividly and evocatively played out on stage.
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Bill & Ben by Richard James
Performance by Tiger Theatrical Productions won Best Comedy and Best Actor at the 2014 Spelthorne and Runneymede drama festival.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play - a two hander involving playwrights.
SynopsisBen Jonson is spending his last day in his condemned cell, after killing an actor in a duel. He has a surprise visitor - William Shakespeare, who comes to plead with him to perform a 'neck-verse' - reciting a Psalm, that may save him from the noose. But what does Shakespeare have to gain?
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Blood On Canvas by Richard James
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  Performance by Teignmouth Players reached the quarter finals of the South Devon Drama festival 2017 and picked-up a best actress award.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA tense one act thriller with a single (art gallery) setting.
SynopsisArtist Maddie is beginning to establish herself as a successful artist, but her studio and gallery are situated in a remote area and a killer is apparently on the loose. When art collector Stella arrives, it becomes clear that one of them is the killer. The tension rises inexorably... to the shocking final denouement.
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The Death of Sherlock Holmes by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single set.
SynopsisHolmes and Watson must act fast to prevent the theft of a famous diamond and safeguard the economy of the Austrian Empire. But does Holmes mean to get shot by Watson? Will the Great Detective survive?
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The Dreaming by Richard James
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  Performance by Maidenhead Drama Guild won Best Play and Best Actor at the Henley Drama Festival, 2017.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. The characters are written male, but could be either.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, suitable for a bare stage presentation.
SynopsisTwo men find themselves in a featureless room, with no memory of how they arrived there, or even who they are. Their only clues come from scraps of paper on the floor, that seem to mirror words they have spoken. Can it be true that they're just characters in an unwritten play?
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The End of the Pier by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Three generations - target ages, 20, early 40s and early 60s. (Whilst this is intended to be played 'to age', it might be within the compass of the older echelons of a youth theatre group.)
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Single set (enough to suggest the location).
SynopsisAn exploration of the relationships and struggles of three generations of women. Cynthia has experienced a betrayal that changes her life dramatically and her daughter Mandy is determined to stay strong and pull her family back together. Billie, Mandy's daughter, is preparing to leave for university but has a secret to reveal before she goes.
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I Am Hamlet by Richard James
Performance by Portree ADS won the Wakefield Quaich Award for Presentation, Scottish One Act Festival, 2011, Performance by Thurso Players won Best Play award at the SCDA One Act Play Festival, 2012,
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy thriller, single bare-stage set.
SynopsisAn amateur actor auditions for the lead role in a local production of Hamlet. There is some fun to be had as the director puts him through his acting paces, but slowly we learn that the actor has more in common with the Prince of Denmark than meets the eye...
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Indian Summer by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single set. A brief romance set against the background of the Indian Mutiny.
SynopsisAmid the uprising against the East India Company in the 1850s, Clara has commissioned a portrait - to closely resemble Botticelli's 'Birth Of Venus', but depicting her as an old woman. The Artist, Nathanial, arrives with his canvas and oils, and they share the last moments of an Indian Summer together.
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Moving On by Richard James
Performance by Little Acorn Productions won the Adjudicator's Award, Leicestershire One Act Play Festival, 2010.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn excellent three-handed, single-set one-act play on the subject of bereavement.
SynopsisAngela is packing up her things to move out of the house she raised her children in. Though her husband has been dead for a year, she hasn't come to terms with losing him.
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The Nth Degree by Richard James
Production by PADOS awarded the Certificate of Merit (adult performers), Greater Manchester Drama Federation one-act play festival 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleConfrontational - or challenging, depending on your viewpoint - one-act play, single prison room set. Contains intolerance.
SynopsisIn a fundamentalist religious state, a news reporter arranges a confrontation between two prisoners and the couple who prosecuted them for offences against their faith.
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