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Alekhine's Greatest Defeat by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. Chorus. The characters include Ramanujan Varadachary, an old Indian story-teller - a sutradhari, as he is called in Indian drama tradition and his younger self in the 1920s. The (non-speaking) chorus comprises student chess players in 1920s Paris.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Split-stage set, simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame One in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Varadachary, the story teller, relates how he witnessed Russian Grand Master Alexander Alekhine fall in love whilst losing a chess match in Paris to a beautiful student.
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All By Myself by Robert Scott
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  Performances by The Chelford Players won best senior play at Chelford Drama Festival & best Senior Actor in the role of "Ashworth" at Chelford Drama Festival and Adjudicator's award at Wilmslow Guild One Act play Festival 2016
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four characters may be M or F
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with no specific set.
SynopsisSeven years alone on an island after his shipwreck have driven Larry to the edge of sanity, but that's nothing compared to the shock of discovering he's not - and never has been - alone!
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All in the Past by Wendy Ash
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four on-stage characters and an offstage voice (belonging to an undertaker).
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act revenge drama, single set.
SynopsisTrevor suffered at the hands of bullies Jim and Mike at school. Now in his forties he contacts them again and wreaks his revenge. The catalyst for his plan is the death of his partner which adds a surprising and poignant finale.
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Artists Anonymous by John Passadino
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Ralph's mother is an offstage voice and could, conceivably, be a recording. The pizza deliverer is silent and compatible with whatever gender range is open to the producer!
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single set. A sharp script with some interesting characters and real emotion in it.
SynopsisThree long-serving writers meet up for their weekly writing meeting. Will this be the one where they finally crack the winning formula, or just the one where Ralph, living in his parent's basement again after his latest marriage break up, cracks? That was a lousy sentence, but this time they think they've come up with a winner... they'll fake the death of one of the writing team and use the publicity to sell a story at last! But who will get the chop for the sake of success?
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As They Like It by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA light one act drama with a 17th Century Inn setting.
SynopsisWilliam Shakespeare is struggling to get the approval of his company, who are adamant that the first draft of the 'Scottish Play' is lacking in a number of key characters. His friends are quite persuasive and he is encouraged by barmaid Meg. So the bard relents and the play - as we now know it - is born.
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Backstaged by Geoff Parker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy (with appropriate adult language and themes) set on a stage before and during a performance.
SynopsisAn irreverent and long serving crew of set builders are becoming ever more frustrated with an indecisive director and lead actor whose continual requests for changes leads them to disrupt his big scenes. Meanwhile the men have to deal with the arrival of Fran a new recruit to the team - horror of horrors - a woman!
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Badly Drawn by Alan Robinson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. There are two on-stage speaking characters, two offstage voices and four masked cartoon characters - products of the cartoonists imagination!
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort, intreguing, one-act play, dealing with events of a psychological nature. Single, minimal set.
SynopsisSpectre has taken Saskia. Where and why, she can't be sure. As he recounts his tale of shattered dreams, stolen ideas and cursed cartoons, Saskia begins to realise the lines that he draws run parallel to her own and soon both are on a collision course to meltdown.
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The Bright and Shiny Radio Show [Family Edition] by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 55. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!] Which could be increased with addition of musical numbers between sketches.
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 23 sketches suitable for either a radio show or a stage revue. (Thre are sound effects, but no props or set requirments listed.) This edition is [in the opinion of the writers] suitable for a family audience.
SynopsisA comedy collection, which includes a number of very problematic job interviews, investigations into the difficulties of being a snake, a homing pigeon or an insect, various unlikely television and radio shows and the inevitable doctor's sketch.
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The Bright and Shiny Radio Show [Robust Edition] by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 61. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!] Which could be increased with addition of musical numbers between sketches.
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 26 sketches suitable for either a radio show or a stage revue. (There are sound effects, but no props or set requirements listed.) This 'robust' edition has three more sketches and a few more rude words than the family edition.
SynopsisA comedy collection, which includes a number of very problematic job interviews, investigations into the difficulties of being a snake, a homing pigeon or an insect, unlikely various television and radio shows and the inevitable doctor's sketch, along with a couple of running gags.
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Chess as Felony by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame Ten in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Convicts Claude Bloodgood and Ram Varadachary take a train with their guard to a chess tournament, but on the train they play a game for high stakes.
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