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The Allergic Audience by Joan Greening
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 46 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two-hander one act comedy with a single theatre setting.
SynopsisAspiring actress Pandora is resting at the moment (a permanent state for her), and has volunteered to run front of house in a small theatre where she encounters Barbara, the regular front of house manager. The show is ‘At Home with Charlotte’, a ghastly historically inaccurate portrayal of Charlotte Bronte. No-one turns up so the lack of audience gives the women plenty of time to explore their likes and prejudices.
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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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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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Birthright by Christine Steenfeldt
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play in a single setting.
SynopsisAn original storyline suggesting a question mark over Shakespeare's birthplace in a short dramatic comedy, with a twisting plot!
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Blind Date, Inc. by Gerald P. Murphy
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA series of linked comedy sketches. Simple set - two tables, four chairs.
SynopsisA series of couples meet for the first time, introduced by Blind Date Inc.
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Catch As Catch Can by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play, in a single set. A comedy, which is not what one expects from Othello.
SynopsisAn alternative history of Othello, playing with our preconceptions of Shakespeare's characters. A worldly wise Iago is giving advice about women to a distraught Cassio, who cannot bear to see Desdemona married to Othello. But Iago's wife seems to be openly flirting with the General, and Desdemona isn't happy...
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Deception by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play freely adapted from Plautus’ The Menaechmi (which, in turn inspired Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors)
SynopsisWhen a pair of twins are seperated as children, one is discovered by his brother ten years later, leading a tangled life of love and deceit in a far-off town. This play forms act one of Doppelganger by the same author.
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Disguise by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA modern comedic reworking of The Siena Academy's Gl'ingannati, the principal source for Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.
SynopsisA twin sister disguises herself as a boy to get the man she loves, only to find that when her identical twin brother shows up, he is mistaken for her. This play forms act two of Doppelganger by the same author.
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Don't Mention the Dream by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Single set, modern realism, character, explores approaches to staging Shakespeare. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's the annual meeting of the Drama Society, but they're a bit thin on the ground this year. Will Russell get his way and produce a period 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' or will Lucy put a spanner in the works?
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A Fifty-Minute Cymbeline by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. Thre are 29 speaking roles (with considerable doubling possible), plus a non-speaking chorus with plenty of roles on offer!
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline', with the original text cut down to 50 minutes or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisPosthumus Leonatus has married Imogen, daughter of Cymbeline, the King of Britain, without permission. That gets Posthumus banished, leaving Imogen behind. Meanwhile, the King's second wife is trying to engineer her son's route to the throne. An Italian braggart causes a rift between Posthumus and Imogen, and with Cybeline's court in disarray, the Romans mount an invasion. How then can the kingdom be saved?
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