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Acting, It’s Not Plumbing… by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act character comedy - set in a theatre workshop, so there's scope for over-acting! Single set - a village hall! Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJill is running a drama workshop in the community centre, but is it really just for the benefit of those taking part? Whatever her motivation, Paul, Amy, Chelsea, Bob, Sandra and Fay are having a whale of a time.
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The Affairs At Meddler's Top by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA hilarious comic spoof of a murder mystery, set in the 1920s. (Two acts - but relatively short.)
SynopsisA country house weekend is organised with a view to trapping a thief. Various tangled affairs are revealed, leading up to a murder.
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Alice And The Cold Case by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 68 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two act detective drama (that could be played out in one).
SynopsisA detective on administrative leave and a reporter with everything to prove have to team up to solve a cold case that no one really cares about. The only question is whether it will make their careers, or end them.
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Angel of Happiness by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 68 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two-act comedy, liberally adapted from Moliere’s ‘Tartuffe’.
SynopsisWhen Oliver had a nervous breakdown, Angelo was there to help him. But now that he’s Oliver’s guru, does Angelo really have Oliver’s best interests at heart? Why’s he trying to seduce Oliver’s wife, and break up his daughter’s romance?
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Any Colour But Red by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus. Fourteen on-stage characters (including a detective written male, but playable by either gender) and an offstage female voice.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!] The original production took 50 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleComedy whodunnit with adult themes. Two almost identical kitchen sets!
SynopsisWhen Jim and Jani hold an Open Morning to sell their house, a mix-up in arrangements sends them some extremely unusual prospective buyers, some with bizarre expectations. Twenty-four hours later, the house has become a crime scene and the police need the help of the neighbours, Fred and Molly.
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A Bench In The Park by Robin Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy thriller.
SynopsisJoe's bed is a park bench, which - during the day, is used by a number of seemingly unconnected people. As conversations unfold, their relationships with each other and with Joe take a surprising twist.
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Bill by Janice Sampson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy structured in two act (but on the boundary between one-act and full-length in run-time). Contains swearing. Multiple settings, but with minimal set requirements.
SynopsisA multi-strand story that introduces us to five separate characters in the first act, then draws all their tales together in the second: Bill with his knee-replacement, David mourning his lost mother, Audrey arrested for her Fancy Dress Brawl, Rita marrying again and Constance trying a new exercise routine.
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A Brief Encounter with Murder by Peter John Cooper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Jones the Carpet is written female, but could be either.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbsurd comedy. Single livingroom set.
SynopsisA restful holiday in a 1940s themed holiday home becomes a bizarre murder mystery as Mother goes missing with a bearded fisherman and a fat vicar lies dead in the front room. Was it the Rat Catcher, the Carpet Fitter or the French Dressmaker? And who is the Man with the Big Hammer?
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Chip Off The Old Block by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play structured in three acts (but in length on the boundary between one-act and full-length plays) with one (kitchen/diner) set.
SynopsisWhen Katie decides to enlist the makers of a television programme to trace her birth Father, it has implications beyond her own family, which no one could have foreseen.
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Christmas At Petersburg by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. One of the characters has the same surname as the author. This is not entirely coincidental.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with two original scores. Additional excerpts from Christmas carols could be used at the discretion of the production.
StyleHistorical drama, exporing some of the depths of the American Civil War.
SynopsisThe Confederates have been besieged at the railhead of Petersberg for months, reducing food, clothing and ammunition to the barest minimum. Into this desperate situation, on Christmas Eve, come two young girls from opposite sides of the war, each looking for a lost and injured father.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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