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The Corruption of Patience Undercroft by Stuart Ardern
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four on-stage characters and an off-stage voice (that could be recorded).
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern pastiche of a Victorian melodrama (the same ingredients, but playing-up the comedy, rather than the Victorian sentimentality). Designed for a black-box set. Could easily be played as part of a Music Hall evening.
SynopsisDuring a village celebration for Queen Victoria's jubilee, sweet, innocent Patience Undercroft has ventured out to a barn, summoned by a note from an admirer. She is hoping that it comes from her childhood sweetheart, Victor Knightly. Little does she know that it is the wicked Squire Grimly Blackheart who lies in wait...
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The Jewel Of Lamjung by Richard Ward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus. The cast includes an on-stage sound effects operator.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!] (The original production, including dances, ran to 22 minutes.)
MusicNone.
StyleShort Melodrama with a comedic edge (suitable for inclusion in a Music Hall evening, for example). Set in a regimental ballroom in Nepal in the days of British rule.
SynopsisThe Music Hall Chairman takes us through the action as smooth blackguard Major Ponsonby adds the theft of the jewel of Lamjung to his many dastardly misdemeanours. He is finally undone as, following his daughter's lead, the Colonel sees that Ponsonby really is a cad, a bounder and a disgrace to the regiment.
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The Monkey's Paw by Amy Sutton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Variations of casting could be used with minimal script changes - to enable 2m, 2f.
Run TimeAround 17 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act Victorian-style melodrama, with a single (cottage living room) setting.
SynopsisAdapted from the short story by W. W. Jacobs, this tense thriller brings an eerie atmosphere as tension builds - with the story of a magical monkey's paw brought from the mystic East. The paw's ability to grant wishes is irresistible, but will only end in macabre tragedy.
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The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe adapted Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleStage adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's short (Gothic Horror) story. Single figurative set.
SynopsisLucas takes a homeless man into his home. Convinced the homeless man posesses 'the evil eye', Lucas waits until the dead of night and murders him. Driven mad by guilt and the memory of the evil eye, Lucas is haunted by the homeless man's heart, beating under the floorboards...
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