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After The Flags And Bands by Allan Williams
Production by Offshoots won Best Play, Best Actress & Technical Excellence Award at the Anglesey Drama Festival 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn all female cast, one act drama - with a single (church hall during World War One) setting.
SynopsisThroughout the First World War we follow the women left at home, through letters and monologues, as their good companionship helps them cope with the devastating events on the Western Front.
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Call To Duty by Nettie Baskcomb Brown
The original production won the Five Counties and Mercia division trophies and was a semi-finalist in 2014 All England Theatre Festival, winning adjudicator's award for excellence.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 31. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 54 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAward winning One Act play for youth theatre with various (simple) settings.
SynopsisSam is bored by his school history and drama lessons about the First World War, but through his brother's console games, he learns more than he expected.
The play vividly brings to life the bravery of ordinary soldiers who fought in World War One by merging modern virtual war games with the shocking reality of the WW1 trenches and using comedy and tragedy to take actors and audiences on an emotional, thought provoking journey.
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Cowards by Stephen Gillard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Four principal male roles plus one female cameo. All other roles can be doubled.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length drama set at the front during World War One (a cell block and General Haig’s office). Contains appropriately placed adult language.
SynopsisSixteen-year-old Private Harry Blaydon stands accused of cowardice and faces execution by firing squad. He is mentored by old sweat Sarge who acts as a father figure for him. Harry's predicament is compared with the situation General Douglas Haig finds himself in as their destinies play out.
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Entrenched by Samantha Lierens
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA song is suggested to be sung and accompanied on piano at beginning and end the performance. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length play, divided into three acts, with many short scenes in different locations.
SynopsisA re-telling of a true story about Elsie Knocker and her friend Mairi Chisholm, who were instrumental in establishing and maintaining a hospital, close to the front line at Ypres during the First World War. They were both awarded the Military Medal, were decorated by the Belgian King, and probably became the most photographed women of their time. This play follows them from their first meeting to the irrevocable breakdown of their friendship in 1919.
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The Hunter And The Hunted by JPS Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Two non-speaking roles.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length, emotive drama, set during the First World War.
SynopsisA hunting party on General Franklin-Davies' Scottish estate in the early years of World War One, poignantly and dramatically presages events that the party are to experience in the trenches.
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Keeping Up Appearances by Elizabeth Bell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play set in Dora Irvine's kitchen during the First World War.
SynopsisSet in the early years of the Great War the play poignantly examines the devastating effects the war had on the womenfolk left at home whilst their loved ones were fighting and dying.
Based on JM Barrie's two-act play 'The Old Lady Shows Her Medals' (first performed 7th April 1917).
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Leaving Tommy by Mark Seaman
Winner of seven awards during original 2005 production, including 3 festival awards (Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire) for best original script.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, set in a prison cell during the first world war. (Minimal set requirements.)
SynopsisA young man has been tried and found guilty of cowardice and desertion at the front during World War One, and awaits his death by firing squad. He is visited by the army Chaplain, a Captain who hears about his reasons for joining up and what really happened on the front line.
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Merry Christmas Fritz by Geoff Parker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act dramatic monologue set in a World War One hospital.
SynopsisA soldier, seriously wounded in the early part of the Great War, relates the horrific experiences which brought him to his hospital bed and his hopes for the future, sadly to be thwarted by events to come.
(The dramatisation allows Tommy to know a little more about the details of the strategy of the First World War generals than he would have known, but not as much as we know with hindsight.)
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O, What A Lovers' War! by Karen Ince
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Optional numbers of non-speaking women and soldiers.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama, evoking times of the First World War, in various settings.
SynopsisA story of love during the Great War, told through a series of vignettes, looking at the Home Front through the lives of two families from different social classes - for whom the conflict has parallel effects.
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Over the Top by Geoff Parker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort drama set in a First World War trench.
SynopsisAs a seasoned sergeant and a young recruit wait for the signal to go over the top they console each other about the position they are in. A sharp reminder of the folly of war with a very surprising ending.
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