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According To Rumour by Robert Scott
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Identical (f) twins do not appear onstage together, intended doubling. One offstage megaphone voice could be recorded.
Run TimeAround 96 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA classic full length farce, staged in three acts, with a single set.
SynopsisCarter can't remember exactly what happened last night, but the naked woman is the last person he wants his Mum to find in his flat. And there's the puzzling matter of the bag of money in his fridge... It's a fine tangle to be mixed up in!
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According To Schedule by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 101 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length, good old-fashioned farce. A stand-alone follow-up to According To Rumour
SynopsisNina is keen to show off her fiancé to her sister Pippa and brother Roger. Sadly, Pippa finds him all too familiar, and his mobster parents aren’t much of a hit with the family either
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A Bride In The Hand by Angela Lanyon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length farce with a single setting.
SynopsisWidowed Kate is to marry George and daughter Vickie is doing her best to organise the wedding day, which is becoming more and more frenetic. Best man Eddie is variously mistaken for a delivery man, an electrician and Vickie’s fiancée - but his true identity turns out to be even more bizarre.
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Cracker's Christmas by Jilly McNeil
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act farce with a single (dining room) setting.
SynopsisA typical family Christmas dinner as tensions rise on the arrival of Aunt Delphine who must be kept apart from her sister Aunt Daphne as the two have been estranged since Daphne ‘stole’ Delphine’s boyfriend forty years ago. The family descend into ever decreasing circles until the truth is revealed.
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A Day in the Life by Gary Diamond & Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Wide range of playing ages.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
Style A long one-act (or short full-length) farce. Single set. Contains a small amount of mild swearing and a large amount of fun!
SynopsisA family gather for the reading of a late, but not lamented, step-Father's will. Unsurprisingly, there are surprises in store for the whole bunch.
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The Fat Of The Land by Richard James
20% of the authors royalties from this play will be donated to The Alzheimer's Society.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 93 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length farcical comedy, based upon an idea by Gerry Anderson.
SynopsisSecond son Peter has inherited the crumbling stately pile but none of the money, which has gone to his brother. Peter, faced with the prospect of selling the delapidated home, is determined to restore the house to its former glory. The buyer turns out to be his elder brother Andrew who has designs on turning the ancestral home into his new corporate HQ. Peter makes a last ditch attempt to make the Manor profitable and so Merridale Spa is born, playground of the rich and gullible.
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The Friday Night Radio Play by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Characters are a range of ages, a mixture of adults and teenagers.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy (arguably a light farce), single domestic set.
SynopsisIt's an exciting night for the Branston family. The premier of aspiring writer Geoff's radio play is about to be broadcast and the family is gathered to listen. But just as it is about to start, the fuses blow. To ensure that Grandma is not disappointed, the show must go on...
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I Don’t Think I’ll Be Here Next Christmas by Dawn Cairns
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One character (Laura) appears as an off-stage voice only.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single setting.
SynopsisCantankerous pensioner Jean always spends Christmas with her son John and his wife Sheila. The mutual dislike between Sheila and Jean constantly bubbles under the surface and is reflected in the presents they give each other. Everything threatens to boil over after an incident involving sixpences in the Christmas pudding (and a toenail in the Bombay mix). Fortunately for Sheila, their daughter Laura comes to the rescue. The play features the same characters as You Won't Know I'm Here - though works perfectly well as a standalone piece.
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Just Desserts by Judith Ezekiel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with elements of farce. Two simple settings.
SynopsisSimon and Caroline's plans to renovate and resell an old house are thwarted by elderly sitting tenant, Dorothy. Assuming that the old lady will soon pass away they proceed, only to find that Dorothy is far from death's door. The only solution seems to be to hasten her death by nefarious means, but Dorothy is up to the challenge.
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Last Séance by Herb Hasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 85 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA slick farce with a single domestic set. (Nominally in the USA, but could work in any location.) Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA family-operated séance scam is laid out before us. Attempts to conceal the swindle lead to a number of surprising twists amid frenetic action. The final startling twist of the play reveals to us - and the family - why this must be the last séance.
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