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An Afternoon In September by B.J. Edwards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA drama in two acts (though, with just under an hour's run time - can be performed in one). Touches of tragicomedy and a supernatural element. A simple, multi-functional set.
SynopsisThe residents of an old folks home are all concerned about Morris who is approaching the end. He expresses a final wish which they all contribute to making come true. An out of world experience he encountered during his service in the Royal Navy poignantly repeats itself for him, with the help of a small pebble.
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Angel by Naadir Joseph
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. Chorus. Variable chorus size at Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with various (simple) settings.
SynopsisA moving piece of drama - in which a group of homeless young people are given hope by one of their number, Kevin. His optimism and sense of family brings them courage to face the future.
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Apartment of the Feign by Channing Cornwall
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play (technically in three acts). A drama of personality and disturbance.
SynopsisBert shares his apartment with three imaginary friends who are very real to him. He's visited and then befriended by Liz, who's escaping from her abusive cop boyfriend. Bert's imaginary friends don't like Liz, but Bert falls in love with her. Finally Liz arrives so badly beaten that she dies in Bert's arms. He's arrested for the murder by unsympathetic cops and, at the last, is deserted even by his imaginary friends.
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Baggy Trousers by Gill Medway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 19 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act play.
SynopsisThere's plenty of life left in Sid, although he’s approaching his eightieth birthday. But when Melanie arrives from the Cosy Comfort Care Agency, her blinkered patronising approach forces Sid to re-live scenes from his past. What will it take for Melanie to see - and appreciate - the real man?
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Bat Out Of Heaven by Frank Gibbons
Short-listed in the Drama Association of Wales Competition 2008.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Characters are a mix of teenagers and two generations of adults. Could be played by such a mix, or possibly by a youth theatre group. Four table tennis players appear for opening and closing mimes. (The doctor is written male, but could be female.)
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA powerful one-act drama, well-told, treating the central theme sensitively but without excessive sentimentality. Multiple locations but designed for very simple staging.
SynopsisJessie is the favoured daughter, getting perhaps too much of Mum's interest in her Table Tennis efforts. Her brother is jealous, and things take a turn for the worse when Jessie is diagnosed with leukaemia. Her Mum must admit that she is adopted, and so her brother Rob cannot be a marrow donor. Rob sets out on a quest to find a donor sibling.
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Being Rose by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Requires 5 actresses of varying ages to play the title character. Every male character is intended to be played by the same actor, and every female character (aside from Rose) by the same actress.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA powerful one act play with various settings.
SynopsisRose looks back on her life from old age but as we see her memories replayed before us, differences emerge between her stories and reality. As her confusion increases, a doctor's diagnosis explains all. In this emotional look at the devastating effects of dementia, Rose is able to recollect momentous emotional events in her life which are vividly and evocatively played out on stage.
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Births, Deaths and Marriages by Stephen Scheurer-Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. Chorus. The chorus is a wating-room full of patients in the second act.
Run TimeAround 105 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play in three acts (each in a different setting).
SynopsisA family saga told through three comic episodes. Laughter turns into tension in all three plays as family frictions and heartaches unfold.
Each of the three components is also available separately:
Arrival
Oncology
Anniversary
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Bottle by John Chambers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Two men and one teenager.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, two (simple) hospital sets (one with a practical cubicle door). Contains strong adult themes and extremely offensive language from the rebellious teenager.
SynopsisTom and his stepfather Clive are in the intensive care ward, waiting for news of Tom's mother, who has been viciously beaten. Clive calls Tom's real father Paul, who comes to join them. The three argue about blame, love and life, but can the two men handle the truth about who really beat Tom's mum?
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Brief Lives by Andrew Beattie
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama for young actors. Traces of black comedy and strong language. Two simple settings.
SynopsisTwo teenage boys are presented with a difficult situation when, arriving for his regular music lesson, one of them discovers the dead body of his elderly music teacher.
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Coming Home by Roger Woodcock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. The main characters are an aged father and his son. The Tea Lady is a very brief cameo.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play, set in a private room in a nursing home. (Which could be indicated with the minimum of detail.) Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisBarry's Dad is in hospital, his mind slipping back and forth through time. Barry needs him to sign some forms, but he can't help but be interested in spectres from the past that he's not heard of before. Until one secret catches him by surprise and changes everything.
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