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Out Of Print 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 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short two-hander drama with a simple living room set.
SynopsisErica Brightman was once a famous children’s author, and her books, The Adventures of the Lucky Sevens, once graced library shelves across the country. Now that her books are out of print, she is shown the door by suspicious librarians, and takes sanctuary with her imaginary young listeners. But all is not lost. Her last surviving fan, Colin Chadwell, is busy writing her a letter that she will never forget.
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Outside the Audition by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play with minimal set and props.
SynopsisBill and Jeff are waiting for their audition slot and help each other out by rehearsing their lines together. Unfortunately, they can't agree on what makes a good piece of drama.
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Pigeons by Thomas Durkin
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act farce on a single café exterior set.
SynopsisIt’s a truly international gathering at Giovanni’s Café, but unfortunately the Irish inventor has mistaken the lost American tourists for industrial espionage agents.
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Plain Women, Forgotten Men by Gill Medway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA trio of short one act plays with single (simple) settings which could be performed separately, or together as a set.
SynopsisIn 'Baggy Trousers' - elderly Sid relives his youth and poignantly remembers his late wife in conversation with an, at first, uninterested Social Worker. 'Two Left Feet' sees sad divorcee Jo find her salvation from depression, and the approbation of sister Carole on the dance floor. In 'Out of Print' - formerly famous children's book writer Erica - now in her eighties - finds that her works are no longer published, but finds encouragement by a letter from a fan. Each play is available to buy separately.
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The Play Of The Year by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One M and one F voice are offstage, could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with a fairly simple set.
SynopsisThe committee tasked with choosing the winner of the 'Play of the Year' competition really has their work cut out, and they also have to contend with being both helped and hindered by the building janitor and tea lady. A comedy drama with twists - which may keep the audience misled until the last moment!
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The Point of the Pyramid - Musical by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 26. Chorus. Thirteen speaking roles with lots of supporting players (with a lot of scope for doubling). The songs need three or four soloists and a chorus or choir.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with sheet music (piano and vocal) for six original songs.
StyleOne-act historical, educational, musical comedy mystery! (What more could you want?) A story of intrigue in Ancient Egypt with a lot of period detail (suitable for the Key Stage 2 history syllabus) snuck in!
SynopsisSomeone is plotting against the Pharaoh! On a visit to the construction site of his much-delayed pyramid, his life is threatened by a falling stone. Luckily, Baki, one of the slave builders, saves the Pharaoh and is rewarded with his freedom. Then Baki learns that the Pharaoh has had four food-tasters poisoned in the last three weeks. Can he save the Pharaoh's life again?
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'backing track CD' with arrangements of songs from the show
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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Reading Between The Lines by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. An academic, a gambler, a vicar, a housekeeper, a French lady... No stereotypes here, oh dear me, no.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length farce. Single domestic set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisProfessor Andrew Stokes, new owner of The Old Rectory Cottage, returns from a foreign study visit in time to help wife Rachel organise the village literary festival, based at Saint Fabian's church hall. Star attraction is to be famous romantic novelist, Lydia Bray. The success of the weekend's event is threatened by the arrival of Andrew's oldest friend, Reivers Fenn, professional gambler, lothario and all-round liability. The chances of Reivers failing to be an embarrassment recede as not one, but two, of the women from his past turn up in the village. While one would rather forget that she ever knew him, the other has chosen not to forget that he owes her a lot of money.
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Reading it Back by Gabriel Chanan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (office) setting.
SynopsisAuthor Arnold struggles with the plot of his latest novel and enlists the help of Julia. As work progresses, their relationship starts to mirror the written word.
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Romantic Novelist by Graham Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act comedy play for three ladies. Single set (written as a domestic interior, but could be hinted-at, rather than fully realised). Simple props.
SynopsisLouella Packenham is struggling to finish her latest bodice-ripper with the help of her faithful assistant Miss Trent. But Louella's errant husband is clearly on her mind too, then her housekeeper Miss Fortune asks for help with her equally wayward brother. Can the straitlaced Miss Trent bring him back to the fold?
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The Script by Trevor Suthers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen minute play. No set requirements, simplest of props (four scripts!). Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA Producer, Director and Actor have called a meeting to tell the writer of a play that they loved it so much they want to change every aspect of it.
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