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Villains by Shari Gledhill
Published: 14 June 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 16 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA 15-minute drama on a single office set. A good, easy to stage, two-person play with the shifts in power dynamic providing some good material for the two actors to work with.
SynopsisHardened criminal Reid is summoned to the office of prison governor Dawson. Dawson intends to blackmail Reid into assisting him with a personal problem, but Reid is not so easily coerced.
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Accountant from Hell by Barry Wood
Published: 13 June 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 11 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy short, with an unexpected take on exorcism. Minimal set.
SynopsisFather Murphy has been summoned because Karen appears to be possessed, and possessed by the spirit of an accountant. Worse still, it's an accountant Father Murphy knew in life.
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Step Sisters by Cheryl Barrett
Published: 10 June 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fun and energetic monologue.
SynopsisEnthusiastic aerobics teacher, Katie, tries her hardest to deliver her step class. Despite her valiant efforts to put her step sisters through their paces, she is faced with interruptions and setbacks throughout.
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The Taming of the Shrew [60-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Jack Shaw
Published: 1 June 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShakespeare's play efficiently cut down without damaging the flow of the story. A comedy in the renaissance sense of ordinary people, witty dialogue and a happy ending.
Contains Shakespearean insults.
SynopsisBianca has many suitors, but her father won't let her marry until he has also given away the hand of her hot-tempered and uncontrollable elder sister Katharina. While Lucentio concocts a plan to win Bianca as his wife, Petruchio decides to wed Katharina and subdue her shrewish nature.
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Crusty Bloomers by Cheryl Barrett
Published: 31 May 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Customer definitely male. Shopkeeper probably male, but could be played female.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy sketch. Not much set needed to indicate a shop, but quite a few (saleable) props.
SynopsisA shopkeeper's patience is put to the test when he tries to serve a customer who seems to be at cross purposes.
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Work Experience by Peter Harrison
Published: 18 May 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA gentle, enjoyable comedy. Easy to stage (in a single living room set) with a majority female cast.
SynopsisHousewife Melissa is very fond of her daily routine, so when her husband Gerald takes early retirement, she’s increasingly irritated by his disruptions to it. With the help of her friends, she devises a solution which brings her own life-changing experience.
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Yards Apart by Mary Stone
Published: 17 May 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 320 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy with a good mix of physical and verbal humour, and two strongly written characters who develop well through their interactions with one another. Single garden set.
SynopsisRetired Mark spends his days pottering around his garden, avoiding the neighbours, and scaring off the local cats with his BB gun. When his new neighbour Viki literally crashes into his world, he's eager to send her packing and return to his quiet, solitary life.
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A Straight Play by Natalia Knowlton
Published: 16 May 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama in a single (simple) set. Contains adult themes.
Synopsis In Colorado, 2003, newly married Kate joins a support group for married women, and finds it less than supportive.
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The Highwayman by Martin Sims
Published: 13 May 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act ghost story. Single set of just a woodland camp fire.
SynopsisTwo strangers meet by the road one dark and cold night in 1750. They talk of the legend of Black Tom, the ghostly highwayman said to haunt the area, and soon they are plagued by phantom noises and fears.
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** Zip file containing two sound effects (with two options for one of them) for 'The Highwayman' by Martin Sims
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