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King Richard the Second [60-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Jack Shaw
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus. All the doubled roles are male (so the numbers without doubling are 22M, 4F), but of course you can cast whoever you like. There are options to increase the cast size with non-speaking court retinue.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA 60-minute abridgement of the Shakespeare history.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but, because all the words are Shakespeare's and therefore out of copyright, performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisKing Richard II, badly advised, banishes Henry Bolingbroke. When Richard seizes the property of John of Gaunt, Henry's father, Henry returns to get restitution. He builds a strong following against the unpopular Richard, who surrenders the crown, is imprisoned, and murdered.
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Legacy by Lee Stewart
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 99 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy thriller with two settings.
SynopsisA dysfunctional family has arrived to hear the reading of Uncle John’s will disposing of his not insubstantial estate. Everyone is staggered by the provisos contained in the will but nevertheless decide to persevere. One of the family is determined to have it all and succeeds using shocking and nefarious means.
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Life Imitating Art by Joan Greening
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two act drama, with a one act length, and with a single (art gallery) set.
SynopsisMature art student Dorothy surprises Pete in the art gallery, confusing him for her tour guide. For his own reasons he goes along with Dorothy's mistaken belief that he is a professor of art. The whole experience enriches them both.
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Lions Versus Elephants by Graham Dillistone
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. 4 onstage characters (2M, 2F), plus 5 (2M, 3F) who are voice only and may be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length comedy, presented as three acts, on a single (living room) set.
SynopsisBernard follows the book 'Man is a lion, woman is an elephant', but his dinner guests Gerald, Ann and Peggy will test his beliefs. Gerald and Ann’s marriage falls apart, Peggy preys on both men, and Bernard misses the simple life.
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Little Women [Full Length Play] by Louisa May Alcott ad. Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. 11 onstage characters and 3 offstage voices
Run TimeAround 156 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama, adapted from the novel of Louisa May Alcott, set in the 1860s, in a single composite set.
SynopsisA faithful adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel, following a mother and her daughters during the American Civil War. With their father away in the war, the four sisters must support the household at the same time as they each deal with the transition to adulthood.
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The Loft by James Brosnahan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play, with plenty of challenges for the actors! (Contains mild swearing.)
SynopsisAn apartment building (the Loft of the title) is scheduled for demolition, and shares a few of the stories he has witnessed before the button is pressed.
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Lord Byron: Mad, Bad, And Dangerous To Know by Jim and Bronwyn Jameson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 91 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length historical drama with multiple sets adult themes.
SynopsisSet in the early 19th century, this is the gripping story of Lord Byron’s turbulent life and loves, told largely from the female perspective, and including Byron - in vivid language.
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The Magdalen Whitewash by Valerie Goodwin
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 21. Chorus. Optional female chorus.
Run TimeAround 84 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Multiple locations, but simple set requirements, with main scenes played on the full stage and smaller scenes downstage with a few pieces of furniture.
SynopsisIn 1946, teenage Nancy tracks down her birth mother Mary to one of the many 'Magdalen laundries' set up in Ireland to house women shunned by society for unmarried pregnancies. But why doesn't Mary want to leave with Nancy? Sixteen years earlier, during Mary's first days at the laundry, she and the other women deal with isolation, pregnancies, and mistreatment from the nuns and priests.
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Mark Twain and Livy by Joseph P. Ritz
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePoignant full-length biographical play. Contains mild swearing (from an era when it was probably called 'cussing').
SynopsisAn elderly Mark Twain escorts us through the early days of his marriage to Livy Langdon, from their first night in their new house, through to the day they left it with their first child. An emotional and insightful play about two strong-willed characters.
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Mary Anning: Lost in Time by Peter John Cooper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHistorical drama. Structurally in two acts, but on the boundary between one-act and two-act length.
Dorset rocks.
SynopsisNineteenth-century palaeontologist Mary Anning is dying of breast cancer. Under the care of a local woman, she takes laudanum for pain relief, which induces hallucinations that cause her to reflect on her past and her struggle to make a name for herself in a man’s world.
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