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Saint Nicholas and the Three Purses of Gold by Timothy Hallett and Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. Technically, there are no characters - that is to say, it could be sung by a soloist. In practice, the intention is for the singing to be shared between several narrators and a chorus whilst the story is mimed by actors.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with a complete piano and vocal score.
StyleA sung story. (Technically, that makes it a Cantata, but don't let the fancy name put you off!) Does not require any set or props, but props could be used as part of a mime of the story.
SynopsisWhere does our modern Santa Claus come from? He's descended from legends of Saint Nicholas, the fourth century Bishop of Myra - legends such as this one!
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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
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Sleepover Secrets by Tony Domaille
Award winning. Intermediate section trophy winner at the Scottish Community Drama Association one act play youth festival, Highlands 2018. Gimson Drama Festival 2019 Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress Awards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One character is an offstage female voice.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama for youth theatre with a single (bedroom) setting.
SynopsisFive sixteen-year-old girls are having a sleepover when they decide to share their most closely guarded secrets. Who has the biggest secret and who will believe whom?
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Tea With Mrs Pankhurst by Ruth Urquhart & James Douglas
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus. The minimum with doubling omits two non-speaking waitresses and has two actors playing the female principals and two playing the rest (both male and female roles).
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play, designed to be played without a formal set.
SynopsisThe stories of Emmeline Pankhurst and Selina Cooper are compared in an attempt to judge who gave most to the cause of votes for women. The story is told in flashback, with minimal sets and audience interaction, mostly in the cake-eating sense. An educational journey through the history of British Women's Suffrage.
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Team Building by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with an all-female cast.
SynopsisWhen new boss Carter insists on a team building day comprising a run through a wood, one group of employees is less than impressed. The reluctant women soon find ways to avoid joining in, but eventually find that unity can be achieved.
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The Three Little Pigs... I Mean The Three Little Hogs by Larry Brumer
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSmall-cast comedy play intended for performance by an adult or high school company to an elementary school audience. Simple sets, costumes and props.
SynopsisThe tale of the Three Little Pigs (building houses, wolves huffing and blowing - that sort of thing) retold for elementary pupils with audience interaction and a surprise ending.
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Tony and Bee-ing Cleopatra by Fiona Scott Patrick
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Lindsay is dressed in a bumble bee costume with a Cleopatra wig. (Just in case you need a hint about the provenance of the strange title.) The cast includes four numbered tourists. Others might drift through!
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen-minute character-driven play, minimal set. (I realise that the residents of Edinburgh might be offended by the description of one of their streets as minimal, but it doesn't need to be a realistic set!)
SynopsisLindsay is handing out flyers for her show at the Edinburgh Fringe, but she feels she's too old to be there - she's a serious actress. Then she meets Tony, a little drunk and recently dumped by her boyfriend, and the pair find a new enthusiasm for acting.
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The Turing Test by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Three principal females. The cafe manager, carer and social services manager could be male or female and could be played by one actor. Equally, the carer could be played by two actors, each taking a scene.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn emotional one-act drama in which a family confronts dementia.. (Could be staged with just furniture, making it a good festival piece.)
SynopsisAlison Grove, an artificial Inteligence researcher, is struggling to cope with her mother's Alzheimer's disease when she should be focused on the question of whether machines are capable of rational thought.
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A Vampire Play by Graham Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Characters are four teenagers and one adult.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play with a gothic heart. (Muahahahaaa!)
SynopsisFour girls gather in a forgotten garden shed to await a present promised to one of them by a boy who may or may not be a vampire. But beware, nothing is quite what it seems...
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The W.I. Blues by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 125 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama - with plenty of comedy to lighten the darkness!
SynopsisGrace is hosting an unofficial WI meeting to discuss the threat to the local organisation by 'the wrong sort of people' in the village. Unfortunately, it turns out that her husband isn't just out for the evening - he's gone for good.
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White Lies by Richard James
Production by Alternate Shadows won 1st Place, Best Actress, Best Set at 2016 Duncan Rand One Act Play Festival
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. If necessary, the Waitress could be cast as a waiter.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy. Single simple set (so easy to do as a competition piece). Simple props. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisFour old University chums meet up again after thirty years for a meal and talk. Bea is concerned only with herself and her own success, and doesn't care about the casual way she has hurt or used the others in the past, and the other ladies decide it's time for payback. But their little revenge stunt goes a little further than they planned.
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