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Fight for the Future by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Whilst Pruitt is written female, gender reassignment should be possible in her case.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort science-fiction play about time travel. Bare stage and just one prop - a piece of paper. That's all. Thousands of years of technological innovation leading to just one piece of paper. (Give or take the time capsule.)
SynopsisThe first ever time traveller journeys to the future and discovers a world very different to the one he imagined...
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The Fisherman and his Wife by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music is provided with the Producer's Copy of the script for three songs, three reprises and an instrumental.
StyleShort one-act musical play for kids (or for adults to play to kids). No set requirements, minimal props.
SynopsisA humble fisherman reels in a talking flounder, who claims to be an enchanted princess. When he lets it go, the fisherman's wife insists he asks the flounder to repay its debt with a series of increasingly lavish rewards. Her ambition turns to greed and eventually the flounder princess returns to take her gifts back.
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** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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The Flag by Neil Walden
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEasy-to-stage one-act drama for three actors in one simple office set.
SynopsisA school in 1930s England is set to welcome an ambassador from Nazi Germany, whose child is one of the pupils. Headteacher Mrs Mayhew wants to fly the Nazi flag for the visitor's arrival, but young teacher Miss Tait raises an objection.
A good period drama with a sharp focus on an area of pre-WW2 history that's often overlooked - how a lot of British people were generally welcoming towards the Nazis, or at least apathetic about their politics, in the years before the war. It also has some relevance to the contemporary debates around flags.
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For Sale - Baby Shoes - Never Worn by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. The work is divided into three pieces, each for 1M, 1F. In theory the same pair of actors could play the roles in all three - one member of the couple in the first part appears in each of the succeeding parts.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA sort of triptych for the stage. Three linked short plays, with minimal sets - essentially three stage blocks and a few props.
SynopsisThe story goes that Ernest Hemingway was challenged to write a novel in six words. His response was 'For sale - baby shoes, never worn.' Damian Trasler takes each part of that phrase as the starting point of a short play - three stories in the life of a young couple, not necessarily going in the direction you might expect.
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A Friend of Ronnie's by David Barry
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Edith and Arthur are relatively elderly, Susan a younger researcher.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act drama set in 1983 (twenty years after the main event). Single domestic setting. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's been a tense twenty years for Edith and Arthur. Now that Susan has arrived and is uncovering his shady past, will life improve for the pair of them, or simply reveal more regrets?
The play fills some gaps in the true story of the robbery, and the substitute train driver who was never caught.
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Gino of the Lamp by Paul Bovino
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Two on-stage characters plus an offstage voice (which could be recorded).
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Single New York apartment set Contains swearing (and fantasy).
SynopsisBetsy is trying to get used to her lousy apartment after finally breaking up with Eddie after thirteen years. When she absently rubs an old lamp, Gino emerges and offers her a single wish. Out of the whole, what is it that Betsy will wish for?
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The Good Old Days? by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Care Home manager can be m or f.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with a single, Care Home lounge, setting.
SynopsisBased on actual events, we see care home resident Ada relate her personal history to the rather flippant young cub reporter Claire, who at first is there on sufferance. As Ada's tragic story enfolds, Claire becomes increasingly interested and empathetic, and realises that her naïve impression of the old days belies the inherent prejudices which existed to shape and ruin people's lives.
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I Remember When by Dawn Cairns
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Three on-stage characters plus four off-stage (including two children) who might be recorded.
Run TimeAround 44 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy in a single camp-site setting.
SynopsisJohn looks forward to re-visiting his childhood holiday campsite but his wife Sheila is not so sure, particularly when John insists his curmudgeonly mother come along too.
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Kill-Joy by Mike Rouse
Partington Theatre Glossop 2018, Best Actress award, Rachael Hope, under original title of Mirror Image.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. In addition to the two on-stage characters, there is a radio announcer's voice at the start. This is likely to be a recording.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!] First production timed at 27 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller. Single set (which may be very simple). Contains swearing and adult themes.
SynopsisA man and a woman stumble into an alley behind a club. It’s clear what his intentions are, but she’s not going along with him. Not here, not now, not with a serial killer on the loose.
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A Load of Rubbish - Small Cast Musical by Sue Gordon
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The script is structured so that the five characters can be played by two actors. The characters are inanimate objects, so gender is flexible, though the script assumes, for some reason, that the beer can is male and the perfume box is female!
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicPiano and vocal scores for eight original songs are supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleOne-act musical for a small cast (designed to be played by an adult touring company to school audiences)
SynopsisLife on an overspill rubbish dump takes a philosophical turn, with items of garbage asking 'why are we here?' - and making a song and dance about it!
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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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