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Nightwalking by Frank Canino
Won third place in the Cambridge Theatre Challenge (international play-writing competition) 2014
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!] This is right at the lower time limit for one-act play festivals, but a brilliant festival piece.
MusicNone.
StyleChamber theatre piece - black-box set, with a stepladder as the sole piece of furniture. The actors communicate through interior monologues and movement.
SynopsisA young wife discovers that her husband is going out at night, when he thinks she is asleep. What should she do? What will she find if she follows him? What will become of their relationship if she follows him or if she does not?
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No Strings Attached by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of this script contains suggestions for two songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play with music, set in a puppet tent.
SynopsisFlip and Scratch are fairground puppets, once big stars but now fallen on hard times. Faced with the inevitable decline of their audiences, they discuss their various options.
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Normal For by Tony Domaille
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  Winner UK Community Drama Festivals Federation 'Geoffrey Whitworth Trophy' for the Best Original script of 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
Style One-act drama in a single set. A great festival piece with potential for use in child protection workshops as a discussion starter.
SynopsisTeacher Emma worries about a nine-year-old boy in her class. But when she raises concerns, they are dismissed as 'Normal for here'. As she struggles against a culture of indifference, Emma finds herself facing a real dilemma.
Articulates the dilemmas of teachers suspecting that pupils are abuse victims. The classroom setting and focus on the teacher allows it to honestly and openly explore these issues while not actually having to use any child actors or depict any abuse.
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One Mistake by Stephen Scheurer-Smith
Winner of Cambridge Drama Festival 2008
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama on a single hotel bar set. Can be performed alongside, and share a set with, its sister play Psychic Babble.
SynopsisAn alcoholic has-been pop star is on the road with her daughter reluctantly in tow. They're the last ones in the hotel bar, but the bartender, a former City high-flyer, has a surprising past of his own.
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Plan B by Robert Scott
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!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act play, set in an accident and emergency waiting area.
SynopsisRichie's had a bit of an accident while preparing the anniversary dinner, and he and his wife Susan are now waiting in the A&E department. Susan is more than a little disappointed, but perhaps some words from the eccentric Belinda will help?
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The Red Balloon by Damian Trasler
Best Play, GDA Festival 2006
'A breath of fresh air' (competition judge giving 5 awards, Radnor 2010), Performance by Royal Manor Theatre won Best Youth Play at the Dorset Drama League Festival, 2013
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!]
MusicNone.
StyleSingle set (bare stage, with a few items of furniture brought on during the piece). Few props. Explores the nature of live theatre!
SynopsisA couple interrupt the premier of a piece of Modern Theatre and claim it's all rubbish. The performer challenges them to produce something better, and the three begin to work on the piece together. What will they come up with by the end of the evening?
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Rosie by Paul Bovino
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisJuliette is anxious for her feisty grandmother Rosie to meet and approve her new boyfriend, Jacob, who is considerably older then her. A previous connection between Jacob and Rosie is slowly revealed, much to Jacob’s consternation.
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Rossetti's Women by Joan Greening
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Three roles. Written to be played by one actress, but could be performed by three.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with a minimal set.
SynopsisThe three women describe their relationships and contrasting lives, shared with Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Their emotions are gradually revealed - through which he captured their hearts and minds. In such a different era to the present day, the Pre-Raphaelites were a force to be reckoned with.
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Sand to the Egyptians by JPS Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Basically a two-hander (Samantha is the minor role).
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play with a neat twist. Two sets, but both can be done minimally.
SynopsisJames is at a speed dating event, and Natalie has just made it to his table. He's easy to talk to and she's soon telling him a great deal, but then, he's a Police negotiator, so that's not really surprising, is it?
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The Second Floor by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a simple setting.
SynopsisChloe is a powerful businesswoman with a sharp tongue - she’s going to set the board straight before tearing through the rest of her appointments. But she ends up stuck in the elevator with her ex-husband, who has some important things to tell her.
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