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The Mixer by Glyn Blakeborough
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. The two main characters are of retirement age, but by no means decrepit! Two of the characters are voices on the phone, so could, conceivably, be recorded.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play, single set (in theory a domestic kitchen, but could easily be done in a 'black box' presentation). Walks a careful line of bittersweet tragic-comedy. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisPeter and Edna have been waiting for three weeks for their bins to be emptied. Peter helps old Mrs Thorburn by putting her rubbish into the correct bins for collection, but it turns out he's been getting it wrong, and Mrs Thorburn is under threat of legal action...
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The Mother-in-Law by Ginny Davis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. 3 adult roles and 3 optional non-speaking roles for children.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a three-part composite set (living room, bedroom, kitchen).
SynopsisIrene’s scheming elderly mother Grace needs to be cared for, so Irene persuades reluctant husband Peter that the best answer is for Grace to move in with them. What follows is a game of pig in the middle as the trio struggle to cope with the situation.
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The Nearly New Sale by Paul Townsend
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act psychological Faustian drama with a single (village hall) setting.
SynopsisAfter two long and painful years recovering from the death of their unborn child, Harry and Liz are presented with the opportunity to reverse their misery and grief. They need only sign it away to a dealer prepared to buy anything. With this prospect, however, comes the chance to correct more than just those few short years, as they realise that they can negotiate for better lives independently then they might have together.
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The New Neighbours by Rachael Morgan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three on-stage characters and an offstage male voice.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy of manners with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisWhen bodies suddenly begin turning up all over the village, two nosy housewives are convinced they know exactly which neighbour is responsible and they are determined to find out the truth.
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Parish Politics by Anne Graham
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act historical drama with various simple settings.
SynopsisIt is 1663. The Civil War may be over but personal battles are still being fought in this English village, whilst ever-harsher laws and severe punishments breed fear, greed and superstition. An illegitimate child born to a single mother is a potential burden on the parish, so apart from the loss of her good name, the mother faces a public thrashing, particularly when the new petty constable is driven by personal revenge.
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Playing Out by Gill Medway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. 3 characters are children played by adults. 2 characters are offstage voices only, which can be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama with no set required.
SynopsisSusan Trent, a woman in her seventies, looks back on her childhood in post-war London, and the friends she loved - and hated. Her childish love for Stanley endures throughout her life, despite an early tragedy. And her intense rivalry with Stan's older sister, Sandra, will probably never be resolved. If we could meet our younger selves - just once - what would we say to them?
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Red Nose, Floppy Shoes by James Brosnahan
2019 Monkey Bread Tree Script Competition - Winner, Best Character Arc. “It’s a bit of a ridiculous event, and the whole thing would be mighty entertaining on screen, especially with these personas.”
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. One of the five listed characters is a voice-over.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act satirical comedy. Single (domestic kitchen) set.
SynopsisMichael's DNA test confirms his self-diagnosed Coulrophobia (fear of clowns). When Dr Keegle informs him he actually has the dreaded Clown Syndrome and only a week to live, his wife must keep him away from any form of comedy. Michael agrees to attend a support group. Tragically, the DNA test was mixed up, and rather than Courophobia, Michael has actually got the Clown Gene - he's a clown, and cannot help himself delivering an improvised stand up routine to the members of the Clown Syndrome support group. Exposed to comedy, they die in droves and Michael is carted off to prison, charged with murder. At the last moment his sentence is commuted to Community Service and his family must adjust to the new Michael, from his red nose to his floppy shoes.
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Right on Cue by Barry Lambert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Roles are written as 2 male, 2 female, but all could be played as either.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (police office) setting.
SynopsisThe Battersea Batterer is causing havoc for the understaffed local CID as he goes around the neighbourhood hitting people over the head with a billiard cue. The police are snookered at first but are assisted by a psychological profiler in solving the case.
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Sarah by Mark Seaman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Pat and Sarah are 21 but the actors also play them as children. Pat's parents change age in step with her.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA touching, well-crafted one act play that uses monologues and flash-backs to achieve a fine balance between sensitivity and sentimentality as the story of Pat's relationship with her father and her friend Sarah unfolds. Single set. Mild swearing.
SynopsisPat is about to mark her twenty first birthday in a very different way. Her best friend Sarah will be there, but this year their relationship will change and things will never be the same again, for either of them, as the true nature of their friendship is revealed.
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Second Thoughts by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. (The max. and min. numbers depend on whether the production follows the author's intention and uses a quartet of four female singers to punctuate the action. There are also a few lines addressed to passers-by who might or might not appear on stage.)
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single minimalist set - a bus stop. Few props. A study of an attempted mid-life affair.
SynopsisHarold is waiting at the appointed spot, a bus shelter, for a meeting with his old school friend Patti, and wondering if he's up to having an affair, if that's even what's on offer.
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