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Setting The Record Straight by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play set in a day room at a nursing home for the elderly.
SynopsisStuart is visiting his Aunt in the home again. She's refused any pain medication so she can keep her mind clear - she wants to set the record straight. She tells Stuart things her never knew about her own past, things that involve his mother and her family.
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Singled Out by Geoff Rose-Michael
Nominated for New Writing Award and Set Design Award, and winner of Best Actress Award (Jo) at Leatherhead Drama Festival 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. There are two principal characters, one non-speaking (and largely immobile) character and an opening voice-over (which could be recorded, omitted or consigned to programme notes!)
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller with a single (meeting room) setting.
SynopsisWhen SODA, the Singles Online Dating Agency, arranges a social night for some of its members, the first two girls to arrive soon discover they have both previously suffered a similar disturbing experience, and that they have been lured there by person or persons unknown, and then locked in.
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Sixty-Love by Mike Rowbottom
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (tennis club veranda) setting.
SynopsisMiddle-aged widow Felicity, who pretends she's ten years younger, is having a sizzling relationship with Alan, who is 25 years her junior. They are observed by Deborah and Jennifer, two older women, who eventually discover suppressed feelings in themselves.
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The Tide is Coming In by Michael C. Appleby
Production by The Edinburgh Makars won First Prize (and the Edith Forbes Trophy) in the Scottish Community Drama Association's One Act Play Festival, Edinburgh, 2020
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Characters written as 2m, 2F, but can be played by any combination with permissible tweaks to names and pronouns.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA witty one-act comedy with funny characters and plenty of action. Set on a beach, furnished with rocks and (not necessarily visibly) sand!
SynopsisAngela gets stuck in quicksand while walking along the beach. Her friend Brian helpfully explains the physics of thixotropy, but can’t think of a way to get her out. Deirdre and Colin pass by and are recruited into the rescue, but are more interested in a nearby black-throated diver.
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Towards the Light by Judith Ezekiel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne popular song suggested for diegetic use throughout the play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act supernatural drama on a single set.
SynopsisTwenty-year old Neil has given Poppy, a teenage runaway, shelter in his London flat. But Poppy senses the ghostly presence of a previous tenant and calls in a medium to exorcise the property. No-one quite realises the potency of Letitia, a heartbroken older spirit seeking reconciliation with her long-lost daughter. Love, laughter and dance bring in a final understanding between the two worlds and herald optimism for the future.
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Trapped In The Web by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play comprising four monologues. Minimal set - mainly chairs and computers!
SynopsisFour characters whose common denominator is their addiction to their computers and the Internet - though they have very different reasons for their habit. Ultimately it is a play about individuals caught up in their own world - at times a world far removed from reality. With touching and at the same time comic stories to tell, ex rugby player Tom, reality TV forum fan Pam, E-Bay addict Susie, and dating site enthusiast Brenda keep us engrossed in their individual experiences on the web.
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A Trifle Unwell by Jane Lockyer Willis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single set. Difficult to categorise, but plenty of scope for characterisation. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJo's hiding from the rest of the party out on the stairs, but she's disturbed by Flora, who's escaping with the trifle. The pair meet Phil, who shouldn't really be there and then the hostess comes along to ask some searching questions. A light drama with added custard and sherry.
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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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The Victim by Geoff Rose-Michael
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act thriller with a single, consulting room, setting.
SynopsisPsychotherapist Dr Matt Beckett's last client of the day is late for her counselling appointment. When she does arrive, she is on crutches, and events take a shocking and sinister turn.
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Work Experience by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA gentle, enjoyable comedy. Easy to stage (in a single living room set) with a majority female cast.
SynopsisHousewife Melissa is very fond of her daily routine, so when her husband Gerald takes early retirement, she’s increasingly irritated by his disruptions to it. With the help of her friends, she devises a solution which brings her own life-changing experience.
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