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Enough Already by Iris Winston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Two settings, but one is a pavement café - a table downstage - so really one main set and a little supplementary furniture..
SynopsisElsie's children put her in a retirement community. As she struggles to settle in, an overly cheery support worker and a visit from her son fail to lighten her mood.
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Fork In The Road by Herb Hasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy play with various simple settings.
SynopsisBetrothed couple Jen and David are struggling to come to a decision as to where their relationship is going. Jen's horoscope becomes very significant when she finds a table fork in the street. Her obsession with finding the fork's owner allows her and David to finalise plans for the future.
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Going, Going, Gone by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleWith very well observed and realistic characters this one act comedy takes a wry look at family relationships.
SynopsisLong suffering Vera has reached the limit of her patience and has decided to leave her marriage of 40 years to Fred. Her preparations are interrupted by sister Doreen's announcement that after a multitude of marriages, she has realised that she is gay and brings round fiancée Jo to meet Fred and Vera. Doreen and Jo are closely followed by Honey, Fred and Vera's daughter, who brings more bewilderment for them with her announcement that her six-week marriage is over! The resultant hilarious chaos proves too much for Fred who is spurred on to assert himself with drastic and unexpected action.
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A Human Write by Amelia Armande
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  Production by Ury Players won the 2018 Aberdeen SCDA district youth competition and the Kincardine district trophy.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 11. Chorus. The writer is written male, though need not be. His thoughts - the chorus - are genderless.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fascinating one act drama that uses mime and rhyme to take us into the mind of a struggling writer. Contains one mild swearword.
SynopsisThe writer is grappling not only with his writing but also with his personal life as he desperately attempts to strike up a relationship with Janis, a beautiful girl he sees on a bus.
Well paced and gathering speed, the play uses the chorus to reveal the writer's thoughts - sometimes cogent, sometimes chaotic - come to life as the surreal become real.
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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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In the Bag by Frances Bartram
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Whilst there is nominally one male role, this is an offstage voice with little to say, and could as well be recorded.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single set - the back room of a charity shop (and, as you might expect, the props are largely charity shop bric-a-brac)
SynopsisMaureen and Mary are volunteers in a charity shop and every day is much like the one before. But today, when they're going through new donations, they find some money. A lot of money. Just as they're deciding what to do with it, two new volunteers arrive. What to do?
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Just Breathe In, Dear by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act light comedy play set in a theatre wardrobe department. Originally published 2015, revised 2019.
SynopsisAs well as treading the boards in every show, Joyce is the wardrobe mistress for an amateur dramatic society. She is rather disorganised and leaves everything to the last minute. Deidre has piled on the pounds since the last pantomime, so her fairy costume won’t zip up. Joyce’s mood pre-show week swings from despair to rage and Deidre feels the full force of her wrath. Marjorie has been putting her DIY skills to good use. Julian has problems of his own. Ann has no sympathy for any of them.
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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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A Matter of Taste by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The waitress and chef should be similar ages.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with a single (café) set.
SynopsisSheila and Natalie meet for coffee to sort out Sheila's complicated love life. Sheila's work colleague Karen joins them, and gives Sheila some food for thought. The waitress has a new boyfriend who just happens to be the chef. The four women discuss what they want in a relationship. But will Sheila find the right man?
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Meet The Neighbours by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy with a single domestic setting.
SynopsisTed and Carol have an unhappy history of not getting on with their neighbours. But this time, even though most of their possessions haven't arrived yet,Carol is starting off by inviting the new neighbours round for a meal. How could it possibly go wrong?
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