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Missing by Sue Bevan
Finalist in the Sky Blue Theatre International play-writing competition, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Voices of 7 parents may be off stage or recorded.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA gritty one act play for youth theatre.
SynopsisTom's run away from home but finds he's spent his first night on Lizzie's 'turf'. Is she going to help him, or take his stuff? Perhaps Lizzie's idea of helping Tom isn't the same as his...
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More Sinned Against Than Sinning by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama set in 1936.
SynopsisThe condemned murderess Marianne spends her last hours before execution reliving the events leading up to her conviction with her conscience, which takes the form of the three characters Anger, Fear, and Joy.
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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 New Patio by Barry Lambert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The police are written male but could become female with a few small tweaks to the script.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fun and witty one-act comedy in a single set.
SynopsisSarah's marriage to Jeffrey is effectively over, even before he emails her to say he's absconded with fraudulently earned riches. She shows the message to the police, but they find no evidence of the crime. Can she be planning to join him or has she instead formed a liaison with friendly builder Ted, who has just laid her new patio?
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Nickers by Robert Scott
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA twenty-minute comedy on a simple set.
SynopsisA thief has worked out an exquisite plan to steal a diamond from an old man’s house, but when he gets the safe open, he finds he’s not the first on the scene. In fact, he’s barely in the top five…
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Nunquam Non Paratus by Andy McNamara
Production by Whiting Bay Music and Drama group won first place in the 2019 Arran Drama festival, taking the Archie Kerr Wooley Trophy.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (outdoor camp) setting.
SynopsisOn a Scottish battlefield prior to combat, Abernethy’s leadership of the clan comes into question as clan members revolt, demanding democracy and political correctness.
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The Order of the Pink Pantyhose by Erica Glenn
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn old-fashioned 'play' on manners and a light-hearted spoof of the traditional murder mystery.
SynopsisFour elderly women-a fidgety hostess, her grumpy cousin, a southern belle, and a British cynic--sit down for afternoon tea. One is a murderer in disguise, one a detective in disguise, one a humanitarian worker in disguise, and one an innocent bystander (also in disguise). Conversation soon turns from the state of the weather to the untimely death of Great-Aunt Charlotte Robinson (the undercover leader of band of pantyhose thieves). And before you can say 'pink pantyhose,' an innocent tea party has turned into a dangerous (if slightly silly) game of 'who dun it?'
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Palindrome by Scott Kingsnorth
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act, palindromic drama
SynopsisSet a dystopian factory, where the senseless make-work is disturbed only by the enforced dancing and the occasional new arrival, we discover that things can change and still stay the same.
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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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