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The Last Waltz by Johnny Grim
This play won the author the Best Writer award at the 2009 Perth ITA (Independent Theatre Association) Dramafest.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. The two protagonists are an Australian and Australian of Indian origin.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama (with elements of black comedy!) Single set with two locations - a taxi and a park bench. Contains swearing.
SynopsisShane Grantham plans revenge on the man who stole his wife. He requests a taxi to take him to the place where the man lives. For driver Krishnan Singh, this is just another routine call, and his passenger just another face in the crowd. A chance meeting between two strangers, two men from very different worlds, who on this one night discover that love is universal.
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Leaving Tommy by Mark Seaman
Winner of seven awards during original 2005 production, including 3 festival awards (Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire) for best original script.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, set in a prison cell during the first world war. (Minimal set requirements.)
SynopsisA young man has been tried and found guilty of cowardice and desertion at the front during World War One, and awaits his death by firing squad. He is visited by the army Chaplain, a Captain who hears about his reasons for joining up and what really happened on the front line.
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A Little Elfin Magic by Donna Brightwell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Whilst some of the characters are written as male or female, this is largely a matter of personal pronouns, so the script can easily be adjusted to accommodate anything from ten boys through to ten girls.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act (well, technically two acts, but of one-act play length!) secular Christmas play. Aimed at junior school children, but could enjoyably be played for laughs by older groups!
SynopsisIt's September and the Elves in Santa's toy workshop are in a spot of bother - they've only just woken up after their New Year Party and they have three months to make a year's worth of toys. Worse still, could the new department member be a spy?
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Lot 249 by Damian Woods
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act thriller, based on the story by Arthur Conan Doyle.
Multiple settings but intended to be created with lighting and portable set elements.
SynopsisAbercrombie Smith is a medical student at Oxford. Living in the flat below him is Edward Bellingham, a strange, short-tempered man who has a fascination with Egypt and owns Lot 249 - a mummy, bought at auction. After a number of strange incidents, Smith begins to believe that Bellingham may have found a way of bringing Lot 249 to life to do his bidding.
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The Madness of Sherlock Holmes by JPS Yates
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One of the characters is non-speaking.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller. Single set - a prison cell!
SynopsisA curious and very authentic Holmes tale, with the Great Detective locked in a cell and wearing a straitjacket. Is there really a plot to assassinate the Queen, or is this a fabrication of Holmes' deranged mind, as his friend Watson suspects?
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Make Up by Terry Adlam
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. One offstage voice, could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act play, with a simple set.
SynopsisPartners in comedy for many years, Bob and Roy have reached a crisis point. Bob has had enough of the club circuit, but Roy isn't ready to give up. Will the two be able to compromise, or is it the end of the road?
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The Man Who Died Twice by Robert Black
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play, single set (Sherlock Holmes' study).
SynopsisSherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are sent a plea for help with a case. Sidney Mickelthwaite, an embezzler with debts to a disreputable family, took to a boat on the river Rockingham one night and apparently committed suicide. Less than a month later, he was seen on his way to committing suicide... again. Can Holmes and Watson solve the mystery of the man who died twice?
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The Master Thief by Joseph A. Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Distinct age gap between the two characters.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy drama, with tension - about deceits and money.
SynopsisAn old man has his quiet evening in his poor home disturbed, by a frightened young man pretending to come from a charity. He isn't, but the old man isn't what he seems either.
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My Sister, The Thief by Mary Stone
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Two characters are written as female but can be played as male - this would of course require a change in title, which the author is happy for you to do.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act play ideal for teenage performers, with minimal set requirements.
SynopsisAlly has always looked up to her big sister, Tee, the hockey star, the brightest pupil, so generous with gifts. But now she’s discovered that Tee has been stealing those presents, not buying them.
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The Necessity Of Atheism by Seán Lang
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act historical play
SynopsisOxford, 1811. Amidst harsh laws restricting the freedom of the press, Percy Bysshe Shelley, a rather unorthodox, flamboyant undergraduate, publishes a short pamphlet called The Necessity of Atheism. The Master of his college is inclined to dismiss it as a bit of undergraduate exuberance but Lord Eldon, Lord Chancellor of England and old member of the college, takes a much more serious view.
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