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Silver Linings by Bob Hammond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama with a single (clifftop bench) setting.
SynopsisA young man has had an argument with his girlfriend and has spent the night on a bench. The old tramp who usually uses the bench, in a fatherly fashion, draws out the difficulties the young man has had throughout his life and identifies a silver lining for himself.
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The Sinister Mrs Eaves 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).
SynopsisHolmes and Watson tackle the bizarre case of the Sinister Mrs Eaves and twenty-one-and-a-half Harper Street without leaving their comfortable rooms at 221b Baker Street. A fine Holmes mystery with more than a touch of humour.
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Small Talk by Martin Ward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne song suggested, to be played at rise. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act drama with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisMark has invited Ian to his flat for a drink, but Ian doesn’t know why. In fact, they went to the same school twenty years before, and Ian was a bully who made Mark's life a misery. Now Mark has plans to gain revenge.
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Squirrel Caper by Jamie Hope
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (park bench) setting.
SynopsisA gang of squirrels mastermind a plan to mug an old lady who visits the park every day. Their meticulous plan hits a snag when the old lady unexpectedly brings her dog with her and a pesky chipmunk tries to muscle in on the action.
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Stairway to Heaven by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Three middle-aged blokes, one of whom is the Archangel Gabriel.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single set (or lack of set, since it takes place at the the ultimate ephemeral location - just outside the pearly gates). Australian in tone, but universal in humour.
SynopsisRobbie, a biker, meets Alfred, a civil servant, outside the gates to heaven. Unpredictably, they get on quite well, but there's been a bit of a mix-up, and the angel Gabe isn't sure if either of them should be going in...
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Stan and Tony by Clive David Lloyd Williams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 54 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy drama on a single (living room) set.
SynopsisOne afternoon in the 1960s, two giants of British comedy met briefly, when Tony Hancock visited Stan Laurel at his home in Santa Monica. Hancock was a very successful radio and TV star of the 1950s and 60s whilst Laurel’s slapstick movies with Oliver Hardy were top box office in the 1920s-40s. This is a play suggesting events which may have taken place during their unpublicised encounter.
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The Substitute by Duncan Battman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play in the form of a monologue. Dramatic content, though the direct action is minimal. Contains strong language and adult themes.
SynopsisA long but dramatic monologue delivered by Frank, an ex-footballer who is now confined to a wheelchair. As he packs up his room he relates the ups and downs of his life, right up to the startling conclusion.
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A Tale of a Nail by Nicholas Richards
Performance by Central High School finished as runner-up in the Maine Principals Association drama competition 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 25. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus. Whilst Mr Gauche, for example, is given a gender, it isn't really key to the plot! Many of the characters, are, when all's said and done, anthropomorphic personifications of cells and micro-organisms.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play set in the imagination of a character fighting off an infection, where the protagonists - germs and blood cells - act-out their roles. Fantasy, but with a lot of educational value.
SynopsisWhen Mr Gauche accidentally hammers a nail through his thumb, he only wants medical help from the Doctor, but he gets a thorough lesson in the body's defence mechanisms anyway. A musical version is available here.
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Thick and Thin by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play - the philosophy of the relationship between sport and life. The characters are in stadium seats, so could be a very simple set. Contains very strong language.
SynopsisThree football (soccer!) fans are watching the fourth rematch in a cup game and discussing the benefits of tactics, the importance of buying season tickets over paying rent, the influence of women and what to eat during the match.
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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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