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The Senior Speed Date by Jeff Bray
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. One character is voice-only and can be voiced live or pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (pub room) setting.
SynopsisRecently separated from her husband, Joan has been persuaded by her daughter to attend a speed dating evening. She is confronted by a procession of highly unsuitable candidates.
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Seven Ages of Love by Robert Burns
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play with an interesting structure. (As our reviewer remarked, 'It's what you'd get if MC Escher was a playwright'.) Several locations, but can be done with indicative sets. Contains a mild swearword.
SynopsisMike's written a play about his failed love, telling the story in reverse for the benefit of his friend Phil. If you run a sad love story backwards, you end up with a happy ending, don't you?
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Socks by Rosemary Frisino Toohey
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four principal characters plus an off-stage female voice (which could be pre-recorded).
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort, one-act comedy play. Single set - the inside of a clothes dryer at a laundromat! ( A delightful contribution to an under-used sub-genre of costume drama!)
SynopsisA group of single socks discuss their plight. Should they attempt escape? Why have they been abandoned? Don't humans know that socks are the cornerstone of civilization?
A tale of abandonment, rejection and hope in the confines of a clothes dryer.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of clean laundry must be in want of the correct number of socks.
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Speak Your Mind by George Freek
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA family drama (with comic moments). Single set. Structurally in two acts, but at 70 minutes, it offers the options of standing alone or being paired with a shorter piece. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisEver since her father died, Ruth has been concerned about her mother Mildred. Ruth's husband Richard has his worries too, as Ruth's reverence for her father's memory seems to cloud her judgment. An unexpected guest in the form of Richard's boss Harry turns a simple dinner party into a stage for confessions and accusations.
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The Spy On Ward Four by Jonathan Goodson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy with a bit of an edge. Simple set - a hospital ward, though, unusually for that setting, the focus of the play is not sickness.
SynopsisOswald is in an Arkansas hospital, trying to recover from his heart operation, but they want to deep-clean his ward and everyone's been moved out except him. Then he becomes unwittingly privy to a plot by a nurse and her boyfriend to steal surplus supplies, and worse... His wife is looking for him!
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A Stitch In Time by Mark Green
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with a split (lounge and garden) set.
SynopsisYoung Alastair's dad has died, and his mum and granddad are bringing him up, and sister Holly too. Much to the family's disdain, Alastair, inspired by his late father, is convinced that he has invented a time machine.
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Take-Away by Pat Edwards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Two older teens and two middle-aged characters.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play of shorter length, split set - in two flats with a lift, set between them.
SynopsisGail and Josh share a flat, but their relationship has soured - Josh is harsh and demanding, and Gail is quiet and compliant. The Barnstables live in the flat across from them, an older couple with a happy marriage. But no one seems happy with the way things are between Josh and Gail - not even Josh.
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There's No Place Like Home by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four on-stage characters and an off-stage female voice (which could be recorded, but, in our view, would be better performed live).
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy in a single domestic setting.
SynopsisWhen elderly Howard claims his dead wife Nancy has been talking to him, his daughter and her partner think he is suffering dementia and plan to move him into a home. But there's a surprise in store when he demonstrates how he contacts Nancy.
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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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Tricksilver by Rob Burbidge
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play based on a story by O. Henry - a tale of trickery and double-crossing. Two sets (or one composite set) plus front-of-curtain scene at a railway station.
SynopsisAs the twentieth century dawns, the United States of America is the land of opportunity. There are plenty of ways to make a quick buck, but the quickest and biggest bucks are made by the scam artists. Having a conscience is a bit of a handicap for confidence trickster Jeff Peters. He decides against the advice of his business partner to include a real woman in his marriage agency scam. Will he find out that women are the honest sex, or will he discover that a woman can be the equal of a man in dishonesty? Will he break the habit of a lifetime, and trust a bank? In this tale of cross and double-cross, who gets the loot?
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