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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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Three Billy Goats Cyber by Richard L. Sanders
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 14 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA politically satirical take on the classic fairy tale.
SynopsisThree Billy Goats discuss strategies to get past the troll under the bridge and munch the lovely grass on the other side. The use of present day cyber technologies becomes part of the scheming.
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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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The Toad Society by John Waterhouse
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four on-stage actors (two of whom each play two roles in Act 2) and an off-stage voice.
Run TimeAround 82 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play in two acts (each with its own set).
SynopsisThe Harpington Toad Fanciers meet to share their fascination with amphibians, only to discover that they have more interests in common than just the common toad. This leads on to the formation of TARTS and a rather eventful camping expidition...
Act one is available as a stand-alone one-act play, The Harpington Toad Fanciers' Social
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Tony and Bee-ing Cleopatra by Fiona Scott Patrick
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Lindsay is dressed in a bumble bee costume with a Cleopatra wig. (Just in case you need a hint about the provenance of the strange title.) The cast includes four numbered tourists. Others might drift through!
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen-minute character-driven play, minimal set. (I realise that the residents of Edinburgh might be offended by the description of one of their streets as minimal, but it doesn't need to be a realistic set!)
SynopsisLindsay is handing out flyers for her show at the Edinburgh Fringe, but she feels she's too old to be there - she's a serious actress. Then she meets Tony, a little drunk and recently dumped by her boyfriend, and the pair find a new enthusiasm for acting.
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Twixt Heaven and Hell by Jack Burgess
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute sketch. (Part of the Acting Funny collection of sketches.)
SynopsisThe gatekeepers above and below argue about the disposition of new arrivals.
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Two Barmen by Damian Trasler & David Lovesy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The barmen are written male (as you might expect). The third characters is a duck. There are also two disembodied voices.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch, set in a bar (which can be a minimal set or as elaborate as you can justify for a four-minute piece).
SynopsisYou know the one where two men walk into a bar? Well, turns out it was this bar, where every baroom joke you've ever heard took place, along with quite a few you haven't heard.
A duck walks into a bar and says 'Have you got any bread?'...
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Two Grunts For Yes by Jessica McHugh
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy contains one suggested piece of background music. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA short one act comedy, with some strong language.
SynopsisSome college students return home with a few extra pounds, tattoos, or disappointing grades, but when 18 year old Irene McManus returns to her conservative southern household with her new boyfriend Tommy, things get messy between her and her mother, Delia. She doesn't disapprove of Tommy because he's ill-mannered or bad with words. The fact that he's dead, however, whips the prim matriarch into a frenzy. Can Irene convince her mother to accept her zombie boyfriend? Or will Delia convince her daughter that zombie boys are only after one thing: her brains?
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Up, Up and Away by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. In addition to the four on-stage characters, there are five off-stage voices. Three male, two female. (These might be recorded but some sections would probably be better live.)
Run TimeAround 84 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play with drama, emotion and humour. Contains mild swearing. Multiple locations, but achieved by lighting and a few props. Originally published 2015, revised 2019.
SynopsisIt all starts with the funeral - although to the grieving widows, Elsie and Mary, this seems a bit final. But, from their new vantage point, James and Clifford find that they are able to look down, as well as look back. However, it's looking forward that gives them the most concern...
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Wait... What? by Ted Evans
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Two (male) characters appear on stage, one of them only briefly. Two male and two female characters appear on a video shown on the stage.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, almost a monologue, in the style of a disjointed presentation. Some educational content about Attention Deficit Disorder. Includes opportunities for improvisation. Contains mild swearing
SynopsisAn Attention Deficit Disorder sufferer talks about his experiences with a new wonder-drug and ADD in general, but ends up saying a little too much for the drug manufacturer's liking.
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