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Chekhov's Shorts by Anton Chekhov, adapted Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of five short plays based on short stories by Anton Chekhov.
SynopsisA Lottery Ticket adapted from the story of the same title
A Meeting on a Train Loosely adapted from 'An Enigmatic Nature'
Difficult People adapted from the story of the same title
Natalie’s Vacation adapted from 'A Tripping Tongue'
I’m Famous based on 'Joy'
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Chicken Supreme by Susie Casson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 9 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy sketch requiring one simple setting (and some sleight of hand!)
SynopsisWhilst watching a video of a hypnotist’s act Sid becomes susceptible and turns into a chicken. Unfortunately the video recording stops before the vital click of the fingers brings him out of the trance. Wife Betty is finally able to contact the hypnotist to rectify the situation but not without some leg pulling.
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A Christmas Carol - The Real Story by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Two characters required for performance as a simple duologue, a further 7 (nominally 5F, 2M) required if the action is staged.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEssentially a duologue which could either be done without additional actors, (as an after-dinner piece) or be staged as a narrated mime. Minimal staging requirements. Makes no attempt to be 'politically correct'!
SynopsisTwo narrators tell the story of a modern day Scrooge who's having the wool pulled over his eyes by dishonest Bob Cratchit and his gang of cronies.
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Circus Daze by Robert J Withers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 34 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy in a single domestic set.
SynopsisHarry and Gabs' marriage has turned stale due to his reluctance to seek any excitement in life. When a circus arrives across the road, an unexpected house visit from a clown and ringmaster stirs things up.
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COBRA by tlc Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 2 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch. Set in a meeting room.
SynopsisA meeting of the top secret emergency response team covers some new threats...
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The Coffee Shop by Ray Lawrence
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Whilst the script specifies three characters, two of them are played in different eras, so could be done by different actors.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch. Set in a coffee shop, but without need for any particular set.
Also available as part of the Diamond Jubilee 2012 collection.
SynopsisA coffee shop customer has another encounter with the tyranny of choice!
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The Corruption of Patience Undercroft by Stuart Ardern
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 voice (that could be recorded).
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern pastiche of a Victorian melodrama (the same ingredients, but playing-up the comedy, rather than the Victorian sentimentality). Designed for a black-box set. Could easily be played as part of a Music Hall evening.
SynopsisDuring a village celebration for Queen Victoria's jubilee, sweet, innocent Patience Undercroft has ventured out to a barn, summoned by a note from an admirer. She is hoping that it comes from her childhood sweetheart, Victor Knightly. Little does she know that it is the wicked Squire Grimly Blackheart who lies in wait...
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The Crime Done in Rhyme by tlc Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming skit (parody of Dr. Seuss) no set requirements, a few common props.
SynopsisThere's been murder afoot, but who can have done it? If there's a prize for rhymed mystery, this one has won it! The victim's a cat, but much more than that, He's a cat that has often been seen in a hat. A detective is called and a Mistress is found, (while the corpse of the cat is left there on the ground). It's funny, irreverent and won't take much time, and the best of it is, every line is in rhyme!
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Darling Deborah by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 78 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play in a single set dramatising events from the Diary of Samuel Pepys much in the manner of a Restoration Comedy.
SynopsisA Victorian Transcriber is outlining sections of Samuel Pepys' diary as the events therein are brought to life by Pepys, Mrs Pepys and servant girl Deborah, reflecting the bawdy nature of 17th Century theatre.
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The Diva by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch with a theatrical bent (and chocolate).
SynopsisIt can be hard work coping with a Diva!
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