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Heaven's Gate by Hilary Mackelden
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 5 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort sketch intended for church groups.
SynopsisNewcomers checking in at the gates of Heaven. (See also Hebrews 1, 1-3)
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Hologram by Jonathan Edgington
Selected for and performed at DK Delight Production's DELIGHT NIGHT 2 playwriting festival in London in 2019.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 9 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script suggests one piece of incidental music. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA very short play set at a bar in a restaurant.
SynopsisPensioners William and Barbara are on a blind date. Things are a little frosty until William demonstrates a new app on his phone which gives them a glimpse of their past - or is it their future?
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Imperfect Speakers by Wally Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Gibson is written male but could, conceivably, be female.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort play - something of a political thriller. Simple set - the interpreters' booth at an international conference - which could even, at a pinch, be played front-of-curtain (though it requires a few small desks). Includes swearing.
SynopsisAndy and Nigel are two old school friends reunited whilst translating at an international environmental summit. Nigel has always been a rabble-rouser but Andy and Ingrid, a German translator with a teddy bear, both realize that his responsibility as a diplomatic translator and his interest in politics overlap a little too keenly.
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Keeping it Clean [Three-hander] by Gill Medway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three on-stage characters and an offstage female voice.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy-drama with a minimal set.
SynopsisCleaner Violet has a new client, Miss Gresham, who is clearly not as innocent or as prim and proper as she appears, but the lascivious goings on next door are not what they seem.
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Last Duchess by Iris Winston
Won first prize in the Ottawa Little Theatre National Playwriting Competition.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short stage adaptation of Robert Browning's poem, My Last Duchess.
SynopsisThe spirit of a murdered wife steps from her portrait to try and warn the next fiancée of the fate that awaits her.
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The Lift Routine by Carol Roberts
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four on-stage characters plus an off-stage voice (which might be recorded, but interacts with the on-stage characters).
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA challenging piece to stretch the actors, suitable for companies of all types.
SynopsisA thought-provoking short sketch set in a lift which breaks down, stranding a troubled married couple, a flirtatious young girl and a silent mystery man. They all deal with the situation in their own ways. Tensions rise and characters are revealed.
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Lucky Penny by Carol Kline
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The coach and robber are written male. Could, possibly, be female. Two of the characters - including the central character, Bench Man - are silent.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSketch with a single set - a park bench.
SynopsisA man sitting on a bench finds a penny at his feet. Picking it up, he suddenly finds himself the recipient of three doses of good fortune. See a penny...
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Memories Of Tomorrow by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act fantasy, or time-shift, drama with simple settings.
SynopsisIn his sick bed Peter hears some startling radio news of a high profile murder. Are subsequent events driven by his delirium, or has time actually shifted?
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Mizmaze by Jonathan Edgington
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play - with some strong language.
SynopsisA short, spine-tingling play based on the legend surrounding the mysterious, three hundred year old maze at the top of St. Catherine's Hill, Winchester.
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More by Ness Owen
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short drama piece for three actors (and an offstage voice!)
SynopsisThree workers have drawn lots to decide on who will take on an unpleasant task. Now the unlucky one has been chosen, the other two try to bolster their confidence ahead of the other's venture.
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