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For the Love of April by Evonne Fields-Gould
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama on a compound set (backyard/living room/2 kitchens). US English.
SynopsisCarol’s dog April has been the mainstay of her life since her husband was killed in Afghanistan. Her close friend Beth tries to help Carol back to normal life but creepy neighbour Charles intimidates her to such an extent that Carol is forced into the unthinkable.
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The Gardener's Tale by Mike Sparks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern version of a medieval mystery play. One-act play, eight scenes, but no specific set requirements. A few simple props (including a wheelbarrow).
SynopsisA gardener from Jerusalem tells her story of Holy Week and the odd bunch of characters she has run into. All of them have tales to tell about 'that Nazarene who's been causing so much trouble.' The story covers the time from Palm Sunday through to the burial of Jesus.
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Grave Matters by Peter Stallard
Production by Carbost Village Drama Group garnered two trophies (Best Stage Presentation and Best Actor) at the Skye One Act Drama Festival, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. The Grave Warden is written male, but could easily be played female. The two female parts could, conceivably, be doubled, but the effect of Mrs. Roberts' final entrance would probably be better with more time for make-up!
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA ghost story told as a humorous one-act play. Single graveyard set, simple props.
SynopsisA magistrate and a Police Sergeant stole a valuable chalice and hid the theft under the cover of arson committed by a local troublemaker. Now their souls are bound to the churchyard until they can restore the chalice.
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Handstands For You by Adam Exton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters are children, but could be played by children or adults. There are three characters, but two of them appear in some scenes as younger versions of themselves. (Either played by the same actors or by younger ones.)
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA touching and deftly-handled approach to the subject of childhood illness. Multiple settings, but does not need explicit sets. Contains mild swearing (which could be moderated if deemed in appropriate for a specific production).
SynopsisWhen Billy was five, his best friend was Gemma, but she moved away. Now Billy's thirteen, he's got a new best friend in Ronald, but he also has leukaemia. Gemma moves back to the neighbourhood and the three have to find space for each other.
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High Steaks by Andrew Bawn
Production by Chelford Players won the Adjudicator's Award at the Wilmslow Festival of One-Act Plays 2019
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Three characters are written as female, but can be male. One character is an off-stage voice only.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with two simple (park and garden) sets, suitable for adult or child actors.
SynopsisBuster the dog fancies himself as a criminal mastermind, despite being slightly dim. With some help from his friends - Roxy, Max, and Smokey the cat - he might get away with daylight robbery.
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The Honorable Knight by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Nothing remarkable in the characters (apart from the dragon, obviously).
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA light comedy, playing on the traditions of the knightly stories. Split-stage set, with one permanent location and the other half of the stage doubling for two other locations.
SynopsisBefore leaving his castle for the last time, Sir Gawain of the renowned Round Table reluctantly reveals a tale of his exploits that shows him in a less than favourable light.
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A Human Write by Amelia Armande
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  Production by Ury Players won the 2018 Aberdeen SCDA district youth competition and the Kincardine district trophy.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 11. Chorus. The writer is written male, though need not be. His thoughts - the chorus - are genderless.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fascinating one act drama that uses mime and rhyme to take us into the mind of a struggling writer. Contains one mild swearword.
SynopsisThe writer is grappling not only with his writing but also with his personal life as he desperately attempts to strike up a relationship with Janis, a beautiful girl he sees on a bus.
Well paced and gathering speed, the play uses the chorus to reveal the writer's thoughts - sometimes cogent, sometimes chaotic - come to life as the surreal become real.
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I Now Pronounce You by David Titchener
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Five on-stage characters plus the off-stage voice of a police officer (who might be recorded).
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play in a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisEddie, Big Chris and Jono are preparing for the upcoming double wedding of Eddie to Trudy and Big Chris to Maureen, but they need to cut costs. Surely getting Jono to perform the ceremony couldn't backfire, could it? (The core characters appear in Flaming Liberty and The Next Big Thing. The pieces are independent, but could be used together.)
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I Remember When by Dawn Cairns
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Three on-stage characters plus four off-stage (including two children) who might be recorded.
Run TimeAround 44 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy in a single camp-site setting.
SynopsisJohn looks forward to re-visiting his childhood holiday campsite but his wife Sheila is not so sure, particularly when John insists his curmudgeonly mother come along too.
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The Importance Of Peaches by Tony Domaille
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single setting
SynopsisThe Southbury Players Committee is meeting to discuss the group's poor record of success. Members are looking for a big idea to revive the group's fortunes, but when all seems lost, salvation comes from an unexpected source.
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