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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Characters are a variety of ages. Many could be played as either gender.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play (on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play). Single (department store) set. Mildly surreal, bordering on farce, with lots of prop gags. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJust another day in a department store, where a pair of bewildered shop clerks encounter a clown, an accountant, a thief, some very colourful customers and a string of misplaced suitcases...
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Dear Lily by Lorraine Forrest-Turner
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act romantic comedy. Lots of scenes and locations, but these are intended to be indicative rather than fully-dressed sets. Contains swearing.
SynopsisAfter thirty years as 'Lily', the agony aunt of The Courrier, Ingrid loses her job and embarks on a radical reassessment of her life, beginning a stormy relationship with a man ten years her junior.
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Death by Detective by David Pemberton
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA witty and fast paced comedy loosely based on The Speckled Band with a solid mystery plot provided by the Conan Doyle source material. A lot of fun for cast and audience. Structured in two acts, but could form half an evening of one-act plays.
SynopsisWhen a legendary detective solves a terrible murder and discovers his own guilty part in the affair, it is left to his closest friends to prevent him from arresting himself.
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The Director by Jos Biggs
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act, light comedy, with a potentially collapsible set.
SynopsisA harassed director is trying to get an advert filmed, but the actors have left. Using handy studio audience members, the roles are filled and directions given to bring off the perfect take. Except the cameraman wasn't filming that one!
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Disconnected by Paul L. Harwood
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Several characters appear as (old) adults and their youthful selves. This is open to being done by two actors or by one acting different ages.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Single set which morphs into different locations. An exploration of time, decisions and consequences. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisBernie is an old man, but he's haunted by the consequences of a promise he made to his childhood friend Joe, who died in World War Two. Now Bernie is reliving important moments of his life - could he really be about to undo the most disastrous decision he ever made?
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The Exit Poll by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleThe farcical comedy of politics. Simple sets. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisThree candidates are contesting a by-election, but they all have secrets, most of which come to light before the results are revealed. Can any of them really claim the victory?
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'The Exit Poll' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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An Eye for an Eye by Johnny Grim
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Single set (prison cell with practical door). Contains swearing.
SynopsisJames Nash is awaiting trial for the murder of his father. The horrific details of the crime have shocked the nation, and Nash has been offered lots of money for his story. But he chooses to tell it to a couple from his local paper, for a pittance given to charity. What is his story?
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Fish Have Feelings Too by Rosemary Frisino Toohey
Finalist, Marion Thauer Brown Audio Drama Competition, 2020
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act satirical comedy.
SynopsisTwo couples - one American, one British - have a minor collision but neither of the men will take the blame. They're about to come to blows when the son of one couple and the daughter of the other burst in with news. They’re in love! They want to save the sea creatures of the world! And that’s not all!
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Flatmates by Barry Lambert
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisOne morning, recently divorced Ben is surprised and annoyed to find a strange young woman making herself at home in his flat. Even worse, she claims to have been living there rather longer than Ben has himself, and some of her other claims are still more unbelievable. Friend and colleague George and local bobby PC Pullen are unable to even see Devra, let alone resolve the situation. Devra does seem to have mysterious powers, but is it possible she might be able to improve the rapidly deteriorating relationship between Ben and his former wife, Hilary?
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Gabriel-Ernest by Tony Best
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Either for a youth theatre company, or for a mix of adults and children.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act stage adaptation of a subversive Saki story - this one is edgy, verging on (gothic) horror. There are nine scenes, intended to be played seamlessley with the stage divided into one area for a house and one for all other scenes.
Synopsis'There's a beast in your woods.'
So it seems. Van Cheele's life is interrupted by the arrival of a strange boy, with disturbing behaviour and an unusual disregard for clothes.
(The author makes some suggestions about how to deal with this last point whilst remaining within the bounds of decency!)
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