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A Christmas Carol In 60 Minutes Or Less! by Martin Prest
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Various doubling alternatives suggested in the Producer's copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play in various settings.
SynopsisStaying as true to the original Dickens story as time allows, it unfolds neatly through narration and action. Originally published in 2014, revised edition published September 2017.
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The Coven's Convention by Stephen Mercer
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisThe staid and unchanging routine of the bucolic village's committee, chaired by the fearsome Wilhemina, is brought suddenly to life as new member Andrew suggests a fund raising pop concert. As the horrified Wilhemina starts to lose her grip on the committee, the meeting descends into startling revelations and recriminations.
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Curtain Calls by Charles Alverson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Narrator is an offstage voice
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act play.
SynopsisA new arrival in the care home for retired performers seems to have found a way to connect with the old guard - even Edna has spoken for the first time in days. But does he really deserve a place in the home?
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Customer Service by Avis & Herb Hasler
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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Death by Detective by David Pemberton
New
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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Death in Character by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Characters are all adults.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act whodunnit, with lots of comic potential. Single simple set (a theatre stage strewn with the debris of previous productions), one act play.
SynopsisThe management committee meets on the stage for the last time to arrange closure of their theatre. By the end of the evening the police are called in to investigate a murder with a rather unusual victim.
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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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Finding Goddard by Deborah Hugill
Best Supporting Actor - Sedgefield One Act Drama festival 2012 (Allerton Players)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. 11 minor roles can be easily shared by two actors.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a variety of locations but minimal set requirements.
SynopsisWhen it turns out a modest, unassuming man in Helions Bumpstead is really God, everyone has an angle and everyone wants in. But soon enough, people affected by 'Acts of God' want their day in court.
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The First Rehearsal by Peter Appleton
Chelford Players performance achieved the Adjudicators Special Award at Chelford Drama Festival 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Singular lack of set (which the stage manager indicates by placing chairs around the stage - a process very familiar to some of us).
SynopsisAn amateur drama group come together to block out the moves at the first rehearsal of their incomplete script. The dialogue is odd, the plot confusing and the characters get out of hand... just like in every AmDram group!
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Get Staffed by Frank Gibbons
Cyril V Hines Trophy (Outstanding Actress) awarded to Stella Hutchinson playing Gaynor in the Droylsden Little Theatre's production, GMDF one-act festival, 2012.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Eight on-stage characters (with playing ages of 18 to 25) and an offstage Australian female voice.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comical farce. Single (hotel reception) set.
SynopsisIt's opening day for the newest Buzz Hotel, but things are not going well. Their first diners have come down with suspected food poisoning, and their only room booking is probably a hoax - surely it's not the real Kylie Minogue?
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