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More Sinned Against Than Sinning by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama set in 1936.
SynopsisThe condemned murderess Marianne spends her last hours before execution reliving the events leading up to her conviction with her conscience, which takes the form of the three characters Anger, Fear, and Joy.
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The Neville Report - Village of Fear by Gary Diamond, John Fryer & Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. In theory, because it's a radio play, this could be done with a very small cast - Neville, the central character plus one other male and one female playing the rest of the characters. One of the characters - Harry the Leg - is purely a sound effect!
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play - a comic pastiche of a 1950s radio drama intended for presentation as a staged radio play.
SynopsisA comedy radio play that pits intrepid reporter Neville Reville against the supernatural goings-on in Merry Waddle on the Weddle. Aided only by a leg in disguise, Neville braves the Portals of Hell (a pub), Lusty Wanda (a siren) and the evil Mordred to rescue Lady Purity!
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Nickers by Robert Scott
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA twenty-minute comedy on a simple set.
SynopsisA thief has worked out an exquisite plan to steal a diamond from an old man’s house, but when he gets the safe open, he finds he’s not the first on the scene. In fact, he’s barely in the top five…
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Nunquam Non Paratus by Andy McNamara
Production by Whiting Bay Music and Drama group won first place in the 2019 Arran Drama festival, taking the Archie Kerr Wooley Trophy.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (outdoor camp) setting.
SynopsisOn a Scottish battlefield prior to combat, Abernethy’s leadership of the clan comes into question as clan members revolt, demanding democracy and political correctness.
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On Unofficial Business by Craig Sandeman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn inspirational one act play mixing comedy with delicately handled pathos within the imaginative setting of a prison van! Contains swearing (and a lot of other things).
SynopsisPrisoners Tam, Lenny and Bruce are being transferred to another jail when their van is hijacked by Christine who is struggling with her own desperate situation. As they hide in a forest clearing the unlikely quartet slowly become a unit, offering heart-warming and amusing support one for the other as they sit around the camp fire and gradually bare their souls.
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Peter's Tale by Mike Sparks
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act mystery play (in the sense of the medieval religious mystery plays) in modern English. No set requirements, no props.
SynopsisPeter's perspective of the ministry of Jesus, as he reflects on their time together after Jesus' arrest.
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Port and Starboard by Rob Burbidge
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Archibald is written male but could be played female (preferably with a different name, and as 'secretary' rather than 'office boy')
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play adapted from an O. Henry short story. Single set divided into three rooms and a waiting area. (This sounds complex, but could be done physically or just with imagination.)
SynopsisLawyer Gooch has handled many cases of divorce, and arranged the rescuing of more than one marriage. This time he faces three clients, all involved in the same marital discord. Can he untangle the threads and still come out a winner?
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The Resurrectionist by Robert Hunter Allan
Winner of the Edinburgh SCDA One Act Festival competition.Awarded the Edith Frobes Trophy (Edin. winner), The Eric Bennett Trophy for highest mark in production, the Bobby Watt Cup for stage presentation and the Eastern Division trophy - Jin Brown Trophy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act dark comedy with four simple sets.
SynopsisMary Tyrell, the brains behind the bodysnatching activities of Burke and Hare in 19th Century Edinburgh, finds herself facing execution but manages to ensure that Burke and Hare take the blame.
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Sassenach by Ronnie Dykstra
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Eleven roles (plus two actors who play themselves before taking on characters), designed to be playable by a cast of three plus a cameo from the director.
Run TimeAround 34 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA spoof 'English' Macbeth based shamelessly on Shakespeare's tragedy, stealing many of his famous words and taking disgraceful liberties. One-act, single set (largely a living room).
SynopsisWhen a witch prophesises that Arthur Robinson could become chairman of the bath plug manufacturer he works for, his wife Samantha coerces him into speeding the process along by having his boss clobbered with a saucepan. His subsequent rise to power is hindered by the blood on their hands and rival employee Andrew Duff.
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Second Thoughts by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. (The max. and min. numbers depend on whether the production follows the author's intention and uses a quartet of four female singers to punctuate the action. There are also a few lines addressed to passers-by who might or might not appear on stage.)
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single minimalist set - a bus stop. Few props. A study of an attempted mid-life affair.
SynopsisHarold is waiting at the appointed spot, a bus shelter, for a meeting with his old school friend Patti, and wondering if he's up to having an affair, if that's even what's on offer.
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