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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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The Senior Speed Date by Jeff Bray
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. One character is voice-only and can be voiced live or pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (pub room) setting.
SynopsisRecently separated from her husband, Joan has been persuaded by her daughter to attend a speed dating evening. She is confronted by a procession of highly unsuitable candidates.
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Sherlock Holmes' Last Case by Charlie Cook
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act comedy play (single set).
SynopsisThe fabulous Kalimari diamond has been stolen from a locked bag in a locked safe, and when Watson hands over the ransom, the receiver is murdered horribly! A brilliant Holmes pastiche with appropriate gags and a surprise ending.
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Shooting 'The War Game' by Michael Pearcy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Newscaster is an offstage voice.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single (bomb damaged house) setting. Originally released 2015, revised 2018.
SynopsisThe play is set in 1964, at the height of the Cold War, during the filming of TV drama 'The War Game'. It begins with five actors involved in filming a dramatic rescue scene in a bombed building, and develops into a tense anti-war drama.
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Shreds - The Unravelling of Charles Dickens by Phil Porter (music Mary Harrison Hewett)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus. Two principals (Dickens and George Dolby), plus many other characters, real and from Dickens' writing, who might be played by a number of on-stage 'voices'.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!] (The original production ran for one hour.)
MusicKeyboard scores for 10 pieces of background music are provided with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleDrama in a single simple set, designed to be accompanied by projected images (with the option for an on-stage pianist providing mood music).
SynopsisA dramatization of the circumstances that led Charles Dickens to wild success reading extracts from his novels on stage, and the terrible toll it took on him.
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** CD with 40 images, 18 sound effects, 3 video clips and 10 pieces of musical accompaniment for 'Shreds - The Unravelling of Charles Dickens' by Phil Porter (Music by Mary Harrison Hewett)
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The Signalman by Matthew Harper
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  Production by Progressive Players won the Northern Semi-Final of the All England Theatre Festival - 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice, which could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA Victorian gothic drama in one act with a single (signal box) setting.
SynopsisThe thrilling Charles Dickens story is brought to life in this stage adaptation, as tension inexorably builds towards the signalman's fate.
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Something That's Mine by Alexis Coward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Two characters are voice-only and gender non-specific - these roles can be doubled with two of the main characters.
Run TimeAround 46 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act dark comedy on two sets.
SynopsisTwo couples seek couples therapy. But what are they hiding from each other?
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Speakeasy by Jane Quill
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama in a single (minimal set).
SynopsisSpend a few evenings with the Speakeasy group, an informal talking session where people can deal with their issues, helped by Gary, the founder. Michael is struggling with depression, Rachel is alcoholic and Bettina is really Johnathan, but they all have the group in common.
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Stardust by 10 x 10 Writers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSix short plays inspired by the life and work of David Bowie.
SynopsisSix short plays, a mixture of comedy and drama, inspired by the life and work of David Bowie. All were winners of the October 2016 Chesil Theatre New Writing Festival. The plays are available individually, but are provided here as a collection at a discount.
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Stop the Clocks by Keith Badham
Performance by Up-Stage Theatre Company won Most Theatrical Moment and the Audience Appreciation Award at the Bedfordshire One Act Play Festival, 2011. Royal Manor Theatre won the adjudicators award at the Dorset Drama League Festival, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 88. No chorus. The fifteen scripts have casts ranging from two to sixteen, however the author expects that some groups will reorganise the twenty-character script for a smaller group - his estimated minimum cast is seven.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA series of short scripts for teenagers. Simple to set, but with plenty of performance challenges. Contains swearing.
SynopsisFifteen short scripts:
Introduction (Nominally sixteen roles)
Death Of Innocence (Seven roles)
Back to school (Eight roles)
The Interview (Five roles)
Twins (Three roles)
And Lo (Seven roles)
Monster Mum (Two roles)
The Quest For Happiness (Six roles)
Punch and Judy (Three roles)
Knife Crime Horror (Two roles)
The Priory (Two roles)
We Three (Part One) (Six roles)
The Teachers Are Afraid... (Two roles)
We Three (Part Two) (Six roles)
Death (Thirteen roles)
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