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The Bright and Shiny Radio Show [Robust Edition] by TLC Creative
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 61. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!] Which could be increased with addition of musical numbers between sketches.
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 26 sketches suitable for either a radio show or a stage revue. (There are sound effects, but no props or set requirements listed.) This 'robust' edition has three more sketches and a few more rude words than the family edition.
SynopsisA comedy collection, which includes a number of very problematic job interviews, investigations into the difficulties of being a snake, a homing pigeon or an insect, unlikely various television and radio shows and the inevitable doctor's sketch, along with a couple of running gags.
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Captive Audience by Jenny Gilbert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play with a serious - even sinister - twist. Single simple set (give or take the table anchored to the floor). Includes mild swearing.
SynopsisTom's on a short residential course as part of his Open University studies, and he's in a spot of bother, having been handcuffed to a table by a passing drunk. Other people on other courses gather around to help Tom in his hour of need, until Dave arrives to spill Tom's dark secret.
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Carrie's Lions by Amelia Armande
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. 'Carrie' appears in three guises - as a narrator/protagonist, as a child and as an adult. 'Michael' appears as narrator/protagonist and as an adult. There are two small non-speaking roles.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play with plenty of technical and acting challenges! Whilst it is not formally divided into scenes, there are five locations - indicated symbolically by props and furniture.
SynopsisThrough a series of conversations with her guardian angel, Carrie tries to come to terms with the death of her father.
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Chekhov's Shorts by Anton Chekhov, adapted Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of five short plays based on short stories by Anton Chekhov.
SynopsisA Lottery Ticket adapted from the story of the same title
A Meeting on a Train Loosely adapted from 'An Enigmatic Nature'
Difficult People adapted from the story of the same title
Natalie’s Vacation adapted from 'A Tripping Tongue'
I’m Famous based on 'Joy'
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Christmas at Thompson Hall by Anthony Trollope adapted by Peter Bond
New
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. The hotel staff are written male, but could be played female.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA 25-minute comedy, based on the story by Anthony Trollope. Two simple sets.
SynopsisOn the 23rd of December, 1872, Mr and Mrs Brown arrive in a hotel in Paris, as does Mr Jones. They all need to travel to England early the following morning. Due to a mix-up during the night, Mr Jones believes Mrs Brown has tried to murder him, which makes everyone's journey - and the following revelations - all the more uncomfortable.
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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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CosPlay by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. Chorus. The chorus is optional, but could add a lot to the piece.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Two settings but a simple set design will allow an easy switch between them.
SynopsisThe boss wants everyone concentrating on the big presentation, but excitement has gripped the office - this weekend is HeroCon, and people are planning their costumes! It soon becomes clear that what you wear on the outside can hide the real you.
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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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