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Language Lessons (II) Asking the Time by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice - could easily be doubled.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!] May be separated into short scenes.
MusicNone.
StyleA series of scenes put together in one act, or may be divided for short pieces. Minimal or no set requirements.
SynopsisA second set of crazy scenes to help hopeless English persons gain a better degree of fluency, in a foreign tongue. This time Polly and Glott prepare the audience for asking the time in various countries and even outer space!
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Laughter Lines by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 38. No chorus. Most of the characters are adults in middle age or older. Some of the women are intended to be played by men (in gossipy, unglamorous middle-aged drag).
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleCollection of 18 comedy sketches (ranging in duration from 2 minutes to ten minutes). Few set requirements (although one sketch takes place in and around a bed). There are a couple of mild swearwords buried in there somewhere.
SynopsisSketches about life, death, relationships and cream cakes.
Most of the sketches are available individually. (The collection allows the set to be purchased at a discount to the sum of the individual components.)
There is no particular order to the sketches, but there are occasional common themes.
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Lennon and Buddy by Clive David Lloyd Williams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama on two (living room/backstage) sets.
SynopsisBuddy Holly and the Crickets perform at the London Palladium, and in Liverpool, John Lennon sees the performance on a friend’s TV set. He boasts that his band will surpass Buddy Holly.
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Limbo Café by Stewart Boston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. 3 voices are offstage characters, and could be recorded.
Run TimeAround 52 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two act satirical fantasy drama in a one act length, various settings.
SynopsisHard-headed Canadian businessman Michael and his currency-market speculator partner Joan, are killed in a car crash. In their attempts to vacate Limbo their lives are put on trial - by figures from history, to determine their future. They find that Hell has no limits.
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Love by John Collings
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. Chorus. The chorus of dancers is optional.
Run TimeAround 44 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act romantic comedy drama with a single multi-functional set.
SynopsisA young girl dreams of finding real love and breaking away from her dominant mother.
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Love, Peace, and Murder by Michael Druce
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. One (gender non-specific) character is non-speaking.
Run TimeAround 54 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy drama with a single (hotel ballroom) setting. US English.
SynopsisThirty years on from Woodstock, rock band Kiss and Tell are broke and down on their luck After two band members die under mysterious circumstances, the surviving members reunite for a farewell tour, only someone thinks the band are worth more dead than alive. On the final night of rehearsal, another band member is knocked off and everyone is a suspect.
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Matt Freeman's San Antonio by Sandy Radford
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDrama, running somewhere on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play, though structured in four acts. Multiple sets, but described very feasibly. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisMatt is a playwright, but he's not happy with his level of success, either in his professional or his personal life. He decides to throw everything into a new play and a trip to San Antonio to try and recapture a lost love.
A play that plays with theatre to lead the audience on a journey through what is, what chould be, and what might have been.
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Mitigating Circumstances by Juliet Devon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Ten on-stage characters plus an offstage voice (better done live, but easy to double)
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA dramatic story told in a single set but in non-chronological order.
SynopsisSimon's death was certainly caused by his heart condition, but Emma swapping his meds for vitamins didn’t help. After the funeral, her friends gather and discuss things that might have driven Emma to murder.
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Nanny State by Nigel Holloway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus. Several of the characters appear only in voice-over. A 'doubling list' is included in the Producer's Copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA complex and challenging, but performable one-act play, with a subject that is both controversial and compelling. Split-stage set. Includes mild swearing
SynopsisWhen Bernard dies, his wife discovers he's been writing a political blog that has galvanised the country. She steps into his shoes, fights a campaign and becomes Prime Minister. But the cost is high for saving the country.
A hard-hitting political play, posing the question 'Could the Grey vote really change the world?' However, when it comes down to it, the play is not about how to right the wrongs of governing the country, it's about one woman's blindness to the people closest to her, about losing sight of the things that really matter in life.
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The Necklace by Tony Best
Performance by Cheshire Academy of Performing Arts won best Youth Production and the Syd Mence cup for a piece of theatre magic at the Wilmslow Guild One Act play Festival, 2012
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. Chorus. There are two main roles, and a 'chorus of voices' playing all the other roles, thus the numbers are very flexible. The chorus members play specific roles but also act as a 'Greek Chorus' to comment on the story.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play based on a short story (a moral fable) by Guy de Maupassant. Written for a youth theatre production but could be performed by adults.
SynopsisMathilde is a vain, proud woman, who regrets that the she has been born into the humbler classes. She longs to be an aristocrat. Given her chance to shine, she borrows a stunning necklace, but that is the start of her woes.
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