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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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A Sixpenny War by Allan Williams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama set during World War Two in the staff restroom of a Woolworths store in London.
SynopsisThe horror of war (and the specific horros of the Second World War), seen through the eyes of a group of girls working at Woolworths each one of whom is personally affected, is dramatically evoked using contemporary political speeches as a background for the girls' experiences.
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The Stationmaster of Riga by Paul Roland
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 34 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama with simple living room and prison visiting room settings. Suitable for youth theatre.
SynopsisIn the immediate aftermath of World War 2, former concentration camp commandant Franz Weisser is awaiting war crimes trial. Journalist Miriam interviews him in his prison cell and visits his wife, a committed Nazi, and his children. The horrors of the holocaust and the family’s attitudes and the impact on their relationships are dramatically brought to life.
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Traitors, Cads & Cowards by Martin McNamara
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama, though performing groups may wish to add an interval. Single prison cell setting, and some strong language.
SynopsisDuring the Great War, an army deserter, a conscientious objector and an IRA soldier share a cell. They play out their respective journeys to prison and relate the horrors of the period. Liam, an Irish rebel arrested after the Easter Rising in Dublin, has been transported to the military wing of London's Wandsworth Prison for questioning. He is bunked in with Alfred, a shell-shocked veteran of the trenches up on desertion charges. Their other cell mate is Henry, conscientious objector, court martialed for refusing his call up papers. Can three very different 'Traitors to the King' find common ground?
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Tremayne's Folly by John Garforth
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Three adult males, three females and a thirteen-year-old boy.
Run TimeAround 64 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA witty period script with some well-crafted characters. A single coastal setting.
SynopsisIn 1803, former soldier Parsons has taken up residence as the official hermit of Lord Tremayne's estate. But this simple life is threatened when he gets caught up in the extra-marital affairs of Sir William Pitt, and a dead Frenchman washes up on the beach.
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The Victory of the Revolution by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame Seven in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. The Cuban revolution, reviewed through Fidel Castro's 1966 chess match against the Mexican master Filiberto Terrazas.
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What Manner of Man by Mike Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Prince Charles Edward Stuart was regarded as having feminine looks and could be played by a woman.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act historical drama, set in the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. Most of the action takes place in a single interior set. Two exterior scenes could be played on bare stage.
SynopsisHaving reached the English town of Derby, Adjutant General of Bonnie Prince Charlie's forces, Lord George Murray agonises over the need to tell the Prince that taking London is not possible. He must win over two other members of the Prince's council to carry the day and force retreat.
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Wilfred and Len by Stephen Mercer
Winner Cheltenham One Act Festival 2006
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 39 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama, with a single (railway station platform) setting.
SynopsisIt is November 1918 and the Great War is about to end. A young soldier waiting for his train is joined by poet Major Wilfred Owen. They have a deep conversation about their army experiences and the war, but all is not as it seems...
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