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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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A Midsummer Night's Dream [45-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Jack Shaw
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThis one-act abridgement retains Shakespeare's original language and focuses on the nobles, the fairies, and the mechanicals. The lovers' plot is unapologetically omitted, but the narrative remains tight.
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Mirror Image by Julia Lee Dean
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four on-stage characters plus the off-stage voice of a stage-hand.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Single dressing-room set. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisA young actor finds an unexpected and disturbing visitor in his dressing room after a triumphal last night performance.
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Nobbo by David Pollard
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act dark comedy with a single (backstage) setting.
SynopsisBen and Jerry are the pantomime horse Nobbo. During the play's interval, amidst the mayhem of a missing dame, the two disagree on the future of their act. Their once-bright future has been reduced to what is to all appearances a failure. Ben wants out and has the golden opportunity of a legacy from his aunt. Jerry perversely cannot bring himself to quit and it becomes apparent that he closely identifies with Nobbo.
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Outside the Audition by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play with minimal set and props.
SynopsisBill and Jeff are waiting for their audition slot and help each other out by rehearsing their lines together. Unfortunately, they can't agree on what makes a good piece of drama.
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The People's Act of Literature by Rupert Haigh
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play - a comedy drama. Single simple cafe location. Contains swearing (and acting).
SynopsisTwo friends get into a discussion about theatre after one of the men starts learning to write from a local author. Set in a diner, they attempt some improvisation and, after getting some help from the waitress, life begins to imitate art and vice versa.
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Rambles On Radio by Robert Scott
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy
SynopsisChristopher is delighted to be performing his play on the radio with his daughter in a starring role, but others are less content with the casting. Worse still, there’s more drama behind the microphone than is going out over the air.
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The Red Balloon by Damian Trasler
Best Play, GDA Festival 2006
'A breath of fresh air' (competition judge giving 5 awards, Radnor 2010), Performance by Royal Manor Theatre won Best Youth Play at the Dorset Drama League Festival, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSingle set (bare stage, with a few items of furniture brought on during the piece). Few props. Explores the nature of live theatre!
SynopsisA couple interrupt the premier of a piece of Modern Theatre and claim it's all rubbish. The performer challenges them to produce something better, and the three begin to work on the piece together. What will they come up with by the end of the evening?
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The Rehearsal by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, set, as you might guess, on a stage. A comedy of character and situation.
SynopsisDaniel is rehearsing a crucial scene from his new play, but Millie and Mike, the two leads, are not being very co-operative. They don't like his last minute changes to the text, and they keep wondering where the rest of the cast is.
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The Return Of Lady Bracknell by Graham Jones
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. One of the female characters is intended to be doubled (hence there are seven roles for six people).
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, messing with theatre and reality. The action takes place on a rehearsal stage, so little required in the way of set. Contains very mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's two weeks to the production of 'The importance of being Earnest' and Rebecca has flu, so there's no one to play Lady Bracknell. Except... this strange lady, dressed for the part, who knows all the lines and stays in character all the time...
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