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New Beginnings by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, elements of a detective thriller (though with plenty of levity). Some mild language.
SynopsisEx Insurance Investigator Gary’s suggestion that he and wife Fern go on a cruise is not as altruistic or romantic as first appears. A ring of thieves are aboard and Gary has suspicions as to the indentity of the culprits.
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The Night Nurse by Louise Wade
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA tense one act drama
SynopsisGreg wakes up in a hospital bed, and Ralph the night nurse tells him he's been in a road accident. But Greg notices things are a little odd, and it all comes to a head when he meets the day nurse, Raymond, who looks very familiar.
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One Sweet Kiss by Emma Northcott
Best actress at the 2020 NOSCARS (NODA East District 9). Original script Winner 2017. Queen Mother Theatre.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act thriller with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisSophie has invited her friends Sarah and Ross over for dinner. Tony, Sophie’s partner, isn’t pleased. Sarah thinks she has discovered a chilling secret from Tony’s past and as the evening wears on, her tongue loosens and accusations are made with devastating consequences.
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Pawn by Brian Marchbank
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 72 minutes. [Estimated!] Experiential run time (first production) 1 hour, 2 minutes.
MusicNone.
StyleCharacter comedy structured as a thriller. Single pawn shop setting. On the boundary between a full-length and a one-act play.
SynopsisThe robbery of a Manchester pawn shop goes wrong and becomes a hostage situation, trapped together the hostages and hostage takers realise there is history between them, the resulting friction requires the novice police negotiator to deal with both volatile groups to resolve the situation.
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Poison by David Neale
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Two middle-aged men.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleThriller with elements of black comedy. Single interior set.
SynopsisDennis isn't expecting a visitor, but Archie has something to tell him. Intending to poison his own wife, Archie has been making toxic flapjacks. Sadly, Susan has been giving them away to Dennis, so he's the one who's going to die. But it's an odder day than that for both men.
One room, two men, one way to die!
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Reasonable Doubt by A.D. Peters
Best Seller
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePlay in two short acts - courtroom drama and crime - the way the jury sees is, and the way it happened.
SynopsisA tense courtroom drama with the prosecutor battling a slick defence lawyer at the murder trial of social misfit Josephine Mason. The second act takes the form of a flashback portraying the murder of which she is accused. We are left with the dilemma of knowing jury's decision before we learn the identity of the murderer. We are then able to evaluate the justice of the verdict, wherein lies the final twist.
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A Second Chance by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. One voice is an offstage announcer.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act thriller - single set.
SynopsisCustomers and staff are put through psychological torment as a man with a bomb holds them hostage, but all but one of them benefit from the experience.
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** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'A Second Chance' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Singled Out by Geoff Rose-Michael
Nominated for New Writing Award and Set Design Award, and winner of Best Actress Award (Jo) at Leatherhead Drama Festival 2014
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. There are two principal characters, one non-speaking (and largely immobile) character and an opening voice-over (which could be recorded, omitted or consigned to programme notes!)
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller with a single (meeting room) setting.
SynopsisWhen SODA, the Singles Online Dating Agency, arranges a social night for some of its members, the first two girls to arrive soon discover they have both previously suffered a similar disturbing experience, and that they have been lured there by person or persons unknown, and then locked in.
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A Spy With A View by Robert Scott
The Maidenhead Drama Guild (UK) won Best Comedy and came 2nd in the Open Class at the Maidenhead Drama Festival. (2019)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Paulo is written male but could be reassigned.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy thriller with a single hotel room set.. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisDavid and Vicky are on holiday, but the weather has trapped them in their hotel room. The monotony is broken by the delivery of a mysterious briefcase, with a recording that self-destructs! Where's the real spy?
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The Statement by David Morris
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA tense one act thriller with a single (balcony flat) set
SynopsisJames' opening monologue sets the scene for a tragic event - his girlfriend's daughter's death, and her Detective Inspector mother's reaction to it...
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