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Abi's Apartment by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Four roles, but the author suggests that Monsieur and Madam might be played by the same actor.
Run TimeAround 54 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn odd but fun comedy with lively fast-paced dialogue and good roles for (three or) four actors. Single set and easy to stage.
SynopsisAbigail and Benjamin, a maid and chauffeur, await the return of Madam, their famous employer, from a costly court hearing involving her unfaithful boyfriend. Fearing for their positions, they play an elaborate role-playing game to outwit each other and try to gain their mistress's favour.
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Aunt Matilda Comes For Christmas Dinner by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three on-stage actors plus an off-stage voice (which could be recorded).
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, single domestic setting.
SynopsisEvery Christmas for the last ten years, Gordon and Margaret have had to put up with Aunt Matilda coming round for Dinner, banning the television, pinching the best seat by the fire... Could it be she'll miss this year?
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Downsizing by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Offstage digital assistant (could be pre-recorded). Four on-stage characters, nominally 2m, 2f, but Cara and Zen are flexible.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the scripts suggests four songs to be played by Digital Assistant. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA funny, slightly surreal domestic comedy set in a living room with a scene in darkness in a bedroom (only one set needed!). Works indepenently, but could be performed as a companion piece to Battle of the Bedroom.
SynopsisAfter a blow-out party in their tiny apartment, Chris and Jo decide to declutter their lives, but their mystical house doctor declutters more than they bargained for.
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A Dummy Run by Robin Wilson
Accent Players won the Rex Trophy (overall winner) plus Enniskillen Quaich and Campbeltown Drama Trophy at the Argyll Kintyre District SCDA festival, 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play, set in a doctor's waiting room.
SynopsisMadge and Gloria drop into the doctor's so Madge can have her 'unmentionables' checked out - but it turns into a surreal experience, thanks to a man who won't say a word and a puppet who says entirely too much.
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The Fairy Tale Debate by Richard L. Sanders
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act satire in the style of a political debate.
SynopsisThree candidates are running to be President of Fairy Tale Land, and though their names are different, you’ll recognise their stories. Host Andersen Grimm moderates a tense and sometimes rowdy debate.
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Frozen Fish Sticks by Rosemary Frisino Toohey
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Difference in the three ladies ages - for optimum casting.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single setting.
SynopsisIt's a focus group... And the focus of the focus group is frozen food packaging.
But before long the three women involved are way off the charts with their views on men, sex and life.
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Funeral for the Cat by B. G. Craig
New
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Elizabeth is written female, but could be played male (and renamed Elliot).
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA good mix of emotional drama and dark but gentle comedy. Easy to stage on a single living room set.
US English.
SynopsisJudy, an elderly widow, is holding a funeral for her beloved and recently departed cat. Her daughter and granddaughter are alarmed to find that, since a pet coffin was too expensive, Miss Mopsy is lying on the coffee table.
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Half Measures by Peter Harrison
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fun and efficient one act with wit and action giving an original take on the 'boring husband' trope. Easily stageable in one living room set, with just a bit of furniture shifting between scenes.
SynopsisSusan is fed up with her husband, who, after forty years of marriage, is more interested in his model trains than his wife. She wants an amicable trial separation, but Geoff refuses to leave. The solution involves a length of police crime-scene tape.
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Home Health by George Douglas Lee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy on a split set depicting two bedrooms. US English.
SynopsisDavid, recovering from difficult surgery, is confined to bed. His elderly bedridden mother-in-law is in another bedroom. Wife Sue bounces back and forth taking care of both of them. The arrival of a home health nurse puts the cat amongst the pigeons as she and David get a little too close.
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I Don’t Think I’ll Be Here Next Christmas by Dawn Cairns
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One character (Laura) appears as an off-stage voice only.
Run TimeAround 41 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single setting.
SynopsisCantankerous pensioner Jean always spends Christmas with her son John and his wife Sheila. The mutual dislike between Sheila and Jean constantly bubbles under the surface and is reflected in the presents they give each other. Everything threatens to boil over after an incident involving sixpences in the Christmas pudding (and a toenail in the Bombay mix). Fortunately for Sheila, their daughter Laura comes to the rescue. The play features the same characters as You Won't Know I'm Here - though works perfectly well as a standalone piece.
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