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Badly Drawn by Alan Robinson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. There are two on-stage speaking characters, two offstage voices and four masked cartoon characters - products of the cartoonists imagination!
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort, intreguing, one-act play, dealing with events of a psychological nature. Single, minimal set.
SynopsisSpectre has taken Saskia. Where and why, she can't be sure. As he recounts his tale of shattered dreams, stolen ideas and cursed cartoons, Saskia begins to realise the lines that he draws run parallel to her own and soon both are on a collision course to meltdown.
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Chip Off The Old Block by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA play structured in three acts (but in length on the boundary between one-act and full-length plays) with one (kitchen/diner) set.
SynopsisWhen Katie decides to enlist the makers of a television programme to trace her birth Father, it has implications beyond her own family, which no one could have foreseen.
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A Christmas Carol In 60 Minutes Or Less! by Martin Prest
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Various doubling alternatives suggested in the Producer's copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play in various settings.
SynopsisStaying as true to the original Dickens story as time allows, it unfolds neatly through narration and action. Originally published in 2014, revised edition published September 2017.
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The Cruise by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act poignant comedy with a single (sewing factory) set.
SynopsisRecently widowed Vera is retiring after a lifetime of work at the same factory and has mixed feelings about her future. Her colleagues are supportive as she reminisces about her past but there is a final shock for them that no-one expected.
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Doggy Noire by Jamie Hope
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. All the characters are animals. (All literally, some figuratively.) The characters are nominally 4M, 1F, but in the context, there's a lot of flexibility.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play in a single setting. Contains adult themes and language (although in the context of dogs, 'bitch' is not necessarily a term of abuse).
Noire as in 'bĂȘte noire' rather than 'film noir'. (No hard-boiled detectives.)
SynopsisBonzo the enforcer has brought Paulette the Poodle to the bridge, as arranged, but who is being set up for a fall? When Big Fido arrives, it turns out there may not be any winners, since the rats that come with him have grudges of their own.
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Enough Already by Iris Winston
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Two settings, but one is a pavement café - a table downstage - so really one main set and a little supplementary furniture..
SynopsisElsie's children put her in a retirement community. As she struggles to settle in, an overly cheery support worker and a visit from her son fail to lighten her mood.
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A Human Write by Amelia Armande
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  Production by Ury Players won the 2018 Aberdeen SCDA district youth competition and the Kincardine district trophy.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 11. Chorus. The writer is written male, though need not be. His thoughts - the chorus - are genderless.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fascinating one act drama that uses mime and rhyme to take us into the mind of a struggling writer. Contains one mild swearword.
SynopsisThe writer is grappling not only with his writing but also with his personal life as he desperately attempts to strike up a relationship with Janis, a beautiful girl he sees on a bus.
Well paced and gathering speed, the play uses the chorus to reveal the writer's thoughts - sometimes cogent, sometimes chaotic - come to life as the surreal become real.
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More Sinned Against Than Sinning by Liz Dobson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama set in 1936.
SynopsisThe condemned murderess Marianne spends her last hours before execution reliving the events leading up to her conviction with her conscience, which takes the form of the three characters Anger, Fear, and Joy.
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Palindrome by Scott Kingsnorth
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act, palindromic drama
SynopsisSet a dystopian factory, where the senseless make-work is disturbed only by the enforced dancing and the occasional new arrival, we discover that things can change and still stay the same.
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Parish Politics by Anne Graham
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act historical drama with various simple settings.
SynopsisIt is 1663. The Civil War may be over but personal battles are still being fought in this English village, whilst ever-harsher laws and severe punishments breed fear, greed and superstition. An illegitimate child born to a single mother is a potential burden on the parish, so apart from the loss of her good name, the mother faces a public thrashing, particularly when the new petty constable is driven by personal revenge.
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