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A.I. Guy by Jonathan Edgington
Selected for and performed at the Pensive Federation Theatre Company's 2016 Significant Other Playwriting Festival at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy with a single living room setting and some strong language.
SynopsisDespite being close friends Veronica and Courtney have very little in common and their friendship is going a little stale. Seeking a more stimulating companion, Veronica introduces Carlos into the relationship. This is much to Courtney’s chagrin - until she discovers that Carlos is a robot.
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Acorn Fields by Barry Wood
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 13 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy on a single (retirement home lounge) set.
SynopsisCharlie is visiting Acorn Fields to move his father in. He’s much impressed with the facilities, though it turns out they’re looking after Charlie so nicely because they have mistaken him for his father, and think he’s a resident!
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Across The Road by Peter Lancaster Walker
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort sketch. Single set. Several domestic props - at least at the start of the play.
SynopsisMary and Henry are having a quiet afternoon at home, when Mary spots some strange goings on next door. It's a pity she doesn't keep a better eye on her own house...
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Across The Universe by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. In addition to the named characters there is an offstage voice that might be live or recorded.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy sketch.
Synopsis Two co-workers in a search for Extra Terrestrial Life establishment discuss the value of their work.
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Adoption by Herb Hasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. The interviewer is written male but could, at a pinch, be played female.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy short. Either two simple sets (just furniture) or, more likely, the stage split into two acting areas.
SynopsisA husband and wife are faced with an unhelpful interviewer when they apply to adopt a child, but his says he has some relatives who might be able to help them out... unofficially. Soon they're passed from Aunt to Uncle and back to the original interviewer, but no one is really saying what they mean.
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Ageing Disgracefully by Frank Gibbons
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch set at a Post Office counter.
SynopsisStella is manning the Post Office counter by herself, when a known awkward customer arrives.
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Ambition by Tony Best
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Could be performed by children or a mixture of adults and children. (Or even, for more comic effect, with the children's roles taken by adults.) It might be possible for Mr James, the teacher, to double as the fairy!
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSimple, short comedy play. No set, simple props (a chair, a magic wand...)
Arguably a moral play - be careful what you wish for...
SynopsisThree schoolgirls are given the chance to have their fondest wish come true, but things don't quite work out the way they hope, and soon they're all having second thoughts.
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The Angry Doctor by Robert Scott
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Perkins is written male but could be either. The doctor sounds male, but also could be either.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch. Single set (a desk to represent a doctor's surgery). Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisAn anxious patient meets a doctor whose bedside manner is, to say the least, unusual.
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Another Day, Another Gossip by Frank Gibbons
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Whilst the two characters are women, they might be played as women by men in non-glamorous drag. (British people with long memories are invited to contemplate Les Dawson in this context.)
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort sketch. Simple set representing a living room.
SynopsisA couple of 'mature' ladies take in tea, cakes and gossip.
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An Apple a Day by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy sketch (bordering on a very short play) for a cast of two.
SynopsisSerial dieter Laura is on yet another diet but is struggling to maintain her willpower. Will her sister Nikki be able to get her back on track?
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