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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
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 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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Bears Don't Cry by Charles Alverson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The characters are a six-year-old girl (who might be played by any age!), a bear, a lion and two off-stage voices.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA charming short play for an audience of children with five woodland scenes and a theme of friendship. (The script might be performed by kids or by adults or by a mix!)
SynopsisYoung girl Shanni, separated from her bear hunter Daddy, is lost in the woods. She is befriended and cared for by Bear and a touching and deep friendship develops between the pair.
[Our editor wished to stress that this script is not a reliable guide to the behaviour of ursines.]
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Career Change by Barry Lambert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Written as 2 male and 1 female, but could be reversed with minor changes.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy parodying religious logic. It might offend some of the more devout members of audiences, but they'll get over it.
SynopsisWally visits the local vicar to say he is considering a career change and thinks he might like to become a god. The vicar is understandably sceptical at first, but is eventually won over.
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A Christmas Carol - The Real Story by Colin Calvert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Two characters required for performance as a simple duologue, a further 7 (nominally 5F, 2M) required if the action is staged.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleEssentially a duologue which could either be done without additional actors, (as an after-dinner piece) or be staged as a narrated mime. Minimal staging requirements. Makes no attempt to be 'politically correct'!
SynopsisTwo narrators tell the story of a modern day Scrooge who's having the wool pulled over his eyes by dishonest Bob Cratchit and his gang of cronies.
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Citizen by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Three characters but any mix of gender.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFifteen minute comedy play, single (minimal office) set.
SynopsisA long term resident is renewing his residence permit, but this new official really is... officious.
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Dating by Jonathan Edgington
A winning entry in the Chesil Theatre's 10x10 playwriting competition, 2010.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play. Single (minimal set representing a corner of a wine bar). Lots of character work built from a very short script.
SynopsisEve and her friend Hope are comparing war stories of dating, even though Hope already has her man sorted. Just as Eve seems to have given up, she literally runs into Peter, an associate of her ex-husband. But is he too good to be true?
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The Deal by Jos Biggs
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short comedy wih minimal set requirements.
SynopsisTwo conmen meet by chance, and strike a deal over a weed, a pigeon and a bicycle. But who is conning who?
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