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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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Caught Out by Steve Shaw
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen minute comedy play. Single, simple set.
SynopsisTwo burglars break into Mrs. Forester-Brown's House, but their noise attracts attention. Meanwhile, Mrs. Forester-Brown's husband has gone missing...
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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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The Corruption of Patience Undercroft by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four on-stage characters and an off-stage voice (that could be recorded).
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern pastiche of a Victorian melodrama (the same ingredients, but playing-up the comedy, rather than the Victorian sentimentality). Designed for a black-box set. Could easily be played as part of a Music Hall evening.
SynopsisDuring a village celebration for Queen Victoria's jubilee, sweet, innocent Patience Undercroft has ventured out to a barn, summoned by a note from an admirer. She is hoping that it comes from her childhood sweetheart, Victor Knightly. Little does she know that it is the wicked Squire Grimly Blackheart who lies in wait...
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Count Ferdinand Von Finkelstein's Fabulous Freak Show by Jack Burgess
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Cast of three adults and two children (or two small adults). The children should look identical, give or take the effects of having been fired from a cannon.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute comedy sketch. (Part of the Acting Funny collection of sketches.)
SynopsisCount Ferdinand Von Finkelstein introduces his Fabulous Freak Show and circus, including the not-so-strong man, the non-so-bearded lady and Mickey the Meteorite (who has the temerity to want payment for the privilege of being fired from a cannon).
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Desperate Gallery by Sophie Chapman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute comedy play set in an art gallery. Contains mild swearing (and art).
SynopsisCamelia is a young artist is displaying her work in a local art gallery in the hope of achieving her first sale. Two inept art thieves are the only 'customers' and in her desperation for artistic fame she explores various strategies with them. The arrival of snooty art critic Jorgen Tyson interrupts their planning and his disparaging remarks become increasingly annoying - with fatal consequences! However in a witty final twist his presence may help Camelia to achieve her goal after all.
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Forty-Two by Amanda Giles
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. The voice of the App could be recorded or played live. The angels are written male, but since they are angels this scarcely matters.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy play for a couple of pieces of furniture, four actors and the gentle voice of a phone app. (British English, using 'lounge' for 'living room' and including slang for a cigarette which might confuse speakers of other varieties of English.)
SynopsisJemima has just woken up from her meditation cd session to find three strange men in her living room. Well, not men, they're angels, summoned by the cd she has just listened to. They have answers for Jemima, but she won’t like them...
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A Job Lot by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fun short comedy with a good set of characters, with a minimal kitchen set required, this should fit nicely into sketch nights.
SynopsisWheeler-dealer Terry has mistakenly bought five thousand plastic ducks and won't be able to sell them or get his money back. While explaining the situation to his family, he hatches a cunning plan.
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Language Lessons by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 23. No chorus. There are two consistent characters throughout (plus an offstage voice). The rest are brought on for each 'lesson' so the 'Englishman' could be played by a different character in each scene (and need not be male).
Run TimeAround 18 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StylePrologue and eleven short comedy skits with no requirements for set. Could be done as written (one continuous performance) or could be split across a sketch show as a running gag. (Contains caricatures, silly accents and foreign words!)
SynopsisPolly and Glott present an informative (and amusing) look into the necessity for having some skill with a foreign tongue.
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The Lipstick by Jos Biggs
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy play. Set in a department store, but minimal set requirements.
Whilst The Lipstick functions as an independent play, it could also be performed as the companion piece to The Coat.
SynopsisLinda just wants a lipstick, but Trishie and Soraya are determined to give her the makeover they are sure she needs. They may well have brought out her Urban Feral look, but that just makes her angrier...
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