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2020 Pied Piper by Stuart Ardern
Published: 20 November 2020
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 28. Chorus. Some of the characters are written with a particular gender in mind, but that doesn't really matter.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleNot so much a rhyming pantomime as a raging satire. Minimal sets, few props.
SynopsisThere's a plague of rats about to fall on Hamelin, and the Mayor has gone on holiday. Even when he gets back, his trap and trace scheme is failing. Enter the Pied Piper with a scheme for which the mayor is more than happy to take credit, but not so eager to pay...
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Short Break by Andrew Bawn
Published: 20 November 2020
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. The travel agent is written female but could be male.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short comedy sketch set in a travel agent's shop.
SynopsisDorothy and Norman want to book a holiday, and the strangely behaved travel agent offers them a fantastic deal.
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Career Change by Barry Lambert
Published: 18 November 2020
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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Jack and the Beanstalk [A Deadpan Panto] by Stuart Ardern
Published: 18 November 2020
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. It's a pantomime. Make your own mind up as to who plays what.
Run TimeAround 5 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOriginally written for an unrehearsed reading at a Christmas party, so no set, simple lines, minimal action (if any) and a good deal of silliness.
SynopsisWith the aid of his mother, their cow, a fairy and some magic beans, Jack Trott rescues a princess and a hen from a giant and thwarts the greedy landlord.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Pantomime Fun-Packs - jokes and games for children, to supplement the programme for your show
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That Goal by Stan Duncan
Published: 18 November 2020
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 2 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort, poignant prose monologue of appeal to people for whom interests in football and theatre intersect!
SynopsisDenis is an ex-professional footballer, whose visitors remind him of his past glories.
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Preferential Treatment by David Lovesy
Published: 11 November 2020
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. At least one character is addressed as male, but that doesn't make any difference to the sketch.
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy skit, with no set reqirements (could be performed front-of-curtain).
SynopsisAs the Titanic sinks, the call goes out to board the lifeboats, but strict rules apply...
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School Survivor by Damian Trasler
Published: 11 November 2020
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. As written, the characters are two TV show presenters and two (non-speaking) secondary school students. We don't think this should be a constraint on the ages of the actors.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDark comedy sketch in which the stresses of reality TV meet the stresses of the education system.
SynopsisThe latest TV reality show. Can the competing students survive the challenges?
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Horror-scopes by David Lovesy
Published: 10 November 2020
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. The male role is a phone-in voice. This might be better done live but it could conceivably be recorded.
Run TimeAround 2 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTwo minute comedy sketch with no specific requirements for set or props. (A couple of comfortable seats would help.)
SynopsisTony calls the astrology section of a chat show and gets to learn a bit more than he expected about his future...
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iSchool - Learning environment of the future by Damian Trasler
Published: 10 November 2020
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Nominally three adults (including the holographic teacher) and a boy on his first day of school, but the child much more likely to be played by a teenager or adult.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch. No set required.
SynopsisThe learning environment of the year 2030. Young Timmy is introduced to his virtual teacher...
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A Format Too Far by David Lovesy
Published: 6 November 2020
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 1 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleVery, very short comedy sketch.
SynopsisA new TV show format is pitched to a commissioning editor but is there a flaw in the concept?
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