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Work Experience by Peter Harrison
Published: 18 May 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA gentle, enjoyable comedy. Easy to stage (in a single living room set) with a majority female cast.
SynopsisHousewife Melissa is very fond of her daily routine, so when her husband Gerald takes early retirement, she’s increasingly irritated by his disruptions to it. With the help of her friends, she devises a solution which brings her own life-changing experience.
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Yards Apart by Mary Stone
Published: 17 May 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 320 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy with a good mix of physical and verbal humour, and two strongly written characters who develop well through their interactions with one another. Single garden set.
SynopsisRetired Mark spends his days pottering around his garden, avoiding the neighbours, and scaring off the local cats with his BB gun. When his new neighbour Viki literally crashes into his world, he's eager to send her packing and return to his quiet, solitary life.
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A Straight Play by Natalia Knowlton
Published: 16 May 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama in a single (simple) set. Contains adult themes.
Synopsis In Colorado, 2003, newly married Kate joins a support group for married women, and finds it less than supportive.
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The Highwayman by Martin Sims
Published: 13 May 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act ghost story. Single set of just a woodland camp fire.
SynopsisTwo strangers meet by the road one dark and cold night in 1750. They talk of the legend of Black Tom, the ghostly highwayman said to haunt the area, and soon they are plagued by phantom noises and fears.
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** Zip file containing two sound effects (with two options for one of them) for 'The Highwayman' by Martin Sims
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The Dead Shepherd by Robert Pope and Ian Dixon Potter
Published: 10 May 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Bowing to historical accuracy, twelve of the characters are male, but cast them how you like!
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn intriguing full-length historical drama. Contains Shakespearean gore.
SynopsisThe events which led to the murder of Christopher Marlowe are recounted through the eyes of his friend and artistic collaborator, William Shakespeare. After Marlowe invites Shakespeare to the meetings of Sir Walter Raleigh's 'School of Night', Marlowe's heretical writings and loud public demeanour attract the attention of Sir Robert Cecil, who begins plotting to silence the playwright.
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50/50 by Jamesine Cundell Walker
Published: 5 May 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Two on-stage characters and two offstage voices, one of whom is definitely recorded.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA good relationship drama in one act. Various locations, but achieved by lighting and a few props.
SynopsisJo is reluctant to look at the results of her pregnancy test, despite encouragement from her partner Danni. Flashbacks show us how they met and their relationship leading up to this point.
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Relationship Counsellor by Hugh Smith
Published: 4 May 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy sketch in a simple domestic setting.
SynopsisA man arrives home to be told by his wife that she's leaving him for George Clooney. The sort of thing that could happen to anybody.
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Good King Richard by Ian Dixon Potter
Published: 3 May 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 108 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length historical drama. (A lot of locations, but simple to stage, give or take the butt of malmsey.)
SynopsisAfter the death of Edward IV, his brother Richard becomes Lord Protector and then King. Richard III is determined to be a good king, but his principles - out of place in the royal court - enable challengers including Henry Tudor to plot his downfall. A counterpoint to Shakespeare's Richard III (which was based on the testimony of Richard's greatest enemy), Good King Richard sets the historical record straight.
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When Rob Met Artie by Richard Crawley
Published: 28 April 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn enjoyable comedy which offers good roles to a well-balanced cast.
SynopsisApril has lived with her AI partner Rob for five years, and the time has come to replace him with a newer model, Artie. But Artie's ability to replicate male behaviour causes more problems than expected, while Rob finds happiness in his new home with April’s employee Lisa.
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Identity Theft by Hugh Smith
Published: 27 April 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy sketch in a living room setting.
SynopsisA man arrives home to tell his wife that he's been the victim of identity theft. Moments later, a second man enters to tell the same story.
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