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Anything to Declare? by David Lovesy & Steve Clark
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. The characters are both written male, but the customs officer could easily be female.
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch. Requires a table and a suitcase (the contents of which can either be hidden from the view of the audience, or revealed for greater comic effect).
SynopsisA traveller has his bags checked at Customs and some unusual items are discovered!
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The Bags Of A Commercial Traveller by John Chambers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play for a cast of two middle-aged ladies. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisTwo women arrive for the funeral of a travelling salesman. One was his wife, the other was his mistress. After each realises who the other is, they exchange a few terse words, then come to realise they have more in common than just one man.
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Bill, Emmie and the Queen of Tonga by Philippa Roberts
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Characters are two adults plus one with a playing age of late teens to twenty and one with a playing age of a younger teenager. (Could be done by a mixed company of adults and younger actors or by a youth theatre company.)
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play in which a small piece of real history illuminates a slice of family life. Single (simple domestic) set.
SynopsisA couple have traveled from Tonga to see their own queen come to England, and to make sure that their niece and nephew watch the coronation of Queen Elizabeth the Second on TV while their parents are in London. Unfortunately they are much more interested in the Tongan queen than in Elizabeth.
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The Fortune Teller by Noel Broderick
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 19 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short comedy with a single (traveller’s caravan) setting.
SynopsisThe Lisdoonvarna Match-making Festival in the West of Ireland is famous for pairing up bachelor farmers with single women hoping for a quiet life in the countryside, as well as 'sideshows' like Madam Bridget and her daughter Bridgeen, seventh daughters of seventh daughters who claim to have fortune-telling abilities. Their ‘powers’ are successful in re-uniting estranged couple Jim and Colette.
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Getting Away From It All by Peter Lancaster Walker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy sketch, single set (minimal indication of a travel agent's office).
SynopsisA tricky customer finally gets a holiday he's never tried before, but it's somewhere awfully familiar.
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The Little Hut in the Woods by Olivia Arieti
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 13 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play, in two scenes, suitable for young school-aged performers.
SynopsisThree sisters find a hut in the woods as they travel, one at a time, in search of their father. The first two are rude and unhelpful, and find themselves trapped in the cellar by the old man and his animal friends. But the third daughter is polite and generous, and then finds the old man is not what he seems.
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Meet the Inventor by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. The characters are written male, but could be played male or female.
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA very short sketch. Set requirements: two chairs
SynopsisAn interview with the inventor of a time machine explores just some of the paradoxes inherent in time travel.
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A Meeting on a Train by Anton Chekhov, adapted Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. The characters are written as young adults.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen minute play, based on the short story 'An Enigmatic Nature' by Anton Chekhov. Single set (train carriage, with no specific furnishings), minimal props.
SynopsisMeeting on a train, Ian tries to impress his travelling companion Ana. As it turns out, Ana impresses him in an unexpected way.
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Ring Finger by E. C. Chapman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDramatic monologue (not for the squeamish) in a single set (it really only needs a bedroom chair).
SynopsisElizabeth travels with a childhood friend to The Pyramids where the old moral to 'be careful what you wish for' takes a violent and unexpected turn.
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Short Break by Andrew Bawn
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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