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After Twenty Years by Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA sketch on a blank stage, based on an O. Henry short story,
SynopsisBob, a wanted criminal, visits New York to see a friend for the first time in twenty years. Ironically, his friend has become a cop.
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Alice And The Cold Case by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 68 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two act detective drama (that could be played out in one).
SynopsisA detective on administrative leave and a reporter with everything to prove have to team up to solve a cold case that no one really cares about. The only question is whether it will make their careers, or end them.
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Arrival by Stephen Scheurer-Smith
Best Stage Presentation Cambridge Drama Festival 2011 Production by Waterbeach Community Players
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama fuelled by family tensions.
SynopsisKevin and Anne return from an evening function to find Anne's brother asleep in the back garden. When a young policewoman arrives on the scene her subsequent questioning exposes dark secrets in their seemingly settled lives.
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Becoming the Drop by Henry P. Gravelle
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play with a simple set. US English. Adult themes.
SynopsisIn a whistle-stop town in 1878, the hangman does his job, with the sheriff and the judge as witnesses, but takes his bragging too far and places himself in a questionable position.
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Cards on the Table by Barry Lambert
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Dr Dorris Boffin talks a strange, clipped form of English. This is deliberate.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy/drama. Single set - a police operations room with a single entrance (which need not be a practical door).
SynopsisIt seems a cut-and dried case for Inspector Whalley and colleagues - they know the crime and who dunnit, but, of course, there's a twist for the sleuths to sort out.
'Cards on the Table' is available with two other episodes in Inspector Whalley's Casebook - Volume 2.
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Change Of Heart by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act Victorian melodrama-style thriller.
SynopsisA tangled tale of bigamy and murder in 19th Century Manchester. Three girls from Ireland take up domestic service at the Chilterns' home. When Mrs Chiltern unexpectedly returns home one evening to find her husband dead, little does she imagine that she will be the one facing the gallows. Will a change of heart spare her?
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Changes Trilogy by Tony Domaille
Award winning. 'A Single Moment' - Runner up best original play, Avon One Act Play Festival 2015. 'Me & You.' Winner of the Avon Short Play Festival Competition 2020, as well as awards for best director, best actor, best actress and supporting actor
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 89 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA Collection of Three One Act Drama Plays.
SynopsisThe plays are
A Single Moment, Me And You, and Headlines.
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The Clever Clogs Gang by Jim Pinnock
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn unusual scientific theme for a one act play, and the majority of roles are male.
SynopsisA team of research scientists find they're in line for a research grant, but may be out of a job shortly thereafter. Should they take the money and run, or apply themselves to producing some results before their time is up?
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Poster template, illustrated by Dale French, for 'The Clever Clogs Gang' by Jim Pinnock. (High resolution jpg file with space for adding information about the production.)
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Dave, Who's Dave? by Robin Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 24 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play, with a single (studio apartment) set.
SynopsisJessica is appalled when Dave walks into her twenty-first century apartment demanding that she leaves, as it belongs to him. She is confused when he claims that the year is 1946, and that Phyllis, his cleaning lady supports that claim. Dave declares that he works at the police station... But who is this unwelcome guest and what is he really up to?
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Dead Air by Martin Ward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!] Performance anticipated to be one act length.
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script includes a suggestion for an opening song. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA non-interactive Murder Mystery in two acts, with the performance anticipated to be one act length.
SynopsisIt is 1965 and obnoxious and demanding radio star Oscar learns that his show is to be axed, pushing his nastiness to even greater levels. There are many suspects for his inevitable murder and the investigation takes many turns.
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