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Spoofing For Gordon by Duncan Battman
Published: 20 June 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama, with two simple settings and some strong language.
SynopsisTen years ago, a group of friends entered an agreement binding them all to assisted suicide in the event that any of them became terminally ill. Gordon is now in that position, and the friends gather at his house and agonise over their pact.
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Change Of Heart by Tony Frier
Published: 19 June 2017
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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John's Mother by Helen Boyce
Published: 15 June 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single setting.
SynopsisJenny knows that John’s mother isn’t her biggest fan, but when the put-downs and asides get too much, she confides to her best friend that she’d love Diane out of the way. But then Diane dies and the real trouble starts.
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The Turing Test by Stuart Ardern
Published: 15 June 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Three principal females. The cafe manager, carer and social services manager could be male or female and could be played by one actor. Equally, the carer could be played by two actors, each taking a scene.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn emotional one-act drama. (Could be staged with just furniture, making it a good festival piece.)
SynopsisAlison Grove, an artificial Inteligence researcher, is struggling to cope with her mother's Altzheimer's disease when she should be focused on the question of whether machines are capable of rational thought.
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The Night Nurse by Louise Wade
Published: 13 June 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA tense one act drama
SynopsisGreg wakes up in a hospital bed, and Ralph the night nurse tells him he's been in a road accident. But Greg notices things are a little odd, and it all comes to a head when he meets the day nurse, Raymond, who looks very familiar.
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Traitors, Cads & Cowards by Martin McNamara
Published: 7 June 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 66 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama, though performing groups may wish to add an interval. Single prison cell setting, and some strong language.
SynopsisDuring the Great War, an army deserter, a conscientious objector and an IRA soldier share a cell. They play out their respective journeys to prison and relate the horrors of the period. Liam, an Irish rebel arrested after the Easter Rising in Dublin, has been transported to the military wing of London's Wandsworth Prison for questioning. He is bunked in with Alfred, a shell-shocked veteran of the trenches up on desertion charges. Their other cell mate is Henry, conscientious objector, court martialed for refusing his call up papers. Can three very different 'Traitors to the King' find common ground?
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Two Grunts For Yes by Jessica McHugh
Published: 7 June 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 26 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy contains one suggested piece of background music. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA short one act comedy, with some strong language.
SynopsisSome college students return home with a few extra pounds, tattoos, or disappointing grades, but when 18 year old Irene McManus returns to her conservative southern household with her new boyfriend Tommy, things get messy between her and her mother, Delia. She doesn't disapprove of Tommy because he's ill-mannered or bad with words. The fact that he's dead, however, whips the prim matriarch into a frenzy. Can Irene convince her mother to accept her zombie boyfriend? Or will Delia convince her daughter that zombie boys are only after one thing: her brains?
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Rambles On Radio by Robert Scott
Published: 6 June 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy
SynopsisChristopher is delighted to be performing his play on the radio with his daughter in a starring role, but others are less content with the casting. Worse still, there’s more drama behind the microphone than is going out over the air.
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The Ripple Effect by Robert Scott
Published: 6 June 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 44 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama in reverse chronology.
SynopsisThere’s no doubt that Eva has murdered Timothy - she’s still holding the gun. But what drove her to kill? Was it fate, or the random collision of people and circumstances? Who, ultimately, is to blame?
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A Bottle Of Sherry by Jim Hollingsworth
Published: 25 May 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 34 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act farce with a living room setting.
SynopsisA misprint in a newspaper has inspired two redundant employees of a sherry importer to take up a new and risky career as 'gurglars'. On one of their working days, when they visit a house without bothering to ask the inhabitants, they stumble upon a domestic secret exposing the hidden life of an apparently respectable lawyer. A tangle of extra-marital affairs, money laundering and sherry thieves, together with a string of coincidences is unravelled in this fast moving farce.
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