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Alice in Wonderland by Richard Coleman
Production by Dingwall Academy Drama Society won the Best Stage Presentation trophy in the Highland Division of the SCDA festival 2015
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 21. Chorus. Besides the various principals, there are unspecified numbers of (animal) jurors and (up to) a whole set of chess pieces.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming fantasia on a theme of Carroll.
A whirlwind tour of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass told as a verse play.
SynopsisDreaming on a river bank, Alice sees a White Rabbit who is late for an appointment. She follows him down a rabbit hole where a Hatter, a rather decisive Queen, a thieving Knave, a couple of Kings and a host of others await.
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Macbeth by Geoff Bamber
Production by Gairloch Primary School won the Youth Section of the Highland Division of the SCDA festival, 2015
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShakespeare's Macbeth as a modern language play (with modern humour) for kids. A one act play in five acts. Simple sets and props. Options for songs and dances.
SynopsisThere should be three witches, but one of them is having problems with her satellite navigation system. Eventually they give a fateful prediction to Macbeth, who likes the idea of being the new king enough to dispatch the old one. Much murder and wringing of hands ensues. All this and a mad Scottish doctor. The bard will be spinning in his grave!
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A Grimm Night for Hans Christian Andersen (Play) by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 10. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. Lots of speaking parts, but few characters per scene so easy to structure small rehearsals. Whilst it does not require a chorus, there is scope for extra characters in a few of the scenes.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic retelling of fairytales - many scenes, but using the same few pieces of 'set furniture'. Simple props.
SynopsisHans Christian Andersen gets an unexpected visit from the Brothers Grimm - who seem to be upset over the matter of stealing story lines. A competition ensues, with characters from Andersen and Grimm stories taking the stage - often in unexpected ways.
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Sherlock Holmes and The Emerald of Alcazar by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus. Characters are a mix of adults and children, assumed to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic melodrama. Simple sets, varied characters, strong story line.
SynopsisThe theft of a famous jewel draws Sherlock Holmes into the foggy streets of London and a battle of wits with a deadly enemy.
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Alice in Wonderland [Version 3] by Paul Cockcroft
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Many characters can be played by M or F.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act treatment of the story which sticks closely to the original Alice by Lewis Carroll, introducing some Pantomime elements, but no music.
SynopsisThis comedy play successfully merges the rich core of Lewis Carroll's wit with some fun - in pantomime.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Sebastian and Puck are written m but can be played f, with a name change for Sebastian and minor amendments to the text.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy for young actors, bringing a modern English version of the Shakespearean play to the stage.
SynopsisPreparations are under way for the high-profile wedding of Theseus, Duke of Athens, and his bride the Warrior Queen Hippolyta, but the wedding planner Sebastian finds that he has more problems with the guests than the happy couple... including a rift in the Underworld, in-fighting among the entertainers, and a mischievous sprite to contend with.
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Ambition by Tony Best
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Could be performed by children or a mixture of adults and children. (Or even, for more comic effect, with the children's roles taken by adults.) It might be possible for Mr James, the teacher, to double as the fairy!
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSimple, short comedy play. No set, simple props (a chair, a magic wand...)
Arguably a moral play - be careful what you wish for...
SynopsisThree schoolgirls are given the chance to have their fondest wish come true, but things don't quite work out the way they hope, and soon they're all having second thoughts.
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A Teenage Christmas Carol by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Very flexible casting - there are 11 narrators, who could ultimately be condensed to one role, and other doubling would be possible.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute play in a mix of verse (from the narrators) and prose (from the rest of the cast). No set requirements, simple props.
SynopsisThe great granddaughter of Ebenezer Scrooge needs to be taught the same lessons he learned - and in a very similar fashion!
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Romeo and Juliet - Sped Up! by Hannah Thomas
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. Most of the speaking is done by the two narrators. There are six other speaking parts (some of whom have as much as a word) and other named roles played by people stepping out of the chorus (usually to be brushed-off or stabbed).
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen-minute reduction of Romeo and Juliet. No set requirements, just a few props, love and death.
SynopsisShakespeare's tale of young love and tragedy given short shrift in this heavily condensed version.
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Big Bad and Little Red by Raymond Blakesley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Nine principal characters plus jury. The jury can be the audience (plus two or more actors planted amongst them to make and encourage responses) or could be set on stage.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy for kids in which fairy tales meet courtroom drama.
SynopsisIt's the trial of the decade, with the Big Bad Wolf accused of swallowing Granny against her will and making a mess on her carpet! Can the judge keep order in the court long enough to reach a verdict? You are the jury!
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