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Adolf's Girls by Frank Gibbons
Young Portonians TC production won the East Stirlingshire Trophy at the SCDA Falkirk District Festival, 2016
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Has good scope to be performed by youth theatre groups, with some parts that could be played by either youth or adults.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play set in Germany during World War 2. Multiple locations, but intended to be indicated by lighting changes, so does not require major sets.
Originally published in 2010, revised edition published 2014
SynopsisIn the midst of the German war effort, the young girls of a BDM group (the female equivalent of the Hitler Youth) are oblivious to the horrors of the European fronts. That is, until circumstances - and a Gestapo officer - threaten to change their lives for the worse.
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Androcles et Leo by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 23. Chorus. Most of the characters are written male (even the lion), for reasons of historical verisimilitude. Don't let that put you off.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort drama (played for comedy) in which the protagonists speak Latin and the narrators, where necessary, translate.
SynopsisThe optimistic story of the slip-away slave meeting the limping lion - with a side-order of the private life of Emperor Claudius.
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Anglo-Saxon Assembly by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 28. Minimum total without doubling = 96. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull class assembly piece - essentially a series of linked, themed, skits, summarising Anglo-Saxon civilisation and myth! Aimed at the English National Curriculum Key Stage 1/2 topic 6B on settlers in Britain.
SynopsisA variety of characters from History and Mythology appear on the stage for the entertainment and education of the audience, occasionally with musical accompaniment.
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Apparently Not by Hayley Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. Chorus. Principal characters are four girls (plus the school principal and a teacher). The chorus is the bullies gang - number unspecified. The chorus lines could be spoken by one person or shared amongst several.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play, set in and around a school.
SynopsisA new girl in school, is forced to choose between supporting her new friend and fitting in with a gang of bullies, and makes the easier choice.
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An Arrowing Experience by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus. The character is an arrow. (Presumably the acting style required is pointed - even barbed - but essentially wooden!)
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comedy monologue, no set, no props. Might even be regarded as educational (English Key Stage 3 history topic 'The Normans')
SynopsisThe famous arrow that took King Harold in the eye at Hastings gives his (or her) side of the story. A humorous monologue with comedy accent.
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The Art of Nero by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. All written male (on the grounds of history), but that isn't essential to the plot.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRoman romp for kids. Single location (preferably decorated according to the taste of the emperor Nero).
SynopsisAs Nero constructs the Golden House amongst the Ashes of burnt Rome, three friends hatch a plot to end the tyranny and, more importantly, the dreadful singing, acting, poetry and painting of the mad emperor. Sadly, Nero's 'Art' defeats them all.
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The Battle of Hastings by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 18. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. Whilst their isn't a specific role for a chorus, there is plenty of flexibility to add soldiers and ladies-in-waiting
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHumorous history, peppered with anachronisms. Single simple set, simple props. Fits with the English National Curriculum Key Stage 3 History syllabus (at a stretch!)
SynopsisThe events of 1066 captured with the aid of a war artist with an eye for melodrama and an outside broadcast team from an American radio station!
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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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Blood by Nettie Baskcomb Brown
Original production won the Best Youth, Best Dramatic Endeavour, Best Youth Actor awards at the Harold Joliffe One Act Play Festival, 2013
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. Flexible numbers provided by a chorus of clots!
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA highly original one-act play for kids, tackling a serious subject through comedy and delivering a lot of educational material about the body's circulatory system.
SynopsisFollow Porphy and Alpha, two young blood cells, who have to learn to deal with all that the human body throws at them. With the help of their family of red blood cells, a team of platelets known as the Clots and two pugilistic white cells, Luke and O'Cyte, these youngsters experience fry ups, a gym workout, a night on the town resulting in traumatic injury and a holiday in the sun!
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The Bourbons and Other Crackers by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 38. No chorus. Characters are mainly adults, intended to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA rolling series of humorous sketches - no specific set requirements, simple props (give or take Bonny Prince Charlie's boat).
SynopsisA complete history of monarchy, in entirely the wrong order and with all the boring bits left out. King Alfred does a turn as a TV chef, Mary Queen of Scots does porridge, Elizabeth goes shopping, Henry V takes a holiday, Tutenkhamen gets a visit from the architects and Ethelred never quite makes it.
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