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Brainstorm by Raymond Blakesley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. The chorus is an optional ensemble of brain cells
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for kids. Minimal set requirements. Opportunities for melodramatic over-acting!
SynopsisThe action takes place inside the brain of playwright Ivor Pippin, who is trying to write another melodramatic play. His characters and his brain cells conspire to turn things around, allowing the heroine and villain to escape, and a new play to emerge.
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The Corruption of Patience Undercroft by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four on-stage characters and an off-stage voice (that could be recorded).
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern pastiche of a Victorian melodrama (the same ingredients, but playing-up the comedy, rather than the Victorian sentimentality). Designed for a black-box set. Could easily be played as part of a Music Hall evening.
SynopsisDuring a village celebration for Queen Victoria's jubilee, sweet, innocent Patience Undercroft has ventured out to a barn, summoned by a note from an admirer. She is hoping that it comes from her childhood sweetheart, Victor Knightly. Little does she know that it is the wicked Squire Grimly Blackheart who lies in wait...
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Dracula - A Pain in the Neck by Daniel Krueger & Elwood Johnson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 23. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for 18 original songs plus incidental music is supplied with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleMusical Gothic horror Melodrama!
SynopsisA faithful translation of Bram Stoker's vampire classic to the musical stage, rendered in a melodramatic style!
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** Conductor's score and band parts (Perc., Bass, Cello, Violin, Reeds 1 & 2, Trumpet, Trombone, Piano & Synth) for Dracula - A Pain in the Neck. Music by Elwood Jay Johnson, orchestrated by Wade Clark.
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Dracula - The Final Countdown by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 35. Chorus. Very flexible cast, with a mixture of speaking and non-speaking parts, opportunities for doubling and opportunities for changing the gender of some of the characters.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comic and melodramatic retelling of Bram Stoker's story as a full-length play for kids. Sets can be relatively simple, but a fair number of props are required - coffins, that sort of thing.
SynopsisSolicitor Jonathan Harker finds himself despatched to Transylvania to sort out a property deal for a mysterious Dr. Acula. On arrival, Harker realises that that he has been the victim of a misprint, but he is so charmed by his welcome that he fails to realise that he has become something of a prisoner. Harker's plight is made more acute by the attentions of the Brides of Dracula, a voracious trio, who appear to have less than honourable intentions. With the improbable assistance of Dracula's servant, Igoretta, Harker escapes and returns to England, where, shortly afterwards, his fiancé finds herself in the company of a mysterious foreign gentleman. Little does she realise what is at stake...
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Faith, Hope and Bertha by Daniel Krueger
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus. One character is deliberately doubled - playing twin brothers.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA temperance melodrama, complete with perfect heroines, mustachioed villain, exaggerated gestures and asides. A lot of comedy to be had from playing this straight! Two interior sets, plus front-of-cloth scenes.
SynopsisIn the wilds of the Yukon, dastardly villain, Ivan Mean has designs on the estate of Ben Upright - and he intends to get them by hook or by crook. That includes marrying Ben's daughter, Faith - but first he has to be rid of her intended, Ernest Noble...
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Frankenstein's Last Chance by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy melodrama, for school-age, youth performers.
SynopsisHaving given up his medical practice to concentrate on his career as an inventor, Doctor Viktor Frankenstein desperately needs to raise funds to pay for his daughter's forthcoming wedding. Success at the annual Mad Scientists' Convention would be well-rewarded, but Viktor finds himself singularly short of inspiration until... No, that would be absurd - wouldn't it?
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The Ghosts of Marvin Grange by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 20. No chorus. Principal characters nominally adults but could be played by teenagers or a mixed group of teenagers and adults.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!] (Dependent on how much the actors ham up the death scene!)
MusicNone.
StyleMelodrama - with the playwright's tongue firmly in his cheek. (Two acts - but relatively short.)
SynopsisChristopher Sinclair receives a strange summons and returns to Marvin Grange, a remote estate on a lonely moor to unravel the mystery of a haunting that is driving his cousin's wife mad...
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The Horrible Hot Air Homicide by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Melodrama stereotypes - the wicked squire, the poor-but-hones heroine, etc.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne song (to a G&S tune). Sheet music for the song is supplied with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleMelodrama set in Victorian times, but written in the 21st century - so something of a send-up of the format.
Synopsis'The Horrible Hot Air Homicide' - or 'Fanny's Free For All' sees the wicked squire in pursuit of the poor heroine, Fanny. However, in fear that his past misdeeds will be exposed, the squire frames his rival for murder, then furnishes a fiendish fate for Fanny.
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The Horrific Case Of Mr Valdemar by Edgar Allen Poe - adapted Richard Layton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 98 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleMelodramatic full-length play. Multiple settings, but one main set with minor locations playable front-of-curtain or picked-out by lighting.
SynopsisIn this dramatization of an Edgar Allan Poe short story, the eerie atmosphere surrounding Mr Valdemar's death and the intervention of the questionable hypnotist Rufus is authentically and chillingly brought to life.
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The Jewel Of Lamjung by Richard Ward
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus. The cast includes an on-stage sound effects operator.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!] (The original production, including dances, ran to 22 minutes.)
MusicNone.
StyleShort Melodrama with a comedic edge (suitable for inclusion in a Music Hall evening, for example). Set in a regimental ballroom in Nepal in the days of British rule.
SynopsisThe Music Hall Chairman takes us through the action as smooth blackguard Major Ponsonby adds the theft of the jewel of Lamjung to his many dastardly misdemeanours. He is finally undone as, following his daughter's lead, the Colonel sees that Ponsonby really is a cad, a bounder and a disgrace to the regiment.
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