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Hunting Death by Nicholas Richards
Published: 11 September 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 8. Chorus. The narrator's role could be split amongst several actors. There are opening and closing choruses which could be performed by the ensemble or by additional actors/singers.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!] (The estimated run time assumes the music; without music it could be performed in 12 minutes.)
MusicThe music is designed to run continuously, so there is one 25-minute score. (It is divided into sections for rehearsal purposes.)
StyleA short musical play, retelling the Pardoner's Tale from the Canterbury Tales. (Could also be performed as a verse play without the music.)
SynopsisThis drama recounts the story of three young men who bestir themselves from their wine-sodden lives to hunt and kill Death, but instead fall victim to him through greed and treachery.
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A Second Hand by Lucy Cooper
Published: 4 September 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus. The character is written as a male in his forties but could be played at a different age and, conceivably, could switch gender.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short telephone monologue, delivering dead-pan comedy. No set. Simple props.
SynopsisA salesman tries to buy a second hand car and ends up considering taking a second look at his chosen career. Originally published in 2009, revised in 2017.
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Abandon Ship by Robert Black
Published: 30 August 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short sketch with a single setting.
SynopsisThe ship is sinking, but Fred and Ernie’s prevarication and bickering leaves them vulnerable.
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Oedipus - Swollen Foot by Graham Milton
Published: 23 August 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 21. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 9 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play for schools - ideal as a classroom or assembly piece.
SynopsisA light-hearted, accessible take on the Greek myth. Oedipus gradually discovers he has killed his father and married his mother. He learns how one cannot avoid fate, however hard one tries, and that great fortune is often followed by great misfortune.
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Troy Story by Graham Milton
Published: 23 August 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 16 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short play for schools - ideal as a classroom or assembly piece.
SynopsisA comic take on the story of the Trojan War, with a rapping and bloodthirsty Greek chorus keeping the audience up to date. This short play covers argument between Achilles and Agamemnon over two captive women, through Achilles' sulk and Patroclus' sacrifice, through Hector's and Achilles' death, to the destruction of Troy via Odysseus' stratagem of the Wooden Horse.
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A.I. Guy by Jonathan Edgington
Published: 10 July 2017

Selected for performance as part of the Pensive Federation Theatre Company's 2016 Significant Other Festival.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy with a single living room setting and some strong language.
SynopsisDespite being close friends Veronica and Courtney have very little in common and their friendship is going a little stale. Seeking a more stimulating companion, Veronica introduces Carlos into the relationship. This is much to Courtney’s chagrin - until she discovers that Carlos is a robot.
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Two Left Feet by Gill Medway
Published: 6 July 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 16 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short drama for three actors and one simple set.
SynopsisFollowing her divorce, 40-something Joy has turned up at her sister Carole’s place, where she sags about on the sofa looking gloomy. Carole, on the other hand, has a richly fulfilling life in the ballroom with boyfriend Steve. Joy’s last dance, aged 15, was a disaster, but can she find strength on the dance floor at last? And is Steve really the romantic he's cracked up to be?
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Baggy Trousers by Gill Medway
Published: 5 July 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 19 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act play.
SynopsisThere's plenty of life left in Sid, although he’s approaching his eightieth birthday. But when Melanie arrives from the Cosy Comfort Care Agency, her blinkered patronising approach forces Sid to re-live scenes from his past. What will it take for Melanie to see - and appreciate - the real man?
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