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Big Idea by Nigel Holloway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy satirising an amateur dramatic company. Minimal set but a variety of 'sound effects' props which are used live are essential. Notes include how to make a Wind Machine!
SynopsisBig Idea is a comedy about the members of the local amateur dramatic society, the Off-the-Wall Theatre Company (none of whom bears any resemblance to anyone you might have met). The 'Big Idea' in question is a new television series, where a lucky person gets the chance to fulfil a great ambition. In this case, the Off-the-Wall company's director, the egotistical Jonathan, has harboured a dream of writing a masterpiece for the stage. The TV series gives him the chance to have his play broadcast on national television - with the help of the other members of the Off-the-Wall Theatre Company, who do not necessarily share Jonathan's view of his abilities.
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Henry V Revisited by David Baldwin
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 39. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length revised version of the Shakespearean play.
SynopsisShakespeare's famous play about the battle of Agincourt is updated, and Chorus reveals and explains the historical facts. The essentials of the original play are covered and the 'St. Crispin's Day' speech is retained unaltered.
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The Killing Of Richard by Roger Mathewson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 77 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA two act drama with a single (rehearsal stage) set.
SynopsisCasting is in progress for Shakespeare's Richard III. Obnoxious leading actor Richard is auditioning for the part of King Richard, in opposition to Harry Richmond. In a subtle mirroring of the Bard's work we witness Richard's end.
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Master Shakeshafte by Peter Parkinson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 84 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length play, with a variety of settings, generally indicated by furniture and atmosphere.
SynopsisThere is much speculation over the 'missing years' of Shakespeare's life, and this play offers a glimpse into what may have happened if the bard of Avon really did spend time as a tutor in Hoghton Hall, before becoming a playwright in earnest. There are numerous nods to familiar plays and characters, and also lines or titles which may delight an alert audience.
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A May Dream by Sally Kinnell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 32. No chorus. In addition to the 32 human roles (playable by a cast of 14) there is Crumble the Dog who can double as Starveling's Dog. There are two brief (silent) appreances of children ('School Boy' and 'Child' who could probably be doubled).
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Multiple locations but simple settings. Contains mild (Shakespearean) swearing.
SynopsisA collection of Shakespeare's Rustics pursue their own plotlines outside their plays, converging on Hecate's shop and Doll Tearsheet's bar. Philosophy, love, conspiracy and the unmasking of a villain, in genuine Shakespearian language.
A May Dream was specially written in response to the Royal Shakespeare Company's Open Stages Project in 2012.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream [90-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', with the original text reduced by a thousand lines or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisFairies make mischief in the Athenian woods, mixing up two couples and pairing the fairy queen with one of the 'Rude Mechanicals' who are in the woods rehearsing a play. When all is straight, we finally get to see the Mechanicals' play, and the Athenian nobility turn critics.
The text aims to provide a workable edition of Shakespeare for secondary schools.
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The Secret Testament of John Shakespeare by Martin Lytton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHistorical drama (on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play). Single set. Lots of historical detail amidst a passionate story.
SynopsisWilliam Shakespeare's wife drops in on her in-laws to mind her Father-in-Law while his wife visits a friend. The Informer James Langrake, who was responsible for the fall in Shakespeare senior's fortunes, calls in unannounced and nearly finds evidence to bring death to the household.
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