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According To Rumour by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Identical (f) twins do not appear onstage together, intended doubling. One offstage megaphone voice could be recorded.
Run TimeAround 96 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA classic full length farce, staged in three acts, with a single set.
SynopsisCarter can't remember exactly what happened last night, but the naked woman is the last person he wants his Mum to find in his flat. And there's the puzzling matter of the bag of money in his fridge... It's a fine tangle to be mixed up in!
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The Amateur Killer by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 102 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length murder mystery thriller with multiple endings.
SynopsisTheatre director Daniel is letting his personal history with Lucas affect their relationship as he directs the production of Adieu in the local Dramatic Society. But it’s his knowledge of Lucas’ affair with Natalie that will lead to murder.
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Beware of the Agapanthus by Robert Brown
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Nine on-stage characters and an offstage male voice (called Dave).
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length play - a well crafted comedy with a gentle start which gathers pace as the chaotic situation develops. Contains swearing
SynopsisThe credit crunch has not been kind to ex-investment banker James who has not only lost his job but also his investments along with his gold digger wife Geraldine. His Father has died and left him, and spinster Sister Peggy, a large house in a village in rural Ireland where he decides to make a new life for himself. The barbecue party he has arranged to get to know his neighbours descends into chaos with a series of unexpected arrivals and equally unexpected revelations.
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Customer Service by Avis & Herb Hasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Characters are a variety of ages. Many could be played as either gender.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play (on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play). Single (department store) set. Mildly surreal, bordering on farce, with lots of prop gags. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJust another day in a department store, where a pair of bewildered shop clerks encounter a clown, an accountant, a thief, some very colourful customers and a string of misplaced suitcases...
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Diamond Jubilee 2012 by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 38. No chorus. Generally, the characters are fairly normal, although one of them is a football.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRevue - that is to say, a themed sketch show. Structured with a chairman (of the Music Hall sort) to introduce the act. Few set requirements.
SynopsisA collection of twenty four sketches suitable for the celebration of Queen Elizabeth the Second's Diamond Jubilee (and probably other occasions).
Not a musical show as written, but structured so that musical numbers could easily be inserted between the acts.
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Emporium - The Story of the Store by Bob Tucker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. A crowd of indeterminate number enters towards the end of the final act. (The minimum is one, which is small, as crowds go, but in this case feasible!)
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length comedy play (in three acts). Single set. A combination of the five short plays of the Emporium series.
SynopsisIn a strange retail outlet (no matter what the problem, our happy smiling staff are always here to blame the customer!) romance blossoms between one of the staff and a policeman brought-in to investigate a break-in.
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Fools Call It Fate by Jessica McHugh
Winner of the Mobtown Playwrights Group (Baltimore MD) ordiginal playwriting competition, 2010.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. Three of the characters are intended to double as 'No-one'. Whilst there is no formal chorus, there are options for additional customers in the bar and restaurant scenes.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama in which threads of tangled lives are interwoven with scenes in a form of purgatory. Four locations, but can be done very simply. Contains adult themes and offensive language (if that's what offends you).
SynopsisA story of sex, coincidence, and an electronic cigarette.
A group of characters interweave as their stories unfold - Sophie is sleeping with Gabby's husband, he's the Health Inspector who's shut down Tara's bakery, and Tara just met Ash in the bar run by Danny, who's Sophie's brother... and the man who drugged and raped Tara...
An intriguing, challenging and very well constructed play with lots of depth to the characters.
Set in Baltimore, Maryland, but could easily be transposed to another country!
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For Your Tomorrow by Peter Ayre
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Whilst there are nine characters, doubling of three is invited (for example, the young Albert Parker is intended to be played by the actor who plays David, the older Albert's son.)
Run TimeAround 115 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Two domestic sets (in the original production this was one box set, with the location change was achieved by using an upstage curtain to conceal or reveal additional set details). Contains a little swearing.
SynopsisAlbert is getting old and forgetful, so he's moving in with son and daughter-in-law. His presence and decline add to the problems they're already having with their son. But the play also shows how Albert lived as a young man and husband, and tells of some of the experiences that made him who he was - in particular a little-known second world war campaign that marked a turning-point in the war with Japan.
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A Heart-Shaped Cushion by Louise Wade
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus. The patients can be any age from about thirty-five to sixty-five. Beth and Tom should be about the same age. Doubling and trebling-up is possible with a minimum of one man and six women
Run TimeAround 67 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama following a patient's experience with breast cancer, through chemo and physiotherapy, to exiting the treatment.
SynopsisAlong the way we meet people dealing with similar experiences.
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It's Business As Usual by John Peel
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Eight on-stage characters and an off-stage voice.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull length comedy play, largely set in the office of a pie making company. (A couple of scenes elsewhere which could be created without separate sets.)
SynopsisPlover's Pies may be in financial trouble. Certainly the bank want a closer look at the books, but the man they send has a few useful ideas for the business, if Percy Plover can drag his attention away from golf and his new secretary.
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