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Tete-A-Tete by Paul Bovino
Published: 4 July 2019
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Two characters (1M, 1F) are offstage voices only and can be doubled.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisMuch to his reluctance, Danny’s friends arrange a blind date for him. The date turns out to be his ex-wife Katrina. She brings shocking news for Danny, who has his own shock in store for her. The unseen neighbours become a catalyst for a re-union.
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The Catch by Stan Duncan
Published: 3 July 2019
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Two characters are offstage voices and can be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act melodramatic thriller with various settings.
SynopsisPaul, a patient in a psychiatric hospital, has something otherworldly about him. As he explains the reason he is in hospital to student nurse Yvonne, his strange and intriguing past is slowly revealed.
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Home Health by George Douglas Lee
Published: 3 July 2019
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy on a split set depicting two bedrooms. US English.
SynopsisDavid, recovering from difficult surgery, is confined to bed. His elderly bedridden mother-in-law is in another bedroom. Wife Sue bounces back and forth taking care of both of them. The arrival of a home health nurse puts the cat amongst the pigeons as she and David get a little too close.
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Knock, Knock, Who's There? by Peter Harrison
Published: 2 July 2019
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Offstage voices of one female laughing and multiple children, could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a living room setting. Originally published 2015, revised 2019.
SynopsisYvonne is desperate for the council to arrange a transfer for her and husband Dennis, from their high rise flat in Barbara Castle Towers to a lovely maisonette with gnomes in the garden... Her case may be enhanced when a TV crew arrive to investigate poltergeist activity in the flat.
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Learning to Like You by Robert Scott
Published: 2 July 2019
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 34 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy drama on a minimal living room set.
SynopsisAmber has just moved in, so she pops round to introduce herself to her new neighbour, Jake. Jake’s not what she expected, and it takes the pair a number of visits and misunderstandings before they learn enough from each other to be friends.
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Kill-Joy by Mike Rouse
Published: 27 June 2019

Partington Theatre Glossop 2018, Best Actress award, Rachael Hope, under original title of Mirror Image.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. In addition to the two on-stage characters, there is a radio announcer's voice at the start. This is likely to be a recording.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller. Single set (which may be very simple). Contains swearing and adult themes.
SynopsisA man and a woman stumble into an alley behind a club. It’s clear what his intentions are, but she’s not going along with him. Not here, not now, not with a serial killer on the loose.
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We're All Dead by Jonathan Edgington
Published: 20 June 2019

Selected for and 'Highly Commended' at Stockwell Playhouse's 2019 One Act Festival in London.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. Two of the male characters should look alike.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act ghostly drama with multiple settings (arranged by the actors). With adult themes and strong language.
First published in 2013, revised edition published 2019.
SynopsisWith time shifting between the present day and 1973, Russ and Rachel experience life changing events brought about by Russ's encounter with his younger self.
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The Nearly New Sale by Paul Townsend
Published: 18 June 2019
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act psychological Faustian drama with a single (village hall) setting.
SynopsisAfter two long and painful years recovering from the death of their unborn child, Harry and Liz are presented with the opportunity to reverse their misery and grief. They need only sign it away to a dealer prepared to buy anything. With this prospect, however, comes the chance to correct more than just those few short years, as they realise that they can negotiate for better lives independently then they might have together.
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Onion Rings: The Tale Of A Very Bad Date by Susan Gayle Haws
Published: 13 June 2019
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. An additional 8 to 12 band/crowd characters can be played by actors on stage or as pre-recorded voices.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with various settings.
SynopsisShirley has returned to her hometown after 40 years for a school reunion. She has been in Facebook contact with Bill, also from her school, and has accepted his invitation to dinner. Things do not go according to plan, Bill’s addiction to onion rings being the least of Shirley’s problems.
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Sixty-Love by Mike Rowbottom
Published: 13 June 2019
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (tennis club veranda) setting.
SynopsisMiddle-aged widow Felicity, who pretends she's ten years younger, is having a sizzling relationship with Alan, who is 25 years her junior. They are observed by Deborah and Jennifer, two older women, who eventually discover suppressed feelings in themselves.
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