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Aspects of a Betrayal by David Pollard
Published: 12 November 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. One character is gender non-specific and voice only.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama on a drawing room set. Part of the 'Illusion/Delusion' trio of plays, which can be bought separately or as a collection.
SynopsisDolly is visited by Tom, an old colleague of ler late husband Travis, who was a spy. The scandal which surrounded Travis’ defection fatally damaged Tom’s career and marriage. It becomes apparent that Tom is in fact spying on Dolly and that his past and present friendship has been nothing but a cover. At first devastated by yet another act of betrayal, Dolly sees the triviality of the whole process. At the close, she and Tom listen to Travis’ tawdry funeral as it is broadcast from St Petersburg.
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Can Malone Die? by David Pollard
Published: 12 November 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama on a study set. Part of the 'Illusion/Delusion' trio of plays, which can be bought separately or as a collection.
SynopsisMax Feeney is a best-selling author on the point of killing off his character the ‘Ethical Assassin’ when the fictional character appears to argue to be spared. In the ensuing debate, hidden and unacknowledged truths are surfaced and the question of the debt owed by creator to creature is examined. Ultimately, Max succumbs to a heart attack while grappling with his creation. Has this all been the result of Feeney’s descent into madness or is illusion more real than we think?
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Clause Fourteen by David Pollard
Published: 12 November 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama on a dressing room set. Part of the 'Illusion/Delusion' trio of plays, which can be bought separately or as a collection.
SynopsisAging actor Clifford finds himself in a hellish situation playing opposite his ex-wife Connie in a production which, against all probability, is a smash hit. He turns to his agent Katz to get him out of the show but he has signed an unbreakable contract and Katz is more interested in claiming his due. In the ensuing action, Clifford is made to face unpleasant truths about himself and his past relationships and to understand his position in a hell of his own creation. Think Dr Faustus!
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Parish Politics by Anne Graham
Published: 24 October 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act historical drama with various simple settings.
SynopsisIt is 1663. The Civil War may be over but personal battles are still being fought in this English village, whilst ever-harsher laws and severe punishments breed fear, greed and superstition. An illegitimate child born to a single mother is a potential burden on the parish, so apart from the loss of her good name, the mother faces a public thrashing, particularly when the new petty constable is driven by personal revenge.
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Der Vordere Platz (The Forward Place) by Henry P. Gravelle
Published: 15 October 2018

Winner - Avalonia monologue competition, November 14, 2017. 'Captains monologue Der Vordere Platz'
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama set in a submarine and a bedroom. US English. Some adult content.
SynopsisThe crew of a WW2 German U-boat under enemy fire contemplate their bleak future. Each individual battles to find his own ‘forward place’ and one of them leaves a surprising final legacy.
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Hole in the Wall by George Douglas Lee
Published: 2 October 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 57 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act thriller with various simple settings. US English.
SynopsisSuccessful accountant and bibliophile Arthur is driven to desperate measures to deal with his wife’s constant infidelity. He decides to turn to his hero Edgar Allan Poe for inspiration in murdering not only her but her many lovers as well.
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Something to Talk About - The Play by Bob Hammond
Published: 2 October 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 73 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy in four scenes with various settings. An extension of the sketch of the same name.
SynopsisFriends Grace, Alice and Doreen become increasingly amorously linked to each other’s partners. The settings move between England and Spain as their tangled relationships move forward and their infidelities become more surprising, leading to an eventful conclusion.
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Playing Out by Gill Medway
Published: 26 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. 3 characters are children played by adults. 2 characters are offstage voices only, which can be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act drama with no set required.
SynopsisSusan Trent, a woman in her seventies, looks back on her childhood in post-war London, and the friends she loved - and hated. Her childish love for Stanley endures throughout her life, despite an early tragedy. And her intense rivalry with Stan's older sister, Sandra, will probably never be resolved. If we could meet our younger selves - just once - what would we say to them?
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Rhyme for Reason by Madeline A. Stringer
Published: 25 September 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (living room) setting. Some strong language.
SynopsisCarrie is coping with caring not only for her gently demented mother but also for two teenage children and a useless husband. Her daily grind is brought to life and all ends in harmony as everyone starts to pull together.
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Cold Blooded Killer by Geoff Rose-Michael
Published: 20 September 2018

Won the New Writing Award at the Leatherhead Drama Festival, 2013. (Also received nominations for best actor and best actress.)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Characters include one mysterious figure (non-speaking) and two female voices which might well be recorded.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act thriller, single set.
First published 2014, revised 2018.
SynopsisRecently widowed Jack disturbs Becky, an intruder, and is shocked by how much she resembles his late wife, who died along with her mother in mysterious circumstances. Jack attempts to persuade Becky to impersonate his wife, to inherit the fortune of her mother. Their web of deceit becomes progressively tangled culminating in a shocking ending.
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