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All By Myself by Robert Scott
Performances by The Chelford Players won best senior play at Chelford Drama Festival & best Senior Actor in the role of "Ashworth" at Chelford Drama Festival and Adjudicator's award at Wilmslow Guild One Act play Festival 2016
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Four characters may be M or F
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy, with no specific set.
SynopsisSeven years alone on an island after his shipwreck have driven Larry to the edge of sanity, but that's nothing compared to the shock of discovering he's not - and never has been - alone!
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Apple Strudel, Chess and Ethics by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame Five in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Albert Einstein challenges J. Robert Oppenheimer to a chess match, with Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar looking on, as they discuss physics and ethics in the lead-up to the Manhattan Project.
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Armed Robbery For Dummies by Paul R. Roman
Performance by One Shot Theatre won the Adjudicator's shield at the Warwickshire One Act Plays festival 2010
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Three live characters and a corpse.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort one-act play with a single set and very black humour.
SynopsisFrank needs a change and thinks armed robbery is the way to go. He consults with his recently paroled friend, but the first attempt goes wrong and he ends up with a dead neighbour on his hands. So he needs to get some quick lessons in body disposal...
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Bill & Ben by Richard James
Performance by Tiger Theatrical Productions won Best Comedy and Best Actor at the 2014 Spelthorne and Runneymede drama festival.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 38 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play - a two hander involving playwrights.
SynopsisBen Jonson is spending his last day in his condemned cell, after killing an actor in a duel. He has a surprise visitor - William Shakespeare, who comes to plead with him to perform a 'neck-verse' - reciting a Psalm, that may save him from the noose. But what does Shakespeare have to gain?
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Botany Bother by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. Chorus. Gerald, Geoffrey and Aloysius are written male, but need not be - well, give or take the beard. There are six speaking parts amongst the natives, but there could be many more chanting parts, if you happen to have a spare chorus of natives to hand.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. The majority of characters speak a hitherto undiscovered language. (Fortunately, the script contains a glossary.)
SynopsisA pair of intrepid botanical collectors have an unfortunate encounter with the local inhabitants.
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Bottle by John Chambers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Two men and one teenager.
Run TimeAround 55 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, two (simple) hospital sets (one with a practical cubicle door). Contains strong adult themes and extremely offensive language from the rebellious teenager.
SynopsisTom and his stepfather Clive are in the intensive care ward, waiting for news of Tom's mother, who has been viciously beaten. Clive calls Tom's real father Paul, who comes to join them. The three argue about blame, love and life, but can the two men handle the truth about who really beat Tom's mum?
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Cell Mates by Mark Seaman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play with a single (prison cell) setting.
SynopsisYoung Terry Cole is entering the prison system for the first time. His youthful swagger is tempered by his apprehension about what lies ahead. His meeting with cell mate, murderer George, has a profound effect on him.
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Chess as Felony by Vithal Rajan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA combination of Indian storytelling and chess! Simple props, but needs a means of displaying the chess moves to the audience.
SynopsisGame Ten in the Varadachary Chess Cycle. Convicts Claude Bloodgood and Ram Varadachary take a train with their guard to a chess tournament, but on the train they play a game for high stakes.
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A Christmas Carol In 60 Minutes Or Less! by Martin Prest
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Various doubling alternatives suggested in the Producer's copy of the script.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play in various settings.
SynopsisStaying as true to the original Dickens story as time allows, it unfolds neatly through narration and action.
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The Death of Sherlock Holmes by Richard James
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single set.
SynopsisHolmes and Watson must act fast to prevent the theft of a famous diamond and safeguard the economy of the Austrian Empire. But does Holmes mean to get shot by Watson? Will the Great Detective survive?
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