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The Horrible Hot Air Homicide by Ray Lawrence
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus. Melodrama stereotypes - the wicked squire, the poor-but-hones heroine, etc.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne song (to a G&S tune). Sheet music for the song is supplied with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleMelodrama set in Victorian times, but written in the 21st century - so something of a send-up of the format.
Synopsis'The Horrible Hot Air Homicide' - or 'Fanny's Free For All' sees the wicked squire in pursuit of the poor heroine, Fanny. However, in fear that his past misdeeds will be exposed, the squire frames his rival for murder, then furnishes a fiendish fate for Fanny.
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Perseus - A Hero's Headhunt by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 25. No chorus. Whilst there are nominally 25 roles, the piece is structured for flexibility - and could be played as a series of linked sketches with different actors playing the recurring characters.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!] Add another 10 minutes for the optional songs.
MusicPiano/vocal scores for two optional songs are provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleSword and sandals myth brought to the stage as a comedy play (or series of sketches) for schools (and anyone else), with a couple of optional songs.
SynopsisThe story of Perseus is told with a mixture of narration and brief, dramatised scenes. The narration is delivered by the gods Athene and Hermes - who also take part in several scenes (because they want the hero to get a head.)
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** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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Shreds - The Unravelling of Charles Dickens by Phil Porter (music Mary Harrison Hewett)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus. Two principals (Dickens and George Dolby), plus many other characters, real and from Dickens' writing, who might be played by a number of on-stage 'voices'.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!] (The original production ran for one hour.)
MusicKeyboard scores for 10 pieces of background music are provided with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleDrama in a single simple set, designed to be accompanied by projected images (with the option for an on-stage pianist providing mood music).
SynopsisA dramatization of the circumstances that led Charles Dickens to wild success reading extracts from his novels on stage, and the terrible toll it took on him.
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** CD with 40 images, 18 sound effects, 3 video clips and 10 pieces of musical accompaniment for 'Shreds - The Unravelling of Charles Dickens' by Phil Porter (Music by Mary Harrison Hewett)
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Sleep Out by Jonathan Edgington (Song: Mark Laurent)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. The characters are a mixture of adults plus four teenagers.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music (vocal line plus guitar chords) for 'Hope' by Mark Laurent is included with the Producer's Copy of the script.
StyleOne-act play (in length, though it's structured in two acts). Includes a modicum of swearing and adult themes. (And a song. And some comedy.)
SynopsisA cross section of the population come together for a charity sleep out in aid of the homeless. Six months later, life has changed for quite a few of them.
Threads of life woven around a common focal point.
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** Guitar and Vocal recording by Mark Laurent of his song 'Hope' which is sung in Jonathan Edgington's play 'Sleep-Out'
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Will at the Tower by Pete Hartley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. Chorus. Five principals plus a chorus of singers.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe dialogue is interwoven with multiple instances of five original songs.
StylePeriod drama. Minimal set requirements.
SynopsisA story (based on a local tradition) of Catholicism in the reign of Elizabeth 1st. The Jesuit priest, Edmund Campion pays a clandestine visit to Hoghton Tower in Lancashire with a young Will Shakespeare in tow. They observe the life of the house as the new lady of the manor tries to marry off the daughter of the previous lord.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A 'rehearsal CD' with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Witch Hunt by Stuart Ardern
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus. All the characters are adults, but the play is intended for teenagers.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for one original song supplied with the producer's copy of the script.
StyleOne act play with very basic props and no requirement for scenery. Lots of work for the chorus.
SynopsisWhen an old woman moves into a cottage, she is initially greeted with hostility, however her knowledge of basic medicine gains her the respect of the local community. Trouble starts when there is famine and sickness, and the old woman is accused of witchcraft.
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