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The Dead Shepherd by Robert Pope and Ian Dixon Potter
Published: 10 May 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Bowing to historical accuracy, twelve of the characters are male, but cast them how you like!
Run TimeAround 95 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn intriguing full-length historical drama. Contains Shakespearean gore.
SynopsisThe events which led to the murder of Christopher Marlowe are recounted through the eyes of his friend and artistic collaborator, William Shakespeare. After Marlowe invites Shakespeare to the meetings of Sir Walter Raleigh's 'School of Night', Marlowe's heretical writings and loud public demeanour attract the attention of Sir Robert Cecil, who begins plotting to silence the playwright.
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Good King Richard by Ian Dixon Potter
Published: 3 May 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 10. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 108 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length historical drama. (A lot of locations, but simple to stage, give or take the butt of malmsey.)
SynopsisAfter the death of Edward IV, his brother Richard becomes Lord Protector and then King. Richard III is determined to be a good king, but his principles - out of place in the royal court - enable challengers including Henry Tudor to plot his downfall. A counterpoint to Shakespeare's Richard III (which was based on the testimony of Richard's greatest enemy), Good King Richard sets the historical record straight.
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Bannockburn - The Almost True Story by Johnny Grim
Published: 26 April 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 10. No chorus. The eight clansmen and the messenger are written male, but could be played by female actors.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length play, adding darkly comedic (and occasionally anachronistic) touches to the true historical story. (Contains ripe language and adult themes.)
SynopsisIn 1314, as Edward II’s army advance on Scotland, the men of a small Scottish clan prepare to join Robert the Bruce's army at Bannockburn. Before leaving to defend their land, they deal with conflicts of the domestic kind, say their prayers, and down many pints of strong ale.
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Murder at the Theatre by Emma Bevan
Published: 12 April 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Eleven on-stage characters and an off-stage voice that might be recorded. The gender of five characters (written 4M, 1F) could be changed by changing names and pronouns.
Run TimeAround 88 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length comedy murder mystery play.
SynopsisA director, his assistant, the stage manager and a range of actors are all rehearsing when a murder takes place. Bumbling Inspector Ambrose shows up just in time to start investigating before the theatre is shut off from the world by a snowstorm. Will the murderer strike again?
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The Tempest [60-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Jack Shaw
Published: 11 April 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. The character list, like all of Shakespeare's work, is male-heavy. That has not prevented excellent productions by majority female casts!
Run TimeAround 61 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of Shakespeare on the boundary between a one-act and a full-lengh play. All words remain Shakespeare's, with one short speech added by the abridger to facilitate a character exit.
SynopsisSince being usurped as Duke of Milan by his brother, Prospero and his daughter Miranda have lived on a deserted island. With the help of the spirit Ariel, he causes a tempest that shipwrecks his passing enemies. He aims to regain his dukedom and marry Miranda to Ferdinand, son of the King of Naples.
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Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of the Baskervilles [Version 3] by Bart Lovins
Published: 24 March 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. There are 18 roles (including a puppet hound), but they are playable by a cast of 6. (The author gives options for casting 6, 7 or 8 actors.)
Run TimeAround 114 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length adaptation of Conan Doyle's detective novel. Continuous action with multiple settings indicated by lighting, action and a few chairs. Minimal props. Actors produce the sound effects.
(US English spelling.)
SynopsisAs Watson investigates the curse of a supernatural beast out on the moors, Holmes confronts demons of his own back in London.
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Goldilocks, Three Bears and the Detectives by Juliet Devon
Published: 22 March 2022
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFamily show, structurally in two acts, but run-time on the boundary between one-act and full-length. (Could be expanded with songs at the discretion of the production.)
SynopsisThe Bears' cottage has been ransacked - porridge eaten, furniture wrecked, and someone looking a lot like Goldilocks fled the scene when the Bears came home. But is she really guilty? The detectives investigate.
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