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Life in the Cloud by Tony Domaille
Published: 30 July 2021

Award Winning. Best Original Script, Best Actress & Best Supporting Actor awards at the Avon and Bristol Short Play Festival 2021
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.
StyleOne-act play in a single living room set. The sci-fi-esque idea of a dead man's consciousness stored in the cloud is used for an engaging exploration of grief and moving on.
SynopsisIan was a workaholic, obsessed with his scientific work, until his sudden death. But before he died, he discovered how to upload his consciousness to The Cloud. Now he is trying to continue to live from the ether, whilst his wife, Mary, desperately tries to get on with her life and a new relationship.
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Room for Another by Gill Medway
Published: 28 July 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 65 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA well-written 65-minute ensemble drama on a single set, with stories developing naturally for all the characters. Suited to groups with a range of playing ages, with good roles for all.
SynopsisIt's November 1940 and Hitler's bombs are raining down on London. Elsie and her daughter Carrie have their favourite night-time spot on a platform in the Underground - and on two successive nights they welcome a motley group of strangers to join them.
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Spirits! by Karin Diann Williams
Published: 27 July 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Eight roles but two of them are written to be doubled by specific cast members.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA very silly, raucous farce set around a séance. Fun characters, cheeky wit, a lot of physical humour, and some audience interaction. (American English.)
SynopsisMadame Sirena prepares to conduct a séance at the mansion of wealthy widower Taffy, who has sworn to bring his late wife's murderer to justice before he remarries - but the clock is ticking for his fiancée, Felicity, who must wed before she turns 30 to claim her inheritance. Meanwhile, escape artist Harry Hugweenie resists the advances of his spirited assistant as he waits on a promised message from the other side.
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Inspector Snow And Toto Too by Skip Chalker
Published: 19 July 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 47 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy for a family audience, a deft mixture of police procedural and the wonderful world of Oz.
SynopsisInspector Snow and Sergeant Merryman have been assigned to the Merry Old Land of Oz for a while. Almost at once, a witch arrives to accuse a girl called Dorothy of murder, and assembling a gang for a hostile takeover...
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Santa and Elf by John Furse
Published: 7 July 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus. Elf is written female but could be played by a male. The disembodied voice (making Post Office announcements) is assumed to be recorded.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play in a single (Post Office) set.
SynopsisThe Giggleton Post Office has to get a sack of mail off to the Sorting Office ASAP - it’s kids' letters to Santa. Little do they know that Santa himself is on hand to collect the sack, if his Elf assistant can stop causing traffic accidents!
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Enough Already by Iris Winston
Published: 10 June 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama. Two settings, but one is a pavement café - a table downstage - so really one main set and a little supplementary furniture..
SynopsisElsie's children put her in a retirement community. As she struggles to settle in, an overly cheery support worker and a visit from her son fail to lighten her mood.
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Half Measures by Peter Harrison
Published: 10 June 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fun and efficient one act with wit and action giving an original take on the 'boring husband' trope. Easily stageable in one living room set, with just a bit of furniture shifting between scenes.
SynopsisSusan is fed up with her husband, who, after forty years of marriage, is more interested in his model trains than his wife. She wants an amicable trial separation, but Geoff refuses to leave. The solution involves a length of police crime-scene tape.
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Macbeth [a 60-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare abridged by Dwayne Lawler
Published: 9 June 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 15. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'Macbeth', with the original text of around three hours cut down to 60 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisWitches, prophesies, murders, battles and ghosts. Shakespeare's Macbeth compressed to the compass of a small cast.
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The First Step by Kathleen Maule Holen
Published: 28 May 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama with an unexpected trajectory. Multiple settings but with minimal set requirements - lighting and 'furniture' should be enough. (American English.)
SynopsisA group of friends meet just before dawn on New Year's Day, just as they have for fourteen years, but this year is going to be different. Dotty has decided that, rather than make and break resolutions, they’re going to do something.
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Dream Holiday by Elizabeth Poynter
Published: 17 May 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAn emotional drama with a twist. Single living room set.
SynopsisEllie and her daughter Lisa have just returned from the perfect holiday. But then Lisa disappears.
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