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Alice in Wonderland by Richard Coleman
Production by Dingwall Academy Drama Society won the Best Stage Presentation trophy in the Highland Division of the SCDA festival 2015
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 21. Chorus. Besides the various principals, there are unspecified numbers of (animal) jurors and (up to) a whole set of chess pieces.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming fantasia on a theme of Carroll.
A whirlwind tour of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass told as a verse play.
SynopsisDreaming on a river bank, Alice sees a White Rabbit who is late for an appointment. She follows him down a rabbit hole where a Hatter, a rather decisive Queen, a thieving Knave, a couple of Kings and a host of others await.
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Be Careful What You Wish For by Jon Boustead
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 22. Chorus. The author suggests (but does not insist) that the Chorus consists of five or more actors. In addition to their occasional speaking and animated roles, the chorus perform physical theatre, becoming parts of the set and props.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act fantasy play for children with various simple settings. Drama and opportunities for physical theatre.
SynopsisA group of children visit a strange castle and are taken on a salutary journey by the castle keepers on which the children's wishes are fulfilled. The children learn the importance of being careful what they wish for.
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Always...? by Alexander Browne
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy set in a North American High School Library.
SynopsisStudents Hank and Cindy use the library every day at the same time as a romantic rendezvous, much to the frustration of librarian Mrs Troutman. Her efforts to keep them apart go to extreme lengths as nerdy student Berv intervenes. His motives are gradually revealed
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Rhyming Wind in the Willows by Richard Coleman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus. Most of the characters are nominally male, but since they are clothed animals, who is to tell?
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleRhyming plays for a medium to large group of kids. Nominally six locations but no real set requirements.
SynopsisAn accident on a caravanning expedition leaves the flighty Mr. Toad with an obsession with motor cars and inflated opinions of his own driving. Despite the attentions of his friends, Toad ends in jail and the stoats and weasels of the Wild Wood take over his house. After Toad escapes, Badger, Mole and the Water Rat set about recapturing Toad Hall.
Kenneth Grahame's children's classic retold as a verse play.
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Big Bad and Little Red by Raymond Blakesley
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus. Nine principal characters plus jury. The jury can be the audience (plus two or more actors planted amongst them to make and encourage responses) or could be set on stage.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy for kids in which fairy tales meet courtroom drama.
SynopsisIt's the trial of the decade, with the Big Bad Wolf accused of swallowing Granny against her will and making a mess on her carpet! Can the judge keep order in the court long enough to reach a verdict? You are the jury!
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The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly Sisters by Sian Lewis
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play for kids, based on a collision of fairy tales. Two sets (probably set in separate areas of the same stage - a joke can be made about the journey time between the two).
SynopsisA retired evil witch discovers her mirror has been lying to her for years - she's not the fairest of them all. She decides to get her revenge on everyone fairer than her- which is everyone.
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Dirk Smirk - Secret Agent by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. Chorus. Several of the characters are written male but could easily be switched (a pronoun here, a pronoun there). The chorus are non-speaking policemen.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play for kids, spoofing the Bond spy genre. Minimal set requirements.
SynopsisWhen Madame Veronique de Vascalles, Head of the World Council of Governments, arrives in London for a conference she falls prey to a fiendish plot hatched by STINK, a criminal organisation intent upon world domination. Only one man can thwart STINK, and that man is Dirk Smirk - Secret Agent, assisted by the enigmatic and impossibly beautiful Captain Tremaine.
With STINK taking control of Madame de Vascalles' brain and Smirk and Tremaine on the run from the hyper-efficient Commander Molstrop of the Metropolitan Police, the fate of the free world hangs by a thread.
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Sherlock Holmes and The Emerald of Alcazar by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus. Characters are a mix of adults and children, assumed to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic melodrama. Simple sets, varied characters, strong story line.
SynopsisThe theft of a famous jewel draws Sherlock Holmes into the foggy streets of London and a battle of wits with a deadly enemy.
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Aesop's Famous Fables and Twisted Tales by Peter Nuttall
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Whilst some of the characters are nominally gendered, it's only a mater of pronouns! Contains anthropomorphism.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of the script comes with the score for the concluding song.
StyleOne-act play, ending in a song. Could be performed by children or by adults to an audience of children.
SynopsisFour stories for Aesop's extensive collection, about a Tortoise and Hare, a lion and a mouse, the belly and its team, and the battle between the Sun and the North Wind.
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** Backing tracks of songs from the show as MP3 files
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Alice in Wonderland [Version 3] by Paul Cockcroft
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus. Many characters can be played by M or F.
Run TimeAround 28 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act treatment of the story which sticks closely to the original Alice by Lewis Carroll, introducing some Pantomime elements, but no music.
SynopsisThis comedy play successfully merges the rich core of Lewis Carroll's wit with some fun - in pantomime.
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