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All By Myself by Robert Scott
The EGA Trophy for Outstanding Production, Best Male Support and Best Presentation by Rhyl Liberty Players at Clwyd Community Theatre Association Festival of One-Act Plays 2019 (UK)
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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Anger Management by Robert Scott
The Allerton Players won the People's Award at Richmond One Act Drama Festival, UK and won the cup for Best Technical Achievement and Stage Management. (2019)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy with minimal set requirements.
SynopsisA group anger management session takes a turn for the worse when the facilitator suggests the participants re-enact the things that got them sent there in the first place.
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Alright On The Night? by Robin Wilson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 36 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy play, with a single (village hall stage) set.
SynopsisIt's the dress rehearsal for the Downcot players' production, but one stage exit has been blocked by the WI and the Stage Manager has decided to concentrate on his acting. Not to mention the elderly actor who wanders off altogether...
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Blood On Canvas by Richard James
Best Play, Maidenhead Drama Guild, Maidenhead Drama Festival, 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA tense one act thriller with a single (art gallery) setting.
SynopsisArtist Maddie is beginning to establish herself as a successful artist, but her studio and gallery are situated in a remote area and a killer is apparently on the loose. When art collector Stella arrives, it becomes clear that one of them is the killer. The tension rises inexorably... to the shocking final denouement.
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A Human Write by Amelia Armande
Production by Ury Players won the 2018 Aberdeen SCDA district youth competition and the Kincardine district trophy.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 11. Chorus. The writer is written male, though need not be. His thoughts - the chorus - are genderless.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fascinating one act drama that uses mime and rhyme to take us into the mind of a struggling writer. Contains one mild swearword.
SynopsisThe writer is grappling not only with his writing but also with his personal life as he desperately attempts to strike up a relationship with Janis, a beautiful girl he sees on a bus.
Well paced and gathering speed, the play uses the chorus to reveal the writer's thoughts - sometimes cogent, sometimes chaotic - come to life as the surreal become real.
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Checkmate by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act play, with a simple set.
SynopsisA tense thriller. In this play a friendly game of chess between husband and wife becomes more of a game of cat and mouse. Michael likes to think he's always one move ahead, but perhaps this time Amy has him in check.
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The Dreaming by Richard James
Performance by Maidenhead Drama Guild won Best Play and Best Actor at the Henley Drama Festival, 2017.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. The characters are written male, but could be either.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, suitable for a bare stage presentation.
SynopsisTwo men find themselves in a featureless room, with no memory of how they arrived there, or even who they are. Their only clues come from scraps of paper on the floor, that seem to mirror words they have spoken. Can it be true that they're just characters in an unwritten play?
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Zoo by Terry Adlam
Performance by Biggleswade Ameature Theatrical Society won three awards at Bedfordshire Drama Festival, 2011, & performance by Little Eyases won 'Best Comedy' at The 38th Wellington Drama Festival, 2011
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus. Five characters appear on stage, with a further eleven as radio or telephone voices.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleHilarious one-act comedy. Single set. Contains a little swearing, a little physical violence and a penguin.
SynopsisIt's an important day for the zoo manager - financier Sir Norman is coming for an inspection, and nothing must go wrong. So it would be a bad time for the gibbons to hijack a car, the tractor to run into croc lake and the tiger to take up residence in the coffee shop. And don't ask about the penguin.
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Rambles On Radio by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy
SynopsisChristopher is delighted to be performing his play on the radio with his daughter in a starring role, but others are less content with the casting. Worse still, there’s more drama behind the microphone than is going out over the air.
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The Signalman by Matthew Harper
Production by Progressive Players won the Northern Semi-Final of the All England Theatre Festival - 2021
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus. One character is an offstage voice, which could be pre-recorded.
Run TimeAround 32 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA Victorian gothic drama in one act with a single (signal box) setting.
SynopsisThe thrilling Charles Dickens story is brought to life in this stage adaptation, as tension inexorably builds towards the signalman's fate.
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