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Don't Stay In There Too Long by Hugh Smith
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 21 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play, with a single (22nd century) set.
SynopsisAt a cryonics company, a drug dealer has been brought back to life after ninety-seven years in suspension. The only problem is that he booked in for just eight years. How will he take the news that a computer glitch is to blame for his extended stay?
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Fight for the Future by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. Whilst Pruitt is written female, gender reassignment should be possible in her case.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort science-fiction play about time travel. Bare stage and just one prop - a piece of paper. That's all. Thousands of years of technological innovation leading to just one piece of paper. (Give or take the time capsule.)
SynopsisThe first ever time traveller journeys to the future and discovers a world very different to the one he imagined...
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Frankenstein's Last Chance by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 42 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy melodrama, for school-age, youth performers.
SynopsisHaving given up his medical practice to concentrate on his career as an inventor, Doctor Viktor Frankenstein desperately needs to raise funds to pay for his daughter's forthcoming wedding. Success at the annual Mad Scientists' Convention would be well-rewarded, but Viktor finds himself singularly short of inspiration until... No, that would be absurd - wouldn't it?
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Interrogation by Louise Wade
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act political drama set across three simple interrogation rooms.
SynopsisThree different people are being interrogated at different points in time by different interrogators, all because of crimes related to their political beliefs.
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Last Woman Working by Michael Pearcy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 33 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act satirical comedy with a single (office) setting. Some strong language.
SynopsisRobots, with government backing, have taken over almost every job previously done by humans. Masses are protesting. Desperate to save her job in an electronics factory, Barbara Wooley takes an aggressive stand at her local MP's surgery.
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Life in the Cloud by Tony Domaille
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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Mam, There's a Spaceship in Our Backyard by Sarah Cowan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus. The men from the MOD are written as men. They might not be! The gender of the aliens is anyone's guess. (The numbers of MOD personnel, aliens and police could be treated flexibly.) Could be played by children or mixed adults and children.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act play. Single set, complicated slightly by the arrival of the spaceship. Written in northern English with a northern English rude word (which could be excised if you are sensitive to such things.)
SynopsisWhen a spaceship lands in their back yard, the Brown family aren't at all sure what to do about it. Until they discover there's a reward, that is.
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Quota by James Hutchison
Audience Appreciation Award, 2017 British Theatre Challenge Act II, Produced by Sky Blue Theatre Company.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 27 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act satire on a simple living room set.
SynopsisDave Dixon is looking for a job online when he is interrupted by the Metro City Census Taker and finds himself being targeted for corrective action because of his unemployment and the fact that he’s left-handed. When a two-kilo bag of white sugar is found on the premises and Dixon faces jail time, he has to make a moral choice between naming names and protecting himself.
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Stardust by 10 x 10 Writers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSix short plays inspired by the life and work of David Bowie.
SynopsisSix short plays, a mixture of comedy and drama, inspired by the life and work of David Bowie. All were winners of the October 2016 Chesil Theatre New Writing Festival. The plays are available individually, but are provided here as a collection at a discount.
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The Visitor by Dean Laccohee
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play, single set (a psychiatrist's office), simple props. A play with things to say about seizing the moment, and about our reactions to hardship and suffering.
SynopsisA patient gives his psychiatrist a few problems by claiming to come from a distant planet. His belief can't be shaken, and worse, he says the world is going to end very soon. Will Dr Collinghurst accept his offer of a ride on his spaceship, or at least ask Nurse Elizabeth out before Doomsday?
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