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12hr Life by Robert Scott
People's Choice Award by Manchester High School's Lancer Theatre Company, USA 2017
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act drama for a cast of two and a minimalist setting.
SynopsisDylan should be going to a conference, but a chance encounter with Samantha and some forthright discussion, and he's playing truant and having the time of his life. Is it possible to live a life in one day?
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22 Hardcastle Court by Gary Diamond
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. Characters are four adults, with a range of ages, and two seventeen-year-olds (who like each other).
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy play. Two sets (with the neat conceit that in moving out of her mother's house, Emily takes her sofa with her!), one of which requires a practical door. Contains some bad language (and lots of good language) and mild adult themes.
SynopsisWhen Emily finally manages to move out of her Mother's house, she thinks her worries are over, but thanks to the flat's former owner, she has to contend with mysterious calls from Mr X as well as her mother's interruptions and an amorous pair of students wanting help with their play...
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2B Or Not 2B by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 14. Minimum total with doubling = 29. Minimum total without doubling = 31. No chorus. Characters are (mainly) school children playing the parts of adults.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleSingle set, simple props, comedy designed to be played by a whole school class.
SynopsisIt's the Friday afternoon drama lesson - only the usual teacher has bunked off. The girls want to do a romantic costume drama, the boys want to fight. The time is ripe for an Arthurian romance...
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50/50 by Jamesine Cundell Walker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Two on-stage characters and two offstage voices, one of whom is definitely recorded.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA good relationship drama in one act. Various locations, but achieved by lighting and a few props.
SynopsisJo is reluctant to look at the results of her pregnancy test, despite encouragement from her partner Danni. Flashbacks show us how they met and their relationship leading up to this point.
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Absolute Dandy by David Pemberton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. Characters written as 2M, 2F, but it doesn't much matter.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy set in a hitherto uncharted branch of literary history.
SynopsisJane Austen is developing her characters as she prepares her latest, as yet untitled, book. She dresses as a man to find her inner Darcy and seeks advice from Beau Brummel as to wardrobe and demeanour.
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Accident of Birth by Trevor Suthers
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Two speaking characters and one optional non-speaking character.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play on a single (interview room) set.
SynopsisAnthony, a patient/inmate in Broadmoor, confronts his birth mother in an attempt to discover the cause of his insanity.
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Ace of Clubs by Garry R. Keane
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 16. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play for a school or youth theatre. Single, simple set.
SynopsisTwo rival clubs - boys and girls - have to do some serious negotiating when one side seems to be gaining an advantage. But there's a bigger problem for both clubs on the horizon.
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The Act Of Living by Robert Scott
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Evelyn doubles - as Sophie.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama, moving through different eras, with a minimal (park bench) set.
SynopsisTom and Evelyn met when they were children during the war, and their relationship grew and changed. As an old man, Tom looks back across the years to re-live their time together.
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Acting, It’s Not Plumbing… by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act character comedy - set in a theatre workshop, so there's scope for over-acting! Single set - a village hall! Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJill is running a drama workshop in the community centre, but is it really just for the benefit of those taking part? Whatever her motivation, Paul, Amy, Chelsea, Bob, Sandra and Fay are having a whale of a time.
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Adolf's Girls by Frank Gibbons
Young Portonians TC production won the East Stirlingshire Trophy at the SCDA Falkirk District Festival, 2016
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Has good scope to be performed by youth theatre groups, with some parts that could be played by either youth or adults.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play set in Germany during World War 2. Multiple locations, but intended to be indicated by lighting changes, so does not require major sets.
Originally published in 2010, revised edition published 2014
SynopsisIn the midst of the German war effort, the young girls of a BDM group (the female equivalent of the Hitler Youth) are oblivious to the horrors of the European fronts. That is, until circumstances - and a Gestapo officer - threaten to change their lives for the worse.
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