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10 Abbey Court by Cheryl Barrett
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort play, set in a kitchen. As the scene-setting direction puts it 'The kitchen is furnished with high tech kitchen appliances and bespoke units. These are imagined.'
SynopsisLocal estate agent (*) Jason is showing prospective client Abigail around a property that has just been put on the market. Her shocking reason for being so keen to view this particular property only becomes clear as the curtain closes. * Written in British English. In American, Jason would be a realtor.
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10 Minutes And Counting by Barry Wood
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RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus. The characters are adults, but this would be within the compass of a high school-aged actors.
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen minute comedy-horror that messes around with the nature of theatre and introduced our reviewer to Chekov’s Cheese Grater.
SynopsisClaire makes a shocking discovery about the nature of her reality, but sharing it with her friend Faye doesn't help either of them, and may even have caused the creation of a zombie.
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A 21st Century Nativity by Peter van der Sluijs
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 11. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!] Carols can be sung between scenes that would extend the length of this play.
MusicThe producer's copy of the script suggests six carols to be interspersed between the scenes. (These would increase the run time to up to 30 minutes.) Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleShort nativity play (though considerably longer if the suggested carols are sung), with optional traditional nativity tableau. Six scenes, but minimal set requirements.
SynopsisWhat would the story of the birth of Jesus be like if it were to happen now?
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50/50 [Short play] by Jamesine Cundell Walker
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 7 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort drama from the Three Little Words collection. Single set, furniture only.
SynopsisJo is reluctant to look at the results of her pregnancy test, despite encouragement from her partner Danni. A short version of the one-act drama of the same name we have already published.
A longer (one-act) version of this story can be found here: 50/50 [One-act Play]
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A.I. Guy by Jonathan Edgington
Selected for and performed at the Pensive Federation Theatre Company's 2016 Significant Other Playwriting Festival at the Tristan Bates Theatre in London.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short one act comedy with a single living room setting and some strong language.
SynopsisDespite being close friends Veronica and Courtney have very little in common and their friendship is going a little stale. Seeking a more stimulating companion, Veronica introduces Carlos into the relationship. This is much to Courtney’s chagrin - until she discovers that Carlos is a robot.
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Abandon Ship by Robert Black
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 4 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short sketch with a single setting.
SynopsisThe ship is sinking, but Fred and Ernie’s prevarication and bickering leaves them vulnerable.
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About Michael by Peter Anthony Fields
Audience Appreciation Award Second Place - The British Theatre Challenge 2017 Act II
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 19 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort drama on a stage divided into two sets. US English. Originally published 2018, revised 2019.
SynopsisA high school English teacher meets with the administrators for his mid-term evaluation, only to discover that it is in fact an interrogation.
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About Sylvia by Cheryl Barrett
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 1. Minimum total without doubling = 1. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 6 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort monologue - a tender mix of comedy and pathos.
SynopsisBusy mum and housewife Sylvia is sitting in her kitchen reflecting on her life. She wants to 'find her voice' and decides to take up a rather exotic hobby.
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Accessory to a Murder by Richard Smithson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 2. Minimum total without doubling = 2. No chorus. Both characters are written male but Gallstone could be cast female.
Run TimeAround 8 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA novel take on the police genre provides some good jokes. Very easily stageable - two actors and a desk with chairs.
SynopsisPolice officers Gallstone and Stott are serving the end of their careers in a retirement community. Frustrated that nothing ever happens, Gallstone demands that Stott become a maverick - just like on telly.
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Accident Liars for You by David Dean
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 3. Minimum total without doubling = 3. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 3 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA short, light comedy, three hander, sketch.
SynopsisAdvertising the services of 'Accident Liars for You', in a zany way. They will back up your insurance claim for any accident, no matter how ridiculous!
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