One Act Plays
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"Ludo" a one-act comedy for 3m by Chris Joby ISBN: 9781873130865 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
A man is shipwrecked on a desert island and finds there is already one other man living there but all is not sweetness and light ... the first man, Ludo, has decided that he is in charge of the island and what he says goes ... even down to which language is spoken on which day of the week. A tightly written prize-winning one-act comedy, if ever we saw one (with deeper meanings).
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"The Lie" a one-act drama for 4f by Joyce Branelly ISBN: 9781873130902 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
Julia visits her female doctor with a problem. She tells her that she is slowly going out of her mind beecause she suspects that her husband is having an affair. Julia also talks to her friend about it and even to her mother-in-law. In the end we learn that Julia was right, her husband was having an affair but it was with someone that we never suspected.
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"The New Recruit" a one-act comedy for 6f & 4m by Charles Stott ISBN: 9781873130872 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
The setting is a small provincial theatre in the Spanish village of Hasta la Vista on the Costa Packet. The local English theatrical group are struggling with falling audiences, an ageing cast, and what play to put on in June when they are joined by a new member of the expat community.
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"Haydon's Point" a ghost play for 7f & 3m by Peter Bridge ISBN: 9781873130858 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
The plot centres around the horrific death of Bella and Cynthia at the old manor…and thereafter spirits from the past, in human form, appear to materialise from time to time within this location. The firm of solicitors have decided to act upon an old will lodged in their vaults that contained a ‘not to be opened until October fourteenth (exactly seventy years after Bella’s death) note of instruction. They managed to contact the still-living next of kin (the sisters)…and arranged to meet them for a reading of the will at the old manor location in the evening hours. The sisters provide details of the journey based on their previous knowledge of the area…without realising that the road now disappears at some point along this difficult track.
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"No Applause for Maurice" a play for 3f & 3m by Joyce Brannelly ISBN: 9781873130810 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
The play is set in the present day and revolves around the lives of two gay men: Maurice, an ageing, vain, self-centred, ‘has been’ actor, and Adam his much younger partner who has supported Maurice financially for many years. They have moved to the country when Adam inherited a small cottage and he transferred to take up the position of the local, small-town bank manager. Adam is quite content to live away from the bright lights of London, whereas Maurice is not, as he feels it will affect his career.
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"Home Win" a comedy for 5f & 3m mature actors by Peter Bridge ISBN:9781873130803 £4.00each Royalties £25 per performance
Tom is an irascible, independent man, just past the sixty mark. Due to recurring alarming incidents involving his state of health, he has been persuaded by his family to relinquish his detached home in the country and to invest in a sheltered accommodation where his health and welfare can be regularly assessed. Despite the obvious advantages of this system, Tom is reluctant to easily relinquish his cosy independent life style. Upon entry to the purpose built block, he meets very obvious challenges in his early exchanges with staff and co-residents on a scale that he could not possibly have anticipated, particularly so, when one resident turns out to be none other than his ex-wife.
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"The Falmouth Letters" Romantic tragedy by Christine Woolf 7f & 4m ISBN: 9781873130742 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
The play is an imaginative reconstruction of a romance in Falmouth during the years 1904 – 1907. Katie, whose father is a prosperous manufacturer in Glasgow, comes on holiday to her sister’s home in Falmouth, and meets James, a young pharmacist. A romance blossoms but the opportunities to meet are rare and the constraints of letter writing eventually prove too great for the relationship to continue. The action is woven around a box of letters which have actually been in the possession of the author’s family for about fifty-five years.
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"The Bananas Way" Comedy for 2f & 2m by Roger Pinkham ISBN: 9781873130681 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
‘Frocks’ model agency is in a mess. Cassie has forged the tax returns and Robert, her business partner, has found himself in prison for it. Meanwhile Cassie is reforming the business, has sacked or lost the models with the exception of the ageing Andree who is next to get the chop, which Cassie pins on Stephen. Andree turns up for her last ‘shoot’ which Cassie rubbishes. But Stephen has a soft spot for Andree and takes some photos of her in case she is sacked. Cassie then sacks Andree. While she is weeping over this with Stephen’s arms around her, Robert enters. He has just been released from prison and is keen to sort out Casssie. Also it gets to him slowly that Andree, his wife, is too friendly with Stephen and that needs sorting out. In the end it is Robert, still a partner in the business, who compromises Cassie, forces her to re-employ Andree and re-establishes the agency to cater for the fuller-figured, middle-aged woman.
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"A Real Nightmare" Drama for 1f & 3m by Chris Joby ISBN: 9781873130667 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
If Pinter was the master of the "threatening pause" then Chris Joby must be his chosen disciple. Here we find a man and woman having an affair and about to rehearse a play. The husband, who is also actng in the play, arrives and produces a pistol but both we, and the actor who's having the affair with the other's wife, don't know whether the gun is real or not.
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"Below Stage" Comedy for 4f & 4m by Christine Woolf ISBN: 9781873130377 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
Before a performance of "Pride and Prejudice," the leading actors, Peregrine and Patrice Vandaleur, have a difference of opinion. This escalates both in the dressing room and on stage, made worse by Peregrine's interest in the juvenile lead, Selina Sparrow. The Vandaleurs' dressers, Harry and Betty, dream of the day when they can escape from their employment. The row reaches its climax, resolving various conflicts. (First performed at Luxulyan Village Hall, Cornwall)
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"One Man's Angels" Comedy by Sylvia Lees 2f & 2m ISBN: 1873130406 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance.
Collier, a reticent but healthy batchelor and tropical fish fanatic, decides that he is in a rut. Following an evening spent with his landlady's neurotic daughter, he is thankful to return to his rut, which on reflection, he decides, is a safer and more comfortable place to be.
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" Bill" by Tony Breeze Monologue for mature female ISBN: 978-1872758039 £3.00 each Royalties £15 per performance
An old lady brings on a tea tray while she talks to her aged husband who is apparently changing upstairs. As she reminisces, the tea is grows cold, but still he does not appear ... then finally we realise why and are left with a touching insight into loneliness and old age. (First performed by West Bridgford Drama Group, Nottingham)
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“ When Robots Discovered Sex” Comedy by Ken Blakemore 2f & 2m & Voices Off ISBN 9781873130490 £4.00 Royalties £25 per performance
Hilarious comedy set in the future when robots do everything in the house except what comes naturally to humans ... then things begin to get complicated when the humans are away and the robots discover just what makes the world go round
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“ Treseder’s Seeds” Historic Emigrees Drama by Christine Woolf 6f 1-873130-21-X £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
Set in 1843 on board the sailing ship, The Westminster, bound for New Zealand we see the story of four women from different backgrounds travelling from their native West Country to start a new life. Their challenge is symbolised by the seeds, which they carry to plant in the new country. (This play won the 2001 National W.I. Play Writing Competition for Best-Written Play and Outstanding Production and was chosen from sixty-one entries).
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"Danny Boy" Modern Survival Drama by Tony Breeze 2m +lf (doubling) or 5m+3f (singly) ISBN: 9781872758183 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
A young man working in a shoe shop decides there must be more to life and decides to join the Territorial Army. The play finds him on a mountain top in winter slowly dying from hypothermia as he remembers the events and people that led to his present predicament. Ultimately he is faced with an agonizing decision upon which his very survival depends – whether he can kill and eat a tiny mouse. (Prize winner in several UK competitions).
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“ Cathy’s Kitchen” Bakery Comedy Drama by Lynn Howes 3 females ISBN 978-1-873130-23-0 £4.00 Royalties £25 per performance
Set in the present in the back kitchen of a village bakery, we are introduced via witty dialogue to the lives of three women – a young one who works there, another who used to but is now heavily pregnant and Cathy herself who is the owner and who reveals to the other two something about her that they never knew.
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"One Without Shame" Wartime Drama by James Brockbank 4m ISBN 9781873130483 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
During the First World war a young soldier is told that he is to join a firing squad which will execute one of his young comrades who is suffering from shell-shock. He has to make the decision of whether to obey this order or not, knowing full well that if he doesn't, he will probably suffer the same fate. (The script was recently part of a showcase for new writers 'Page to Stage' consisting of a paying audience who watched a rehearsed reading at The J.B. Priestley Theatre in Bradford).
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"Tea Girl" U.S. Tea Factory Comedy by Christine Rusch 3f & 1m ISBN 9781873130414 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
Written by well-known American playwright, Christine Rusch, who was recently featured in "Best American Plays," this story takes place in an American tea-packing factory in the 1960's (before mechanization) where we see two great characters, Millie and Rosie, who are experienced in more than just machine working, as they meet Violet, the new girl, for the first time. They freely offer her lots of advice, especially when she is due to go out on her first date with Hunter, the new boy on the works coffee truck.
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"5T Rules - O.K!" School Drama by Tony Breeze, A class of secondary age pupils + teacher ISBN: 9781872758145 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
A group of pupils at a comprehensive school stage a weekend sit-in at the top of a classroom block, at the same time taking hostage one of their teachers. They are at first ignored by their head teacher until circumstances eventually force him to change his mind. (Performed successfully in several competitions throughout the UK).
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“Flight Zero One” Canadian Air-Crash Drama by Tony Breeze 7f & 5m ISBN 1872758215 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
A small plane has crash-landed in a blizzard in the middle of the Canadian Rockies and its passengers have to spend the night together in a disused fur-trappers cabin. They are all on their way somewhere: a pregnant young woman and her partner on their way to see a specialist; a frail old man and his wife on their way to see their grandchildren; a doting mother and her precocious daughter on their way to a TV audition; a grumpy businessman on his way to his next deal and two police officers on their way to court with their American-Indian prisoner.
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"The Meeting" Comedy drama by Charles Stott for 4f & 4m ISBN: 9781873130711 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
An assorted group of villagers come together in the village hall for one of their chaotic committee meetings but the local farmer reports that he has just accidentally sprayed manure all over the garden belonging to the local female chief constable ... and it gets worse.
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"Fresco” Black Comedy by Alan Phillips 3f & 3m ISBN 9781873130438 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
Bianca returns from Northern Australia where she has lived with the Yolgnu tribe, studying their customs, their rock paintings and has even joined in their ceremonial dances (naked). Her local church needs a mural for the hall and Bianca plans a fresco inspired by aboriginal art but she comes up against Unity who is a confirmed spinster and whose deceased father raised the money which will pay for the fresco ... friction ensues
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"Ticking" Post-Holocaust Drama by Tony Breeze 6f or 6m or unisex ISBN 1-872758-05-3 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
Set in a subterranean living complex in post-nuclear Britain the inhabitants have lived underground for years and been convinced by the governing authority that no life exits on the surface. A rebellious individual leads a group into a forbidden area to show them something that will change their minds – an old-fashioned pocketwatch that has dropped down from above and is still ticking - but his uprising is quashed when one of the conformists "accidentally" destroys the watch and the others reluctantly return to their conformity. (First performed by Castle Douglas Drama Group, Scotland)
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“Undercoats” Weird Welsh Family Comedy by Roger Pinkham 3m & 3f ISBN 1-873130-00-7 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
A black comedy of life in a Welsh household - dad's mad on DIY - mum wants to be an opera singer - son's a vandal and daughter's looking for Mr Right. Already performed by Equity South & East, this bizarre view of life and death has many home truths at its centre and will have you laughing all evening
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"Diaghilev’s Bag" Searing Suicide Drama by Tony Breeze 3m + 1 child ISBN 1-872758-04-5 £4.00 Royalties £25 per performance
The play opens with three men in overalls picking up something from the ground in the middle of the night. They could be park-keepers or council workmen but they are not. They are in fact policemen at the scene of a horrific suicide on a railway line and have just finished putting pieces of human torso into a bag. Their ways of coping with the gruesome task are vastly different, one uses black humour, another relies on religion. Their sergeant can't cope and almost goes under a train himself. Then the play concludes with a symbol of hope for the future, a runaway child, coming on the scene and wanting to know what's in the bag. (First performed by Burton Joyce Players, Nottingham)
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"Left Hand, Right Hand" Doctors' Surgery Drama by Hazel Salisbury 5f & 2m 1-873130-08-2 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
We see a conflict between a young male doctor, with his knowledge of modern computers, versus an elderly female doctor, whose knowledge of her patients is all kept in her head, but computers don’t always win and the apparent winners of conflicts sometimes have their own share of problems.
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"Examination" Exam Stress Drama, Students of either sex plus 3f & 2m adults ISBN 1-872758-15-0 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
The examination room is being prepared, the students file in but one girl comes in late. The exam begins but the late female student stands up in her place and silently refuses to take part in the proceedings. No-one can understand why she's doing it until the end of the play when we learn that her boyfriend has taken his own life the night before due to the stress of the forthcoming exams. (First performed at The Mitchell Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent One-Act Festival)
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"A Freudian Slip" Psychiatrist Comedy by Mike Wright 2f & 1m One Act 1-873130-11-2 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
Another observant comedy in which a smooth, self-confident, psychiatrist receives a new female patient with a very unusual problem - she can't stop throwing herself at any man that she meets - any man, that is, except for the psychiatrist himself
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"Zoo" Human Safari Park Comedy by Tony Breeze 7f & 6m & Children ISBN 1872758-17-7 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
A trip to the zoo in reverse - this time it's the behaviour of the humans which is being observed by a group of futuristic monkeys who were the ones who won the evolutionary race. (First performed by Whitley Chapel Young Farmers Club, Hexham and after winning several rounds of the National YFC Drama Competition reached the final in Blackpool).
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"The Story of Peter Grimes" Seafaring Drama by Andrew Beattie, Group Casting 1-873130-15-5 £4.00 Royalties £25 performance
Set during a harsh East Anglian winter, the play centres on a fisher-man, Peter Grimes, a violent but lonely figure shunned by the community, who suspect him of murdering two apprentice boys. The action moves from seashore to alehouse culminating in a dramatic chase and ending.
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“The Happiness Tree” Social Commentary Comedy by Tony Breeze 5f & 5m (doubling) or 38 single ISBN 1-872758-19-3 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
An allegorical comedy about people in a far-off land who, though living in poverty, are willing to put up with their lowly humdrum existence until one day a tree is discovered that bears fruit which will change their lives. The fruit of The Happiness Tree makes everyone extremely happy but all is not well as the happiness begins to spread, eventually affecting the work ethic and the stability of society as people begin to forget their place. What does the establishment do? They ban it, of course, making its possession illegal, but when all attempts at controlling it fail, they are eventually forced to do what any civilized society will do with such a problem – they tax it!
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"The Game" Football Evening Comedy by Christine Henderson, 6 females ISBN 1-873130-25-2 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
We see a group of women gathering in the kitchen of a friend while their partners are watching the big football game on the TV next door and what they reveal has to be heard to be believed
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"The Hen Night" Pre-Marriage Confessional Comedy by Christine Henderson 5 females ISBN 1-873130-26-0 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
Debs is getting married and all the girls gather at Sharon’s house. They take much pleasure in telling her what her future partner is really like but in the end it is Debs who has the last laugh.
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"The Door Was Open" Boy Scout Comedy by Virginia Hobart 1f &1 boyscout ISBN 1-873130-29-5 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
Charlotte is an ageing hostess who is preparing for a party and remembers the glory days from her past, when she is interrupted by a boy scout who is looking to do his good deed
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"For The Birds" Humorous Monologue for 1m by Virginia Hobart ISBN 1-873130-28-7 £3.00 Royalties £15 per performance
Frank Tossel is an old man who used to work on the Canadian Railroad and now lives alone, arguing with his neighbour, the neighbour’s cat and the Social Services who are trying to get him out.
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"A Lot To Do With Love" Comatose Husband Drama by Virginia Hobart 2f & 1m ISBN 1-873130-27-9 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
Lucas used to be a successful antiques dealer until he had his car accident and now lies comatose in bed being visited by two women – one is his wife and the other his lover. Everything is fine until the two accidentally arrive at the same time.
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"City of Dreams" Mexican Escape Drama by John C. Bird 1f & 1m ISBN 1-87313033-3 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
Fred Newman used to be a local government accountant until he had heart problems and was given early retirement. The play finds him alone in a hotel room in Dallas having fled both Britain and his unhappy marriage in order to follow his dream. He meets a Mexican chambermaid who is also fleeing a bad situation and for a while it looks like the two of them may have a future together.
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"Far Country" Modern Prodigal Daughter Drama by Patrick Collins 5m & 8f ISBN 1-873130-30-9 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
We all know the story of the Prodigal Son from the Bible. This play cleverly brings the story up to date with a daughter who goes away to London leaving her mother and sister at home. When things start to go wrong and her money is all spent, she wonders whether she'll still be welcome back at home.
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"Looking After Norman" Invisible Cat Comedy by Stewart Brown 4f & 2m ISBN 1-873130-34-1 £4.00 each Royalties £25 purr purrformance!
Six-year-old Georgia’s dearest friend is Mrs Scott (Scottie) who lives nearby with her beloved cat, Norman. Georgia has given a solemn promise that if anything were to happen to the old lady, Georgia would take care of Norman. Fine, you might think. No, not fine. Not at all fine! Not when Dad can’t stand cats… not when they make his eyes water, his chest wheeze and his nose block. And certainly not fine when one day a social worker arrives at the front door to say that Mrs Scott has had an accident and there, clutched in his hand, is a cat basket containing the irrepressible Norman. As adenoidal Dad himself would say (and did), “Oh, dear be!”
N.B.: A 40-minute piece for young children using humour, pathos, music, mime and audience partication. It has had four Theatre In Education (TIE) productions in Scotland and one in Ohio, USA (US version available on request).
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"A Box Set" - Three one-act plays about greed by Pete Wood ISBN 1-873130-35-X £3.00 each Royalties £15 per performance
(i) The Box 2m
George is about to spend the night living in a cardboard box when he is accosted by Sid who informs him that to do so he will have to pay rent to him
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(ii) The Box Room Monologue by Bernard (an unmarried man)
Sidney had ended up living with Bernard and was found dead in strange circumstances. Bernard relates how the police came to see him but he didn’t quite tell them everything
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(iii) Closing The Box 1 female & 1 male
George is a failed property speculator and Sarah is his wife. They have a lengthy and bitter conversation revealing how they really feel about each other. We learn that Sarah has been planning to get rid of George for a while but the ending isn't quite as she expects.
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"It Is Christmas, After All" Seasonal Monologue for 1m by Lyndon House ISBN 1-873130-36-8 £3.00 Royalties £15 per performance
Melvyn is a sensitive Welshman living alone with his ailing mother. This three scene monologue, tells in wonderfully warm style, of all the good times that they used to have at Christmas ... but Mam hasn't been well and all good things must come to an end eventually ...
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“The Bridge” African Drama by Rosemary Kyarimpa 6F & 5m + extras ISBN 1873130384 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
The Bridge is set in a remote African village, dominated by traditional beliefs, and under the rule of Kikoombe, a traditional chief. The play opens with anxiety-ridden villagers, disturbed by the news that a European doctor is set to work in their area. The village witch doctor’s powers are at stake, and magical divination reveals the spirits are angered by the looming foreign disaster. Urgent action must be taken to forestall the wrath of the ancestors’ spirits. The pact is sealed, and appeasement of the angry spirits will be brought about by a cleansing ritual marriage between black and white.
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"A Fall of Snow" Historic Cornish drama for 7f & 1m by Christine Woolf ISBN 9781873130629 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
We see the public room in a small inn on a remote Cornish moor in January 1814, during a heavy blizzard of snow. It is nightfall. Travellers from an overturned stagecoach seek shelter in the inn, followed soon after by a solicitor and his wife, and a runaway girl apprentice who had been travelling on a stage wagon. The tension is heightened when the employer of the apprentice arrives and there is a startling confrontation.
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"The Female Man" African Drama by Moses P'Ado 5f & 5m & 3 children ISBN 1-873130-31-7 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
A play about Africa by an African with a message for the West. The author is a Ugandan barrister who gives us a unique insight into African society today and shows us how women are still treated as second-class citizens with second-class expectations. The story tells of a stepmother who mistreats her stepdaughter viciously, resorts to witchcraft and even hires a "hit man" to try and get rid of her but the plan goes terribly wrong and in the end the end the stepdaughter succeeds against all the odds and becomes a successful architect.
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"Incident in a Station Buffet" Short drama by Tony Breeze 2f & 3m ISBN 9781872758251 £3.00 each Royalties £15 per performance
We hear the sounds of a busy railway station and see three tables in the station buffet. At one sit two loud-mouthed youths who are noisily discussing their sexual conquests from the night before; at the second sits a plain, unmarried woman nervously eating a sausage roll; at the third sits a well-to-do woman impatiently flicking through a glossy magazine. A young man enters carrying a tea tray. He is looking to meet someone for the first time ... the birth mother that he's never seen.
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"Who Needs Birthdays?" Drama by Rob Chicken 5f & 4m ISBN: 9781873130575 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
This is a story about Christine. From the age of fourteen she witnesses the deterioration of her parents’ relationship culminating with her father’s suicide on her sixteenth birthday. Her last words to her father are “I hate you”. Filled with remorse and guilt she runs away from home. Six years later she meets someone that she new from the time before she ran away and discovers how her mother had schemed to cause her husbands’ demise. Christine returns home to find out the truth but the mad old woman just laughs in her face. Filled with grief and anger she strangles her mother. Detective Inspector Newcombe, together with Constable Shanklin, draw out the story from her.
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" Tell Them I Care" Short drama by Tony Breeze for two females ISBN: 9781872758268 £3.00 each Royalties £15 per performance
A social worker arrives at Chrissy's council flat. Chrissy's two young children are in the temporary care of the Local Authority after her violent partner was arrested by the police. The social worker's task is to try and persuade Chrissy that, due to the ongoing relationship with the partner, the best thing for the children would be for her to sign them over permanently to the Local Authority.
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" All Done By Magic" Romantic Comedy by Susan Meredith 2f & 3m ISBN: 9781873130551 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
When Alice attempts to find her Great Romance using her uncle Harry’s newly acquired magic powers, he proves to be more of a hindrance than a help. Harry is busy trying to solve his own problems, and they soon find themselves at cross purposes. To make matters worse, Harry’s well-meant remedies consistently misfire leading to chaotic comic situations.
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"Crossing the Line" Drama about conflict between two abstract artists by Chris Joby 2m & 1f ISBN: 9781873130568 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
Piet Mondriaan was an artist born in 1872 Holland who later moved to Paris where he was integral in the formation of a group of abstract artists & designers. His work involved the reduction of all objects to blocks of colour surrounded by horizontal and vertical black lines but he split from the group when one of his colleagues proposed the introduction of diagonal lines. This play describes the angry rift that occurred between the two of them.
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" Affairs of State" Comedy about political intrigue in high places by Peter D'Aguilar 2f & 2m ISBN 9781873130506 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
A high ranking female politician has a husband who is a "loose cannon." She is advised by her leader that it will cost her future promotion unless she "gets rid of him" in some way. She decides to seperate and to see him only in secret but the pair of them are then tailed by a nosey-parker newspaper reporter which produces the weirdest comic results.
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"Mirror Image" Comedy about modern art by Dr. Chris Joby 3m & 1f ISBN:9781873130599 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
Well-paid bankers have been in the news recently and this particular banker has spent a large amount of money on what he believes to be a "one-off" piece of modern art that reflects everything about modern society ... in fact it is so reflective that it is actually a mirror displayed in a special artistic frame. Has he spent his money wisely or has he been conned? ... Are we being conned?
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"Amazons in Kenwyn" Short drama re teenage girls forced into workhouse, by Christine Woolf, 4f & 1m ISBN: 9781873130612 £4.00 each Royalties £15 per performance
Two teenage "hellcats" are sent to the local workhouse where the Master attempts to cut off their hair (as they do with all new inmates) but he finds he has taken on more than he bargained for.
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"Woman in the Park" Short comic drama for 1f & 1m by Jeffrey A.Lee ISBN: 9781873130643 £3.00 each Royalties £15 per performance
A sketch for two characters, a middle-aged woman tramp and a younger male clerk. The woman wears somewhat bizarre clothes suggesting eccentricity and the man is dressed in the formal suit of an office worker. The man has a brief case in which he carries his sandwiches.There is a park bench mid-stage slightly right facing the audience . Upstage left there should be a small shrub or a cut-out suggesting a shrub behind which a body might have been concealed. The play is a black comedy and the playwright has directed it twice with considerable success. It lasts approximately twenty minutes.
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"What Do Eskimos Eat?" A comedy for 3m by Jeffrey A.Lee ISBN: 9781873130636 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
The scene is the platform of a suburban railway station at about midday, the off peak time. The stage is the platform and the line is down stage in the audience. There is a bench upstage upon which Peewee Pierce sits reading 'The Independent'. Bill Frogett carries a copy of 'The Times Educational Supplement' and a rather shabby briefcase. There is a comic station porter. The play lasts for about thirty minutes and was awarded a highly commanded by the Somerset Fellowship of Drama.
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"The Other Incident" A short comedy for 1f & 1m by Jeffrey A.Lee ISBN: 9781873130650 £4.00 each Royalties £25 per performance
As the play opens the woman is seated at a desk or table down stage right. She is trying to read a woman's magazine but is also listening anxiously and obviously expects the man to return. The man enters stage left. He has been to see another man who, it appears, was the woman's previous partner and she wants to know how her ex took the news that she had left him. The playwright has directed this play twice with considerable success. It lasts approximately twenty minutes.
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