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A Higher Education

(2m, 2f) apx 1hr 45mins - Two Act split provided
Patrick is suffering in his job and in his private life, and he badly needs comfort - female comfort. Summer is determined to complete her university degree, and if she can't get the money one way, she will try another. Their encounter is explosive for both of them.

American Venus

(3m, 4f) apx 70-75 mins
Is it better for a film star to burn out or to fade away? How do you feel if you’ve done both? Sixty years after her silent flame flickered so brightly, Louise Brooks now spends her days in doubt and remorse. Few actresses had the visceral, visual impact she enjoyed, nor did they have the unique combination of intellect and beauty that enabled Louise to transcend the self-made mess of her Hollywood years to become an icon; her posters and postcards the gateway experience to a face that to this day compels attention and repeated viewing.

Drama Play : 'Chamberlain' by David Robinson

Chamberlain (Peace In Our Time) by David Robinson

(3m, 1m/f) 60 mins
Neville Chamberlain is a Prime Minister desperately seeking peace who becomes known for ushering in war. The scene is the cabinet room of Number 10 in the dramatic run up to Chamberlain broadcasting to the nation and announcing that the country is to be at war with Germany. Broodily waiting in the ante room is an impatient Winston Churchill longing for his moment. What is going through the peacemakers mind as he prepares for his infamous moment in front of the microphone? World War Two songs are cleverly interspersed throughout.

Choking The Butterfly

(2m, 1f) apx 75 mins
Teenage conjoined twins Betty and Barney are left to their own devices in an abandoned button factory after an operation to separate them. Set free and equipped with money, can the twins survive separately yet stay together?

Drama Play Script: 'Enigma' by Ian Macauley

Enigma by Ian Macauley

(3m) 60-65 mins
A young student gets a lot more than he bargained for when he takes on a day's temporary work helping out an elderly council workman at a cemetery in London. Buried there is General Komorowski, who led the Polish uprising against the Nazis in 1944. Visiting the grave is an elderly Polish resistance fighter consumed by guilt at his betrayals under torture. The student becomes privy to long-concealed secrets that put him in personal danger.

Drama Play Script: 'Exit Routes' by Liz Turner

Exit Routes

(6f) apx 70 minutes
Six female factory workers dream of escape, but when the lottery win delivers only peanuts, reality strikes back. Taking every day as it comes and sharing jokes and insults, can their group spirit  stand up to the shocks of betrayal and theft - and does lightning ever strike twice?

Drama Play Script: 'Never Any Fruit' by Dougie Blaxland

Never Any Fruit by Dougie Blaxland

Winner: The Watermill Theatre, Raising New Voices, Best New Play, 2010
(1m, 1f) The compelling story of two young people who form an unlikely but intense attachment in the face of impending tragedy. Jack, a brilliant but autistic young mathematician, and Isla Rose, a struggling actress who can barely write her name, are brought together in desperate circumstances for last ditch clinical trials of an untested drug after conventional medicine has failed to cure life-threatening illness.


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The Chimes by Charles Dickens adapted by Derek Webb

(8m, 3f or 4m, 1f with doubling)
'The Chimes' is the second of Charles Dickens' Christmas books, published in 1844, a year after 'A Christmas Carol' and makes an excellent choice of play for the festive season. 'The Chimes' tells the story of humble Toby Veck, ticket porter, who spends his life running errands for other people, while trying to support his daughter Meg.