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               COVID-19 Advice (issued 18 March 2020)

Given the current circumstances we've had a high number of groups make contact with us, and, due to the amount of effort put into rehearsals/marketing etc, most of them have so far wanted to re-schedule rather than cancel. We're not charging fees for any deferral of productions.

If you decide to postpone your production you probably won't know the dates for later in the year, or next year, yet, but please advise us nevertheless, and we'll issue a new temporary licence to show a date range of 2-3 months which you can then refine with us when the actual production dates are known.

Regarding cancellation: our administration fee will not be levied where you are forced to cancel your production.
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PLEASE DON'T PHONE US.
INSTEAD, CONTACT US BY E-MAIL (sales@stagescripts.com) AS PHONE CALLS TEND TO BE LONG-WINDED.
WE CAN DEAL MORE QUICKLY WITH REQUESTS BY E-MAIL.

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We will be unable to fulfil any orders for printed scripts for the foreseeable future. Any orders placed will be cancelled and a refund made.
Orders for downloadable preview scripts and e-scripts are not affected.

Categories

Monologues & One Person Shows

5-10 Minutes

 

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20-35 Minutes

Ladies On The Costa by Lindy McNaughton Jordan

(1f) apx 20 mins each
A compelling series of 12 monologues telling the amusing, acerbic and utterly absorbing stories of the lives of twelve female ex-pats living in Spain, each with a diffferent reason for emigrating there.

A Bit Of A Do by Tony Layton

(1f) 25 mins
Maggie is happily settled into her life. Settled with husband, Harry; settled into their comfortable house in a small cul-de-sac; settled with her circle of friends and settled with her high standards of behaviour. When something unsettling though happens to one of her friends, the effect of it builds up a tidal wave around her which smashes through her comfy existence, destroying it forever.

A Woman Of Uncertain Age by Maggie Dealey

 Winner - Best New Writing, Buxton Festival Fringe : 2003
(1f) apx 35 mins
Ruth is in her forties. She travels with baby Eve, a slowly dwindling mountain of baggage and a distinct lack of self-esteem on a somewhat fraught train journey to see her grown-up son. We hear the story of Eve through Ruth’s inner thoughts and outer utterances in this bitter-sweet comedy of lost love and lost luggage.

Once An Actress by Tony Layton

(1f) 30 mins
Bored with her factory job, Sara attends an audition and is amazed when she gets a part. Through this catalyst she attends drama school and afterwards lands an acting job touring Welsh schools, both of which provide her with valuable new life skills. Her bubble is burst though, when she gets no more acting jobs and has to retrun to the factory. A superb single-hander for a competent actress.

Singles Night by Jill Woods

(1m x 2; 1f x 2) 20-35 mins
Four monologues in a collection - two for male actors and two for female actors.


 Over 35 Minutes

I'll Be Bert

(1m) 60-65 mins (Two Act split possible)
A one man play telling the true story of Bert Trautmann, the ex-German paratrooper, who went on to play for Manchester City as goalkeeper, and who famously broke his neck but carried on playing, in the 1956 Cup Final. This incongruous tale is lovingly recounted by the Actor as the various incidents and accidents take place to Bert Trautmann in his rise to footballing fame.

Play Script: 'The Ghost Of William Shakespeare' by Den Stevenson

The Ghost Of William Shakespeare by Den Stevenson

(1m) 35-40 mins
William Shakespeare returns in spirit to tell the story of his life, his rise to fame, the wife he married, his life in London, his mistress, and his last few moments on this mortal coil upon which he trod, leaving future generations around the globe unparalleled works from his unequalled quilled hand of genius! A beautiful and poetical soliloquy filled with Shakespeare’s words combined to tell the story of Stratford’s most famous son. 

Play Script: 'Twinkle' by Philip Meeks

Twinkle by Philip Meeks

(1m) apx 60 mins Nominated - 'The Stage' Award (Best Solo Show) : 2006
A one man show telling the story of Harold Thropp, an ageing panto dame who is upset and annoyed with the way his beloved panto has become trivialised. The loss of his life partner, Eric causes him to re-think both his future, and that of Jez Buckham, the celebrity star of this year's, and last year's, dumbed-down panto. (“Meeks has whiplash wit”; Lyn Gardner, The Guardian)