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Pantomimes

Aladdin by Ian Bettridge

 

Cinderella by Ian Bettridge

Dick Whittington by Richard Hills
Dick Whittington by Philip Meeks

Jack And The Beanstalk by Richard Hills

 

Mother Goose by Richard Hills

Sleeping Beauty by Philip Meeks
Sleeping Beauty by Doreen Moger

Snow White by Ian Bettridge

One Act, Black Comedy (up to 50 mins)

 

None

One Act, Comedic Drama (up to 50 mins)

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Needle Time by Derek Webb

(2m, 1f)
The play is mainly a two-hander between a radio station disc jockey and a wannabe young woman who has just started working at the station. Rob Peters is content to describe himself as an ageing hippy. He is happy with his lot working for a small local radio station, having spent a lifetime spinning discs. It's another day, another show, when the new recruit, Suzie Hughes, turns up in the studio, eager to promote her brother's new record.
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One Act, Comedy (up to 50 mins)

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CCTV by Derek Webb

(3m, 1f)
In the security control room of The Oaks shopping centre,  Rich is coming on duty for the night shift, relieving Alex and Jane, two other guards.  It is, it seems a ordinary evening at The Oaks – until the arrival of Keith, a robber of quite breathtaking incompetence, intent on robbing the shopping centre...  Easily staged with some extremely funny scenes, CCTV has been a big hit in 1-act festivals. 
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Celebulite by Derek Webb

(1m, 3f)
We live in a celebrity-obsessed society. So, when minor celebrities measure their success on how many times they have appeared on a reality TV show, and how often they are recognised in the street, what must it be like for them to lose their looks overnight? In 'Celebulite', we meet Victoria Ingram-Brown – who wakes up one morning to discover she has aged 20 years – and Russell, who has put on five stone. 
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I'm Not Laughing, I'm Screaming by Sandy Taylor

(4m, 2f) 45 mins
The accidental meeting of two women from different backgrounds leads to self- discovery and renewed hope for them both. ‘Best original play award’, Bristol Drama Festival. "A sharply observed piece of theatre with some delicious comedy moments". Russell Whiteley, GODA.

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Losing It by Derek Webb

(1m, 1f)
Jack is an actor who's lost for words. Now he's also lost his leading lady – and the way things are going, he's also losing the plot and he feels he might be on the verge of losing his mind too.  Things start off well enough until it's clear that Jack's other actor has not turned up. His attempt to keep the play going soon gets too much for one member of the audience who begins remonstrating with him then gets sucked into appearing in the play herself... 
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The Picnic by Mike Sole

(2m, 2f)
Nick is 40 today. He has arranged a picnic with his wife Ann to celebrate. Due to a mix up Ann’s sister and her husband will be joining them. As they each prepare for occasion it is clear that both couples have very different ideas of the day ahead with hilarious consequences. At the picnic site, Nick explains why he chose this location and recalls a few weeks he spent there as a teenager. The couples find they have more in common than they had realised as the comedy shows more tender moments as the picnic progresses.

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They Also Serve by Sandy Taylor

A story of heroism on the Home Front? Great comedy, good festival choice, previous award winner.

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What A Turn Up by Sandy Taylor

Dirty deeds in the Maternity Ward come to light years later. Great comedy, good festival choice.

One Act, Drama (up to 50 mins)

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Gossip by Rob Sheppard

(2m, 10f)
Rehearsals are under way for an all-female production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ when tempers get frayed and emotions confused. A moving story.

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Heaven's Paradise by Derek Webb

(2m, 2f)
After a failed business venture, Ann and Michael Hampton decide to take a recuperative break on Lundy Island. While there, Ann becomes totally fascinated by the history of the Victorian owners of the island - the Heaven family; leading to consequences that neither of them could foretell...  
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Huff Puff by Shari Gledhill

(2m, 2f) 45 mins
Ralph wakes up in an abandoned warehouse. He is battered, bleeding and seemingly terrified. It seems he is being kept prisoner by three people intent on justice. He tries to convince them he is no rapist. Just a family man. Julie seems to be wavering but Shona, the ringleader, is determined to act out a violent form of justice. As the storm passes, we realise that Ralph is the big bad wolf after all.

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Long Away And Far Ago by Rob Sheppard

(4m, 4f)
A modern family drama where long hidden secrets come to light over a celebratory meal. It has a ‘Greek Tragedy’ style chorus that adds weight and solemnity, and a sense of the inevitable.

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Marigold by Rob Sheppard

(2m, 6f)
We are drawn to Marigold as friends and family await news of her condition following a serious road accident. We also learn a lot about those waiting too. Poignant and moving.

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My Funny Valentine by Derek Webb

(1m, 2f)
It’s Valentine’s Day and Chris gives his wife Nicola some saucy undies as well as a Valentine's Day card, with the hope of spicing up their marriage. Then, in the post, she gets another card from someone called Stuart who doesn't seem content with just sending a card... 
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Such A Blessing by Liz Dobson

(1m, 2f, 2m/f) 45 mins
After 25 years of marriage Bert and Dora Lewis’s prayers were answered when they became parents to Carol who, now an adult, has been seriously ill in hospital. Bert and Dora have been called in to speak to the Doctor, expecting to hear news of her recovery. However, his news is about to destroy their lives when DNA tests have proved that neither Bert nor Dora are the biological parents of Carol. With their lives in tatters, it’s unthinkable that further revelations could lead to total devastation for the family, but that is indeed what lies ahead.

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Walk A Mile In My Shoes by Liz Dobson

(1m, 2f) 45 mins
Following the death of their Mother, Sue and Mary begin to clear out the box room in their Father’s house. In order to protect their grieving Father from more distress, they persuade him to go out while the job is being done. While sorting through old boxes containing shoes, handbags, photographs and old documents, they find some love letters; the contents of which threaten to destroy the precious memories they have of their Mum. Unbeknown to them, their Father returns unexpectedly and overhears them reading the letters and has to decide how much information he is prepared to share with his Daughters, in order to protect their late Mother’s memory. 
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Mid Length Comedy (60-75 mins)

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Roy Brown: Untitled by Derek Webb

(2m, 2f)
Roy Brown is a man always on the lookout for an easy way to make a living.  And modern art looks just the ticket... Seeing how much money there is to be made, and seeing how easy it looks to him, Roy reckons turning out a few pieces himself will be rather a doddle. Needless to say, encouraged by his friend Jane (and ably hindered by his mate Rhys) things don't quite go to plan.
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Mid Length Drama (60-75 mins)

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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. 
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Full Length, Black Comedy

 

None

Full Length, Comedic Drama

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The Lady Vanishes by Ethel Lina White adapted by Derek Webb

(8m, 9f or 5m, 8f with doubling)
On a train headed for England are a mixed a group of travellers, one of which, young Iris, befriends elderly Miss Froy. Iris falls asleep after luncheon, and wakes to find the old woman has disappeared. The other passengers ominously deny Miss Froy ever existed, so Iris begins to investigate with another traveller, and, as the pair try to find answers to the mysterious disappearance, romantic sparks fly. The play is based on the original book, but aficionados of the 1938 Hitchcock film will find this play version just as gripping.
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Full Length, Comedy

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Crazy Ladies by Devon Williamson

(1m, 5f)
Pamela Browne has organized a 25 year reunion for her four best High school friends. From the moment Kay, now a chocoholic gun toting funeral director, arrives the wheels begin falling off Pamela’s meticulously planned weekend. Added to the mix is Sandy, who is now a Nun, Dianne, married the school nerd and a mother of eight sons, Rachel, a runaway teenager on a mission to dig up some dirt on her mother, and Shaun, the greasy motel janitor. This outrageous comedy is a rollercoaster ride of emotion. It has a sequel: 'Menopause Made Me Do It!'
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Dame Agatha's Greatest Case by Rob Sheppard

(8m, 9f)
Several eccentrics attend a country house party where Sir Humphrey Yewtern, a cabinet minister, is murdered. Who did it? Could it have been his wife, her playboy lover, the threatening gangster, the minister's mistress, the minister's angry ex-mistress, her brother, a Hollywood starlet, or even the party's host? Dame Agatha Crustie rounds up the usual suspects and the murderer is finally revealed to the bewilderment of Inspector Corner of the Yard.

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Lost For Words by Devon Williamson

(2m, 2f)
For the past 25 years Edwin Miles has been an announcer for Classical Music FM. Ratings have plummeted and his station manager, a heel clicking German, has bought out the the local Reggae station to increase market share. Edwin is now working for "Radio Reggae" and sharing a studio with a white guy who is convinced he is Jamaican. Add to the mix a mute receptionist and Lost for Words is a side splitting comedy that will have you rolling in the aisles.
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Menopause Made Me Do It by Devon Williamson

(1m, 5f)
It has been ten years since the last reunion of the Crazy Ladies.  Menopause has arrived and the ladies are crazier than ever. The mission is to convince Kay, the gun totting tom-boy, to marry Shaun (the guy she once kidnapped and held accountable for the sins of all men). Hilarious... poignant... utterly mad. While this is the second 'Crazy Ladies' play, it can be performed with or without a prior production of the original 'Crazy Ladies". 
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My Husband's Nuts by Devon Williamson

(2m, 3f)
Barbara's husband is missing on the family farm. When Jack finally returns he is a nervous wreck and will not leave the house... he is suffering from Agri-phobia (the fear of agriculture)... and is convinced that he is Hiroo Onoda - a Japanese soldier holding out on an island after World War Two. Barbara's husband is nuts. The only people she can trust with this information is the new vet and the village idiot. How will they restore Jacks mind without the help of the medical profession... or common sense?
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My Inlaws Are Outlaws by Devon Williamson

(Min 2m, 4f, flexible casting)
Annie discovers her in-laws are outlaws... and her mother-in-law has hired a mad group of assassins to kill her! How will Annie, a mild mannered Librarian, outwit the best of the Italian, Russian and Irish contract killers? This is outrageous; laugh out loud comedy at its best.
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Oh Comrade, What A Lovely Pair by Mike Sole

(4m, 7f)
The dysfunctional Woods family from 'Oh Vicar, What a Lovely Pair' are back. Now, Roxanne is getting ready to marry posh Charles. Hectic preparations are under way, and even Bob has taken a job to help make ends meet. Pity about the mix-up in the park with a Russian Mafia smuggler.

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Oh Vicar, What A Lovely Pair by Mike Sole

(5m, 3f)
A hilarious, fast-moving comedy. A dysfunctional working-class family run into difficulties when a) the daughter decides to marry posh Charles, b) the son has given away the vase that held the savings to the Vicar's Jumble sale, and c) father's pub lottery group win, but he didn't buy a ticket. Can anything else go wrong? It can when they decide to do a robbery... The sequel is: 'Oh Comrade, What A Lovely Pair!'

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Room Mates by Joe Simonelli

(3m, 2f)
When divorced accountant and aspiring novelist Frank Avino gets a call from the police, it can only mean trouble. His divorced friend Tom has just been tossed out of his girlfriend's house and has no where else to stay. It is agreed he can stay with Frank in his tiny suburban New Jersey apartment for a few days until he gets his own place. A few days quickly turns into a few months and begins to cramp 'ladies man" Frank's style. Add in Frank's suspicious landlord and his visiting mother from Brooklyn and you have a very funny mix! 
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Roy Brown: Reclaiming Stonehenge by Derek Webb

(4m, 6f, 2m/f)
If Scotland can get back the Stone of Scone, Greece wants the Elgin marbles back and India wants its Koh-i-noor diamond, why shouldn’t Wales have the Stonehenge bluestones back? Roy Brown is no stranger to weird ideas and delights in this opportunity to project himself as a defender of Welsh heritage (even though he comes from Margate). The Druids though, are not so keen and tell Roy about their plans to re-start human sacrifices again, a thought that rather quickly causes him to re-think the whole idea. Will he let the campaign fall by the wayside, or could there be another opportunity? 
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The Mummy by Jack Milner

(3m, 3f)
“The 39 Steps in bandages”… From deepest, darkest, dangerous Egypt, via Torquay… a legendary curse is stirring back into life and we're all going along for an outrageous, terrifying ride as it takes grip…! A respectable legal practitioner, a beautiful dark-eyed Cornish heiress and her father, a 5,000 year-old man seeking an ancient love and the Tomb of the mystical Queen Tera all clash spectacularly in hilarious circumstances! 
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The Offending Biscuit by Roger Manktelow

(3m, 3f)
Gerald Bottomly truly believes that 'The Diamond' is the worst biscuit in the world. This is mainly because it has caused the downfall of his mighty biscuit empire, which is now in danger of being taken over by the 'Other Biscuit Company'. They plan to stop production of all Gerald's biscuits. The day of foreclosure is rapidly approaching - a disaster for Lipton, an alien from the planet Rich Tea, a planet that is desperate for Diamond biscuits, as its very existence depends on them. 
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The Old People Are Revolting by Devon Williamson

(2m, 5f)
An hilarious comedy about senior citizens seeking revenge! The residents of the Sunshine Retirement Village have had enough: they're revolting!Fed up with being ignored, and relegated to the sidelines of life they've decided to prove to the world just how dangerous seniors can be! Bursting with eccentric characters and crazy shenanigans the play is great fun to stage and a huge audience pleaser. 
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Twas The Fight Before Christmas by Devon Williams

(2m, 4f)
Think your family is complicated? Meet the most dysfunctional family you can imagine as they try to navigate Christmas. Peace on earth and good will to all men? Not likely! Ever since her husband died, Mary’s horrible adult children have been ruining Christmas. This year, with the help of a suicidal French psychiatrist, Mary is determined to take Christmas back. An hilarious and uplifting Christmas comedy. 
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Understanding Women by Devon Williamson

(3m, 1f)
Mike, Dave and Julian spend a weekend in a garden shed determined to break an age-old mystery. Armed with a case of beer, a box of girlie magazines and a holy book they are going to 'understand women'. What they discover is not quite what they expected. 'Understanding Women' is a comedy play for both sexes! 
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Full Length, Drama

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Between The Hay And Grass by Benjamin Belbin

(min 6m, 2f)
1882 White Oaks, New Mexico. A savage lawless land where murder and robbery are as common as drought, and making an honest living is unheard of. A brutal tale of a murdering road agent and a notorious thief apprehended in the wake of a violent robbery gone awry. The young outlaw has always been on the wrong side of the law, but he is also a decent man desperately trying to provide for his family, change his ways and not let his children fall victim to the same life that has doomed him to to commit horrendous acts. With so much wrong-doing behind him, John is struggling desperately to build a future for his family and lay to rest his murderous past for good, but in such an unforgiving land even the strongest wither and die. There ain’t no laws, but the laws we make for ourselves. PRE-PUBLICATION PERUSAL SCRIPT AVAILABLE

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Call Me Dusty by Derek Webb

(Min 6m, 6f, larger casts possible)
Dusty Springfield's lifestyle is the stuff of legend, and great drama. Misunderstood and often misquoted, with her relentless quest for perfection and refusal to compromise, she led a tormented life. Her stage persona – extravagant black mascara and backcombed hair – was at odds with Mary O'Brien, the quiet, shy, convent girl, and also her sexuality. The result was a downward spiral of drugs, alcohol abuse and self-harm, but, despite all that, she produced tremendous music which still ranks as some of the finest of its kind. 'Call Me Dusty' celebrates the music, while exploring the dichotomy of the private person and her alter ego. The actress playing Dusty does not have to be a singer because all the music used in the show is commercially available recorded music, of Dusty Springfield and others. (A professional small cast version is available).

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Rough Justice by Elizabeth Poynter

(3m, 4f)
A contemporary play about an ordinary middle-class couple whose relationship comes under strain when Ceri accuses her student, Mariusz, of raping her. The pressures build inexorably on on her husband, Peter, after Mariusz is acquitted at trial. He takes a drastic step in an attempt to save his marriage, but there is a final ironic twist.
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Splits In The Skin by Ron Nicol

(2m, 4f)
The Dunstans meet for a rare family reunion at the request of their father, now aged 80. During an afternoon fraught with accusations, arguments, regrets and recriminations they look back on their childhood, reveal their best-kept secrets and deal with their father’s unexpected and suspicious death.

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That Day In September by Artie Van Why

(min 1m but many casting possibilities)
Everyone has their story of where they were on 9/11. This is one of them. Artie van Why, an eyewitness, and survivor, of the attack on the World Trade Center gives his account of the being there, on the streets, in front of the twin towers. It provides an intimate understanding of the events of that day, a glimpse into how his choices led him to be standing in front of the twin towers that morning and how his life was dramatically transformed forever. 
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The Faraday Effect by Roger Manktelow

(6m, 2f)
In this historical science fiction play, a concealed room is discovered in a derelict house by its new owners. Unlike the rest of the house this room is in remarkably good condition and has not changed since it was sealed over a hundred years ago. As they explore the room, strange things begin to happen and suddenly they are trapped by a force beyond their comprehension. Something weird happened in the room to create this mysterious force, and the only way for them to escape is to find out what that something was, but will they succeed? 
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The Firecrest by Roger Manktelow

(5m, 3f)
The ‘Firecrest’, a garnet set in a silver ring, carries with it a secret of international proportions. When Victor Barrett discovers it, he becomes involved in series of events involving intrigue, blackmail and murder. Marjory, his wife, colleagues Patrick and Claire get caught up in the affair with devastating results, the consequences of which Victor has to live with for the rest of his life, and who is the mysterious woman constantly at his side? 
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The Seagull by Anton Chekov adapted by Chris Chambers

(7m, 5f)
Simon loves Stella, Stella loves Kit, Kit loves Nina, Nina loves Boris, and Boris loves Irina…and Nina. And that is the problem! Kit’s love for Nina is sorely tested as she falls for his mother’s lover. The ensuing narrative, keenly crafted by Chekhov, leads to a tragic end. Chris Chambers’ revisioning of Chekhov’s masterpiece is an amusing and sometimes cheeky 21st century adaptation. Anyone interested in the great works of Chekhov will be familiar with the story of a family, their friends and their lovers, one destined for greatness, some for inevitable heartbreak, and one for a very sad end indeed. 
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Young Cast Plays

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Getting The Breaks by Derek Webb

(3m, 3f, with 1 voice)
This is a one act youth play about growing up, the change that young people have to face and how they cope with them. Simply staged, the cast are all teenagers with the exception of Miss Priestley who should be early 20s.  There is also one pre-recorded voice. 
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Full Length, Thriller/Murder Mystery

 

None

Musicals ('Jukebox')

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To Be Frank by Martin Roche

(1m Actor plus 2m, 2f Singers)
This is the simple story of an ordinary man, ‘Joe’ an ageing bartender in downtown, present day New York and the only dramatic character in the piece. The play charts his brief acquaintance with a new customer: Mack, during his several visits to the bar where Joe works. The sounds and sentiments of the era are recreated by four singers with a rhythm band accompaniment. They, through the songs of Sinatra, contextualise the audience to the musical genre of a period that is now accepted as the formative and subsequently golden age of popular music.

Musicals (Original Music)

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'The Girl Who Saved Christmas' by Paul Alexander, Penny Lane and Glenn Keiles

(Xm, Yf plus supporting cast)
Synopsis TBA