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Bedfordshire Drama Group

Leighton Buzzard, Beds


Contact email a.kempster@talk21.com
For Sale

For Sale – Script Library
Our drama group are getting rid of our script library. We have approx 175 – 200 scripts of all genres on offer, to go as one lot.
Can provide all the details/ titles if you email a.kempster@talk21.com
The majority of the scripts are in great condition, but some of them have previously been used & are either marked up for a cast member or for lighting etc.
You would need to pick them up from Leighton Buzzard, Beds as far too heavy to send.
If interested, make us an offer!

2013/05
May 2013

Posted on: 27/05/2013
Andy Holmes

UK

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Blackadder STAGE PLAY script
Andy Holmes - Broadcaster, Writer, Guy who makes videos for a living
Hi everyone, great little page...Does anyone out there have a blackadder STAGE PLAY script please? My theatre group is looking to put it on (With monies to comic relief of course) but we can't find a non TV script....If anyone could help that'll be great :-)

2013/01

Jan 2013



Posted on: 06/01/2013




AUTHORS & SCRIPTS
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Alan Richardson
www.playsbyalanrichardson.co.uk
alanrichardson@clara.co.uk

Biography

Alan Richardson was born and lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife, Karen.

He caught the "amdram" bug back in 1969, serving his theatrical apprenticeship with local group Edinburgh People's Theatre.

He moved on to become a founder member of Edinburgh Youth Theatre, and worked with several other groups. Since 1978, he has mostly worked with the Mercators, one of Edinburgh's oldest drama groups. During his forty plus years in amateur theatre, he has acted in over seventy plays, directed nearly forty, and been actively involved in at least another thirty. He has also been a film extra, has appeared four times in the world famous Edinburgh Military Tattoo, and works as stage director at local and regional drama festivals. His most recent project was filming at Edinburgh's 18th century Georgian House.
Since his first play was written in 1973, he has won eight playwriting competitions including the Geoffrey Whitworth Trophy for the best original play entered in the British One Act Festival. His One Act plays have won numerous trophies at Drama Festivals including many best actor/actress awards.
Alan's plays have received over 835 performances, mainly in the UK, including six Edinburgh Festival Fringe Productions, but also in Ireland, Holland, France, Spain, Canada, USA, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, New Zealand, Malta, Cyprus, Gibraltar and South Africa.
See One Act Plays, Scottish Plays and Dramatised Readings on the website.
He has also collaborated with another writer and close friend, Alistair Ferguson, on many Pantomime scripts. For details, please contact AA Pantos via the website.
 
 

Claire Booker
www.bookerplays.co.uk
bookerplays@yahoo.co.uk

Claire Booker has written twenty stage dramas, which have received more than fifty separate productions by professional and amateur theatre from as far afield as the UK, Australia, Spain, Romania and France. Her work includes one act and full length comedies, hard-hitting dramas and adaptations of the classics. A number have been translated into Spanish and French. She has also had plays broadcast on Radio Four and local radio stations.
Recognition of her work includes winning The Douglas Clarke Award; coming first in The Leicestershire Playwriting Competition twice; third place in The Wandsworth All London Literary Competition twice; runner-up in The Southampton International Playwriting Festival; being nominated for a Writers’ Guild of Great Britain MacAllan Award; being short-listed for The Arts Council of Great Britain’s John Whiting Award, being short-listed for the Drama Association of Wales Playwriting Competition, and being nominated three times for The George Taylor Award.


She has designed and run creative writing workshops and adjudicated play writing competitions for a number of organisations, including The Greyshott & Hindhead Literary Festival, Nottingham and Notts Drama Association and The South London Theatre.
Her commissions have included a one act play for The Festival Fringe Theatre Company; an abridgement of Prophesy to the Wind by Norman Nicholson for The South London Theatre; a full length drama for The Bunbury Theatre Company; a devised piece for Mind’s Eye Theatre, and three short television plays for The Mountview Theatre School.

Reviews of her plays include:
"Finely written. Astutely observed characters." The Independent.
"A fully-rounded drama by highly-regarded writer, Claire Booker." The Guardian.
"Compelling. One of the highlights of the Fringe," The Sunday Times.
"Cleverly constructed, with strong characters," The Stage.
"Compulsive watching." The Scotsman.
"Superb material. That rare gem, a genuinely funny feminist play." Amateur Stage.
"A tightly written and engrossing new play, recommended." Time Out.
if anyone would like to read excerpts of my one act or full length plays with a view to production, do check them out on my website.

Click on the link to see the full review

The Devil and Stepashka

A very gripping and haunting production

Little Red Hoodie
Part of a set of three plays entitled 'Retold' with new feminist angles on fairy tales. It's actually my first all-woman play. Quite dark, quite striking.

Both plays produced by Goblin Baby Theatre Co.

 
 
Ken Marshall
Playwright from Northumberland
shalebike@googlemail.com

PENS PAPER and PARANOIA. - COMEDY FARCE.
SET DETAILS ONE SET ONLY.


A ROOM IN A DAY CENTRE. ON THREE SIDES OF A LARGE TABLE ARE CHAIRS. ON ONE SIDE OF THE TABLE THERE ARE NO CHAIRS. SEVERAL SMALL PILES OF A4 AND PENS ARE LAID OUT UNTIDILY ON THE TABLE. THE ROOM IS DISMAL WITH ODD OBVIOUSLY AMATEUR PAINTINGS HANGING ON THE WALLS. DOUBLE DOORS WITH CLEAR WINDOWS LEFT or RIGHT?

CAST.
PEGGY. LEADER OF GROUP.
CLIFFORD. THINKS HE KNOWS IT ALL UPPER CLASS.
SAMMY. IN WHEELCHAIR OLD ROGUE ROUGH AS THEY COME.
SYBIL. THINKS SHE IS IT.
CHARLES. X BRICKLAYER HAS WROTE BEST SELLER?
MARLENE. PARTNER OF CHARLES PROCATIVE LADY

The play revolves around the Guest Tutor Charlie Cluff an X Council Bricklayer. His Partner Marlene is Rumoured to have wrote the book he is credited with. Clifford has arranged a tea with some very odd food & Champagne much to the Disgust of Peggy. Charles & Marlene are involved in clearing a blocked drain and subsequently are delayed. Mayhem runs throughout. With laughs a plenty.

Please get in touch if interested
 
 
Song and Dance Kidz

I would like to introduce myself and my fledgling company. I have created a musical production company www.songanddancekidz.com which is dedicated to providing MORE ROLES FOR GIRLS.
We are based in Sussex with myself (Brighton) scripting, Mike Gatton (Steyning) writing the songs and the brilliantly talented West End Musical Director Dominic Ferris (Shoreham) arranging and recording the music.
We have created all the resources - professionally recorded backing tracks, technical scripts, artwork and licences - for two amazing musicals which are now available to produce.
So if you, or a youth theatre group you know, are looking for an original musical as an alternative to the 'done to death' musicals which everyone does, then please check out our website where you can listen to the songs and download the scripts for FREE!
Our shows have been specifically written to provide meaty FEMALE ROLES to reflect the take-up of most youth theatre groups.
Break away from the crowd, give your girls decent parts to play and support local talent.
Thanks
Jonathan Rice
T: 01903 765018
info@songanddancekidz.com
 
 
Shakespeare Right Now!

Read Shakespeare’s plays as novels
for free!

All of the speeches, without the annoyances

Today, addition of The Two Gentlemen of Verona completed the set of 37 “novelized” plays of William Shakespeare, each including his characters’ complete dialogue, offered free as downloadable documents and e-book files at the website Shakespeare Right Now! (www.wsrightnow.com).
All of the standard canon’s titles are now available, free for personal use: as documents—Microsoft Word (.doc), portable document (.pdf), and rich-text (.rtf); in Web browsers’ hypertext markup language (.html); and in the e-book formats EPUB, MOBI, LRF and PDB. The files use no DRM (digital rights management) scheme, and no registration is required to download them or to read on line.


For each play a footnote-free narrative conveys, as in a modern novel, what the reader needs to know in order to understand the action, and makes clear where scenes are taking place, who is speaking, and what’s happening in the dramatic context.
Actors and directors, students and teachers, especially, will enjoy being able to read a full presentation of Shakespeare without the interruptions that mar experts’ editions, with their divided lines and scholarly apparatus—annotations more about obscure detail than meaning.
Each “novel” includes the play’s full speeches, from the long-standard 1864 Globe edition, “modernized a bit for today’s reader,” according to Paul W. Collins, who wrote the framing presentations. Italics and updated punctuation help to clarify the dialogue, which is displayed as prose rather than lines of poetry; and a few words whose meanings have changed since Shakespeare’s day are replaced by others he could have chosen—for example, visor is used instead of beaver, which was an Elizabethan/Jacobean term for that part of armor’s helmet.
“As the director, in effect, for his plays at the Globe just outside London, Shakespeare apparently had little interest in the dramas’ printed ‘text,’ but he would have cared very much how actors performed them on stage,” Collins said. “I think he’d approve of clearing away interruptions that interfere with our full, intense involvement.”
Launched in 2010, www.wsrightnow.com offers files at no charge for the plays All’s Well That Ends Well, Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, The Comedy of Errors, Coriolanus, Cymbeline, Hamlet, Henry IV, Parts 1 and 2, Henry V, Henry VI, Parts 1, 2, and 3, Henry VIII, Julius Caesar, King John, King Lear, King Richard II, Love’s Labours Lost, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, The Merchant of Venice, The Merry Wives of Windsor, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Pericles, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, The Taming of the Shrew, The Tempest, Timon of Athens, Titus Andronicus, Troilus and Cressida, Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona, and The Winter’s Tale.
Contact: Paul Collins, paul@wsrightnow.com
 
 
Ron Nicol

www.ron-nicol.com
Contactmail@ron-nicol.com

Plays by Ron Nicol:
37 tried, tested and published plays and pantomimes - 14 One Act Dramas & Comedies, 9 One Act Plays for Young Performers, 4 Full Length Plays and 10 Pantomimes. Most of the one act plays are suitable for festivals, five have won writing prizes, and various productions have collected a total of forty-nine festival awards between them. For details and a brief synopsis of each play, please see my website. View my tried, tested and published scripts at my website Click on the book to be directed to Amazon
Beware the Jabberwock
Primrose Way

The Snow Queen (Acting Edition)
The Mazarin Stone
 
 
Titles by Martin Gore
 
He’s Behind You
www.spookytree.co.uk
martin@vega.karoo.co.uk

The comedy love story is available ROYALTY FREE either as a full length or one act version.
A six handed play (3m / 3 fm) with minimal props required.
Starting life as "Heaven's Above" this comedy love story was reprised at Hull Truck Theatre in August 2012, to great reviews.
Taster version on www.spookytree.co.uk or for full script contact martin@veg.karoo.co.uk

Reviews so far:
"We loved the fact that the script is really modern with lots of up-to-date references. It is quite different from anything we've produced before, not least because it is so modern".
"Have read over your full script, and I've got to say its very very funny"
"I have just had an enjoyable post play Sunday afternoon reading your play. Must say I loved it"
"We were delighted with the play. We also liked the conversational style and short scenes that'll keep the audience on their toes".
 
Aladdin Free Pantomime
Continuing our work to improve the lot of AMDRAM groups we are making available the new 2012 version of Aladdin written by Martin Gore to interested groups.
Martin Gore said 'I’m delighted that Peter Till who commissioned the Aladdin script has agreed that it can be made available FREE to other groups outside of the local Staffordshire area. I have tried to make the script topical, and it includes suggested songs which link to the plot, with some reworded to add to the fun. I see panto not just as panto, but as a complete musical show'.

Interested groups should email martin@vega.karoo.co.uk for further details, or for details of Martin’s other works go to www.spookytree.co.uk

 
The Road to Cromer Pier Royalty Free
After two years of work, and seven rewrites, the production version of the end of the pier show play is now available, royalty free for the first six groups to perform it.
Fresh from a successful debut at Hull Truck Theatre’s Playwrite Showcase, East Yorkshire based writer Martin Gore said “I would thank everyone who has given me feedback on the previous versions, and to Hull Truck Theatre for giving new writers their opportunity to get their work performed. The Road to Cromer Pier play which has developed is a heartwarming human love story with comic moments. I look forward to working with groups to get it performed”. A musical version is planned for next year, and several musical collaborators have already come forward to assist.

A taster of the Play, along with details of Martin’s work in Pantomimes can be found on his website or contact Martin on martin@vega.karoo.co.uk

 
 
Titles by William Rocke

Neatly bound copies of all my plays (the 3 one-acts in one vol.) may be purchased from me at:
Rocphil Publishing (2007),
3 Hazelwood Drive,
Artane, Dublin 5,
Rep. of Ireland
(Tel: 01-8475593) email: rocphil@live.ie
Price:€7 (£5stg) per copy, postage incl
 
Try Anything - Twice!


rocphil@live.ie
Dublin 01 8475593


A 2-hr. saucy comedy about Josephine, vivacious 40-something year-old housewife married to boring hubby Michael, who wins a Glam. Gran. Contest. Her prize - a week on the town with womanising tv star Clive Cartwright. Chaos at home as hubby meets sexy Paula and seeks to prove he still has it - with hilarious results. Staged wth success in Ireland, U.K., America , Belgium.
Sitting room set. Cast 3m., 4f. £60 per perf.
Publisher: Rocphil Publishing, 3 Hazelwood Drive, Artane, Dublin 5, Ireland.

 
FAMILY AFFAIRS
(2-act comedy)

rocphil@live.ie
Dublin 01 8475593
Cast 4m, 2f. One set.
Widower and Public Relations exec. Gerard Morley has it all...a luxury apartmen, a studious son Jonathan not interested in the female sex, a discreet manservant Herbert, and Father Joe, his brother who is a long term missionary saving sould in Africa - far enough away not to interfere with Gerard's nightly adventurew with a succession of lovely young ladies...
But Gerard's world is turned upside doen when he gets a phone call from Fr. (Vican) Joe, saying having saved enough should he is now returning home to quit religious life and join the 'swinging scene!
All this just as man-hungry Matilda Picard is storming into Gerard's apartment eager to know what he was up to last night with her lovely daughtr Jacinta... When Matilda meets handsome Fr. Joe things begin to happen - and Gerard and Herbert have to take drastic action. It makes for a laughter-filled evening!
 
WHAT'S A PROMISE IN A PLACE LIKE THIS?
rocphil@live.ie
Dublin 01 8475593
(comedy/drama) Cast 4m, 4f.
Sex, scandal and high comedy when multi-millionaire businessman P.J. Dexter and his boozy wife Tara host a dinner party for his three executives and their wives/girlfriend.
P.J has an big job in his Tamaval Corporation to fill in America, but before he makes his choice he has several games to play - involving his former secretary, Tom's wife Teresa....
(Staged with success in Ireland, the U.K., and translated into Flemish for a producton in Antwerp)
 
(One-Act Plays)
rocphil@live.ie
Dublin 01 8475593
SUMMER BELLES (comedy, all-female cast (7)
Chaos ensues among family and neighbours when Josephine returns home from winning a Glamorous Grandmother Contest.

NEIGHBOURS (comedy/drama, all-female cast (6)
Ladies' group meet to celebrate their good neighbours award....then a stranger arrives.)

YOU CAN'T LOSE THEM ALL (comedy/drama; cast 2m, 1f)
Patricia is not the only one in for a surprise when she bids to replace long-time boyfriend Gerry with Stephen...)

Fee Per Performance One Act Plays:: (£25stg-----€30
 
 
Jimmy Keary
www.script.ie/profiles/KEARY
Jimmy Keary Irish Playwright
 
 
Daniel Bell
Daniel Bell 07411435554
KD Theatre Productions
danielbell@kdtheatreproductions.co.uk Contact anto@gmail.com
Mother Goose:
This pantomime follows the traditional Mother Goose story. It has a contemporary, modern edge while still retaining the original plot and characters with a few extra pieces of slapstick and ideas. Outstanding is the Rocking Food To Go Van.
Mother Goose is poor and ugly, and wishes to become rich and beautiful. The nasty Squire Moneybags is after her to pay the rent, along with his two batty bailiffs Ben and Jerry. Fairy Snowdrop fulfils her first wish by giving her Priscilla, the Magic Goose which lays golden eggs. The Demon of Discontent fulfils the second, by offering her beauty in return for her soul and the Magic Goose. The situation is resolved in true panto style with the help of her two sons Tom and Billy, and Toms sweetheart Mary.

Jack and the Beanstalk:
A new version of the classic tale featuring Jack Trott, his mother Dame Trott, their cow Daisy, Giant Blunderbore, and the Giant's evil henchman Fleshcreep.
Dame Trott and her sons Jack and Steve are threatened with eviction if they don't pay the rent. Meanwhile Jack has fallen in love with Princess Jill. The land is terrorised by Giant Blunderbore and his henchman Fleshcreep. When the Princess is kidnapped by Fleshcreep, Jack is given the chance of climbing the beanstalk to Cloudland, defeating the Giant and rescuing the Princess.

I also write under my own managment and have scripts for: Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood if these are okay for adding to the list.
 
 
Vic Mills Vic Mills Playwright
 
 
Mandy Raikes-May Panto - Little Bo Peep - Word Count - 16924 including songs and some stage directions - (Duration approx 2.5 hours) - Characters - 8 Main , 9 subsidiary and numerous minor chorus parts - which can be doubled up on
See 'Reviews' section for a NODA report on the Pantomime.
Contact: ajrm70@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
Arthur Disbury

Arthur's new play 'The Truth about Islam is the New Hate Speech'.
Contact arthur@disbury.com
 
 
Joan Shirley Plays

When next looking for a comedy or farce for your group, please spare a moment to look at www.joanshirleyplays.co.uk for details of her record breaking comedy/drama the Tart and the Vicars Wife and her family farce Murder Most Funny
You can email me for a free reading copy davieslee@tesco.net
 
 
Bill Siviter
Rhyming Play and Musical Scripts

Rhyming Play and Musical Scripts for schools and children's Drama Groups based on the works of William Shakespeare.
Comedies "Kids in Tights", based on Romeo and Juliet. "The Scottish Play", based on Macbeth. "Kids in Lurve", based on The Taming of the Shrew.
An excellent introduction to Shakespeare for schools and Drama Groups.

Publisher: Lazy Bee Scripts
 
 

Titles by Jane Lockyer Willis

Member of The Society of Women Writers and Journalists. www.janelockyerwillis.co.uk

HERE WE GO ROUND THE ROUNDABOUT - A TWO ACT BROAD COMEDY

Harry, an aspiring out of work young actor, is very behind with the rent for his bed-sitting room. Desperate for money, he hatches a plot to persuade his stepfather Alban, a retired bank manager, to come to his rescue. Alban arrives only to discover that Harry's attractive landlady is an old flame of his, a woman who still arouses past passions. When they all meet in Heather’s sitting room, together with Harry's pregnant girl-friend, hilarious complications ensue. A Sat Nav, which refuses to switch off and insists on giving advice, adds to the fun.
Comedy – adult group
5 males, 3 females
2 sets: bedroom/sitting room

'Jane's dialogue is very good and her experienced directions are impeccable.'

Bernard Knight CBE - Novelist and scriptwriter
Author of the CROWNER JOHN series of fifteen medieval mysteries
Author of the Dr Richard Pryor series of 1950's forensic tales.

by Jane Lockyer Willis
www.janelockyerwillis.co.uk

Published by Playwrights Publishing Company.

THE GET TOGETHER - A TWO ACT PLAY

(REHEARSED READING AT THE BIKESHED THEATRE, EXETER 2010)
Jim and Rowena embark on a weekend break with friends, Patrick and Betty.

Tensions arise when Rowena discovers that she has picked up Betty’s suitcase by mistake. What does she find there? And what does Jim discover when rummaging through his wife’s suitcase? The drink flows and the confessions begin. As things go from bad to worse, enter Bruce, the local eccentric, who at night, frequents the hotel corridors. Through their mutual love of churches, Jim finds in Bruce, a friend and ally.

CAST - ADULT GROUP:
3 males, 3 females

single set - bedroom
by Jane Lockyer Willis
www.janelockyerwillis.co.uk

An English Country Garden - Monologues & Duologues for Men & Women

KENNETH PICKERING'S REVIEW
'An English Country Garden' is a perfect example of the craft of miniature playwriting: its small scenes for one or two performers capture not only the essence of aspects of English life but also the deep issues that lie beneath the apparently idylic surface.
This small volume contains wonderfully stimulating and engaging material for any actor who wishes to explore character, emotion and motivation' The Playwrights' Co-operative have made a bold and imaginative decision in publishing this unique collection.
Ken Pickering Hon Professor of Drama, University of Kent
The author has penned a diverse anthology comprising thirteen monologues and five duologues for the mature performer. Each complete in itself, this booklet offers a wide range of choice and content. Both amusing and sad, these pieces vary in length from approximately three to seven minutes. They can be performed singly for auditions, as practice or party pieces, at festivals, or even tailored towards an evening’s programme.

Just the book to have on your shelf when you need a few minutes entertainment.

by Jane Lockyer Willis
www.janelockyerwillis.co.uk



AN ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN ISBN: 9781840947472
Obtainable from NEW THEATRE PUBLICATIONS, 2 HEREFORD CLOSE, WOOLSTON, WARRINGTON, CHESHIRE WA1 4HR
TEL: 0845 331 3516

www.plays4theatre.com
Email: plays4theatre@ntlworld.com
(On the website, look under ‘Catalogue’ then tick the ‘One Act’ box. ‘An English Country Garden’ is listed in this section.) OR to access the page direct:
Click here

Buy it on Amazon
An English Country Garden - Monologues and Duologues for Men and Women

Walkies - A one act comedy

A heart warming comedy on the theme of loneliness about two people from different backgrounds who meet by chance in the woods. Plot Summary: Conventional, middle-aged Jen, goes for her daily walk in the nearby woods and meets Steve, a straight talking vagrant. He invites her back to his home, a large cardboard box set among a clump of fir trees shortly destined to be felled. Hesitiant, but desperately wanting to widen her horizons, Jen accepts. And so develops a bond between two people whose backgrounds are widely different.
But there are questions: why does Steve insist that she owns a dog when Jen insists that she doesn't? Are things really as they seem? Or has Steve an agenda that Jen knows nothing about...until that is, she looks deep into the corner of his box. A play with bite!
Players: 2 male 1 female
Cast: Jen, Steve, Woodcutter
Set: Woodland.
Two scenes
Period: Present day.
Running time: approx. 30 mins.

by Jane Lockyer Willis
www.janelockyerwillis.co.uk



ISBN: 978-1-907307-40-9
Published by Spotlight Publications

A Trifle Unwell - A one act comedy


Jo's hiding from the rest of the party out on the stairs, but she's disturbed by Flora, who's escaping with the trifle. The pair meet Phil, who shouldn't really be there and then the hostess comes along to ask some searching questions. A light drama with added custard and sherry.

3 women 1 man. Approx 25 mins.

Published by Lazy Bee Scripts
Lazy Bee Scripts, 2 Wood Road, Ashurst, Southampton SO40 7BD

Tel: 023 802903120

079 6681 9638
enquiries@lazybeesripts.co.uk

by Jane Lockyer Willis
www.janelockyerwillis.co.uk

COCOA AND CUDDLES - A Black Comedy in Two Acts

CAST: 4 Women and 3 Men.
One set: a cottage interior.
Frank is squeamish by nature, especially when it comes to burying his late irascible old mother Edith now lying upstairs in the spare room. While urging him to make necessary arrangements, Lorna, Frank’s second wife, discovers to her annoyance that he has engaged the help of his sister Polly. Val and Reg, members of the local folk dancing club, arrive to pay their respects. They disclose that Edith, far from having been difficult, was a well liked fun loving club member with a toy boy called Ted. Edith’s presence is felt throughout the play as being symbolic of the fractured relationships and bickering family: Polly, jealous of Frank and railing against his ineffectualness; Lorna, angry over his reluctance to face reality; and Carr ie, Frank’s late daughter who casts a further shadow over events. Frank finds solace in Lucy, a twenty year old mourner, who closely identifies with his emotional state. The play closes with more family disclosures which serve to reconcile Frank and Polly, as they rediscover their abiding love for each other. Funny and sad, this play deals with love, loss, jealousy and regret.

PUBLISHED BY NEW THEATRE PUBLICATIONS ISBN: 9781840947557
CONTACT DETAILS:
www.plays4theatre.com
To access page direct: http://www.plays4theatre.com/bookdetails.php?pr=761
ADDRESS: 2 Hereford Close, Woolston, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 4HR
plays4theatre@ntlworld.com

by Jane Lockyer Willis
www.janelockyerwillis.co.uk

ABRACADABRA - A One Act Comedy

Cast: 2 women and 2 men
One set: A living room.
Approximate length: 20 mins.
Lionel and his wife Rosemary live a quiet island life. One night, while asleep, a portrait of Queen Victoria that has, for many years hung on their sitting-room wall, is stolen by a fellow islander. The thief unexpectedly returns the picture, explaining that his burglary activities serve only as a hobby to stave off boredom. The couple, with some helpful hints from Victoria’s ghost, visible only to Lionel, realise it is time to change their quarrelsome ways. To illustrate their good intentions, they decide to replace the old portrait with a new painting of themselves.

ISBN: 9781840947625 Published by New Theatre Publications
CONTACT DETAILS:
www.plays4theatre.com
ADDRESS: 2 Hereford Close, Woolston, Warrington, Cheshire WA1 4HR
plays4theatre@ntlworld.com

by Jane Lockyer Willis
www.janelockyerwillis.co.uk

HALF A CROWN - A One Act Comedy

A modern one act comedy about role playing and involving a princess who has a problem with her crown. Easy to cast with one set, and ideal for amateur clubs and drama festivals.
SYNOPSIS
Princess Maud has had enough of royal life and leaves the palace to become a secretary to a firm of solicitors. But try as she may, she cannot rid herself of her crown and royal ways. When she finally succeeds in casting off a very physical tie to her past, an unexpected event compels Maud to review her decision. An adult fairy tale with a twist, this is a fun play.
Players: 3 male 3 female
Cast: Maud, Crust, Jonny, Caroline, Charlie, Linda
Set: An office
Period: Present
Running Time: 45 minutes
ISBN: 978-1-907307-13-1
PUBLISHED BY Spotlight Publications

'This is an entertaining little romp that will appeal to many groups.' Amateur Stage Magazine.

by Jane Lockyer Willis
www.janelockyerwillis.co.uk


CINDERELLA'S TIME OUT - A delightful new take on the classic fairytale

Cinderella yearns for a 'new life without straight roads and predictable endings.' Abandoning the story and the doting Pince Charming, she travels the world seeking her independence. Meanwhile the Prince, now at a loose end, meets Bo Peep. She temporarily fills the emotional gap, and together they set up home at his parent's palace. Cinderella finally returns to live with her ugly sisters, now kind and loving, owing to the positive influence of a new, innovative Fairy Godfather. Worried that Cinderella's behaviour has influenced other fairytales, the Prince and Bo Peep visit her to see what can be done. En route a dragon pursues them and attacks Bo Peep's sheep. All is resolved, when Godfather issues invitations to the annual ball. Bo Peep's father slays the dragon and Bo Peep, ever devoted to her flock, decides to return to her nursery rhyme. The liberated Cinderella and the prince, having attended the ball, are reunited and arrive back at the palace just before midnight. The fairy tale is back on track.
ISBN: 978-1-907307-30-0
PUBLISHED BY Spotlight Publications


by Jane Lockyer Willis
www.janelockyerwillis.co.uk

VISITING HOURS - A One Act Comedy

Two patients and one other - a patient or visitor? And what happened to the goldfish? A funny, touching play for three mature women.

Millie has come to visit her friend in hospital. Wandering into a ward, she becomes friendly with Annie and Rose, two eccentric, argumentative Patients. Things come to a head when Annie accuses Rose of saving up her sleeping pills in order to do away with herself, while Rose accuses Annie of having murdered her mother. The normally meek Millie becomes a surprisingly good judge and jury of Rose and Annie's dispute. At the end, the mystery of Millie's friend is finally solved.
ISBN: 978-1-907307-18-7
PUBLISHED BY Spotlight Publications


by Jane Lockyer Willis
www.janelockyerwillis.co.uk

IT'S NOT THE SAME WITHOUT NORMAN

What do Joseph, an upmarket stable and the Christmas Star have in common with a housewife, an errant husband and a friend who can't cook meringues? See what happens when Bethlehem comes to suburbia.
Set in present day England, this is an ideal one act comedy for Christmas.
Cast: 2 f 2m.Set: Single. Length: Approx. 35 mins.
SYNOPSIS It's the Christmas season and Gillian is missing her errant husband Norman, who has walked out on her without explanation. Prone to fantasies, she transforms her bedroom into a stable, casts her husband as a shepherd, Norman's girlfriend, Linda as a wise woman, and uses Joseph as the arbitrator to oversee this imaginary get-together. Although there are arguments, back stabbings and recriminations the meeting ends with a reconciliation in sight. However, when Gillian's husband unexpectedly telephones the next day, her fantasies set to work once more. The play ends with her grasp on reality being further questioned.

PUBLISHED BY SPOTLIGHT PUBLICATIONS
email:
wwpanto@gmail.com Tel: 01383 825 737

by Jane Lockyer Willis
www.janelockyerwillis.co.uk
 
 
Doc Watson
doc@doc-watson.com
Photo: Bath and North east Somerset Council
NURSERY RHYME CRIMES

These deliciously mischievous short plays have a 21st century twist in their Nursery Rhyme tales.
From the boldly satirical "The Happily Never After Case" to the darkly comic "Stepped In A Puddle",
plays in this collection have been seen around the world, winning prizes and accolades as they go.
Simply staged with only a few sticks of furniture, they can be performed in any order.
And with small casts, they lend themselves to doubling and trebling.
(‘simple, effective and sharp as a razor’ - Aussietheatre.com)

www.doc-watson.com
 
 
Donald Stevens
donald.stevens@btinternet.com
I write plays for amateurs as well as professionals. My works usually require no more than 2 or 3 male characters, and as many as 6 to 9 female characters.

CAPTAIN MARIO COMES HOME requires 2 male and 5 principal female characters, plus 4 other female characters.

SLEEP requires 2 male characters and 6 female characters; with 5 non-speaking parts (m. or f.), plus extras if required.

AN AUTHOR IN SEARCH OF SIX CHARACTERS: 3 male, 3 female, 4 which can be male or female.

THE INHERITORS: 2 male; 8 female

These three have Italian settings.
Others have English settings.

 
 
Keith Trezise


Contact email keithtree@aol.com
Whether you are looking for a one-act for a drama festival or something for a full evening’s entertainment, you will find all you need within the works of Keith Trezise. From the poignant prize-winning one-act drama Duplex to the full-length comedy Dying To Be Heard, every base is covered.
For Drama festivals there is a choice of four one-act plays and for a full evening’s entertainment you can either choose a full-length comedy, or put on a double bill of one-acts which you can mix and match as you please.
When considering a double bill it is worth noting that Duplex and Four Play (published collectively as Complications) can be performed using the same set and Branching Out and Curtain Call don’t use a set at all!
Both Branching Out and Curtain Call have enjoyed some success in Drama Festivals with Keith’s own theatre company - Flying Horse Theatre - with Curtain Call being awarded Best Original Play at the 2010 Tamworth (Hastilow) Drama Festival.
Each play is cleverly crafted, with many twists and turns to keep your audiences guessing before revealing the most unexpected outcome!
Find out more about these plays at http://keithtrezise.co.uk/page2.html

All plays are published by Jasper Publishing Ltd and their
website is www.jasperpublishing.com.
Keith Trezise
www.keithtrezise.co.uk
Keith Trezise at Amazon Keith Trezise at Amazon

 
 
Robin Miller
Contact email robinjenni@hotmail.com
I have written a comedy thriller/murder mystery, Murder On Cue, which I think would be appealing to amateur dramatic societies. There are six female parts and three male - more importantly six of the roles (four female, two male) are for mature character actors and actresses! In short, it's a play which gives meaty roles to older actors. (Alternatively, the characters can be successfully played by younger actors 'playing up' if necessary). It has one set. It follows the traditions of the murder mystery genre with plenty of red herrings and twists, but also has witty and entertaining dialogue. It has had a successful rehearsed reading where the audience feedback was excellent. If you think your drama group would like to put on a production, please get in touch with me for more details, at robinjenni@hotmail.com Robin Miller

 
 

Titles by Mattie Lennon
www.mattielennon.com
info@mattielennon.com
 
All His Songs Were Sad Mattie Lennon is seeking groups to perform his new play.

Script, songs and details of licence costs are available from Mattie via info@mattielennon.com

My play (based on the life and works of Irish songwriter, the late Sean McCarthy ) has been staged by the Pantagleize Theatre Company in Fort Worth, Texas, from September 16th to October 3rd 2010.

Recordings of all featured songs are available on request.
 
’A WOLF BY THE EARS’
Mattie Lennon is seeking groups to perform his play.
Script and details of licence costs are available from Mattie via info@mattielennon.com

My one-act play A Wolf by the Ears is available for performance. This play has not been performed to date but got a puplic reading by professional actors at Siamsa Tíre, Tralee.
 
 
Titles by Jack Fitzpatrick - jackfitzpatrickstories@gmail.com
 
The Cage Of Perfect Things
a new play by Jack Fitzpatrick

If your theatre group would like to receive a free, e-mail copy of the director script of The Cage of Perfect Things just contact me via jackfitzpatrickstories@gmail.com Thank you.
The Cage Of Perfect Things is a stage play about all those upscale possessions which take so many prisoners in any affluent society ... including our own. The setting is a provincial villa on the northern frontier of the Roman Empire. The year is well after the high grandeur and glory of the Empire.
The struggle is between the security and the status of a middle-aged couple who own the villa and the freedom of a young, carefree, wandering, nameless Barbarian. The story begins with the arrival of the Barbarian who has come to sell the most precious Art object of the ancient world. It is a large medallion of the Goddess Athena. There are many intriguing ideas about the nature of Fine Art. In an unusual sequence of dreams a potter, a cynical painter and a sculptor tell the real truth about Greek and Roman Art.
There are two love stories: one young and one middle age. Also, to bring drama to your stage, you will find a most untraditional sword fight, a pagan dance, a classic monologue and a surprise ending that is tight and crisp and ironic.
Although this story is set in a time long, long ago - and the players wear togas and tunicae - the simple use of austere, modern-style furniture as suggested in the director script will give the show a contemporary feel. The story will be at home today in London, New York, Glasgow, Chicago, Peoria, Paris, or Hong Kong. The cast has six women and four men. The production requirements are simple and flexible.
The Cage of Perfect Things may convince your players and your audience that taking a poke at life's big questions can be fun for real Sophisticates and for real Barbarians. This play had a stage reading in Europe. Even on a bare stage with no costumes and an international cast reading to an international audience, the imagery came across well. If your stage adds a rather simple set, lighting, a few Roman costumes, some tambourines, a collection of flea-market art, and your own make-believe … you can have a unique story which the Greeks and the Romans would have enjoyed.
Owning things will never go out of fashion. Whether we own our objects or they own us will always be an interesting idea with which to play … now … or in ten thousand years.
 
RIFF-RAFF GALAXIES
a new musical


director script & score available to community theatres contact: jackfitzpatrickstories@gmail.com
Riff-Raff Galaxies is a Rock musical. It is a dramatic and whimsical story based on the idea that Rock & Roll may well be the best gift we have to give to the Universe. And, that is what happens on stage: we, all of Planet Earth, give Rock & Roll to the Universe.
This show is ideal for community theatre. The cast is a mix of interesting roles for men and women of different ages. Every player has good lines. Just about every role has a song or two of its own.
Why has Rock & Roll been the dominant music of the whole world for three generations? Why is Rock & Roll the way the world wants to sing and the way the world wants to dance? It must be something more than just noise and glitter.
The opening song, Bloodline, ties Rock music to our deep past. The finale, Let Love Sing, celebrates our giving our music to the Universe and ties us forever to the deep future.
In Riff-Raff Galaxies, the Rock & Roll is both rowdy and gentle. It echoes the innocence and the excitement and the madness of the world of Rock & Roll.
Throughout the director script, numerous staging alternatives are detailed. The production budget can be grand or financed by bake sales.
If the players in your community theatre are innovative and rambunctious, if they yearn to strike their own mark on their own stage with a new show that tells the story of the music of our times, they would be perfect for Riff-Raff Galaxies!
Currently, a data DVD (no video) with the director script of Riff-Raff Galaxies, the sheet music for all the song arrangements and computer-generated audio files of all the music is available at no charge to community theatres - anywhere.
As one of the singer/songwriter characters in the play says, 'There is a fabulous tangle of life to see - and unwind - and set to sound.' If your players want to set to sound life in your town, think about performing Riff-Raff Galaxies.

Because I am the sole copyright holder of all my plays and musicals - performance rights are simple, flexible and very inexpensive.
 
 
Sue Saunders

Contact email hedworth@hotmail.com


WHITE POPPIES

From a review of the premiere at the Oast Youth Theatre, Tonbridge: ‘...the performance was for me one of the most outstanding and moving performances I have seen in recent times....’
Tom Hedley enlists underage in the Great War and is blamed for the deaths of his comrades in an explosion. He suffers the death penalty. His young sweetheart refuses to believe in his guilt. 80 years later a schoolgirl researches her great grandparents for a Poppy Day project. She discovers her link with Tom and puts the record straight.

Author: Saunders, Sue
Hardback
Published April 2009
ISBN:9780435233457

The play has been performed several times by younger amateur groups and is used extensively in schools.
It has a direct relevance to NE England - I conceived it as being set near Prudhoe although it could be performed anywhere in the UK. - it had its premiere in Kent - I would be really delighted to see it performed in our area
I would be happy to waive performing rights provided a retiring collection were made to suitable charity chosen by the group, and I could arrange discount prices, although the text seems to be available on several online sites.

 
 
Lou Stone
Publisher: New Theatre Publications
Contact email blackstoned@milstone.plus.com


"A Thane in the Arse."

A deranged anarchic comedy that offers a great opportunity for three gifted comedy actress and three to one hundred and three actors to wear tights, kilts and false beards.

The plot: The true story of the three witches and the tragedy, "Macbeth."
Unlike the Shakespeare play to which the play owes so much, the action for the most part takes place in today's suburbia where the trio share a flat in Gravesend..... where else? The play tells how on that fateful night when all three had an appointment to meet The Thane of Cawdor on that now famous Blasted Heath, the third witch was having a nervouse breakdown and at the last minute was unable to attend. How the other two get around this problem is what this is all about. That Doris, a ventriloquist's dummy, features highly may give the game away but the idea might inspire the reader and/or drama group to continue to the end.
Contact: www.plays4theatre.com for more information, hard copy or free download of play.

 
 
Judy Shone
Publisher: Full House Productions
enquiry@fullhouseonline.co.uk
Traditional Family pantomimes for all to enjoy at a reasonable cost with lost of friendly advice and tips find us on facebook or email for a list of titles
 
 
Global Warming the Musical

I am looking for a group to put on a new musical. I have written a musical called Global Warming the Musical - and I am looking for Musical Theatre groups to put it on. It requires 4 girls who can sing as well as act, a young male lead who can sing and about 5 other adult parts. It has only had one production so far, at the Headgate Theatre in Colchester and you can see pics of the production and hear extracts from the songs on I have backing tracks and or musical scores available and for more information please contact me. I am offering this opportunity for free.

About the Author: Song writer and creator of Global Warming the Musical - Let's Heat It Up! 16 Original Songs
 
 
Morella - a gothic opera


Contact Jack Smith jack_m_smith@aol.com
I'm Jack Smith - the composer of the musical opera, and myself and my lyricist - Lesley - produced a show as part of Macclesfield's Barnaby Arts Festival back in June 2014. It was a huge success - it was a sellout and received a standing ovation.
Now we're looking to expand further - encourage more people to get on board and work towards a full production. Please assist us in getting a complete team of vocalists, instrumentalists and anybody wanting to help us theatrically, be that production, backstage, sound etc.
Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Should you wish for me to post a flyer to you instead then please just let me know.
Thanks for your time
Jack
 
 
Mystery Writers Ltd
Free Pantomime with an optional murder mystery

Hartshorne, Derbyshire
Contact 07774 215087

After 13 years of writing murder mystery games for the boxed and downloadable market we have now written a pantomime with an optional murder mystery. We have two new scripts that we are prepared to offer free for testing. The first is Aladdin, a full stand alone pantomime with song lyrics included, the second is Murder at the Panto, which is part murder mystery/part pantomime which is designed to be interspersed with the Aladdin script to make a production of varying lengths as required. All we ask is feedback/details of any tweaks thought necessary
 
 

Free Musical
The Beggars Opera, renamed 'Beggars Belief! - the Musical

mail@andram-music.com
Andram Music offers a modern version of John Gay's The Beggars Opera, renamed 'Beggars Belief! - the Musical',free to amateur dramatic societies.
Please see the ANDRAM website or contact me via mail@andram-music.com.
 
 
Musical entitled:
‘Real Love’
Free to use!

johnsscripts@yahoo.com


‘Real Love’ was staged at the Underground Theatre, Eastbourne, with great success.
Now we are offering the musical to groups country wide to stage for free!
‘Real Love’ has 7 charactors ranging from 18-60 and a chorus. The musical contains 10 songs and dance routines and comes with backing tracks, guide vocals, dance music and is easy to to stage. and last about 1 hour.
For your free copy of the script just email johnsscripts@yahoo.com
Some of the songs from the show (guide vocals only) can be heard at http://soundcloud.com/twotoo & http://soundcloud.com/twotooextra
 
 
Derek Thompson


Comedy Sketch Scripts
Contact: earthlight@btinternet.com


I'm a freelance writer based in the South West and I've put together an eBook collection of sketches for people who want to try their hand at performing comedy, but who lack the material.

There are 35 sketches altogether and the material can be used for non-profit activities such as showreels or group exercises. The content covers some adult topics.

The eBook is available as a PDF for just £5 and you can find details here, along with a purchasing link

I'm also available if you need material written.
 
 
Ben Crocker Pantomimes

Contact: ben@bencrockerpantomimes.com
Traditional pantomime scripts with a modern feel - ideal for amateur companies.
Ben comes from a theatrical family and is the son of the actor and pantomime writer, John Crocker. He saw his first pantomime at the age of three and has been hooked ever since - although he can't remember all of the show as he spent the frightening bits under his seat. Many pantomimes later, Ben studied Drama at Exeter University and for a brief while he had a proper job in publishing which allowed him to either act in or direct a dozen productions at the Tower Theatre, Islington. After thoroughly enjoying his time at the Tower, he took the plunge and started up his own company, the Magnificent Theatre Company. Specialising in comedy, MTC went on to become one of the country's most sought after theatre companies, playing at the Young Vic and touring to the RSC and to major theatres all over the UK. During that time he also assisted the actor, Sir Nigel Hawthorne. In 1998, Ben became the Artistic Director of the Northcott Theatre, Exeter. Within two years, audience levels had risen to some of the highest in the country and remained so until he left in 2008. A particular highlight every year being the six week run of the much loved Northcott panto. During the last twenty years Ben has directed over seventy professional productions, including fifteen pantomimes. Five years ago he started writing the scripts which contain all his knowledge, expertise and love for the artform. They are very funny, fast moving, true to the story and quite possibly the best pantomime scripts in the world - oh, yes they are!

 
 
John Waterhouse

john@jcwaterhouse.co.uk

A haunting comedy set on a remote Hebridean isle
by John Waterhouse
for 3 men and 3 women
Terry, a stressed-out businessman, goes away with his wife for a few days rest to a remote Scottish island. They soon finds out that the island has a host of natural hazards, from sudden fog to quick sands, and numerous other dangers from animals and insects. Then a ghost appears, with dire warnings. For Terry, it is a living nightmare but for a flamboyant American film director, the guesthouse provides the ideal location for a ghost story.

A free copy of the script is available by e-mail with details of performance rights from the publisher, NTP. Please telephone +44 (0)1925-485605 or e-mail info@plays4theatre.com

 
 
Tony Breeze

tonybreeze@ntlworld.com
A member of The Playwrights Publishing Company
Contact : playwrightspublishingco@yahoo.com

Nottingham Playwright - finalist in Pittsburgh New Play Festival with 'My Brother’s Keeper' 2f 2m (& 2nsp. m).

Free dowloads of samples of new one-act and full-length comedies and serious plays from UK authors.


Publisher www.playwrightspublishing.com
Postal enquiries to 70 Nottingham Road, Burton Joyce, Notts, NG14 5AL Phone 01159313356

 
 
Miriam Gallagher
Playwright. Novelist & Screenwriter


photographer (Jonathan Philbin Bowman)


Contact details:
53 Upper Beechwood Ave., Ranelagh, Dublin 6. Ireland
Email: gallaghermiriam@eircom.net
Award-winning playwright Miriam Gallagher's work has been produced in Ireland, London, Paris, New York, Canada, South Africa & Australia. She has worked in professional, prison & community theatre. She is a former vice president of Irish PEN, council member of Soc. of Irish Playwrights & committee member of Irish Writers' Union. She gives workshops in schools, arts centres & colleges. Recently work was staged Off-Off Broadway, in Chicago and at Edinburgh Festval Fringe. Her Mss are in the National Lbrary, Dublin & film work in the Irish Film Archive.
 
Plays include:-
 

A WASTELAND HARVEST

What are we doing about our waste disposal?
(Full Length: Cast: F2 + M 2) SET: Suggests a Wasteland Area wth DS. doubling as Waste Management Office/ Morrissey Home.

*First performed as a Staged Reading at the Bridge Theatre, Off-Off Broadway.
" Extremely engaging. . . the script has a wonderful musicality to the dialogue" . . .
Emily Brazee, Davenport theatrical Enterprises Inc. New York.
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 

LABELS

Do we kill or cure our patients?
(Full Length: Cast: F4 + M 4) SET: The Wellenough Clinic, Co. Dublin (impressionistic)
*First performed at Dublin Theatre Festival.
"A brisk entertaining picture of hospital life where the interests of the patients are a low priority.” . . .
Evening Herald.
" Labels is a hard hitting social statement fused with ironic humour”. . .
Phyl Herbert, Theatre Director, Dublin
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
DYING TO BE YOUNG How far will we go in search of perfect beauty?
(One Act: Cast: F 5 SET: 'black Heaven’ Beauty Salon.

* First performed (not yet!)
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
NASTURTIUMS & CHERRY BUNS Three women meet by chance -or is it chance- with comic & startling results.
(One Act: Cast: F 3 SET: smart city café.
* First performed at Gaelic Park Irish Festival, Chicago.
" High praise for the piece. The opening went very well". . .
David Walters, Artistic Director, Nightblack Theatre, Chicago.
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
THE PARTING GLASS * Prize winner, Near & Far International Playwrighting Contest U.S.A.
On the eve of his funeral, questions are asked about 'The Departed' by Alice, back from the U.S. to Kanteerly where she was born, while Aoife, the grieving widow and daughter Kate clash over family loyalties.
(One Act: Cast: F 5 SET: A country pub in Ireland.
* First performed (not yet!)
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
FANCY FOOTWORK
One Act Play
(Boxing Comedy) ISBN 0-9538200 09
(Soc. Irish Playwrights, 1991,1997)
Cast: 1F- 4M (No set)
Performed: Dublin Theatre Festival/King's Head, London/New York & Chicago.
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
THE SEALWOMAN & THE FISHER One Act Play
(Folk Tale. Dance/Music)
Cast: 1F- 1M, Sea, Chorus (M or F) (No set)
Performed: ContemporEire'84, Dublin/Drama Fests/ Schools Fests, St. George, Canada.
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
DREAMKEEPER One Act Play
(Drama)
Cast: 1F - 1M (No set)
Performed: ContemporEire'84, Dublin/Drama Fests/ Schools Fests, Hollister, California.
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
JUST DESSERTS One Act Play
(Omlettes, Lemon Soufflé, Easter Eggs)
These three plays can be performed as one full length or separately..
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
OMLETTES One Act Play
(Black Comedy)
Cast: 3 Waiters (M or F) + 2F + 3M. Set in a restaurant.
Performed: Pentameters, London/Dublin Theatre Festival/Drama Festivals, USA, South Africa and Australia.
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
LEMON SOUFFLÉ One Act Play
(Bittersweet Comedy)
Cast: 3F- 4M. Set in the Old Abbey (suggested)
Performed: Pentameters, London/Andrew's Lane Theatre, Dublin. Drama Festivals, Ireland & Australia.
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
EASTER EGGS One Act Play
(Short Comedy)
Cast: Magician (F or M ) + 4F + 2M (Adults play Children).
Set in Mabel's Party Place (suggested)
Performed: Andrew's Lane Theatre, Dublin. UK, Canada & USA.
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
KALAHARI blackS One Act Play
(Comedy)
ISBN 0-9538200 17 (Mirage)
Cast: 2F. 2M. Set in a run down house in the early 1990's.
Performed: Galloglass Theatre Company's National Tour 2001.
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
MIDHIR & THE FIREFLY One Act Play
(Celtic Tale of Midhir and Etain)
Cast: 2F -3M + CHORUS (F or M) + Dancers (music/dance)
Performed: Martin Murphy High School, Hollister, California.
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
THE RING OF MONT DE BALISON One Act Play
(Comedy)
Cast: People of Ranelagh from (1208-1988).
Set: Ranelagh gardens past + present (suggested) Mime/dance/music.
Performed: Dublin Millennium Project 1988 (Ranelagh and Rathmines).
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
THE MIGHTY OAK OF RIVERWOOD One Act Play
(for children)
Cast: Woodland Creatures, Mighty Oak, Wise Woman, Mayor, etc. Set in a Woodland (suggested)
Performed: Gate Theatre Dublin, and Crypt Arts Centre, Dublin Castle.
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
CAROLAN'S CAP Interludes (One Act)
(Comedy, celebrating Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738) the great Irish Harper Composer.)
Cast: 1M + Musician[s.] Performed: Nat. Concert Hall/Rté Radio/Carolan Festival, Keadue.
Helsinki/Turku, & Tallin, Estonia.
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
NOCTURNE Interludes (One Act)
(comedy, celebrating Irish composer, John FIELD (1782-1837))
Cast: 1F -1M + Pianist.
Performed: National Concert Hall/Dublin Millennium 'Field Days' Festival. Int. Field Festival, Maynooth university, Carrick Watermusic Festival.
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
BOHEMIANS Interludes (One Act)
(comedy, celebrating the Irish born composers, Michael W. BALFE
(1808-1870) & William V. WALLACE (1812-1865))
Cast: 1F- 2M + Pianist.
Performed: National Concert Hall/Rté Radio/Garter Lane, Waterford, Dundalk Arts Centre.
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
GREEN RAIN Interludes (One Act)
(comedy, celebrating the Irish born composer Joan Trimble (1915-1000)
ISBN 9780953820030 (Mirage)
Cast: 1F-1M +Piano (preferably two pianos)
Performed: Ardhowen Theatre, Enniskillen Arts Festival
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
DUSTY blackBELLS Full Length Play
(Comedy/Drama)
Cast: 8F-3M. Set in a Women's Prison (suggested).
Performed: Damer Hall/ Samuel Beckett Centre/Community + VEC Tour.
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
SHYLLAG Full Length Play
(Drama)
Cast: 1F (or 2F-1M -as Rté Radio 1999). Set: A railway station in Limbo.
Performed: Andrew's Lane Theatre, Dublin, Rté Radio.
Readings: New York, 4th Int. Women Playwrights' Conf. Galway.
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
THE GOLD OF TRADAREE Full Length Play
(Comedy)
ISBN 9780953820023 (Mirage)
Cast: People of Clare (Historical & present day); Local legends (music/dance)
Performed: Glór Theatre, Ennis Co. Clare + Tour.
(Arts award commission by Clare Co. Council.)
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
THE NUDE WHO PAINTED BACK Full Length Play
(Celebrating artist Suzanne Valadon)
(in collaboration with Mia Gallagher & Nathalie Rafal). Cast: 2 F + chanteuse.
Performed: Samuel Beckett Centre, Trinity College, Dublin;
http://miriamgallagher.ie
 
 

Moorside Music

Two new musicals? 'The Ballad of Tippling Down' is a 'Ealing' type comedy/drama set in WW11. Eight adult leads, six child leads, 'big'chorus work for both adult and junior chorus(evacuees). Operatic, choral, ballad, instrumental.

'My Gap Year' is a comedy set on holiday in the 70's. Pop in the style of the time, rock, ballad, 'the chorus of typical tourists' and with some Greek dancing.

Please visit MoorsideMusic.com for synopsis, sound tracks, and libretto, or email tonysimister@hotmail.com for a script and CD
 
 
The Musical Director's Handbook


Click on the book to be directed to Amazon
"The Musical Director's Handbook is a comprehensive guide for musicians who want to learn more about Musical Direction in Theatre. Chapter by chapter, this handbook explores the different skills required of the Musical Director, from the early stages of score learning and pre-production, through auditions and rehearsals, right up to opening night and beyond. As well as offering help and advice, based on the writer's own experience working in amateur, youth and professional theatre, each chapter contains exercises and suggestions for further study. Whether you are approaching this as a keen amateur, a school or college music teacher, or a professional musician, the Musical Director's handbook with help to ensure that your journey to opening night is a happy and fulfilling one."

"As a professional musician approaching Musical Direction for the first time, this handbook was an invaluable aid to me, and one which I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn more about MDing."
Steve Holness, Assistant Musical Director - Rock of Ages (London)
"The first time I worked closely with Stuart Morley has made me hope it won't be the last. His marshalling of enormous forces to produce a marvellous vocal sound was an essential contribution to my concert production of 'Chess' at the Royal Albert Hall working so well"
Sir Tim Rice, Lyricist and Author

"I have known Stuart from student to maestro, a brilliant musician whether as player, arranger or conductor. This book shows his dedication and high standards."
Clive Swift, Actor

Stuart Morley is currently Musical Director of the Olivier Award winning production of "We Will Rock You" Other theatre credits include "Cabaret" (Lyric, West End), "Tommy" and "This is Elvis" (No. 1 UK tours), Ray Cooney's "Times Up" (Yvonne Arnaud), "Release the Beat" (Arcola), Brian May and Kerry Ellis' "Anthems" (Royal Albert Hall and UK Tour). Stuart is Musical Director of Millfield Youth Theatre, based in North London and a Musical Theatre Vocal Coach at the Royal Academy of Music, where he was made an honorary Associate in 2011. He recently re-orchestrated and produced the re-issue of Freddie Mercury & Monserrat Caballe's "Barcelona" Album for Island Records/Mercury Songs and also conducted former Royal harpist Claire Jones' new album "The Girl with the Golden Harp" for Classic FM with the English Chamber Orchestra.
 
 
Christopher Owen
WRITER / ACTOR UK
www.christopherowen.co.uk

Visit my blog at www,christopherowen.co.uk/my-blog
Contact: info@christopherowen.co.uk
Titles by Christopher Owen
 
A FAMILY AFFAIR One-Act comedy set in Wales. First performed in 2009 by Cranwell Amateur Theatrical Society whose production was adjudicated WINNER of the Royal Air Force Theatrical Association Festival of One-Act Plays at Whittle Hall, RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire. Cast of three: Su Toogood, Malcolm Jones, Peggy Reading. Director: Pamela Jones. Comment: “The comedy is dry and understated with the occasional eruption of emotion I can hardly remember when I last saw such committed eating on stage. It was a great moment of theatre and beautifully handled by all concerned.” Adjudicator: Paul Fowler GODA
Click to download EXTRACTS: A FAMILY AFFAIR: EXTRACTS
 
Beware! Danger Zone! A one act comedy on Health and Safety. First performed in 2012 by Cranwell Amateur Theatrical Society at the Royal Air Force Theatrical Association Festival of One-Act Plays, Lincolnshire. Previously performed script-in-hand at Actors and Writers London at the Polish Centre on Monday 21 March 2011.
Click to download EXTRACTS: BEWARE! DANGER ZONE! EXTRACTS
WOMEN’S VOICES by Christopher Owen and Susan K Monson. A full length comedy-drama performed by New Live Theatre in the North West Women In Comedy Festival, Manchester 2013.
Cast: 6 female, 1 male. The ages of the women range between 70 and late 20’s. It is about a feminist a cappella choir, whose depleted membership is struggling to keep the choir in existence. While maintaining the intentional humour of the play, the relationships between the women are put under considerable strain. Traditional feminist songs ‘music and lyrics’ available.
‘I really enjoyed it - and admired you for being able to write such wonderful and natural sounding dialogue.’ (Kathleen Armstrong, member of Velvet Fist)
‘Very original and enjoyable. I enjoyed myself from the beginning to the end.’ (Julian Lamoral-Roberts, film producer)
Click to download EXTRACTS: WOMEN’S VOICES EXTRACTS
THE FIGHT TO THE FINISH (EDITH SITWELL MEETS NOEL COWARD) This full length play received a rehearsed reading at the Old Vic London with Dame Penelope Keith as Edith Sitwell and Malcolm Sinclair as Noel Coward, directed by Jonathan Church.
Edith Sitwell’s flat. A morning in September 1962. With the encouragement and care of Elizabeth Salter, Edith Sitwell prepares herself physically and mentally for her 75th birthday celebration at the Festival Hall. Throughout the play she battles with old age and increasing infirmity and with her memories of the ill treatment she suffered as a child at the hands of her father and mother, Sir George and Lady Ida Sitwell, and her undiminished need for recognition and acclaim. She is anxious for reassurance that her life’s work is and has been of significant value. It is for this last that she turns to Noel Coward, whom, on account of his ridicule of her and her brothers 40 years earlier, she has pronounced her enemy.
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WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE SINGING TONIGHT! A one act two hander comedy. GILLIAN is forty year old concert platform singer specializing in popular classics and songs from the shows. TREVOR is Gillian’s middle aged piano accompanist. They are in a bedroom of a standard modern hotel. Gillian is worried about her throat, Trevor has fractured his wrist. They are desperate to find a replacement for him for tonight’s concert in Liverpool. It’s been a long tour!
Review by Playwrights Studio Scotland: ‘This is a funny and well written comedy which demonstrates an ear and flare for witty, well-timed dialogue. The premise works well dramatically – piling stress and time constraints on an already fraught relationship and situation. The characters are well paired as an odd couple in mutual exasperation.’
If preferred there is a version of this comedy with an additional two disruptive roles of hotel manager and cleaner.
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STILL WATERS A five minute sketch. (1 m. 2 F). Winner of the Lost Theatre Five Minute Festival 2011. Subsequently performed by New Venture theatre, Brighton. Adapted to a short film by XYZ. Some strong language. A psychiatric consulting room. A consultation. There is an issue regarding silence, when to remain silent and when to speak.
A PARSON’S TALE a one-man play performed by Christopher Owen between 1995 and 2004, it played in well over 100 venues up and down the UK and in the Gulf States.
Brilliant – a masterpiece of sustained characterisation – The Surrey Advertiser.
An evening of comedy – totally engrossing – a must see - The Bordon Herald.
By the end of the evening it felt we were taking leave of a dear friend - Lichfield Mercury.
Outstanding - much enjoyed by the audience - a prolonged ovation – The Stage.
Since 2013 this show has been performed intermittently in North West England under a non-exclusive contract by actor Bob Young.
The year is 1895. The Rev. J.T. Smith of St Peter’s, Mulworth, has just arrived at the Parish Hall in the village of Norton. It is a very special occasion: the celebration of the rebuilding of the Old Bell Tower at St Peter’s. A Guest Speaker is expected, songs are to be sung by Rev. Smith’s wife and his former curate Mr Rashleigh – but none of them have turned up!
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WORKhouse
Looking for a free musical for your theatre group?
WORKhouse based in Loughborough and Derby have a new musical (tried and tested).
We performed our first musical last summer 2010. Several people asked what we were going to do with it after the run had finished, and this is what we decided:
It's available to anyone who would like to perform it - FOR FREE!!!
We have a set of scripts and musical scores at no charge - our aim, and delight, would be to see what someone else does with it!
"Worlds Apart" is the bitter-sweet story of a mother and her son, both looking for something when what they really needed is staring them in the face all along.
17 songs and a lively script unravel what happens to them.

Check out our website for further details or workhouse1@live.co.uk

 
 
Antony Franchi New Musical Available Free
Global Warming - The Musical
I am looking for any theatre group who would like to stick their neck out and put on a new musical by an unknown writer (me!).
See Global Warming - The Musical or contact me via antony.franchi@gmail.com
 
 
Malcolm Noble

Market Harborough Leics
Contact malcolm@bookcabin.co.uk
Take Seven Cooks
Take Seven Cooksis a whodunit adapted for the amateur stage from the authors series of Timberdick Mysteries

Four lines from a traditional nursery rhyme guide seven suspects through this entertaining whodunit. Jealousy, resentment and ambition emerge as likely motives, but its old fashioned observation and deduction that solve the case.

The press has praised Malcolm Nobles successful mystery novels as beautifully written and darkly funny with strong characterisation. In Take Seven Cooks he has weaved some of his readers favourite episodes into a new storyline for the small stage
A cast of tried and tested characters gives players scope for interpretation and projection within the structure of a detective drama.Take Seven Cooks is a play set in the early 1960s and features characters who regularly pop up in Malcolms popular Timberdick book series.
MALCOLM NOBLE served in the Hampshire Police, a chapter of his life that provides some background to his crime fiction. He has written eleven mystery novels set in the south of England from the 1920s to the 1960s. Reviews have emphasised his sense of place and atmosphere, his strong characterisation and first rate storytelling. Malcolm lives in Market Harborough where he and his wife run a secondhand bookshop
Malcolm Noble.
Author of the Timberdick Mysteries: "Parochial Policing at its Best" (Shropshire Star)
 
 
John's Scripts Real Love
Free Script Available

‘Real Love’ was recently staged at the Underground Theatre, Eastbourne, with great success.
Now we are offering the musical to groups country wide to stage.
‘Real Love’ has 7 charactors ranging from 18-60 and a chorus. The musical contains 10 songs and dance routines and comes with backing tracks, guide vocals, dance music and is easy to to stage.
for your free copy of the script just johnsscripts@yahoo.com
some of the songs from the show (guide vocals only) can be heard here
 
 
Paul Mathews Celebrity
Free Play Available
‘Celebrity’ is a sharp, witty and often touching insight into the modern phenomenon that is celebrity.
This full-length comedy received its premiere when the Centralian Players performed it over three nights in October 2010, playing to packed houses on all three nights.
The action focuses on an eventful 24-hours in the lives of science-fiction writer Max Kettell and his PR guru wife Amber as their friends, family and clients get drawn into various celebrity disasters and intrigues. As well as exploring the modern world of celebrity, it also touches on familiar themes such as parenting and childhood.

‘Celebrity’ is most certainly a modern comedy, which will appeal to regular theatregoers, as well as those people who might ordinarily prefer ‘X-Factor’ or ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ to a night at the theatre.


All profits from ‘Celebrity’ - a very healthy £1,000 - were donated to the Watford-based Peace Hospice.
The author, Paul Mathews, is prepared to make the script available for performance for no-charge, on the basis that groups performing the play donate the profits to a local hospice or other local charity.
Excerpt from NODA review: 'This was a great evening’s entertainment. The piece, although full of humour, certainly made you think about relationship problems in all aspects of life, particularly within families.'
If you would like to receive a review copy of the script, please email the author via mrpaulmathews@aol.co.uk
 
 
Bruno Lacroix


Canada
Contact brunolacroix@bell.net
Lofty Larceny
2 hours comedy.pdf (725769)
Comedy in II Acts. 2 hours. Eleven characters. 7 men and 4 women or 8 men and 3 women.
A rich industrial on the verge of financial breakdown, imagine a way out to avoid drama. Different characters will visit him in his penthouse and will try either to help him or to make his day a nightmare. Very funny and rich visual numbers. Ideal for summer play. For the whole family.

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Comédie en II actes. 2 hres. Onze personnages. 7 hommes et 4 femmes ou 8 hommes et 3 femmes.
Un riche industriel au bord de la faillite imagine un stratagème pour éviter le drame. Défilera dans son penthouse une série de personnages colorés qui essaieront de l'aider ou de lui nuire dans ses projets. Les numéros physiques et visuels sont très drôles. Comédie idéale pour un théâtre d'été. Pour toute la famille.
 
 
Miles Tredinnick
has worked extensively in film, TV, Theatre and music

www.MilesTredinnick.com
'Comedy Plays by Miles Tredinnick'

Twitter
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Contact: milestredinnick@aol.com
Titles by Miles Tredinnick
 
>Up Pompeii
If you're looking for a fun play to produce then check out UP POMPEII. It has a cast of 11 (M6, F5) and is published by Josef Weinberger Ltd.
Up Pompeii stage rights released
The worldwide stage rights (amateur and professional) to Up Pompeii are now available for production.
Contact Josef Weinberger Ltd for more information.
Up Pompeii - Paperback
 
TWIST
Twist is published by Matador Books and is available from Amazon

Read it right now!
A 2013 newly revised Kindle eBook edition is available here.

Twist - Paperback £9.47

Twist, my stage comedy thriller, (originally produced at the Pentameters Theatre in London under the title Getting Away with Murder) is a six hander - 3 men and 3 women. It uses one set of a London apartment.
David Woods is a mild-mannered accountant who sees a sensational way of making a fortune by writing a kiss-and-tell biography about his bitchy wife Sarah, the nation’s favourite actress from the hit soap Doctors and Nurses. He then realises that his book will do even better if she is murdered first! Unfortunately a few obstacles get in his way...
Twist is a hilarious spoof of the much-loved theatrical thriller where nobody is what they seem and nothing is what it should be! With all the ingredients you’d expect of a first class thriller, the cunning twists and turns will take you on a corkscrew ride of suspense and excitement. And just when you think you know what’s going to happen next think again, as Twist catches you out one more time before the breath-taking dénouement.
 
Topless
Kindle ebook £2.99

Topless Perback £7.99
Laugh? I Nearly Went to Miami
Kindle ebook £2.62

Laugh? I Nearly Went to Miami! (Acting Edition) Paperback £14.13
Fripp
Kindle ebook £2.99

Fripp Paperback £5.85
Topless in Philadelphia
Kindle ebook £2.99

Topless in Philadelphia - paperback £8.73
 
 
John Jackson

Coming Home - a musical
The musical is set in World War One and is about a group of friends who decide to join up. One of the group is dead against this and stays home with his sweetheart, which leads to a bitter parting of the ways.
The one who stays home is soon faced with the dreadful news of casualties from the front and is overcome with guilt and grief. He makes the decision to serve on the front line as a stretcher bearer and endures another bitter parting from his girlfriend.
The girlfriend, then finds out she is pregnant and faces bringing up a child without a father. There is a twist in the tale, which leads to the climax of the show.
I am 60 years old and was born in Lancaster. I have lived most of my life in the Blackburn area of Lancashire, but now reside in Flookburgh Cumbria.
Please listen to the link from utube. It is "Sing Me A Lullaby" one of the songs from the show.
 
 
Lorraine Mason


mason.vincent@sky.com
These are my pantomime scripts to which I am the author. I began writing pantomimes for my local amateur dramatic society Centre Stage Company, Haverhill and found I was pretty good at it, so I got in touch with an online script publisher and... hey presto! All my pantomimes stay true to the origins of the stories they come from with plenty of music, magic and mayhem woven into the plot. I always like to add a little twist here and there with lots of cheeky innuendos, slapstick and a touch of sentiment without getting too slushy.
All published by Lazy Bee Scripts. The links are as follows;
 

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The Pied Piper Of Hamelin [version 4]
Lazy Bee Scripts

A charming piper comes to town causing all the ladies to swoon - all except the evil Queen Rat, who he swiftly and stylishly defeats with his musical magic. Aided by her bungling henchmen - Gunk and Sludge, she plots her revenge. Yodelling and traditional Bavarian slapping dance all included.
 

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Beauty And The Beast [version 4]
Lazy Bee Scripts

No singing teapots here! But you do get two aristocrat toffs, trying (and failing) to win the heart the same girl while sucking up to her poor father who has fallen on hard times, two larger than life panto dames (sisters to said girl,) Trying (and failing) to win the hearts of said toffs while harassing said father for new clothes, jewellery, shoes, sports cars - you name it. At the centre of it all is the lovely old story of how an innocent girl learned to tame and love a ferocious beast. Watch out for the feuding fairies and creepy castle servants.
 

mason.vincent@sky.com
Puss In Boots [version 4]
Lazy Bee Scripts

The hilarious donkey bathing scene alone makes this panto well worth producing. With Olaf the 'Orrible Ogre stealing Fairy Poppins wand, he can change himself into any creature, kidnap Princess Bethany and terrorise the kingdom! It's up to the three brothers - Hickory, Dickory and Jack to save the day with the help of Puss and their carrot crazy donkey, Dipsey.
 
 
Keith Dyer Panto Script Available
Spanish Panto

I live in Campo near Cartama and have written this, my first panto script including a couple of songs. An excerpt from the script can be read here.
Anyone with a genuine interest in knowing more should contact me via millolarose@hotmail.com

 
 
Henry Harding The Bells Of St Mary's
The Bells Of St Mary's is a romantic comedy with a supernatural twist that follows in the footsteps of timeless Christmas tales such as A Christmas Carol and It's A Wonderful Life.
It is an intimate play with a small cast (5 male, 2 female) that could be realised on a very small budget.
synopsis and more information here: www.reticentblog.blogspot.com

Contact henryharding@hotmail.co.uk

 
 
Sharon Waring & Helen Landau

Life In Space – a quirky comedy

1 hour and 30 minutes running time
5 females, 5 males and optional extras
Synopsis
It is 1970s outback Australia and the unceremonious arrival of Joel, a young Yorkshire lad raises more than an eyebrow amongst the locals of Bolden Creek. It is getting close to Alien day, a big deal for the residents, during which people flock from miles away to celebrate the alleged UFO activities in the area. Mutual feelings are developing between Joel and local girl Cath however; Joel appears to ruin his chances when he has an encounter of the close kind with the earthy Nadine. This has explosive consequences on Alien Day, driving a shamed Joel out of town. Will Cath now get together with Damo, a likeable but crazy car mechanic who earnestly believes that the aliens are coming for him? Will Joel have the courage to stop Cath from making an astronomical mistake?
Many things have shaken out of the tree in Joel’s absence and all is not as it seems. There are some huge shocks in store for everyone, and it appears there are stranger secrets on earth than in space by gum…
“…As the play unfolds, we realise there are revelations that complete the roller coaster ride of emotions that the play invokes!
I feel sure the audience that share this absorbing experience will leave the theatre in a very happy state of mind!”
Norman Reynolds
Production Designer – BAFTA and twice Academy Award Winner
For a FREE two-scene taster contact me at: hello@sharonwaring.com
The full-length play can be sampled and purchased through New Theatre Publications at: http://www.plays4theatre.com/
Contact: Sharon Waring hello@sharonwaring.com or Helen Landau helen.landau@tinyworld.co.uk
 
 
Mike Atkinson Free Script - Shangri-La
My name’s Mike Atkinson and I’ve just written a musical called, Shangri-La; it’s set in the present day, with the action taking place in an inner-London school.
There’s 17 characters and rather a lot of tuneful songs: I have very quickly come to realise that my writing the show was the easy bit - the hard part is getting it staged.
A friend in the business has advised me - as a first step to having a ‘package’ to present - is to get it produced by a really good Am-Dram Society and take benefit from the experience.Anyone with a genuine interest in knowing more - reading the script & hearing the songs - should contact me via mike.atkinson@fremantlemedia.com Or: (020) 7691 6006 - weekdays (020) 8374 4974 - evenings/weekends

 
 
Jonathan North

I have just set up my new drama website, where I've posted details of some of my plays and sketches (including a 45-min drama centred on the Titanic -- very appropriate for a drama group in this centenary year) and random musings on theatrical themes. If you're seeking something entertaining that hasn't been done to death on the am-dram circuit, please take a look.
Contact via drama@imaginise.net

 
 
Andrew Ings


Andrew.ings@talk21.com
Andrew has extensive experience in theatre including acting , directing and reviewing
 

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A Nipperkin Of Bunkum
DO YOU BELIEVE IN FREE SPEECH – IF SO YOU WILL ENJOY

A Nipperkin Of Bunkum by Andrew Ings

The series of short scripts are set in a variety of different situations.
In one play a talk show host meets his antithesis in the guise of art critic Hughe Perciman-Smythe, and in another an eighty five year old man is planning his stag night with his friends.

Throughout, satire can be found regarding the art world, Health and Safety regulations gone mad, the annoyance of calling directory enquiries, a cross dressing initiative at a rather forward-thinking office and many others.

In these days of Political Correctness, are you sick of not being able to say what you would really like to ?
Andrew has written a collection of comedy sketches and monolgues for performance that speak for many of us.
Based on some of his own experiences of life they are topical and some might say slightly outrageous saying what many of us are thinking but in a very funny way.

They are very simple to stage and have casts of just two or three.
If you believe in giving your audience a good laugh you will certainly enjoy staging these sketches and monologues.

In these days of Political Correctness, aren’t you sick of not being able to say what you would really like to ?
Andrew has written a collection of comedy sketches and monologues for performance that speak for many of us. This collection of short humorous scripts is set in a variety of different situations.
In one play a talk show host meets his antithesis in the guise of art critic Hughe Perciman-Smythe, and in another an eighty five year old man is planning his stag night with his friends.
Throughout, satire can be found regarding the art world, Health and Safety regulations gone mad, the annoyance of calling directory enquiries, a cross dressing initiative at a rather forward-thinking office and many others.
Based on some of his own experiences of life they are topical and some might think slightly outrageous but they say what many of us are thinking, but in a very funny way
They are very simple to stage and have casts of just two or three.
If you believe in giving your audience a good laugh you will certainly enjoy staging these sketches and monologues.
Andrew has extensive experience in theatre including acting , directing and reviewing

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A SIGNED COPY PLEASE SEND A CHEQUE FOR £7--20 - - IT WILL BE POSTED FIRST CLASS RECORDED DELIVERY -- TO
ANDREW INGS, 83 NOTLEY ROAD, BRAINTREE, ESSEX CM7 1HE

If you would like more info Contact: Andrew.ings@talk21.com
 

Andrew.ings@talk21.com
From Page To Stage
Wanted - Layabouts, Ladies of Ill Repute, Drunks, Luvvies and Hams for a New Theatre Group.

A Nipperkin Of Bunkum by Andrew Ings
 
 
Raymond Hopkins


mail@raymondhopkins.com

Raymond Hopkins lives in Oxfordshire . United Kingdom. In 1998 he started writing farcical comedies and donating his royalties to Multiple Sclerosis Research.
His plays have been extremely successful in the U.K. with hundreds of productions and summer season runs. The plays are also very popular in Australia and Europe.
At the present time, nearly thirty thousand pounds has been raised for MS research.

Publisher: Hanbury Plays, Worcestershire
 

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Looking For Love
Published 2012
M4 F5 - £7-50 - ISBN:- 9781852053292

After twenty-one years of marriage, James Beale walks out on his wife, Molly. She is devastated and after four months of being alone, she has reached rock bottom. Her best friend, Fiona, persuades her to try the “six-step miracle cure” for abandoned wives. The idea being, on completion, she will be guaranteed to get her life back together.
Molly agrees and finds that it works. Not only does her husband want to come back, but she has two other suitors vying for her affection. The twists and turns, the intrigues, the misunderstandings on her road to recovery, all add up to a hilarious evening’s entertainment.
 
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Love Begins at Fifty: A Farce in Two Acts

Published: 1998 - M3 F6 - £ 7-50 - ISBN:- 1852052295

Matrimonial mix-up in the funniest farce we have ever published. Featured in the ‘Play Produced’ feature in Amateur Stage. Hundreds of performances to date.
Anita and Clive Debanks have been married for 28 years and have led an uneventful life. But all that is about to change. Although in a loveless marriage, Clive has never been unfaithful. However, as preparations for his fiftieth birthday are underway, Clive feels that life is passing him by and has a yearning for one last fling. To this end, he chooses three prospective partners from the ‘lonely Hearts’ column in the local paper. By a strange twist of fate, the same paper is offering a Caribbean cruise, as the first prize, in a competition to find the perfect married couple. Anita enters the competition but keeps it a secret form Clive. A photographer arrives to take pictures of the happy couple the night Anita is away, and Clive is busy at home, entertaining one of his new dates. From that point onwards, things get a little complicated, to say the least. The action is fast and furious in this hilarious farce.
 
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The Love Nest: A Farcical Comedy

M3 F7 - £7-50 - ISBN:- H185205 258 9

Set in a seaside guest house where misfortune follows misfortune – but ’all’s well that ends well’. Or is it? David and Janet Thompson were deeply in love when they married thirty-two years ago. Their future seemed destined for marital bliss. That was until Janet’s mother, Marjorie, moved in with them. From that day onwards, things started to go downhill.
Their relationship has now reached an all-time low. In a last attempt to save the marriage, the couple have decided to return to the guest house where they spent their honeymoon. The idea being that they will rekindle the lost feelings of warmth and affection they used to share and live happily ever after. If only life was that simple!
The second honeymoon is doomed from the beginning. The guest house is going through a bad patch. Marjorie’s decided to come along and upset everyone. David is pursued by an over-zealous waitress, a frustrated newly-wed and an admirer from the past. The result being, the whole week turns into a farce! Will true love win through in the end? Only Tyson, the mouse, has the answer.
 
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Love and Money: A Farcical Comedy in Two Acts

M4 F4 - £7-50 - ISBN:- 1852052686

A farcical comedy from the master of the art who’s previous plays have been a runaway success, being performed hundreds of times to full houses of delighted audiences.
What happens when the family have a robbery and try to claim the insurance payment? Not a subject for a farcical comedy? Don’t you believe it!
Derek and Pauline Felton have been married for twenty-seven years. Their only child, Amy, is a nineteen-year-old petite girl,whose main interests are boys and animal rights. Life has been passing by fairly smoothly for the Felton’s, that is until they return home one evening to find that their house has been burgled.
Derek, who has always had a materialistic outlook on life, decides that their new house insurance will yield a lucrative pay out. Pauline becomes increasingly unhappy about his subsequent course of actions. The ensuing friction is exacerbated when Amy’s latest boyfriend turns out to be the thief. Joyce Clements, their next door neighbour, has witnessed the robbery. She calls in daily to offer support, advice and unwelcome comments. To add to the mayhem, The Reverend Peter Jones, who has unexpectedly called round to invite Derek to read a lesson at a televised service, falls hopelessly in love with the Scenes of Crime Officer investigating the robbery. The hilarious confusion which follows has a surprising twist at the end. This means the Feltons’ lives will never be the same.
And all of this takes place in one simple set.
 

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Love And Perfect Harmony
M4 F5 - £7-50 - ISBN:- H1852053062

This is the fifth play by Raymond Hopkins whose first play LOVE BEGINS AT FIFTY has been performed many times both in this country and, more recently, in Australia. On at least two occasions, it has been chosen for the summer season at seaside towns and has played to large audiences. His plays that followed IT MUST BE LOVE, THE LOVE NEST and LOVE AND MONEY have been great successes.
 
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Make Time for Love: A Comedy in Two Acts

M2 F7 - £7-50 - ISBN:- 978185205 3208

A comedy in two acts. The sixth play by this highly popular playwright whose plays have topped our charts in the UK and Australia.
They say behind every successful man is a supportive woman, and Julie Hardisty is certainly that. Her husband, Brian, is a pillar of society and well respected in the local community. For her part, Julie enjoys the status their lifestyle brings.
However, all is not as it seems in this idyllic family. Brian feels trapped in their loveless marriage. He also resents the endless civic commitments he has taken on.
Completely out of character for this stable, upright citizen he decides to make a clean break from everything. He secretly starts planning to leave the marital home and travel around the world alone.
Unbeknown to Brian, a local television company has organized an award ceremony in recognition of his outstanding work in the community.
By a twist of fate, the presentation broadcast is due to go out live on the same day that Brian disappears to begin his travels. From that point onwards Julie’s life is destined to change for ever.
 

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Love At Last
2010 - M 3 F 7 - £ 7.50 - ISBN :-9781852053291

Frank and Rose Saunders have been married for fifty-two years, and are now living in a small retirement complex along with five other residents. On the day a young female care assistant starts working at the apartments, a spate of robberies ensue. Frank Saunders takes it upon himself to prove that the new girl is the thief. However all is not what it seems. The twist and turns which follow add up to an hilarious evenings entertainment.
 

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It Must Be Love
M6 F4 - £ 7-50 - ISBN:- 185205 257 0

Jason Taylor; a quiet unassuming person, is one week away from marrying Lucinda, his childhood sweetheart. The overzealous bride’s mother, Stella Parsons, has turned the wedding into a personal crusade. No expense has been spared and a year’s preparations have all come together to make it the event of the decade. Lucinda, who has always been dominated by her mother, has gone along with the lavish arrangements. As the wedding looms ever closer, everything is on track. That is, until Julie, a girl from the local florists, calls at the Taylors’ to make some final arrangements. By a twist of fate, Jason is at home alone. Their inevitable first meeting sparks off that magical chemistry which makes two people fall hopelessly in love. From that point on, the plot twists and turns in a frantic manner, making the wedding a far more memorable occasion than even Stella could have imagined.
 

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Love and Mistletoe A Farcical Comedy in Two Acts
M2 F6 £7-50 ISBN:- 9781852053293

It is Christmas Eve. Sue and Tom Millard have invited Sue’s dad, Brian, round to spend the happy festive season with them. However, all is not as idyllic as it might at first appear. After twenty-five years of marriage the couple are going through a bad patch. Unbeknown to Brian, who is a widower, Sue has invited three ladies round with the intention of finding him a partner. To add to the mayhem, one of Sue’s school friends arrives asking if she can stay for a couple of days after the breakdown of her marriage. The twists and turns, the intrigues and misunderstandings all add up to a hilarious evening’s entertainment.
 
 
Tasmin Jahan
tasmin@astingingaffair.com
I am a local playwright based in Tonbridge, Kent.
I have written and published four plays-A Stinging Affair; The Root of All Evil; Stinging Filth and Bloody Hands and It's All About John and Marion(E-book). My plays range from tragedy, murder mystery, comedy to psychological thriller.
Please let me know if you would like to use any of my material for any of your forthcoming shows. As an example, some scenes from the 'The Root of All Evil' have been performed-Opening scene at Artemis Theatre in Bournemouth and Scene Seven at the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone. Scenes from A Stinging Affair have been used by students for their course work.
The plays are available to view on Amazon and many other sites.
 
 
Christoper Kell

Plays for drama with comedy and humour. Ideal for amateur dramatic groups and societies entering drama festivals and competitions or presenting showcase productions.
- Winner of the Somerset Fellowship of Drama Playwriting Competition
- Winner of the South London Playwriting Competition
- Second in the Bognor Playwriting Competition
- Second in the Cornwall Drama Association Playwriting Competition
- Finalist in Somerset Fellowship of Drama Plays Festival
- Productions performed in the Somerset County Drama Festival, winning awards for best production and the Lydia Durston Trophy for Endeavour .
- Productions performed throughout England, Scotland and Wales.

One Act Plays - A Way to Manadalay - Going To Hell In A Handcart - A Life Worth Having - Identity Crisis - Innocent Eve - No Concessions - Careless Talk

Full length Plays
Baggage - Innocent Eve - All Sweetness & Light

Download or view reading copies from website

 
Titles by Christoper Kell
 
3 One Act Plays
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Kindle £0.99
www.christopherkell.com
This book contains three very different plays which have won writing commendations and have been performed successfully at drama festivals throughout the UK. One is contemporary, another set in the Great War and the third set in 1850s. Each brings charm, humour and, of course, drama to the stage.
Comments from independent adjudicators about Christopher Kell plays:
' … superior, well-crafted play penned with panache and humility, which builds to a stunning conclusion.... sure to make a riveting piece of theatre...'
' …the flow of dialogue is very impressive indeed …splendid characters… switch of time and character is one of its great strengths…an underlying pathetic quality behind the humour that I found most appealing…manifests itself effectively in the dénouement…'
'…beautifully drawn characters and splendid variation in emotional attack ….The pace of the dialogue is quite breathtaking….I'm sure there are many societies that would welcome the opportunity to tackle such a fine piece of dramatic work. '
 
Innocent Eve
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This comedy drama is a three act full length stage play.
When Rowan comes into their lives, Eve and Gerald learn basic truths about their own materialistic lifestyle and their marriage (and home!) is taken apart brick by brick.
Comments from independent adjudicators about Christopher Kell plays: ' …a superior, well-crafted play penned with panache and humility, which builds to a stunning conclusion.... sure to make a riveting piece of theatre...'
' …the flow of dialogue is very impressive indeed…splendid characters… switch of time and character is one of its great strengths …an underlying pathetic quality behind the humour that I found most appealing… manifests itself effectively in the dénouement…'
'…beautifully drawn characters and splendid variation in emotional attack ….The pace of the dialogue is quite breathtaking….I'm sure there are many societies that would welcome the opportunity to tackle such a fine piece of dramatic work. '
Details of award-winning one act and full length plays written by the author are available at www.christopherkell.com
 
All Sweetness and Light
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This comedy drama is a two-act stage play with three female and three male characters. Two middle-aged punk rockers find themselves out of their depth in the contemporary club-dance scene... A clash of generations... a clash of popular cultures.

'...We have 'real' people in these characters...fine dialogue...interesting differences in sentence structure and characterisations. '
 
Baggage
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www.christopherkell.com
This comedy drama is a two act full length stage play. Viv and Wilf return from holiday to find their flat has been mistakenly emptied by council workers. How can they rebuild their lives when their valuables and memories have been discarded? Comments from independent adjudicators about Christopher Kell plays: ' …a superior, well-crafted play penned with panache and humility, which builds to a stunning conclusion.... sure to make a riveting piece of theatre...' ' …the flow of dialogue is very impressive indeed…splendid characters… switch of time and character is one of its great strengths…an underlying pathetic quality behind the humour that I found most appealing…manifests itself effectively in the dénouement…' '…beautifully drawn characters and splendid variation in emotional attack ….The pace of the dialogue is quite breathtaking….I'm sure there are many societies that would welcome the opportunity to tackle such a fine piece of dramatic work. ' Details of award-winning one act and full length plays written by the author are available at www.christopherkell.com
 
A Way to Mandalay
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Amazon: Three One Act Plays Vol.1 £4.40

www.christopherkell.com
As we approach the centenary of the First World War your group may be thinking about a suitable play with which to commemorate this.
May I suggest my 40 minute play 'A Way to Mandalay' which is set in a field hospital and described as ' …a superior, well-crafted play penned with panache and humility, which builds to a stunning conclusion ... a riveting piece of theatre.'
A young soldier struggles to regain his memory after being found shell-shocked and with no identification tag. The soldier, Horace, had been an actor and entertainer in the Music Halls and local theatres, and his identity is confused with many characters real and imaginary. This play mixes drama with music hall turns of the time.
It can be performed by an ensemble cast of ten or seven if some roles are doubled.
You can find more details on http://www.christopherkell.com/whereismandalay
 
 
Jim Lassiter

Allenstown, NH USA
jimlassiter@comcast.net
The Tavern and The Storyteller

The Tavern and The Storyteller is a royalty-free tale about a tavern visited one night by the Storyteller.
He tells a story to the local fishermen about "A tavern just like this with fishermen just like you".
The fishermen and the Tavernkeepers become characters in the Storyteller's story about Lily, the daughter of the Tavernkeepers.
Lily is loved from afar by William, a poor boy who lives in the forest and she is lusted after by the Baron's evil son Caducias.
The story weaves in and out between the 'real' world of the tavern and the Storyteller's story, maybe even blurring the lines at times.
Is it just a tale or is there something more to the story?
Comedy, happiness, sadness, death, rabbit assassins, singing wall mounted stuffed fish, an arrow that looks a lot like a chicken.
There's also a tattered Fairy Godmother and her Golden Spatula and the far reaching magic of love...
2 Acts, 20 Scenes, 10 Songs (9 of the songs are meant to be played by a single acoustic guitar, the 10th (the Fairy Godmother Rap) is a pre-recorded piece meant to be played over a PA system)
10 Males (minimum, additional parts can be doubled, 13 w/out doubling - see PropsnChar page)
5 Females (minimum, additional parts can be doubled, 9 w/out doubling - see PropsnChar page)
There are no set changes (see below...)
Minimal costume changes (notably, Sarah's dress, Henchmen outfit/bunny costumes and Caducias' pants) 2.5 hours long (per the 2007 production videos)
The webpage has a read-only pdf script with authors notes, full production video and short clips, demo songs, lyric/chord sheets, production & set pics and as much info as I could stuff into it!
 
 
Rene Batetakang
New Play Script Available
A STATE WITHIN A STATE

Rene Batetakang is seeking an organisation to perform a new screen play.
A sysnopsis and the first 15 scenes of the drama/screenplay are available here: - Synopsis
Chapters 1-3

Script and details of licence costs are available from Rene via renetakang@yahoo.com

 
 
Ray Galton and Alan Simpson

Contact David Pibworth phone: 01234 241357 or davidpibworth@googlemail.com

The scripts of Galton and Simpson are now available for amateur theatre companies.
These include ‘Steptoe and Son’ Hancock’s Half Hour’ and the stage adaptation of Up Pompeii (By Miles Tredinnick).
The original episodes of Steptoe and Son and the Hancock scripts have been specifically adapted to the stage by Ray Galton, Alan Simpson and David Pibworth.
They also advise as to where to locate the stage props such as the bear and the skeleton and advertise your production on their web site.

Alan Simpson, David Pibworth, Tessa Le Bars and Ray Galton.
 
 
John Collins Free Play For Children
‘Mr & Mrs Poorfamily’

John Collins is seeking groups to perform his play.
You can stage the play for free.
For your free script johncollings50@hotmail.com

About the Author: Playwright. winner of the Steyning Festival 2009, with my play 'BARABBUS'. The judge was SIR ARNOLD WESKER.
 
 
Nostalgia - The Musical (a rock & roll-er coaster of a show)
We are offering the script of NOSTALGIA - THE MUSICAL - FREE to a good home: From teenage pregnancy ..
Shirley looks a picture in the family way
Walking down the aisle fully bloomed
.. to headlining at Glastonbury
The present passed, the future could wait
Behind the times was up-to-date
NOSTALGIA – THE MUSICAL (Working Title) is a snapshot story of a young man’s realisation of his father’s dream …..
And the fortune that is buried there
Will be mine to mine
From the rock-and-roll Teds …..
Slick back your hair; give your D.A a wipe
….. to the anarchic Punks
Our wisdom’s lost its wit
In the profanities we spit
The F-word’s had its day

NOSTALGIA, follows 25 years of musical trends and fashions. From the post-rationing excesses …..
And we’re topping the bill at the end of the pier
With the shipwrecked acts who get washed up here
….. to the reality of Live Aidv
But with no miracle to be bought
… that was food enough for thought
The story is told against a backdrop of the numerous economic …..

The Teds shook off the post-war blacks
Youth and fashion rocked the news
….. social
The Hippies made the spirits high
The Skinheads spat their battle cry
….. and political changes faced in that quarter of the 20th century
The lights went out, the mood turned black
But Glam Rock brought the glitter back
But most of all, it’s about the music …..
What passes by, comes back around
It’s hard for youth to break new ground
And everything’s a pick-and-mix
Old boots filled for teenage kicks
The Skins and Glams both shed their skin,
Cross-dressed, so Punk could pogo in
Some looked to the Mods washed up before
And a New Wave broke onto the shore
The love-child of the Glams and Teds
Brought New Romantics from their beds
[excerpts from NOSTALGIA -THE MUSICAL, words & tunes by Andy Calloway & Mark Gibbons]
For more details and the link to some sample tunes, please contact: andy.calloway@tesco.net
 
 
Julian Pugsley
Script available free via
blake@thisisblake.com
Mr. Slater’s Parrot - New Comedy/Farce available
Julian Pugsley is looking for a group to perform his new comedy farce ’Mr. Slater’s Parrot’. 6m 4f
Four sociology students share a house in 1970. Three of them share a passion for sex, drugs and rock n roll. Colin thinks of himself as a ladykiller, April grows strange looking plants in her bedroom and Jimmy wants to be Jimi Hendrix. Deborah, however, quite likes sociology. Mr Slater is their grumpy landlord whose talking parrot holds a secret that puts him in danger. But from whom? The hip-flask swigging Welshman Doctor Thomas or the sultry and mysterious Miss Thigh? Will the party that the students throw represent the hippy ideals of free love or will something more sinister occur? An ex-parrot perhaps?
roles: 4 female; 6 male
Running time: approx 75 mins
 
 
Alan Provost

Available to any amateur theatre companies free of use
20 Women at a Table for Two
I am a playwright who wants to get in touch with women's acting groups and offer them a play of mine, free of use. The play is 20 Women at a Table for Two and it is ideal for up to 20 women to perform or fewer playing many roles, or even two brilliantly versatile actresses. It's fun, it should be an audience pleaser and it costs you nothing.

Contact me for a reading copy allanprovost@comcast.net
 
 
Alan Cliff
Available to any amateur theatre companies free of rights and royalties
Salvation
A new self-published, full-length play is now available to any amateur theatre companies free of rights and royalties.
The play, with a cast of four (2M, 2F) follows the relationships, experiences and pressures of three workhouse inmates and a contentious new arrival – a nurse – during mid-nineteenth century Ireland.

Let your audiences witness the extreme poverty and harrowing circumstances these inmates were challenged by as they try and harness one objective: survival. Enthrall them as friendships are developed and destroyed, pacts are created and regretted and God becomes the final aspiration of the damned. These characters travel on a gruelling journey which includes elements of oppression, cruelty, blackmail, fever and love. When they discover that their last remaining hope has turned their back on them, will any of them find salvation?

With the help of Waterford City Arts Office SALVATION became playwright Alan Cliff’s first self-published play.
Any groups interested can contact alanmcliff@gmail.com for more details. Some paperback copies are still available!
 
 
William John Adger PMA
william.adger@btinternet.com
Phone 01337 810213
Cell - 07818 498891
Address; Bagira, The Row, Letham, Fife KY15 7RS



The play is a sequel to The Crucible.
The script is FREE for use if e-mailed to the receiver by W.Adger, though the copy right is retained by W.Adger. If a hard copy is required a charge of £8 + postage is required to cover my costs.
Nurse's Retribution
Synopsis
Set in the 1690s, Frances Nurse prepares an appeal on behave of his wife Rebecca Nurse who was wrongly convicted of witchery and publicly hanged by Judge Hawthorn, influenced by the Deputy Governor Danforth, both known more for hanging than providing justice.
The appeal papers are collected from Frances Nurse and delivered to the court by two young clerks, Blythe Danforth, the grandson of Deputy Governor Danforth, who sits in judgement, and a witness, Osmond Trueman. Unknown to Frances Nurse his two older sons, working on the edge of legality, devise a devilish plan to expose the unjust judiciary, and the Reverend Hale, whose self preservation rides where the wind suits, by adorning a blood dripping sheep skin to pose as the devil. After delivering the papers young Blythe and Osmond accidently witness the judiciary talking with what they believe to be the devil before he disappears in a flash of light. Frightened by what they have witnessed they take to their heels straight to Frances Nurse’s farmhouse a few miles from town. Not waiting for an invitation to enter they burst into the living room where Frances, Adger Risng, his solicitor, the two younger sons, Nathan and Breca Nurse, were discussing the appeal. Shocked by the uninvited intrusion Breca and Nanthan restrain the intruders. Shaking in the brother’s grasp they shout out the sight they witnessed.
On hearing the boy’s story Agder Rising, a well respected solicitor and friend of the Governor Gourlie, has never lost a case, recognises how this can work in the appeals favour, offers to take the boys to the Governor. As they leave the mother of Blythe enters worried to why her son has not returned home after delivering Nurse’s appeal. Frances tried to reassure her both Blythe and Osmond, had already left and are in good hands and health. The words not long passed his lips when Goody Trueman, the mother of the young Osmond, entered screaming at the top of her voice demanding to know the whereabouts of her son. At Goody Trueman’s request following not far behind is the Marshall Herrick, to ascertain the whereabouts of the boys. Frances continually refuses to divulge the boy’s whereabouts leaving Marshall Herrick no choice but to arrests him for kidnapping, at great protest from Breca and Nathan.
In the courtroom Frances, to the annoyance of Judge Hawthorn, refuses to answer to the case until his solicitor arrives. It was only at the end of the courts patience Adger Risng arrives with the Governor Gourlie, who dismisses the court and puts Judge Hawthorn, Deputy Governor Danforth, Reverend Hale, and Cheever, the court recorder, on trial. Adger Rising calls witnesses from Rebecca Nurse’s trial who testify that Deputy Governor Danforth and fellow accused held dread over them should there testimonies not lean towards Rebecca’s guilt. Governor Gourlie threatened the defendants with removal from court if there continual interruptions did not cease. Finally found guilty and sentenced to the gallows. Frances Nurse, a man of God, had no stomach for more public hanging, intervened suggesting a sentence of banishment, without nourishment or weapons of defence, to a place where devil worship and witchery are a way of life, and let them either convert the people to the Good Book, or join inhabitants in the ways of the Devil. Only time will tell if they truly repent or have indeed adopted the ways they have been today found guilty of.
 
 
Marilyn Grose (Mrs)
Loopy Looks & Encore
Contact Marilyn 07960 125947
Loopy Looks & Encore, 72, Fore Street, SALTASH, Cornwall PL12 6JW
07960 125947or 07784 906658
marilyn@loopylooks.com
website
Looking For a Script? If you are looking for a Script for your next production and can’t find what you are looking for to suit your group, have a read of the attached ‘tasters’.
I would be delighted to hear from you to answer any of your questions on cast size, number of copies required, video/photography, ‘rewriting’ of particular parts/names etc and, of course, your budget or any other concerns
My scripts have won numerous awards and accolades from the Cornwall Calor Pantomime Competition, Cornwall Drama Association and NODA and are waiting for you to perform then!
I look forward to hearing from you again soon
With kindest regards
Marilyn
See sample scripts below
A Bit of a Pantomime
Anything Can Happen
Cats of the Caribbean
Cockney Cocktail
 
 
Titles by Derek Webb

See some reviews of Derek's plays here
 
You and Me Both
1-act comedy

derekwebb.co.uk
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You and Me Both
Gareth and Daisy have been invited to stay for free in a holiday cottage – a renovated barn – by the affluent owners, David and Fleur, who live next door. The trouble is Daisy knows David all too well: she used to be his wife, until he had an affair with Fleur. Now they are expected round for dinner and Daisy is beginning to worry what her ex-husband might let slip. While next door, in David and Fleur's house, they have just received some very worrying news from an unexpected quarter. And so the stage is set for an hilarious comedy of personal relationships.
You and Me Both is the latest 1-act comedy from Derek Webb, author of the very popular 'Calling Time' and the full length comedy 'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders'.
'You and Me Both' is published by comedyplays.co.uk
 
'Calling Time'
1-act comedy - running time approx 45 mins

derekwebb.co.uk
info@derekwebb.co.uk
'Calling Time' - the most flexible 1-Act play - ideal for festivals
1-act play worthy of Ayckbourn
As a 1-Act play, 'Calling Time' by Derek Webb offers any company great versatility. Not only does it have variable casting (from 2M,2F to 12M, 12F) but it can vary in length from around 30 minutes to an hour. So it's ideal for festivals as well as a one-act evening.
Set in a pub, Calling Time is made up of five linked short plays that take place the same evening. They are all two-handers varying from straight comedies to more thought-provoking ones, together with a short intro and outro scene. And, by dropping one or more scenes, the running time can be easily reduced if necessary.
"Worthy of comparison with Alan Ayckbourn's Confusions"
That's what the review of Calling Time in Amateur Stage magazine said. And press reviews of past productions have been equally effusive.
"A series of perfectly pitched dark-light comedies... this was quality from start to finish... a great show." Salisbury Journal
'Calling Time' is published by New Theatre Publications. For a FREE evaluation script, available as pdf download, click here: One Act Plays
 
'Needle Time'

1-act comedy - running time approx 45 mins

derekwebb.co.uk
info@derekwebb.co.uk
The play is mainly a two hander between a radio station disc jockey and a wannabe young woman who is 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 a new recruit to the station, Suzie Hughes, turns up, eager to promote her brother's new record. He?s more concerned in scoring points and showing off, but is anything he says actually true? Characters: Rob Peters: A disc jockey - early to mid fifties, warm but cynical; Suzie Hughes: Young, mid twenties, smart young woman who wants to work in radio. There is also a small part for a Night Manager, (m or f) and a number of pre-recorded parts of a Station announcer, station ident and two radio commercials.
'Needle Time' is published by New Theatre Publications. For a FREE evaluation script, available as pdf download, click here: One Act Plays
 
'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders'



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info@derekwebb.co.uk
'Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders'
A brand new, murderously funny full length comedy!
Cast: 4m 6f (or 3m 7f) Running time: 1h 45 mins

Agatha Crusty is a crime novelist. She's also pretty adept at solving crimes. And when her sister-in-law Alice invites her to spend a few days with her in the village of Chortelby, it's not long before she gets caught up in a series of murders which seem directed at members of the All Saints Village Hall committee.
From Toby, the Vicar, and Eleanor, Chair of the committee, to Harry Knott the caretaker and identical twins Olivia and Oliver Truscott-Pratt, there are plenty of suspects. And with an investigating officer as incompetent as D.I. Twigg, there are plenty of laughs as the murders begin to pile up.
But, while packed full of wit and very funny scenes, this is also a genuine murder mystery with an ingenious plot which will tax the little grey cells of the audience at the same time.
"Agatha Crusty and the Village Hall Murders" is published by New Theatre Publications and a FREE evaluation script is available as a pdf download. To find out more, click here: Full Length Plays
Contact email info@derekwebb.co.uk
 
'The Chimes'



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The second of Charles Dickens' famous 'Christmas stories', set on New Year's Eve
In a new adaptation by Derek Webb
(70 mins approx running time - 4m 1f (with doubling) or 8m 3f)
'The Chimes' is the second of Charles Dickens' Christmas books, published in 1844, a year after 'A Christmas Carol'. And, like its predecessor, it has wonderfully funny and memorable Dickens' characters.
Set on New Year's Eve, it is the story of humble Toby Veck, ticket porter, who spends his life running errands for other people, while trying to support his daughter Meg.
Toby seems to be one of society's victims, proceeding inevitably towards death with little hope of self-determination. But, on New Year's Eve, his outlook is converted from despair to hope by the spirits of the chimes.
In this new adaptation of the classic Dickens' tale, Toby learns the importance of love and hope in a most extraordinary way.
The play has been written with minimal set requirements, much being achieved through light and sound, making it suitable for a wide variety of venues. It is also offers flexible casting, able to be performed by a small cast of 4m 1f (with doubling) or 8m 3f.
'The Chimes' is published by New Theatre Publications and a FREE evaluation script is available as a pdf download. To find out more, click here: One Act Plays
Contact email info@derekwebb.co.uk
 
'Losing It'

1-act comedy - running time approx 45 mins


derekwebb.co.uk
info@derekwebb.co.uk
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... Characters: Jack: a very earnest young actor; Woman: a self-assured woman
"Fluellen Theatre Company's new Lunchtime Theatre season got off to a flying start with this nicely observed two-handed comedy from the pen of Derek Webb" South Wales Evening Post
'Losing It' is published by New Theatre Publications. For a FREE evaluation script, available as pdf download, click here: One Act Plays
Contact email info@derekwebb.co.uk
 
'Roy Brown: Untitled'

1-act comedy


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The new satirical comedy from Derek Webb
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.
'The word “comedy” isn'’t good enough for it, so true and accurate are its perceptions of the art world and its emperor'’s clothes.' Robat Gruffudd
Length: one act. Cast: 2m 2f:
CORDELIA LANSBURY – 30 -50 Art gallery owner and performance artist
ROY BROWN – Carpenter, opportunist and wishful thinker
JANE – Roy's friend who's just a mate but we detect she might desire something more
RHYS – a drinking mate of Roy's and a useful sounding board for his ideas
'Roy Brown: Untitled' is published by New Theatre Publications. For a FREE evaluation script, available as pdf download, click here: One Act Plays
Contact email info@derekwebb.co.uk
 
 
Paul Surridge

Royalty free scripts available
One act/three act - Comedy/drama scripts available for royalty free performances.
For more information PHSurridge@aol.com.
About the Author: Paul Surridge
Like most people subscribing to this site I'm passionate about theatre, especially the work of amateur theatre groups that embellish people's lives and play an important part in community life. I very much enjoy working with individuals to expose their acting talent and as a result contribute to successful group productions. Over the years I've acted in a wide range of roles in both dramatic and musical productions. Today, I concentrate on directing and playwriting offering my services on a voluntary basis.
 
 
Laura Park

'Her Will be Done'
Free Comedy Script

Laura Park is looking for a group to perform her new comedy
Script available free via laurapark@web.de

A black comedy about a mother who continues to dominate her two daughters even after death.
roles:4 female; 2 male
Running time: approx 90 mins
 
 
Titles by Jane Hilliard
 
Monologue available
Sponge Cake & Leopard Skin

janehilliard@talktalk.net
The synopsis: a downtrodden housewife who finds strength (in a bizarre way) through unexpected events that change her life.
A short piece 15 minutes I think.
A simple set...bare stage with a side table and chair...bottle of Sherry and a glass on table.
 
The Boobytrap
published by
Jasper Publishing

janehilliard@talktalk.net
A 3 act comedy for 3 males 5 females...age ranges mid thirties to sixties. This play has been performed by the West Moors Drama Society Dorset
 
New Comedy available
Thank You Mr. Dickens!
published by
Jasper Publishing

janehilliard@talktalk.net

A Christmas Comedy.
 
A full length comedy in two acts
The Finish Line


written by P A J Rudelhoff and Jane Hilliard
published by
Lazy Bee Scripts

janehilliard@talktalk.net
Sir Humphrey Parmington and his sister Lady Gwendoline, the eccentric owners of Woodley Manor are happily living in unsuspecting bliss as their Stately Home & lives crumble around them! Will they end up in the family crypt, surely the ultimate ‘Finish Line’?
Luckily they have Maisie their faithful Cook, Kitchen Maid and Housekeeper to keep them in line.
The Kitchen & Maisie are both equally the centre of ‘House & family’.
When Sir Humphreys’ younger sister Hester and her art dealer friend Sebastian arrive at the house after a twenty year absence Maisie suspects there is an ulterior motive for their visit, she is not proved wrong!
Next to arrive at the crumbling Manor for their four yearly reunion with Sir Humphrey are his ‘Olympian’ chums. A group of ‘mixed & mixed up’ people ready to follow the Olympics and a week of eating, drinking & making merry! {As they have done since 1972 when they first met and formed a group calling themselves ‘The Finish Line}
One is a cross-dressing fugitive on the run from the Police, another, a Russian shot putter with a taste for steroids, and a Gymnast with a taste for men!
Add to this mayhem a cook who is rarely sober and a Sanitary Inspector who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time and the plot becomes as addled as poor Sir Humphreys mind!
With secrets and surprises revealed…
Will they ever find the Finish Line?
 
Theatre Of War

janehilliard@talktalk.net
A one act play
1914, the outbreak of ‘The Great War’
The inhabitants of a sleepy English village struggle to come to terms with the changes in their lives now that the able bodied men have left to defend their country. Those that are left behind continue with steely determination to keep the village as it was for their loved ones return.
Sadly, the futility of war touches them all.
It's an easy play to produce, one set,20/25 minutes long approx.
Although I wrote it specifically for West Moors the name of the village could be changed to fit any country setting.
 
 
Alan LeBoeuf
Script available free via alanl@athabascau.ca.
There will be no royalties for the first two groups in the UK to perform this play
New Comedy/Farce available
Not a Leg to Stand On

Alan LeBoeuf is looking for two groups in the UK to perform his new farce 'Not a Leg to Stand On'. 4f 4m.

Len Pivnik thinks he’s a pretty upstanding guy but when an insurance investigator comes to visit he has to be anything but up standing. You see, the insurance company thinks he’s confined to a wheelchair. When Gladys Hurt, the investigator arrives, Len, literally, has to think on his feet and he explains that he is, in fact, his best friend Rajinder. Of course, it’s a mistake anyone could make. Rajinder is East Indian and Len is Jewish. Rajinder emerges from the bathroom to find out he has changed not only his religion but his race. When a second investigator arrives, life becomes very complicated for all concerned.

'The play is very funny' in a few years this could become a staple of British farce - Louis Hobson Calgary Sun Theatre Critic 2009
Running time: approx 105 mins

About the Author: Alan has been involved in all aspects of amateur theatre for 30 years. He is the author of five plays and despite living in Canada still retains a very English sense of humor, if not spelling.
 
 
Matt Maisey Pantos
www.mattmaiseypantos.co.uk

If you are looking for new pantomime scripts, with lots of laughs, traditional stories and characters, but with a fresh approach, then you are in the right place!
All the Pantomime scripts you will find here are full of what you want in a pantomime. Best loved characters, well known storylines and a healthy mix of old and new jokes. There is slapstick, callouts and most of all a general sense of fun.
The scripts are ready for you to use as they are, but sometimes the best laughs come from what you add!
Matthew has been performing on stage since school age. At some point he started writing and directing things too! Having been in many pantomimes both as a child and adult he knew that being stupid on stage was a passion and wanted to help others do the same. Recently he has played Billy the Butler in 'Sleeping Beauty,' (in what was voted NODA's best Pantomime for the South West) Sergeant Feng in 'Aladdin' (which he also directed) and Silas Slime in 'Puss in Boots'. So he's done the Good the Bad and probably the Ugly.
 
 


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G. Wizz Promotions



GWizzProm@gmail.com
Our pantomime scripts are original, imaginative, adaptable, popular, and above all successful, to inspire the performers and bring out the best in them. They are suitable for presentation by both large and small amateur groups, with traditional story lines, comedy, excitement, adventure, and a good mix of songs and action - in fact, all the vital ingredients to delight and entertain your audiences.
 
 

LUCKY BUCKET PRODUCTIONS


contact@luckybucket.co.uk
or Tel 0844 879 4558
An ever expanding catalogue of musicals for schools and youth theatre groups. Affordable director’s packs. Choose from titles like the western themed ‘BALLAD OF MARION ELY’, a film noir inspired detective musical ‘HAL STONE: FACE OF AN ANGEL', the B-movie style ‘SWARM: ATTACK OF THE KILLER BEES’, the imaginative ‘BENJAMIN PERDIDO’S UNPLANNED ADVENTURE’ or the educational ‘OLYMPICS: THE NAKED TRUTH among others.
Visit our website to find out more.
 
 

LUCKY BUCKET PRODUCTIONS


contact@luckybucket.co.uk
or Tel 0844 879 4558
An ever expanding catalogue of musicals for schools and youth theatre groups. Affordable director’s packs. Choose from titles like the western themed ‘BALLAD OF MARION ELY’, a film noir inspired detective musical ‘HAL STONE: FACE OF AN ANGEL', the B-movie style ‘SWARM: ATTACK OF THE KILLER BEES’, the imaginative ‘BENJAMIN PERDIDO’S UNPLANNED ADVENTURE’ or the educational ‘OLYMPICS: THE NAKED TRUTH among others.
Visit our website to find out more.
 
 

R.C.P. Scripts


rcpscripts@yahoo.co.uk
Publish Your Plays for Amateur Societies
R.C.P Scripts was started to raise funds for our youth group. We encourage other amateur writers to submit scripts to be used by the amdram community. Rob Purton has written many scripts for the clubs he is involved with and now wishes to sell his as well as others purely for non professional use.
 
 

New, award winning & hilariously funny plays and scripts


judi@comedyplays.co.uk
Comedy Plays
Stage plays, scripts, sketches, pantos and monologues for Amateur and Professional Theatre.
Find new, interesting and in a lot of cases, award winning plays, all at a very reasonalble cost.
We are also here to give Playwrights an opportunity to promote their work and get paid.
 
 
Reece Sibbald Productions

RSPantomimes@aol.com
REECE SIBBALD PRODUCTIONS - FRESH, VIBRANT, UP-TO-DATE PANTOMIME SCRIPTS
Reece Sibbald Productions supply top-quality Pantomime script to the professional field and have recently released their titles for amateur use. Each script combines a fine blend of comedy, drama and action to keep everyone entertained of all ages from 2 to 102! Due to the nature of the professional business with 'celebrities' having more to do, we have several different variations of each of our titles to suit the needs of individual productions. With song suggestions and lighting cues these scripts are fast-paced and easy to produce. Help is always at hand, if you require something a little different for a production, or your audience traditionally will expect a 'slosh' routine, then we are more than happy to help you with 'the secret formula'. We pride ourselves on our scripts and our service is always courteous and friendly. We want to help you make your production 'sparkle' - and we offer competitive rates too. So why not drop by our website and take a glance, or send us an email, either way we're happy to hear from you.
Pantomime Titles Available: ALADDIN ~ ALICE IN WONDERLAND ~ BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ~ CINDERELLA ~ DICK WHITTINGTON ~ GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS ~ HUMPTY DUMPTY ~ JACK AND THE BEANSTALK ~ MOTHER GOOSE ~ PETER PAN ~ PUSS IN BOOTS ~ ROBIN HOOD (AND THE BABES IN THE WOOD) ~ THE ADVENTURES OF ROBINSON CRUSOE ~ SLEEPING BEAUTY ~ SNOW WHITE ~ THE WIZARD OF OZ
 
 
The Playwrights Publishing Company
The Playwrights Publishing Company is a small family concern based in Nottingham that has over fifty brand new scripts awaiting production from writers around the world and free downloads of the first half of each are available from the website . Free reading copies of any script are also sent out on request from The Playwrights Publishing Company, 70 Nottingham Road, Burton Joyce, Nottinghamshire, NG14 5AL. Telephone: 01159 313356 We have just released a new one-act comedy about modern art called 'Mirror Image' for 3m & 1f by Dr Chris Joby. A wealthy banker has bought a reflective piece of modern art, very reflective - it is in fact a mirror in a special artistic frame, but is it genuine or has he, and indeed are we, being fleeced? Free download of the first half from from our website We are also offering a special introductory offer for theatre groups of three night’s performance royalties for the price of two!

 
 
Fox Plays UK & Europe

inquiries@foxplays-uk.co.uk

Fox Plays UK & Europe have set up a new group on Facebook where any Facebook user who wants to know more about us can come and say hello, and see what we're about.


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Fox Plays UK & Europe is the sole agent in the UK and Europe for Australian playwright Cenarth Fox and Fox Plays.

We offer the full range of Fox Plays titles via our online shop and by post. Titles in stock are normally despatched within 7 days, titles out of stock may take up to 28 days for delivery so please order in good time. |If you need an item urgently please phone us on 01524 781868 to check availability.
We also handle all performance licence fees for Fox Plays within the UK & Europe. See also the Licence FAQs link at the top right of the screen.
In our Script Preview section you will find downloadable Preview copies of scripts in PDF format for perusal purposes, we also have printed copies of these available for loan. Please phone or email us for details.
We have an A5 catalogue available in printed format if you would rather use this than the website. Please use the Contact Us form to request a copy.
If you need more information about any Fox Play and cannot find the answer on the website, please use the Contact Us link above to get in touch.

Fox Plays brings you the most exciting drama!
Whether you are looking for short plays for very young children or a full length musical, or anything in between, Fox Plays will have something to suit your needs. One act, two act, dinner theatre, 10 minutes or less, the choice is yours at Fox Plays.
 
 

School Plays and Pantos

Royalty-free downloadable school plays and pantomimes - many with audio music packages which give a high quality piano accompaniment.
Since Playstage Junior started in 2002, our plays have been performed by English-speaking primary schools and youth groups in 39 countries!
So now, we can offer three types of easily downloadable plays:
Plays without songs in the text (you can add your own if you wish).
Plays with traditional songs in the text and you can purchase optional audio accompaniment tracks.
Plays with popular songs in the text and we provide a link to companies that provide modestly-priced backing tracks.
Best of all, once you have purchased and downloaded one of our plays and/or music packages, there are no further costs. No royalty fees whatsoever. Each play and music package comes with a licence to photocopy as many copies as your school or group requires and you may perform the play year after year.
 
 
Plays for Adults
PLAYSTAGE SENIOR Catalogue - Great Plays for Older Actors
Playstage Senior was formed in 2008 by playwright Lynn Brittney and friends. Unlike other companies that offer playscripts, Playstage Senior is committed to offering plays that contain good parts for older actors, because we understand the needs of most amateur dramatic groups!
The plays contain some younger parts but the majority of the roles are for actors aged forty and beyond.
 
 
Samuel French Play Publishers -Theatre Booksellers - Play Leasing Agents
We've been publishing, selling and leasing plays for performance since 1830. From our premises in London's Fitzrovia we can offer a world wide mail order service, backed with a knowledge and expertise that spans more than 175 years of service to theatre. And now we've extended this service so you can browse and buy online.
 
 

Murder Mystery Scripts

Our scripts are available free for testing in a live situation (in return for feedback about running times and how they flow in a performance)
We have been writing murder mystery games for the boxed and downloadable markets for 12 years and have also written some large group games in the style of a play script which takes about an hour in four Acts.
The scripts for testing are:

Love, lust and lies on the Lentini Line (Set on a Italian train journey/in an Italian villa)

Death by Chocolate

Operation Murder (Doctors and Nurses theme )


Aladdin - a full version complete with up to a dozen songs (spoofs of popular songs)

A murder mystery called Murder at the Panto which is wrapped around a smaller version of Aladdin with a death just before the production
If you would like any more details please contact us on info@playmurdermystery.com or 07774 215087
Thank you
John Delaney, Mystery Writers Ltd
07774 215087 - john.delaney3@btinternet.com

 
 

Dublar Scripts

Pantomime and Play Publishers
 
 
Jasper Publishing Pantomime and Play Publishers
 
 
Lazy Bee Scripts Pantomime and Play Publishers
 
 
Limelight Scripts

Contact: Limelight Scripts, 152 Southey Hill. Sheffield S5 8BN
Tel: 0114 2576 749 Mobile: 0779 499 0307 limelightscripts@live.co.uk
Limelight Scripts offer an exciting range of award-winning pantomime scripts both traditional and new, many with original storylines and twists. All of our scripts have been tried and tested in front of audiences in the UK and worldwide. We are totally committed to offering our customers a personal and friendly service, tailored to their own individual needs. You can purchase scripts in either hard copy or as an electronic download and pay via our shopping cart, using several payment methods. If you need any help with making a purchase, please don’t hesitate to give us a call and someone will be on hand to assist you in a patient and helpful manner.
 
 
Script Circle Pantomime and Play Publishers
 
 
Cressrelles Publishing Company Limited

Cressrelles is one of the largest groups of play publishers in the UK. We offer every type of play, from short pieces, to one-acts, full length plays and pantomimes, for all-women, mixed and youth casts.
I hope you will find many plays amongst our catalogues to interest your drama group. We will extend the scope of our website in the near future but, in the meantime, you will find downloadable catalogues of plays and theatre textbooks, links to our overseas agents and to UK drama organisations and suppliers.
If you would like to order any of our plays or theatre books or for further information, please simon@cressrelles.co.uk me at and I will reply with a quote or despatch the books to you immediately.
 
 
resources4drama Contact administrator@resources4drama.co.uk
The site sells downloadable resources which include scripts. Suitable for younger performers and for adult groups. Free samples for most items.
 
 
Flying Ducks Theatre David Tristram Comedies
 
 

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We have expanded into several other musical genres over the years: contemporary classical, light orchestral, educational, brass and military band, and religious. Our associated production music library, JW Media Music Ltd., is a leader in its field, while our sister companies in Vienna and Frankfurt have developed repertoire for their own respective markets.
Today, our theatre catalogue spans the century, from Viennese operettas to British musicals of the 1990s. It spans the globe too, through our representation for the UK and other European territories of the prestigious Broadway show catalogues of Music Theatre International and the Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatre Library. 1998 saw another development, our expansion into the arena of the play with the acquisition of rights in the stage works of the Hungarian playwright Ferenc Molnár.
The launch of the Website is another exciting adventure for us, and we look forward to making many new contacts through it, to strengthen our links with the worlds of theatre and music.
 
 
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