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If you go down to the woods

In this black comedy, a notorious bridge over a river near a wood attracts a group of oddly matched people one fine spring morning. Each arrive with a diverse motive in mind; love, murder, suicide - and bird watching!
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 11): 6M, 5F, 2 EitherFull-Length.
Adult ThemesMild SwearingComedyDetailsDetails

The Thief of Time

In 1752, the calendar was changed to fit with the rest of the world. 11 Days were 'skipped' to catch up but in this play, the inhabitants of a village assume those 11 days pose a vortex in which anything could happen. Fear, anxiety and accusations of witchcraft abound in this surreal play for all ages.
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 11): 5F, 6M and 10 more incidental characters which can be doubledFull-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyHistoricalBased on real people/eventsFarceSurrealDetailsDetails

The Thief of Time

The story concerns the 11 days lost overnight in 1752 to make the calendar right with the rest of the world. The arrival of a storyteller in a village sets off a hornets nest of superstition about what will happen overnight, and the void they have to leap as they sleep in their beds.
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 12): 21 roles, 9 major with 6M and 5FFull-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyBased on real people/eventsFarceSurrealDetailsDetails

Murder at the Library

The new library manager is sweeping clean with her new broom, but trouble is accumulating under the carpet. Tensions between her and regular staff run high and it's clear the security guard is earning a little extra on the side. A visiting artist, a poet and other library visitors add to the potent mix that will lead to murder most foul. It's up to the audience to work out whodunit!
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 9): 5F, 3M, 1 EitherFull-Length.
Adult ThemesSuitable for Under-16s to seeComedyTragedyDetailsDetails

The Reluctant …migrť

It is the year 1789. In order to ease the overcrowding in Britain's prisons the government has begun sending male prisoners to Botany Bay in Australia. They then realise that to "prevent irregularities" and keep the male prisoners happy there is one important thing missing - females. We see our heroine, Sarah WHITLAM, a naive young country girl, who has been wrongly convicted of theft of a fire back from her landlady, being thrust on board a female convict ship alongside prostitutes and thieves to be sent away from her native land to the new colony. Will she survive? Can she convince anyone of her innocence?
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 12): 10 females & 2 female juvenilesFull-Length.
Files available for downloadOn-line performing licencesAdult ThemesDetailsDetails

Snow White and the Winter Queen

The Winter Queen is no longer the fairest of them all so before Snow White can fall in love with the Prince of Antarctica so sends her to sleep - a spell that can only be broken by a kiss from a Gnome. Pity she only knows seven dwarfs really! This is a traditional pantomime with all the usual ingredients.
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 12): 2M, 3F, 7 EitherFull-Length.
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Why on Earth...?

Vic, an unhappy middle aged man has many reasons why he wants a new life. He hates his job, his home life (living with both his mother and mother-in-law after being fleeced in a divorce when his wife left him). He lies about being abducted by aliens in the hope he'll be retired off with some kind of delusional illness - however, his lodger (actually an alien) wonders whether his cover on earth has been blown. Though his reason to be here is benign, another alien race have targeted earth and are on their way to annihilate - at least they would if they weren't thwarted at every turn by Vic's bickering family. This is a two act dramatic comedy.
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 9): 5F, 4MFull-Length.
Adult ThemesComedyFarceDetailsDetails

Heirs and DisGraces

'Heirs and DisGraces' is a murder mystery where the audience have a chance to interrogate the suspects afterwards. Set during WW2, the family of Lord George Withering are summoned urgently to Withering Hall. Imagining the elderly lord to be dying, they rush home, to find him in the best of health and planning to marry a Land Army Girl. This news is not met with universal delight and the family all have reasons for ensuring the wedding does not go ahead. That evening his Lordship gives a banquet in honour of his bride to be, but for one it will be their last supper
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 9): 5F, 3M, 1 EitherFull-Length.
Adult ThemesComedyTragedyThrillerDetailsDetails

The Edge

After a devastating flood caused by the onset of Climate Change, a bridge collapses and traps five very different personalities together. This is a fast paced verbal drama with strong moral messages.
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 7): 2F, 4M, 1 eitherFull-Length.
Adult ThemesSwearingTragedyDetailsDetails

Captain Cobalt versus the Sinister Scientist

Captain Cobalt is an up-and-coming superhero trying to balance her heroic deeds with her secret identity, a lowly pet store clerk. She battles everything from giant squid monsters to cheese-themed super-villains, encountering bystanders (and a love interest) along the way. The final showdown is with Captain Cobalt's nemesis, the nefarious Dr. Killington; a mad scientist who insists that she is the hero of the story. This is an off-the-wall comedy with audience interaction.† The staging can be as minimal or elaborate as the production requires. A main part of the humour is derived from the fact that all the props are bananas.†
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 2): 2F playing 18 CharactersFull-Length.
Adult ThemesComedyFarceSurrealDetailsDetails

Cinderella and the Magic Doll

Cinderella is told she can't go to the ball by her wicked step-sisters. However, her fairy godmother appears to make sure she meets the prince. It's not Prince Charming she falls in love with however, it's the Royal Footman, Dandini.
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 10): 3F, 3M, 4 EitherFull-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyPantomimeDetailsDetails

Dick Whittington and the Night Mayor of London

Dick Whittington goes to London to seek his fortune but when he's tricked into helping close the market by the evil Mayor, he has to find a way to make amends. All the usual trimmings of a British Pantomime included as well as some games and songs.
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 9): 2F, 2M, 5 eitherFull-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyPantomimeDetailsDetails

Bountiful Gifts

Itís the 1990ís and Rosemary is hosting her dysfunctional family for Thanksgiving as usual. But this year the stakes are especially high because her husband Ed was just offered a big transfer/promotion out to California. But Rosemary, who has devoted her life to this contentious group, does not want to move and leave her family behind. In order to change Edís mind, Rosemary is determined to make this the most peaceful, joyous, family affirming Thanksgiving of her career. The only real obstacle is her family: a sister-in-law with a brain tumor; a self-obsessed teenage son who does hair and make-up; a daughter-in-law and son who want to move back in; a caustic sister who loves to be a pot boiler; an aunt in her eighties who insists on being treated like a princess; and a neurotic hippy niece who canít be in the same room as her mother. Join this cast of characters as they put Rosemary through the ringer while she tries to create a day of family bliss.
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 9): 3M, 6FFull-Length.
Adult ThemesMild SwearingComedyDetailsDetails

About Dad

Gertrude is not happy about her husband Henry's father moving in with them so she tries to find a moment to sit down and discuss it with him. However, Henry's father is actually dead and is hanging around with unfinished business - to make amends with his son.
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 6): 4M 2FFull-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeDetailsDetails

Biddies' Borstal

The Gardener at Sunny Glades Residential Home finds a dazed man in the grounds and brings him into the annex, the titular 'borstal' where the more 'awkward' residents are kept.† At first they believe he is the Grandson of one of the residents, but they soon realise he is carrying false ID and he is in fact an assassin. Why is he there and who has he been sent to kill? There is humour and drama aplenty in this compelling interwoven character driven comedy.
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 9): 6F 4MFull-Length.
Adult ThemesMild SwearingComedyDetailsDetails

God Bless Dewsbury

Dyed-in-the-wool Yorkshireman MICK has won a weekend for two in New York on a radio phone-in. Short of a wife, he invites his fishing pal, BERNARD to explore the delights of Manhattan with him. The problem is neither have been abroad before. In fact, theyíve never set foot outside Yorkshire before! What they find in America and what follows them back will put them off leaving Dewsbury ever again.
Author: MEE, JohnCast (at least 9): 5M, 4F OR 3M, 2FFull-Length.
Files available for downloadAdult ThemesSwearingComedyDetailsDetails

Robin Hood

The Sheriff of Nottingham decides to marry Maid Marion just to get one over on his enemy Robin Hood. However, Dame Dolly Dripp has other ideas. Follow Robin into Sherbet Forest in this fun mid-length Pantomime for Children.
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 15): 4M, 3F, 17 EitherFull-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performComedyPantomimeDetailsDetails

Held

Set in the United States,†Jessica is holding a surprise birthday party for her girlfriend Samantha. She has planned the weekend to include dinner with friends, followed by a surprise proposal.† However, plans are thrown into chaos when friends cancel and both of their mothers show up a day early. Jessica had no idea that Samantha has not told her mother that she is in a new relationship or that it is with a woman. Frustration and confusion follow as Samantha has to find a way to break the news to her mother whilst Jessica decides if she can forgive Samantha.† The play is an extremely authentic portrayal of mother-daughter relationships, both cordial and trying.
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 4): 4FFull-Length.
Adult ThemesSuitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performDetailsDetails

Ronnie the Fird

The play is set at Weatherly College, a fictitious public school in the south of England during the early 1960ís. Ronnie Mills, a street wise Londoner, aged 16 years, whose parents were killed in a motor car accident is sent to the college by his wealthy grandfather. Ronnie is a keen student of History and has a great interest in The Plantagenet kings, particularly Richard III. The students pick up on Ronnieís interest and nickname him ĎRonnie the Firdí He is admired by retired college Professor Spindlethorpe who views Ronnie as a mature young man and a useful tool in helping to solve the social problems at the college. Ronnieís first social engagement is with the college bully, Henry Henderson, the son of a wealthy army officer and a benefactor of the college. Ronnie is subjected to a bout of name calling and punches Henderson, knocking him to the ground, narrowly escaping expulsion from the college. Henderson seeks revenge and Ronnie is involved in a series of confrontations with Henderson and his cohorts, including Jacobs, Hendersonís right hand man. The situation culminates in Ronnieís new found friend Jamieson being forced to fall from a balcony and admitted to hospital in a coma. The college is informed by the police there is no evidence against the bullies, who were cleverly disguised and no evidence of an attack is found on Jamiesonís body. The police consider the matter as being part of a schoolboy prank. However, a knife discovered close to the body reveals its owner as a member of Hendersonís gang and Ronnie helps to solve the problem and expose the members of the gang.
Author: PASSMORE, KeithCast (at least 18): 14M 4FMFull-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeDetailsDetails

Michael Armstrong, the factory boy

Based on a novel by Frances Trollope first published in 1840; Michael Armstrong, a child working in the cotton mills of Lancashire 'rescues' a noble lady from a cow standing in her path. As a reward she persuades her wealthy mill-owner friend to take the boy in.† Michael soon displeases his benefactor who arranges for him to be apprenticed to the remote Deep Valley Mill where the regime is brutal. On learning of the appalling conditions that children have to endure in factories, heiress Mary Brotherton sets out to find Michael and bring him home.† On visiting Deep Valley she is told that Michael has died and so adopts a factory girl in his place. Ten years later we learn that Michael had in fact, escaped from Deep Valley. Upon learning that Mary has also adopted his own brother, they are all united just as a new Act is passed improving the conditions for children in factories. This is a large cast full length play suitable to be performed to an audience of all ages.† Although the play requires a company of 26 actors, it can be performed by a cast of 16 actors with doubling.
Author: FOR STAGE, ScriptsCast (at least 16): 13M, 13FFull-Length.
Suitable for Under-16s to seeSuitable for under 16s to performAdaptation of book/filmDetailsDetails
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