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Scripts

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  Title Author Cast Set Acts Time-frame Synopsis
Book 1 act Plays Bernard Shaw          
MeloDrama 3 brand new Melodramas Jim Sperinck          
Book 30 Short Comedy Plays for teens Lawrie Allen          
Book 4 one act Plays Reginald Arkell          
Book 40 Short Plays Ann Cartwright          
Comedy A Charity Committee Edward Knoblock 9 w simple – as a formal committee meeting 1 1930s committee meeting jostling for position
  A Collier’s Tuesday Tea   3 W 6 M cottage in a Mining village 1    
  A Comedy of Anarchy        2    
Play A Country Rebel Jeffery Grenfill-Hill 6 W Cottage   Edwardian  
Play A Cut in the Rates Alan Ayckbourne 2 W 1 M Street, study and cellar   The Present A visit to an illusionist opens up a past mystery
Play A Dog’s Life Pam Valentine 2 humans, 2 male and 2 female dogs Animal shelter   The Present  
Comedy A Fishy business Margaret Wood 4 (6) m 3 (5) w sitting room in house 1 1970s dinner party and problems with cat and food poisoning
Farce A fly in the Ointment Derek Benfield 3 m 3 w Bungalow on Sussex Coast in a hot summer 2 Recent past / present and probably the future Why is a MP minister for the Environment searching seaside bungalow of ex-mistress?
Play A Kind of Alaska Harold Pinter 2 M 1 W ? 1    
Comedy A Lady mislaid Kenneth Horne 4 W 3 M living room – isolated country house 2    
Play A Letter from the general Maurice Mcloughlin 6 W 3 M Common room of a mission station in an eastern country 3 1950s  
Play A Separate Peace Tom Stoppard 2 M 4 W Reception office and private nursing home ward   The Present  
  A Tomb with a View            
Play Abigail’s Party Mike Leigh 2 m 3 w  Ground floor of house – early evening in Spring 2 The Present Suburbanites entertaining neighbours with a noisy party next door
 Panto Aladdin    Lots        
Comedy Albert Richard Harris 2 m 1w sitting room in surburban house, summer evening 1 The Present complete confusion + misunderstanding due to language barriers
  All in Known Eve Hughes   front porch and living room      
  All’s well that ends as you like it            
Comedy Alphabetical Order Michael Frayn 4m 3w library – section of provincial newspaper 2 1970s disorganised, chaotic newspaper offices, >organised by newcomer > descend into chaos with threat of closure
Book Amassed Hysteria Various          
Book An Evening with Gary Lineker Arthur Smith + Chris England 2 W 3 M        
Comedy And this was odd Kenneth Horne 6 W 2 M Drawing Room 3 1700s  
Monologue Anorak of Fire     Stephen Dinsdale 1 M       Life of a trainspotter
Comedy Anyone for Breakfast Derek Benfield 3 m 3 w Shirley and Gilbert’s Country House in the winter 2 The Present Marital Shenanigans
Comedy Apple and Eve Sam Bate 10 Ordinary Lounge 3    
Farce Are you a mason Leo Dietrichstein 7 M 7 W London apartment 3    
Comedy Are you being served Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft 5 m 4 w shop; hotel lobby, tents 3 1970s Staff of Grace Bros. caught in revolutionary uprising on holiday to Spain
Play Asylum Alec Baron 4 M 2 W West German mental health sanatorium   1970s  
Comedy Thriller Bang, you’re dead! Paul Reakes 2m 2w living room 1 The Present plan of murder
Comedy Basinful of the briny Leslie Sands ???? sitting room of seedy boarding house by sea 3 1960s check with Linda
  Bazaar and Rummage ? 6 W Multi purpose hall 2    
Panto Beauty and The Beast    Lots        
Farce Black Comedy Peter Shaffer 5 M 3 W a London apartment     conditions of light and dark reversed
Play Blythe Spirit Noel Coward 5 W 2 M living room in a house in Kent 3 ?  
  Boeing-Boeing            
Play Bonaventure Charlotte Hastings 8 W 3 M Convent 3    
  Boomerang            
Comedy Brenton versus Brenton David Tristram 3 m 3 w well appointed office for advertising agency in Chicago 1 1980s complete take off of American soaps
Play Brush with a body Maurice Mcloughlin 4 m 6 w house in Hampstead 3 1960s refurbishment of late husband’s former study to bedroom; discovery of sweep of 20yr old mystery children anxious to conceal
Christmas Comedy But Once in year Falkland L Cary 6 W 4 M Lounge 3    
Play Can you hear the music David Campton 6 (m or f) Enormous Loft 1   Play about mice, from their point of view
Farce Cat on the Fiddle John Dole 5 M 5 W London rented flat 3    
Farce Caught Napping Geoffrey Lumsden 8 M 5 W Drawing Room of a house master’s home at a school 3    
Thriller Chin-chin chinaman Percy Walsh 3 M 1 W   1    
Comedy Christmas Crackers Sam Bate 6 w lounge of home , xmas  1 late 1960s mother and 2 daughters prepare for xmas; youngest in Play -been practising for role in Play; neighbours mistake practice for cruelty to cats; call in RSPCA
  Code of the West Michael Kilgarriff 5 m 2 w   1   Canvas of life in the Wild West in unforgettable (? Stanzas)
Book Collected Plays for Children Ted Hughes          
Farce Costa del packet! Anthony booth 5 w workman’s hut in Spain 1 mid 1970s all women’s holiday, hotel not built yet
Play Crossways Jane Parry-Davies 7 W Sitting room of an ancient cottage 1    
Victorian MeloDrama Curses Foiled Again Evelyn Hood   Drawing Room 1    
MeloDrama Dark Brown Philip Johnson 5 W 2 M Living room behind a tobacconists shop 1 late 1800s  
Play Deadly Poison Roland and Michael Pertwee  5 W 2 M (plus 1 other) London Parlour 1 The Present  
Panto Dick Whittington at Struth??            
Comedy Distracted Globe N. J. Warburton 2 m 4 w; could use non-speaking party goers if wanted (if do trilogy together 4 m 6 w) after show party (on stage Hamlet set) 1 The Present 3rd in trilogy (could stand alone) after show party 
Farce Domestic Economy Mark Lemon 3 M 5 W Chandler’s shop 1    
Slightly black comedy Don’t blame it on the boots N. J. Warburton 1 Mm 3 w (if do trilogy together 4 m 6 w) easily stageable 1 The Present 1st in trilogy (could stand alone) on stage Hamlet
Play Dress Rehearsal Alec Baron 7 W 2 M on a stage 3 The Present  
  Drinking Companion     3 star hotel bar 1    
Comedy Duets Peter Quilter 4 W 4 M (could double up parts) living room of an apartment 4 The Present  
Comedy Easy Stages N. J. Warburton 3 M 4 w (if do trilogy together 4 m 6 w) (on stage Hamlet set) ? Do-able as lots of moving set around 1 The Present 2nd in trilogy (could stand alone) scene change chaos
Play Epitaph for a hard man Evelyn Hood 1 m 2 w living room of a home 1 The Present  
Comedy Ever been had? Doris M. Day 5 w living room of house 1 late 1970s suspicion of murder next door, fuelled by gossip leads to unexpected conclusion
Comedy Festival nightmare Nina Warner Hooke 3m 5 w (could be some flexibility with roles) simple stage 1 1950/60s festival adjudicator’s nightmare
Comedy Fish out of water Derek Benfield 3 m 4 w hotel on Italian Riviera 2 mid 1980s summer romantic setting disturbed by outspoken widow and timid sister – no room booked in hotel
Play Five Birds in a Cage Gertrude E Jennings 2 W 3 M Tube Lift 1    
Comedy Flat to let Arthur Macrae 4 W 3 M Sitting room in a Westminster Flat 3    
Play Flowers for Mrs Hopkins Gladys M Hogg   living room of a ground floor flat   The Present  
Comedy Fluff John Scholes 2 m 2 w bedroom in country estate 1 1980s attempts to steal fir coats to finance a holiday
Farce Flying feathers Dereck Benfield 4 m 6 w country house in Spring 2 late 1980s identical brothers and “house of sin”
Comedy / Farce Fool’s Paradise Peter Coke 2m 6 w drawing room of house in Westminster 3 1960s May ????
  Four Plays for coarse actors            
Comedy Frankenstein’s Guests Martin Dowling 5 m 4w castle 2 Anytime Baron Frankenstein tries to counsel and cure a motley crew of monsters he has invited to his castle, regrets his decision and guests reveal their true colours
  French Kiss Arthur Smith 2m 1 w   1   Couple on holiday in Flanders, Sally is confronted with Jasper, brought forward in time from WWI 1916. She brings him back to London  where begins a roller coaster ride
           
  Fumed Oak Noel Coward          
  Ghost of a Chance Brian J Burton 5 W A decaying room 1    
  Good to Firm Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood          
Play Green Forms Alan Bennett 2 W 1 M office in Northern England   The Present  
Book Groping for words / Bazaar and Rummage / Womberang) Sue Townsend          
Play Heaven at Charing Cross Aubrey Danvers-Walker 7 W 5 M Back parlour of a London papershop 3 1930s  
 Panto Hickory Dickory Wood            
Comedy Hidden meanings Michael Snelgrove 4 m 5 w Victoriana type “Sherlock Holmes” sitting room 1 The Present  
Farce Holed out in one Claude Radcliffe 2 m 3 w smoking room in Keswick 1 1919 ish old friend (now an MP) overstaying his welcome
Play Holy Cow Eve Hughes 3 m 3 w hillside in India 1 any hungry indian beggar couple and tourists
Play Housekeeper Wanted Philip King and Falkland L. Cary 1 m 4 w living room 1 dated plot  1953 advertisement and interviews for housekeeper
Comedy Humble Boy Charlotte Jones 3 m (1 is mid thrities)  3w   2 The Present 25 yr old astro-physicist’s search for work and home unity
Comedy I’ll get my man Philip King 4 m 5 w stageable 3    
  In the net            
 Panto Jack and the Beanstalk            
Farce Keep Calm Louis Goodrich 3 m 3w room in surburban house 1 1950s mistaken identify involving plumber, policeman and missing baby
Play Kindly Leave the Stage John Chapman 5 W 3 M living room of a garden flat 2    
Comedy Laburnam Grove J B Priestly 4 W 5 M Living room in a north London suburb 3    
MeloDrama Lady Audley’s secret Constance Cox 8 W 4 M Garden of Audley Court 1 1860s  
Comedy Last Panto in Little Grimley David Tristram 2 m 2 w plain set 1 The Present am. Dram grp planning panto
Play Last Scene of All Margaret Wood 5 W 2 M Lounge of home for retired artistes   The Present  
Comedy last Tango in Little Grimley David Tristram 2 m 2 w plain set 1 The Present struggling / am. Dram group use sex to sell Play
  Little Murders Jules Feiffer 3 W 5 M (plus wedding guests) Apartment 2    
 Panto Little Red Riding Hood            
Comedy Look no Hans John Chapman and Michael Pertwee 3 m (plus optional) 3 w combined living room and office in West Berlin 2 mid 1980s manager of car company as well as bad undercover agent of British security – lots of confusion
Play Lord Arthur Savile’s crime Constance Cox 5 M 5 W London Drawing Room 3 1890s  
Comedy Merry regiment of women Rae Shirley 3 m 6 w part of Globe theatre 1 Any set as a Play – characters all from Shakespeare
Comedy Midsummer Mink Peter Coke 4 M 6 W Flat adjoining the Albert Hall 3    
Panto Mother Goose            
Thriller Mr Hunter Stuart Ready 5 W 1 M Railway station waiting room 1    
Thriller Murder at Eight Sam Bate 5 W 1 M Farmhouse kitchen 1 The Present unexpected visitor shatters calm of farm evening
  Murder Behind the Mask Adrian Dale   on a stage      
Comedy Murder in Play Simon Brett 5 W 3 M library of a manor house 2    
MeloDrama Murder in the Red Barn Constance Cox 9 W 5 M Cottage Green 1 Early 1800s  
  Mystery at Greenfingers   9 W 5 M   1    
Play Night must Fall Emlyn Williams 4 M 5 W Sitting room in a bungalow 3    
Various Nine Modern short Plays Various         For Stage and Radio
Ghost Story Nobody Knows Philip Johnson 4 W 3 M Scottish mountain hut 1 ?  
Comedy Nothing but the truth James Montgomery 5 M 6 W Stockbroker’s office in New York and a summer house in Long Island 3    
Comedy Nude with Violin Noel Coward 7 W 7 M Paris studio      
Comedy Nudes in waning light George Brockhill 2 m 5 w living room of spacious country house 1 1980s hen pecked husband persuaded to paint nudes – middle class prejudiced wife arrives back early
Comedy On Monday next Philip King 6 M 5 W Stage of a theatre 3    
Book One million tiny Plays about Britain Craig Taylor          
Comedy Out for the Count (How would you like your stake?) Martin Dowling 5 m 4 w lunatic asylum 1 1980s Transylvanian count attempt seduction v actions to thwart him
Comedy Out of the Question Ira Wallach 4 W 3 M living room 3    
Comedy Outside Edge Richard Harris 5 m 4 w Cricket pavilion 2 The Present preparing for an afternoon’s cricket – cricket captain, long suffering wife and personal lives of team members
Farce Play On Rick Abbott 7 W 3 M Stage of a theatre   The Present Am. Dram. Group trying to put on a Play with constant interference from the writer
Book Play Time Julia Donaldson          
  Playboy of the Western World J M Singe 4 M 7 W Country Shebeen 3    
Comedy Plaza Suite Neil Simon 1 m 2 w  + bellhop and waiter suite at Plaza hotel 3   hotel pathos and humour
Comedy Port Out Starboard Home Richard James 3 W 4 M  Cruise ship 2   Ship board romance
Various Present Mirth Peter Assinder + Naomi Sinclair 12 W (or more)        
  Pygmalion            
Comedy Queen Elizabeth slept here Talbot Rothwell 7 M 6 W Decrepit cottage 3 Elizabethan  
Comedy Quiet Weekend Ester McCracken 5 M 8 W Sitting room of a country cottage 3    
Play Raising the Stakes Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood          
  Reginald Arkell’s Latest            
  Riders to the Sea J M Singe 3 W 1 M Cottage kitchen in Ireland 1    
Farce Rookery Nook Ben Travers 7 W 5 M Lounge Hall 3    
Play Rumour Sam Bate 6 W Vicarage Garden 1 The Present  
Book Scene Scripts Various          
  Secretary Trouble Peter Goodchild          
  Selected one act Plays            
Monologue, duologues and mimes Sextet   Women        
Play Shadows Josephine Carter 3 M 4 W Dining Room 1 The Present  
  Shake, Rattle and Run   6 M 7 W Vicarage study in a rambling Tudor House      
Play Shop for charity Charles Mander 1 m 4 w Charity Shop 1 The Present  
Play Six wives in Favour L Du Gard Peach 8 W Room in a house 1   Sequel to All In Favour
Book Sketch’o’frenia John Dessler and Lawrence Phillis          
Comedy Smokescreen Harold Brighouse 4 W Sitting room in Kensington flat 1 The Present  
Panto Snow White            
Play Sour Grapes and Ashes N J Warburton 3 W 2 M on a hill 1 The Present  
Play Still Life Noel Coward 5 W 6 M Refreshment Room of a station 1    
Comedy Drama Strange Refuge Molly Raynor 9 W Large room 1    
Farce Strike Happy Duncan Greenwood 9 (7 strong; 2 younger girls) front room in writers cottage 3 post war 1950s  
  Sue Townsend – 9 Plays)            
  Television Comedy Scripts            
Panto The Babes in the wood            
Comedy The Bed before Yesterday Ben Travers 4 w 4 m Alma’s house in Brompton Mews 2 1930s Sexless Marriage reignites Passion
Comedy The Blue Goose Peter Blackmore 5 M 5 W need to be adapted – – living room with piano, stairs, lots of entrances and fireplace 3 1960s May upstanding couple; daughters plan to elope / involvement of 2nd daughter’s fiancé 
Comedy The Buried cable Harry Graham 6 m 2 w tumble down office in France 1 set in 1914  
Comedy The Camels Back Arnold Helsby 6 W 3 M Farmhouse living room 3    
Play The Crooked Road Janet Allen 5 W 3 M   3    
Farce The Desirable Cottage Anthony Booth          
Play The Diary of Ann Frank Dramatized by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett 6 W 5 M top floors of warehouse in Amsterdam 2 1945  
Farce The final rehearsal S. Caldwell 5 w crowded sitting room 1 early 1900s final rehearsal for a Play
  The Flat to Let            
Detective Story The Fourth Wall A A Milne 8 M 2 W Private sitting room in Sussex 3    
Play the frozen heart Ivory Brides 5 w kitchen of isolated farmhouse    1943 xmas  relationships of German family and Jewish displaced worker just before the war
  The Ghost of Gerry Bundler            
Play The Goldfish Pool Elizabeth Rayner 5 W Garden 1    
Play The Green Pack  Edgar Wallace  2 W 7  M   3    
Thriller The Grey Monk Walks Graham Reed 7 W Main room of a country cottage of an actress 1 The Present  
  The Happiest Day of your life            
Play The Hit Man J.C.W Brook 3m 2w Patio and lawns of a dilapidated house 1 The Present George trying to change his life hires a hit man to kill of his bore of a wife, but the hitman (Romero) brings along his P.A – watch this space
Play The Janna years Gillian Plowman 2m 3 w communal room of boarding house 1 1990s 4 lonely people and changing relationships
Comedy The Last Bread Pudding Nick Warburton 2m 4 w (1 W non-speaking) plus tramp M or F room where am.dram. Group meet 1 The Present discussion of a new Play, Presentation of meeting is also demonstration of ideas
Play The Long Noon Patricia Chown 5 W 2 M Country house veranda 1 The Present  
  The Man in the Bowler Hat            
Play The Man Outside Janet Allen 3 W 3 M sitting room 3    
Farce The Matchmaker Thornton Wilder 9 M 7 W New York 4 1980s Merchant looking for a wife
  The Old Shop with a Bell            
Play The Paragon Roland and Michael Pertwee   4 W 5 M        
Drama The Paying Guest Peter Assinder 0 m 4 w living room of guest house in isolated country 1 Time frame when phone party lines still in use  acquitted woman seeks refuge / attempts to cover murderous tracks
Drama The Pot of Caviar J C Ledward 5 M 3 W North China Scottish Mission 1 1900s  
Book The Pressures of Life           4 TV Plays
Play The Quiet Heart C F Jeffery 6 W Anteroom of a convent 3    
Play The Rats Agatha Christie 2 W 2 M flat in Hampstead   The Present  
Play The Reading Group Fay Weldon 2 m 5 w sitting room 1 The Present 5 women in a reading group, revealing their true characters
Play The Rest Cure Gertrude Jennings 4 W 1 M Bedroom of Nursing Home 1    
Drama The Return Tony Edwards 4 m 2 W Lounge 1 the Present  
Comedy The Right Spirit Stella Wyn Jones 6 w deserted hall of Upper Popshaw Grange 1 1960s cleaning women have a go at acting; but one by one are “taken” by the ghost to be companions to Play Ludo
Comedy The Show must go on Stella Wyn James 6 W Stage of a village hall   Present Sequel to Alright on the Night
Farce The star dusters Naomi Sinclair 6 w a theatre 1 1950s cleaning women have a go at acting
Play The Treatment of Mungo Tweet Michael Lambe 7 characters Hospital ward 1    
Thriller The visitor Maureen Lee 4 W Lounge of an Olde Worlde cottage 1 The Present  
Comedy Thriller The Walking dead Michael Lambe 2 m (1 is dead!) 3 w easy staging 1    
Play The Winter of 1917 David Campton 6 (1 has to M and 1 has to be F) Downstairs room of a country house     Refuge from weather drawn into emotions of winter 1917
Panto There was an old women            
Comedy There’s always spring Arthur Lovegrove ???? unoccupied flat in London 1 ???? ????
Comedy Thermal underwear Andrew Davies 3 m 3 w living room Sunday lunch time 1 late 1980s Ruby wedding anniversary – day becomes memorable for all the wrong reasons
  Timelapse            
Farce Tons of Money Will Evans and Valentine 6 M 4 W Library 3 ?  
  Top Table            
Book Traverse Plays Various          
  Trench Kiss Arthur Smith 2 M 1 W        
Book TV Comedy Scripts Various          
Play Twenty-five not out Hazel Wyld 2 m 3 w bedroom of surburban house 1 1990s silver wedding anniversary with wife having to make a decision re husband’s affair (wound his ego / pretend not to know)
Short panto Ultrabrite and the seven toothbrushes  Tony Ellis          
Play Vacant Possession Don West 2 M 2 W Kitchen 1 The Present  
3 Plays Valiant Ladies Clifford Bax  Lots! 1930s      
Play Visiting Hour Richard Harris 2 M 4 W Hospital ward 2 The Present  
? Vital Statistics ?   props and wardrobe simple      
Play Wait until dark Frederick Knott 6 m (?4) 2 w (?4) basement flat in Notting Hill 3 September 1960s 3 petty crooks trying to find drug filled doll v blind woman
Play Waiting For Alec Frank Eccles 7 W 2 M mental hospital 1 The Present  
Play Waiting for the bus Gertrude Jennings 10 W 2 M Street Corner 1    
Comedy We need a man Derek Raby 5 w simple – village hall 1 mid 1970s am. Dram grp trying to find Play with no men
Comedy What shall we do with the body? Rae Shirley 1 m 3 w front room in writers cottage 1 Early 1980s author + secret discussing next book; strange visitor and everything changes
Comedy What’s for pudding David Tristram 3 m (?2) 2 w (3) living room 1 The Present boring Sat night / dull routine interrupted > drunken gathering
Sketches What’s in a name Val Stirling (BCP member)   various 7 sketches   various
Farce When we are Married J B Priestly 7 W 8 M Sitting room in a Victorian House 3    
  White Wedding     living room      
Farce Wife required Falkland L. Cary and Philip King 2 m 4 w Henry’s office 1 mid 1940s ?????
  Womberang            
Comedy Young Wives Tale Ronald Jeans 3 M 6 W sitting room – ground floor house 3    

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