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A Charitable Act

by Helena Sheridan

A comedy crime drama set in a charity shop, with parts for three men and two women. Winner of the Scottish Association of Writers Drama Award in 2014.


Drama

 

A Face in the Cloud

by Hamish Hardie

Awarded 3rd prize in Scottish Community Drama Association's Play On Words competition 2013.


Drama

 

Accident, The

by Peter Pitt

A moving drama for two men and four women set in post-war Britain (1947)


Drama

 

Action!

by Dominic Parford

Why do we pretend? This is just one of many questions raised by a group of friends as they prepare for a fancy dress party.


Drama

 

Affairs At The Hart

by Peter Foord

A sparkling new comedy by Peter Foord for four men and six women


Comedy

 

Andrews Heart

by Claire Scott

A drama by Claire Scott set in a prison. Bereaved mother Anna Duncan makes a shocking discovery when she comes face to face with an inmate.


Drama

 

Beach Hut, The

by Mark Rees

A black comedy set on the beach at Scarborough, a sequel to Mark Rees's teenage comedy 'It's Only Make Believe'. It features the same two characters Geoff and Vera, who return to Scarborough after forty years of marriage.


Comedy

 

Bird In The Bush, A

by Ron Nicol

It's a hot summer night and Bernard's stomachache and his abiding hatred of a cooing pigeon combine to keep his whole family awake.


Comedy

 

Breaking News

by Helena Sheridan

This engaging comedy by Helena Sheridan gained First Prize in the Scottish Association of Writers drama awards, and has since been adapted and excerpts made into a short film by students of the Performing Arts Department at Ayr College.


Comedy

 

Bumps

by Claire Scott

A lively new comedy by Claire Scott set in a doctor's waiting-room and a pub, where three couples reflect on the joys and angst of parenthood.


Comedy

 

Calling Heaven

by Richard Jack

Award-winning comedy by Richard Jack. Runner-up in Scott Salver Competition 2001.


Comedy

 

Christmas Carol, A

by Ron Nicol

An adaptation of the Charles Dickens story


 

Comfort Machine, The

by Peter Rolls

A farce for five women about four ladies, a bed, a plot and a glamorous Russian called Nadia.


Comedy

 

Cuffed

by Brenda Read-Brown

A drama set in a nursing home which describes the growing relationship between an old lady with a stroke and a young electrician. The play is deeply moving, but always upbeat and optimistic, with flashes of humour.


Drama

 

Doon The Watter

by Dave Buchanan

A modern Scots comedy in one act. The play is an often hilarious and keenly-observed story of two pensioners, George and Willie, and their adventures on the seafront when they are given the chance to go on a nostalgic trip 'doon the watter'.


Comedy

 

Door, The

by Tony Earnshaw

A one act play, running time 50 minutes, featuring two male actors. Winner of the Sir Michael Caine Award for Best New Writing, Leatherhead Drama Festival 2009.


Drama

 

Dressing Room, The

by Mark Rees

A sequel to Mark Rees's play Norman Is An Island, this compelling drama is set in the dressing room of a fading female impersonator, Ken 'Bunny' May.


Drama

 

Eagle Eye, The

by Peter Rolls

Award-winning farce


Comedy

 

Excess Baggage

by Nancy McPherson

Nancy McPherson's new play is a comedy set in a health spa and has strong roles for six women. Winner of EK Rep One-Act Play Festival May 2012 and winner of trophy for best staging.


Comedy

 

Family Matter, A

by Peter Pitt

A moving drama for two men and three women


Drama

 

Fusion

by Nancy McPherson

Winner of the Scott Salver Competition 2012, this powerful drama describes the tensions within a once happy family which surface during a cocktail party.


Drama

 

Gathering Storm, The

by Mark Rees

A dramatic and suspenseful World War 1 Drama


Drama

 

Half A Crown

by Jane Lockyer Willis

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.


Comedy

 

Its All In The Stars

by Kevin Taylor

Kevin Taylor's new play for five women and three men is a sparkling comedy set in the office of a local newspaper on the theme of astrology and the effect it has on the staff and their relationships.


Comedy

 

Its Not The Same Without Norman

by Jane Lockyer Willis

What does Joseph, an upmarket stable and the Christmas Star have in common with a housewife, an errant husband and a friend who cant cook meringues? See what happens when Bethlehem comes to suburbia. Set in present day England, this is an ideal one act comedy for Christmas.


Comedy

 

Kevins Above

by Claire Scott

A witty comedy about death and the afterlife from the author of "Santa's Christmas Carol"


Comedy

 

Last Post, The

by Jill Sumner

A World War I drama written by Jill Sumner and first directed by her in the 1998 production at the Swallow Theatre Whithorn.


Drama

 

Life of George

by Dave Buchanan

(Previous title Evergreen) George McWilliam, philosopher, wit and raconteur, is in love. The trouble is, he's seventy five years old, while the object of his affections, Rosie, is a mere forty. Is he up to the challenge? Follow George's adventures with his sidekick Willie, in this sequel to Doon The Watter. The play features parodies of classic Marx Brothers and Astaire/Rogers movies.


Comedy

 

Lilies That Fester

by Brian Freeland

A suspenseful drama about witchcraft for five men and two women and set in a modern Scottish manse. From the short story by Christopher Rush


Drama

 

Lochleven

by Dave Buchanan

An historical drama about Mary, Queen of Scots, and her imprisonment on the forbidding island fortress of Lochleven in 1567.


Drama

 

Lucky

by Mark Edwards

The drama speculates on what might have happened following the mysterious disappearance of Lord Lucan in 1974.


Drama

 

Macpherson′s Farewell

by Dave Buchanan

An historical drama by Dave Buchanan based on the life of James Macpherson, outlaw, who famously danced and played on his fiddle round the gallows tree on which he was due to be hanged.


Drama

 

Made Up

by Nancy McPherson

Sequel to the award-winning Waste Management, describes Danny and Lindas continuing efforts to preserve their fragile relationship.


Comedy

 

Marigold Mews

by Peter Rolls

Award-winning comedy. Highly commended in the NDFA Playwriting Competition 2000.


Comedy

 

My Name Is Martha

by Chris Adams

Runner-up in the SCDA Play On Words Competition 2013. Adjudicator Ron Nicol described it as 'a well-planned and constructed piece with an interesting beginning, absorbing middle and satisfying conclusion'.


Drama

 

Never Saw It Coming

by Les Clarke

A powerful exploration by Les Clarke of relationships in the 'eternal triangle' situation. A fast-moving drama for one man and two women.


Drama

 

Night I Danced With Cyd Charisse, The

by Nancy McPherson

A comedy for three men and two women set in a garage workshop. "We can relate to and sympathise with the (male)characters ... the female characters make the whole thing gel. I enjoyed reading this script and would recommend it as a festival piece." - Amateur Stage


Comedy

 

Nightlife

by Mark Edwards

A witty two-hander from Mark Edwards which explores a young couple's relationship.


Drama

 

Norman Is An Island

by Mark Rees

A drama in one act written by Mark Rees. Winner of the Scott Salver 2004.


Drama

 

Off The Record

by Mark Edwards

A political drama by Mark Edwards for three men and one woman.


Drama

 

Oh Calcutta!

by Dave Buchanan

A sequel to Tom & Gerry, with the background of a Calcutta Cup match between Scotland and England at Murrayfield.


Comedy

 

Once This Was A Poet

by Brenda Read-Brown

An unusual play by Brenda Read-Brown with poetry; an uplifting drama that makes people laugh and moves them to tears.


Drama

 

Out Of Love

by Mark Rees

Mark Rees's new play is a drama set on a Greek island, with parts for two women and one man, about the breakdown of a relationship, which is precipitated by the mysterious Emily.


Drama

 

Out Of Tune

by Mark Edwards

A new comedy by Mark Edwards set in 1940 for two men and two women.


Comedy

 

Pen Of My Aunt, The

by Gordon Daviot

This well-written and suspenseful drama is the work of Elizabeth Mackintosh, writing under the pen name of Gordon Daviot. She was born in Inverness in 1896, and enjoyed a successful career writing plays and novels of the mystery and thriller genre under the pen name of Josephine Tey.


Drama

 

Playing to Win

by Dave Buchanan

This is a political thriller about an estranged father and son, Patrick and Michael Dunbar, one a successful politician and the other a student activist.


Drama

 

Protest Meeting, The

by Gill Morrell

A comedy for six actors


Comedy

 

Quartet

by Carole Tricker

A moving and dramatic piece for four actors (1 non-speaking)


Drama

 

Real McCoy, The

by Dave Buchanan

A comedy mystery.


Comedy

 

Redemption of Jessie Murdoch, The

by Les Clarke

Les Clarke's powerful and moving two-hander for one man and one woman set in the American mid-west.


Drama

 

Reluctant Witnesses, The

by Les Clarke

A fast-moving drama on a topical theme, with lively dialogue and good parts for four men and two women.


Comedy

 

Santa′s Christmas Carol

by Claire Scott

(Formerly "Every Single Day But One") Prize-winning comedy by Claire Scott for two women.


Comedy

 

Saving Grace

by Les Clarke

Les Clarke's satire on the green movement for a cast of three men and three women. Contains dialogue that is lively and often non-PC, but very funny.


Comedy

 

Scoundrels & Stratagems

by Ron Nicol

An hilarious modern take on and parody of Victorian melodrama.


Comedy

 

Some Mother′s Son

by Mark Rees

Mark Rees' award-winning drama is set in a casualty clearing station in France during World War I. It was placed third in the Scott Salver 2001, and was described in Scene (June 2001) as "a good story well told, very evocative of the language and ethos of the period


 

Summer Of My Twentieth Year

by Mark Rees

A compelling drama by Mark Rees for one man and two women.


Drama

 

Thanks A Lot Elton

by Maxine Linnell

A comedy for two actors, with a tragic undercurrent. Commended: National One-Act Play Writing Competition, 2000. Best Original Play: Leicestershire Festival of One-Act Plays 2003.


Comedy

 

The Canterville Ghost

by Peter Bond

Based on the humorous story by Oscar Wilde, which mingles humour with the macabre and illustrates the cultural differences between the Old World and the New, this dramatisation can be played as a one-act straight play or as a musical in two acts. The songs use tunes by Sullivan for the English characters and American tunes (by Stephen Foster and others) for the American characters.


Drama

 

Threes a Crowd

by Ron Nicol

A very modern comedy about dating and texting for four young actors, three female and one male.


Comedy

 

Tom & Gerry

by Dave Buchanan

A warm and very funny piece about the romantic adventures of two army veterans.


Comedy

 

Twas The Night Before Xmas

by Dave Butler

A hilarious comedy set in Dublin about a burglar who breaks into a mansion and causes havoc. Winner of the SCDA Play On Words Competition 2013. Adjudicator Ron Nicol described it thus: 'Well planned with rounded characters and flowing dialogue - this is assured writing, absorbing, entertaining and full of fun.'


Comedy

 

Two Tall Tales 2

by Ron Nicol

The improbable and implausible adventures of Victorian explorer Sir Henry Nearly.


Comedy

 

Visiting Hours

by Jane Lockyer Willis

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


Comedy

 

Visiting Time

by Tony Earnshaw

Follows a successful run in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013


Drama

 

Waiting For The Whale

by Ron Nicol

A one act play for three men and three women about a man making a point in a jobcentre - with a gun!


Drama

 

Walkies

by Jane Lockyer Willis

A heart-warming comedy on the theme of loneliness about two people from different backgrounds who meet by chance in the woods.


Comedy

 

Waste Management

by Nancy McPherson

Nancy McPherson's acclaimed comedy/drama about a couple who meet at a recycling bank after a split-up. Please note that this play is available in Scots and in Standard English. "This is a beautifully written, thoroughly absorbing and very clever piece." - Scene


Comedy

 

Wind in the Willows , The

by Gill Morrell

By Kenneth Grahame, specially adapted for the stage by Gill Morrell. 'A magical journey into the world of the Riverbank and the colourful characters who live there ... a rollicking adventure story that is bound to appeal to both young and old'.


Comedy

 

Winners

by Dave Buchanan

Commended in the 2002 Scott Salver


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