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Affairs At The Hart

by Peter Foord

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Blues Sisters, The

by Mark Rees

A comedy with music by Mark Rees for a large cast of teenagers (fifteen, plus four parts for younger children). The script is lively, inventive and very funny.


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Calling Heaven

by Richard Jack

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Cinderellas Time Out

by Jane Lockyer Willis

Jane Lockyer Willis delightful new take on the classic fairytale.


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

Comfort Machine, The

by Peter Rolls

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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'.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Eagle Eye, The

by Peter Rolls

Award-winning farce


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Hollywood Fairytale, A

by Aberdour Youth Theatre

A fantasy comedy for youth groups.


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Kevins Above

by Claire Scott

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Licensed To Thrill

by Simon Rayner Davis

Simon Davis's hilarious spoof version of the Bond 007 movies is full of clever word-play and appalling puns, and features Jimmy Blond, Miss Funny-Money, O and A (Eh?), and a motley assortment of villains including Mister Small and Mister Big.


Suitable for All Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Made Up

by Nancy McPherson

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Marigold Mews

by Peter Rolls

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Mrs Worthington′s Daughters

by Mark Rees

Mark Rees's prize-winning satire on fame and modern society's obsession with it.


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Oh Calcutta!

by Dave Buchanan

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Out Of Tune

by Mark Edwards

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Pig Tale

by Ron Nicol

Pig Tale was shortlisted in the Youth section of the Drama Association of Wales One Act playwriting competition 2008, being described by the judge Angharad Elen as "by far the funniest play in the competition; the only play that made me laugh out loud, not once but several times. Ron Nicol has a wonderful and quirky sense of humour."


Suitable for All Groups

 

Protest Meeting, The

by Gill Morrell

A comedy for six actors


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Real McCoy, The

by Dave Buchanan

A comedy mystery.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Red Carpet, The

by Geoff Bamber

A charming and often surreal comedy about a station that has no trains and its eccentric staff.


Suitable for All Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Santa′s Christmas Carol

by Claire Scott

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Scoundrels & Stratagems

by Ron Nicol

An hilarious modern take on and parody of Victorian melodrama.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Sing When You′re Winning

by Mark Rees

A musical comedy for a teenage cast with words by Mark Rees and music composed by Gordon Mundie.


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

Summer Of Swallows, A

by Dave Buchanan

A comedy about an ex-teacher, who is newly retired. A chance meeting with his estranged daughter opens up new avenues.


Suitable for All Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

The Fictional Five

by Simon Rayner Davis

Simon Davis's spoof version of Enid Blyton's Famous Five series is a ripping, gripping and very funny yarn about the F Five's adventures, featuring spooks, Count Dwakula, werewolves and the dreaded Stinkinmonsters.


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

Threes a Crowd

by Ron Nicol

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Tom & Gerry

by Dave Buchanan

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Too Many Brides for Dracula

by Ron Nicol

Ron Nicols gothic tale of vampires and the Undead has a cast of four male and six female parts (with doubling). Prolific Scottish playwright Ron Nicol pays homage to Bram Stoker in this highly amusing version of the Dracula legend. - Scene (February 2016)


Suitable for All Groups

 

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.'


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Two Tall Tales

by Ron Nicol

'Two Tall Tales' concern the nonsensical and hilarious adventures of Victorian explorer Sir Henry Nearly.


Suitable for All Groups

 

Two Tall Tales 2

by Ron Nicol

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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'.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Wolf Tale

by Ron Nicol

A sequel to the author's very successful play 'Pig Tale', this re-tells the story of Red Riding Hood and the Wolf.


Suitable for All Groups

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