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Drama Scripts

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

A Christmas Carol

by Ron Nicol

A Christmas Carol is the first and best known of the series of Christmas Books written by Charles Dickens between 1945 and 1848.


Suitable for All Groups

 

A Face in the Cloud

by Hamish Hardie

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

A Walk in the Park

by Dave Buchanan

Dave Buchanan's new play is about an incident-packed school trip to Hyde Park


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

Accident, The

by Peter Pitt

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Anthology

by Various

A collection of short plays for performance in pubs or theatres.


Suitable for All Groups

 

Baker Street Kids, The - The Case of the Riverbank Chase

by Dave Buchanan

A Sherlock Holmes mystery for youth groups featuring the Baker Street Irregulars.


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

Baker Street Kids, The -The Case of the Newgate Breakout

by Dave Buchanan

A Sherlock Holmes mystery for youth groups featuring the Baker Street Irregulars.


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

Best of Enemies

by Ron Nicol

A powerful, occasionally violent tale of gang culture and teenage angst, with overtones of West Side Story, set in a Scottish inner city.


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

Cloud Hopping

by Jonathan Whiteside

This play won first prize in the Drama Association of Wales's one act play competition (2008).


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Family Matter, A

by Peter Pitt

A moving drama for two men and three women


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Friends & Neighbours

by Ron Nicol

A modern teenage drama with overtones of 'West Side Story'.


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Gathering Storm, The

by Mark Rees

A dramatic and suspenseful World War 1 Drama


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Hunt For Aiken Drum, The

by Jonathan Whiteside

A lively play for youth groups (8 to 12 year-olds) involving a group of children, a man called Auld Jock, some Brownies, and a local monster. A mixed cast of five boys and six girls (other permutations are possible, but one older boy is required)


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

It′s Only Make Believe

by Mark Rees

Mark Rees's poignant and amusing tale of young love set in Scarborough in 1956, the era of Teddy Boys and rock 'n' roll.


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

Killing Time

by Liz Niven

Modern/historical drama for youth


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Lochleven

by Dave Buchanan

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Lucky

by Mark Edwards

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Mickey Moon & the Mushroom Mountain

by Frank Gibbons

A new sci-fi play for youth groups by Frank Gibbons, Commended in the 2015 Play On Words Competition.


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

Mountain High

by Dave Buchanan

An adventure drama for a teenage cast written by Dave Buchanan. Shortlisted in SCDA Play On Words 2002.


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

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'.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Nightlife

by Mark Edwards

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Norman Is An Island

by Mark Rees

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Off The Record

by Mark Edwards

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Quartet

by Carole Tricker

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Rain On Me

by Mark Rees

Mark Rees' award-winning drama for teenagers was first performed at the Lochside Theatre Castle Douglas in February 2001. It went on to win the Quidi Vidi trophy at the Scottish Youth Finals in Dundee in June the same year.


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

Remembrance

by Mark Rees

Mark Rees's poignant and at times disturbing account 0f under-age soldiers in the Great War.


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

Star Crossed

by Mark Rees

A challenging two-hander for two 17 year-old girls set in Belfast during the Troubles.


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

Summer Of My Twentieth Year

by Mark Rees

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


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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.


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

The Chimes

by Ron Nicol

The Chimes is the second in the series of Christmas Books written by Charles Dickens between 1945 and 1848.


Suitable for All Groups

 

The Cricket on the Hearth

by Ron Nicol

The Cricket on the Hearth is the third in the series of Christmas Books written by Charles Dickens between 1945 and 1848.


Suitable for All Groups

 

The Secret

by Joy Davis

A black comedy for youth groups with multiple parts for male and female


Suitable for Youth Groups

 

Visiting Time

by Tony Earnshaw

Follows a successful run in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2013


Suitable for Adult Groups

 

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!


Suitable for Adult Groups

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