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Full Length Plays

Title
Number of Females
Possible Male Substitutions
     
Charity Work
1
No
Dilemma
5
Yes
Move Over, Darling
2
No
A Respectable Family Business
5
No
Simpson's Sanctuary
8
Yes
Till The Petals Fall
5
No
     
   
     
       
 

CHARITY WORK

One Act Monologue
One Set
1f

In a short play of the "Talking Head" genre, we meet Meg, an elderly, perhaps a trifle eccentric lady. Meg's route home from her Christmas shopping takes her through the park. Seated on a bench she tells her story. Humourous, nostaglic and sad.

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DILEMMA

One Act Comedy
One Set
5f

The play centres on a casting meeting of an amateur drama group. PAULA is the director who takes her position seriously and becomes frustrated in her efforts to interest the disparate group of women who have turned up to read, SUE, BABS, PAMELA and EMMA. There is a good deal of light, touching comedy in the simple yet subtle stories of the five interesting and contrasting characters. The play will appeal to the experienced and inexperienced alike and the set requires only a table and a few chairs. The part of the director may be played by a male.

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MOVE OVER DARLING

One Act Comedy
One Set
2f

Commissioned by the Soroptimist Movement, the play is set in the Fifties, a decade in which nothing was more paradoxical than the role women played in it. After sharing the hardships of war in the factories and services, women returned to wife-and-motherhood with an enthusiasm that would have astonished and disappointed feminists of earlier generations. But having thrown away the chance of greater equality, women proceeded gradually to win it back. Here we find MARGARET as she examines contrasting periods of her life, meeting up with MEG, her alter ego. Together they examine various aspects of women's lot, discuss how it came about and decide what they can do to improve it. An interesting and amusing portrayal of the time which offers two demanding but extremely satisfying roles.

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A RESPECTABLE FAMILY BUSINESS

One Act Comedy
One Set
5f

Four sisters, MADGE, CONNIE, WENDY and TRISH meet in KATE FLETCHER, the family solicitor’s office to learn the contents of their late step-father’s will. Kate has warned the sisters that there are surprises in store for them, a fact which is borne out as the subject matter of the will is revealed. They learn to their alarm that their step-father amassed his fortune by extremely questionable means. They also learn that he and Kate were married following the death of their mother some years earlier and that Kate now controls the purse strings. Kate uses this power in a cat and mouse game to test the strength of the sisters’ principles against their craving for wealth and power. The play takes many twists and turns and offers good opportunities for character acting.

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SIMPSON'S SANCTUARY

One Act Farce
One Set
8f (Parts may be doubled)

PEARL, VIOLET and WILMA SIMPSON, three ageing, eccentric spinsters are keen film buffs and are especially enthusiastic about murder mysteries. Becoming bored with their life style, they decide to go into the business of Murder Mystery Weekends using their large house for the purpose. The action of the play centres on their amusing and comical attempts to get their business off the ground. This nonsensical romp offers simple, amusing parts for an all female cast. Four of the parts are particularly small and suitable for doubling so that the cast may number six, seven or eight.

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TILL THE PETALS FALL

One Act Drama
One Set
5f

MABEL. KITTY and LUCY and PAT, four women with distinctly different backgrounds are brought together by a common experience: they are victims of domestic violence. Now living in a safe haven and trying to reshape their lives, the women discuss their experiences and exchange their own particular opinions on the process of rehabilitation. The issue is not shirked, nor do the characters mince their words. The problem is faced squarely and no holds are barred in this emotive and moving play. Almost all of the content is drawn from factual cases.

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