ACTING DEAD by Gary Clapperton

ACTING DEAD by Gary Clapperton     When Robert wanders into a church hall, looking for help after his car crash, he meets Milton, who is dressed in Scottish Highlander costume.  Robert thinks Milton is a member of the local amateur dramatic society, who perform there....

AT HOME IN THE GREAT WAR by Peter Appleton

AT HOME IN THE GREAT WAR by Peter Appleton THE KNITTING CIRCLE MR & MRS SMITH MR & MRS BROWN & MATILDA   At Home in the Great War is the story of two families, the Smiths and the Browns, during the 1914-18 war. Set on a stage split to show a room in...

A BAKER’S DOZEN by JJ Crossley

A BAKER’S DOZEN by JJ Crossley     A rather inept Amateur Dramatic group is struggling to rehearse a Murder Mystery play, beset by a poor, cliche ridden script, a shortage of competent cast members, and the genuine deaths of some of the principal character...

THE BOOK OF CONDOLENCES by Kieron Connolly

THE BOOK OF CONDOLENCES by Kieron Connolly The play is set in a funeral home, complete with empty coffin. And the question from the outset is – who exactly is the coffin for?Is it for Paul, a struggling talent agent trying to come to terms with lost love?Or is it for...

BOOK OF THE YEAR by Andrew Winfield

BOOK OF THE YEAR by Andrew Winfield   Felix Porter is a writer of various genres of fiction under various names. When his agent enters one of his books into a new Book Competition there begins a chaotic attempt by Felix, his boyfriend Jeremy and his agent Stella, to...

THE BUCCANEERS OF BOSCASTLE by Mrs Evelyn Cavendish

THE BUCCANEERS OF BOSCASTLE by Mrs Evelyn Cavendish Cornwall’s most unsuccessful pirates fall foul of both the local aristocracy and the Boscastle Police Force in this swashbuckling romp amongst the rocks. Naïve Frederick, wishing to leave the Pirate Band fall...

THE CASE OF THE MISSING FOOTBALLER by Gurmeet Mattu

THE CASE OF THE MISSING FOOTBALLER by Gurmeet Mattu   The Case of the Missing Footballer is an affectionate Sherlock Holmes parody. Set in the present day where they’ve been sent by the dastardly Professor Moriarty, Holmes and Watson are set the task of finding...

THE CAT FLAP by Dennis Diamond & Patrick Blosse

THE CAT FLAP by Dennis Diamond & Patrick Blosse   The Cat Flap is a comedy-thriller in three acts with a cast of 10 (5 male, 5 female). Characters ages range from late teens to about 80. One actor inhabits 5 personalities. The action takes place between November...

CENTURION by Andrew Winfield

CENTURION by Andrew Winfield The Final Test Match between South Africa in 2000 was a match that was mired in controversy and formed part of the mix-fixing scandal surrounding the then SA cricket Captain, Hansie Conje. Centurion is a dramatised version of the events...

A CHARACTERISTIC QUEST by Carole Dhu

A CHARACTERISTIC QUEST by Carole Dhu     One stormy night in whilst keeping watch in Camelittle, Farsight (the blind lookout!) is approached by a stranger looking for shelter. The Knights of the Coffee Table invite the stranger to their meeting, where it turns out...

CRYSTAL’S DEPARTMENT STORE by Judith Foot

CRYSTAL’S DEPARTMENT STORE by Judith Foot     Welcome to Crystal’s Department Store, where high fashion is just old fashioned and good service is non-existent. But wait, things are about to change. When its elderly owner dies and leaves the store to Crystal...

CRYSTAL SPRINGS by Kathy Rucker

CRYSTAL SPRINGS by Kathy Rucker www.crystalspringstheplay.com CRYSTAL SPRINGS is a cautionary cyber-tale that begins with a kiss. The challenges of parenting in the digital age are interwoven with a suspenseful tale of online misbehaviour and its consequences in this...

DARK CHARITY by Tony Hunt

DARK CHARITY by Tony Hunt The play begins with a series of short monologues which develop into five plot lines all connected to ‘ForGiving’, the Lake District charity shop. The volunteers at the shop find themselves involved in ‘dark’ events...

DARLING by Kathy Rucker

DARLING by Kathy Rucker     The time is 1985. Dave is a charismatic, ambitious, enigmatic man with literary ambitions. He’s also a con artist. Angie, who has recently fled an abusive relationship, joins forces with Dave to pull off one of the biggest cons in the...

DEAR DAUGHTER by John Waterhouse

DEAR DAUGHTER by John Waterhouse     A true story, set across suburban Manchester villages in the early years of the Twentieth century. Shortly before her death in 1993, Flora Jewsbury wrote a memoir about a difficult adolescence before and during the First World War....

EAST LYNNE adapted for the stage by Richard Hills

EAST LYNNE Adapted from the novel by Mrs Henry Wood by Richard Hills   Dramatisation of Mrs Henry Wood’s dramatic novel brought to life as a play in three acts. Tells the dramatic story of Lady Isabel Vine, who married Mr Carlyle at East Lynne and the dramatic events,...

EL PASO by Ian Watson

EL PASO by Ian Watson   In a quiet, old-fashioned northern pub, an old-fashioned northern man finds himself torn between his past and the new definition of manhood in these days of hard-faced women and cocky kids. Where respect and honour seem to be dirty words and...

FACTORY by James MacVeigh

FACTORY by James MacVeigh     Bristol 1979. Margaret Thatcher has just been elected for the first time and the play is set against the historical backdrop of declining traditional industries, the impact of rising feminism on ‘ordinary’ lives, and specifically the...

FIVE WAYS TO REMEMBER by Kevin Broughton

FIVE WAYS TO REMEMBER A suite of short plays by Kevin Broughton Five short plays about the First World War. Not the usual stories about trench warfare, but more about the lives that were affected at home, and the change in society. They can be played by a minimum of...

FLY ME! by Judith Foot

FLY ME! by Judith Foot   We all love going on holiday, especially to sunny seaside destinations, so what better setting than the Costa Del Sol for this comedy about a group of tourists who are just looking for a get away from it all holiday. Fly Me Holidays are the...

FRESH START by Heaton Wilson

FRESH START by Heaton Wilson     Alice has been married to Bob for over 40 years. She started wondering … am I really a victim of abuse, or is it just Bob’s way when he’s had a few pints? But with encouragement from her neighbour Beryl, she finally finds a way out: a...

GAME by Shirley Day

GAME by Shirley Day As a boy Finn stole a book said to be cursed: rumoured to grant any wish that a person wrote inside. But the price was high: when the last page was written, the devil would claim payment. Twenty-five years later, only two pages remain.   CHARACTERS...

A GHOST OF A CHANCE by Julia Swain

A GHOST OF A CHANCE by Julia Swain       Beryl and Melvin run a failing West Country pub and embark on a scheme to attract more custom – paranormal weekends. A vague historical connection to real events is helped along by a huge helping of poetic licence and the...

THE GHOSTS IN THE PARK by Gurmeet Mattu

THE GHOTS IN THE PARK by Gurmeet Mattu     The small play-park where old tramps, Matt and Sam, like to hang out is under threat as the council think it is under-used with children preferring to play computer games. Determined not to lose their sanctuary, the two old...

THE GIGGLESWICK PLAYERS DO FULL FRONTAL by Valerie Goodwin

THE GIGGLESWICK PLAYERS DO FULL FRONTAL by Valerie Goodwin The play is an affectionate but slightly tongue-in-cheek look at the people that enjoy amateur acting and some of the problems that arise from their ambitions, whether they be artistic or amorous. It is not a...

GODS OF THE ADELPHI by Julie Balloo

GODS OF THE ADELPHI by Julie Balloo   I have always been fascinated by the legend of the Covent Garden Ghost, aka William Terriss, Victorian actor murdered at the stage door on 16th December, 1897.  When I discovered that the killer, Richard Archer Prince was the only...

GOING, GOING, GONE by Garry Bailey

GOING, GOING, GONE! by Garry Bailey   There is trouble and skulduggery afoot for the staff and customers of London based, international fine art auctioneers, ‘Norfolk & Chance.’ The chairman, Lord Greyshot returns from a trip to the USA having married a...

GOOD WIVES by Louisa May Alcott adapted by Richard Hills

GOOD WIVES by Richard Hills     Adapted by Richard Hills from the novel by Louisa May Alcott, it tells the story of when the Reverend March returns to his family after serving in the American war in the area of Concord , Mass, in 1863. He returns to find that his...

HURT by Joe Laredo

HURT by Joe Laredo   When the past has gone wrong, can the future be put right?   Single mum Linda has two grown-up daughters … At least, they should have grown up by now, but somehow they have managed to avoid it. Ellie has been told she will come to nothing – and...

I.D. by Heaton Wilson

I.D. by Heaton Wilson     ‘There’s always been men and women, and – well – people who sort of get lost in the middle somewhere …’ ‘I.D.’ , a powerful and poignant play about gender and identity that has a message for everyone about...