Plays for Drama Groups in the New Year!

c6ac47d4-a898-478d-ad67-4dbf09136b92Another year of fabulous plays and musicals is coming to an end but as one curtain closes another curtain opens! Time to start planning, creating and rehearsing for 2017 to make it even more amazing than this year. Below are some suggestions, whether you are flying solo and looking for a one act play, or you need something longer for your group or a theatre restaurant is more your style – see below or check out Maverick Musicals site for even more options.

On another note, we have been very busy in the Maverick Musicals office as we have brand new premises at Alexandra Headland on the beautiful Sunshine Coast Queensland and a new company director!

My name is Tahlia and I am so excited to be a part of the Maverick Musical family. If you need any recommendations, just contact me – or try the sample packs that are available for every title, perfect for sharing with your production committee.


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Take a look at Sequinned Suits and Platform Boots

Or with 2017 Valentines Day not that far away, perhaps try Hugh O’Brien’s Trio of Love plays for a great season in your theater.

 


One Act Plays:

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Hot Spots

A newly published festival comedy that’s already popular with audiences. An uptight control freak plans a relaxing afternoon for a few friends, but as the wine flows… secrets, lies and betrayals threaten to turn it into the lingerie party from hell. Read more

dottys-inheritanceDotty’s Inheritance

Upon receiving the news that her dear brother Victor has passed, Dotty, a woman of advancing years, now finds herself the owner of the family business. A business that her daughters want to offload before they all end up in the headlines of the local paper. Read more.

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A slice of life dramatic comedy that explores themes of family, love, marriage – and boobs. Read more.
 
 

the-travellers-table-510x600The Traveller’s Table

Mayhem erupts when erotic Asian massage, a fake priest and feral cats collide! This fast moving, hilarious comedy poses the question “Why be yourself when it’s more fun to be someone else?” Read more.
 


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The people in this play know each other extremely well. The three friends, very relaxed in each other’s company, soon find what inhibitions they may have had washed away by a healthy sluicing of booze! Read more.
 

provocateurProvocateur

It’’s one thing to have a plan but another thing entirely to know what to do with it. Chaos reigns supreme in an undercover world of guns, espionage and hairy women. Read more.
 


Longer Plays:

the-world-bra-unclipping-championshipsThe World Bra Unclipping Championships at Garimba

Here is the new generation Dimboola, a laugh-out-loud comedy that is bound to be performed by every rural drama group in our wide, brown land. Read more.
 
 

little-black-dress More Than A Little Black Dress

Coco Channel sizzles, manipulates and charms her way through this stylised play. Coco was a ruthless opportunist – with a known penchant for wealthy lovers and dangerous company. Read more.
 

the-potion The Potion

Set in the trendy flat of a young drug representative of the Bellringer Pharmaceutical Company, here is a fast moving farce that will amuse your audiences.  Read more.
 


Theatre restaurant scripts:

cruisin-calypso Cruising’ Calypso

Set off on an exhilarating cruise to the exotic Caribbean, aboard the good ship Indulgence! Any journey into the troubled waters of the Bermuda Triangle is an adventure into the unknown. Read more
 

mystery-on-the-orient-express Mystery on the Orient Express

Take your audiences for a ride on the famous Orient Express. This very fast paced show will transport you all on a theatrical journey following the same route as the famous train through France, Italy, Switzerland and Austria. Read more
 

ma-bakers-tonicMa Baker’s Tonic

A lot happens in the Ritzy and it’s all fun for the actors and the audience. This show’s got the lot – glitter, gags, goils and gangsters! Very good female roles in this production. Read More
 

robin-the-hoodRobin the Hood

This enormously popular script follows the zany exploits of Robin the Hood and his band of motley men as they bumble through Sherwood Forest. Read more.
 


 
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Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Can’t wait to see what exciting productions will be performed in 2017!

 


 

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With many more plays to choose from in our range, we hope you enjoy browsing our samples packages and find that perfect show for your group. Please contact me for a chat or send us an email about what you really need – and we’ll try our hardest to find you the right script!

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More Plays from Maverick

Producing fun and funky Theatre Restaurant shows always seems to be a big hit, no matter where you are located. Easy to stage, these scripts are popular not just with audiences – but with actors and directors looking to get those big belly laughs flowing!  Music is of your own choosing and you can browse our full range here. All of our plays have sample scripts to download – making it easy to run ideas past your selection committee! Feel free to contact me for recommendations for your theatre group, meanwhile, happy browsing!

Gail Denver


If you’re looking for some sharply written one act plays, here are our top picks at the moment


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Do I?

It’s Charlie’s wedding day and everything is perfect; the guests have arrived, the tables are set and the bunting has been hung. There’s just one problem – she’s not sure she wants to go through with it. Read More

 

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Hot Spots

Here’s another fantastic festival play for four actors, already popular with audiences. An uptight control freak plans a relaxing afternoon for a few friends, but as the wine flows… secrets, lies and betrayals threaten to turn it into the lingerie party from hell. Read More

 

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Dotty’s Inheritance

Upon receiving the news that her dear brother Victor has passed, Dotty, a woman of advancing years, now finds herself the owner of the family business. A business that her daughters want to offload before they all end up in the headlines of the local paper. Read More

 

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Drifting

Each year, members of the Rossi/Sullivan family get together for the Christmas break. This year a new life (baby James) joins the family and a much loved member, Enid, slips further into Alzheimer’s. Read More

 

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Husband Murderers Support Group

A one act, two murders, three women comedy! A group of long suffering wives meet weekly to help each other quell their desires to murder their dull, obsessive or cheating husbands. Read More

 

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The Deep Well of Loyalty

Set against the controversial backdrop of drilling for coal seam gas, this fast moving one-act drama proves that mining fractures more than the earth. Read More

 


Three Plays with Style

When did you last perform a sparkling, glamorous show that lit up the stage with theatrical magic? We are pleased to offer three stylish new plays from playwright Jo Denver.  Each features real-life icons – strong, classy women who have bravely defied the restrictions of convention.  These scripts are perceptive, at times biting – and always entertaining.  Theatricality, witty dialogue and casts of great character mean they are audience pleasers for any community group’s season. Each is available as a sample script here.

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That Woman

“The new play about the make-up wars between industry giants Rubinstein and Arden is a wonderfully stylish night out. And not just for the girls. The comedy makes the history lesson a fun one. It boasts fabulous, fully drawn characters and a fascinating story of what it takes to make a single life a success. I wouldn’t have missed this one. And nor should you.”
(opening night at The Lind Theatre Qld, by reviewer, Xanthe Coward)

The Making of the Great Lover

In 1919, a pig farmer’s wife from a little English village released her novel, ‘The Sheik’. Edith Winstanley Hull’s novel shocked the world with its frank exploration of female sexuality. Made into a movie, the actor playing the title role, Rudolph Valentino, scorched across the screen and into the hearts of millions of females. Both novel and movie shot to the top of the best-seller list. This script entwines two stories – those of the middle class writer and the gauche young Italian actor. Read More

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More Than a Little Black Dress

Sex, style, and secrets. Coco Channel sizzles, manipulates and charms her way through this stylised play.  Coco was a ruthless opportunist – with a known penchant for wealthy lovers and dangerous company. She was revered and lionised, not only by the French but worldwide. From humble beginnings she became one of the richest and most influential designers of her time. The script explores the many sides of Chanel’s nature and calls to account her extreme views. An intriguing story about the woman who fascinated and shocked. A woman who really did do it her way. Read More

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We’re Here to Help

With many more plays to choose from in our range, we hope you enjoy browsing oursamples packages to find that perfect script for your theatre group. Please contact me for a chat or send us an email about what you really need – and we’ll try our hardest to find you the right play.

Review us Online

If you have enjoyed the services of Maverick Musicals, we’d love to hear about it. Read what others have said about Maverick Musicals service and titles, or leave your own comment at  www.maverickmusicals.com/reviews.

Festival Winners – One Act Plays from Maverick Musicals

gail2With theatre groups around Australia already thinking One Act Play seasons, our selections this month are absolute crackers – perfect for the Festival circuit – and great vehicles for your group to impress adjudicators with. All are audience pleasers, and ideal for a season of fresh one acters at your theatre.

Stumped for a theme? There’s the usual murder, love and mystery plays, and plenty more to choose from in our range.  You’ll find all our titles to peruse here and we’re happy to help with ideas, so feel free to contact me anytime.

Meanwhile, here are my recommendations for plays that we’re confident your group will have a hoot with – happy reading!

Gail Denver


Hot Spots

A newly published festival comedy that’s spot on for four actors, and already popular with audiences. An uptight control freak plans a relaxing afternoon for a few friends, but as the wine flows… secrets, lies and betrayals threaten to turn it into the lingerie party from hell. Read more


Do I?

A slice of life dramatic comedy that explores themes of family, love, marriage – and boobs. Read more.


Dotty’s Inheritance

This is another just published comedy by Debra Chalmers. Upon receiving the news that her dear brother Victor has passed, Dotty, a woman of advancing years, now finds herself the owner of the family business. A business that her daughters want to offload before they all end up in the headlines of the local paper. Read more.


Golf, Marriage and Other Murderous Matters

One definition of farce is that it’s all about ordinary people put into extraordinary situations – and then watching them lie, cheat and claw their way out of it. Read more.


Here’s the Thing

Amanda didn’t expect to have much more than a blinding headache after her big night out on the town with her newly divorced sister. Read more.


 

Hugh O’Brien’s plays are always popular. Here are three of his most contemporary comedies that would provide a fabulous season for any theatre group. Feral Husbands, Feral Cats and Feral Gas – Australia’s most pressing issues!

 


Husband Murderers Support Group

A group of long suffering wives meet weekly to help each other quell their desires to murder their dull, obsessive or cheating husbands. A one act, two murders, three women comedy! Read more.
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The Traveller’s Table

Mayhem erupts when erotic Asian massage, a fake priest and feral cats collide! This fast moving, hilarious comedy poses the question “Why be yourself when it’s more fun to be someone else?” Read more.


The Deep Well of Loyalty

Set against the controversial backdrop of drilling for coal seam gas, this fast moving one-act drama proves that mining fractures more than the earth. Read more.


 

Here are small cast dramas and comedies suitable for any theatre group aiming to travel the Festival circuit with ease.

 


All My Love Paul

Touching and beautiful, All My Love Paul is a moving musing of the fragility and joy of life. Whilst the subject matter deals with terminal illness, the tone is never sombre. Poignant but at no time pretentious, this is a play sure to leave the audience discussing – “what would you do in the same circumstances? Read more.


Avatar

This one act play was winner of 23 awards – 2002. Read more.


Boxing Day

At One Act Festivals, productions can sometimes blur into one, especially so after several sessions of plays. That’s not a dilemma your company will face if they stage Boxing Day – here’s a play that everyone, including the adjudicator will remember, and for all the right reasons. Read more.


Garbage

Garbage, three homeless drifters find a place that offers a little shelter and seclusion. Read more.


God Willing

Winner of the 2010 Noosa Playwriting Competition ‘Best Play of the Festival’ this intense drama will have audiences on the edge of their seats. Ideal for senior teens and drama groups and a sure Festival choice – 2 strong female roles. Read more.


Into the Mist

Into the Mist looks at comedy actress Margaret Rutherford’s later life, after the applause had faded, and the shadow that has hauntetd her life. Read more.


Nothing

The people in this play know each other extremely well. The three friends, very relaxed in each other’s company, soon find what inhibitions they may have had washed away by a healthy sluicing of booze! Read more.


Provocateur

It’’s one thing to have a plan but another thing entirely to know what to do with it. Chaos reigns supreme in an undercover world of guns, espionage and hairy women. Read more.


The Bench

A great choice for a festival play – at the 2013 Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers One-Act Play Writing Competition The Bench was awarded both Best Play and the Audience Choice awards, garnering further awards at festivals since. Read more.


The Knock on the Door

This play explores how Australians, particularly women, have attempted to cope with the anxiety of loved ones fighting overseas. Read more.


Three Chairs

Three Chairs! is a very funny and skillfully written show especially suited to those with a love of precise timing. With its minimal requirements in terms of props, setting and lights, Three Chairs! is an ideal vehicle for touring, whilst its running time and cast size make it a most attractive Festival play. Read more.


Top Ten Tips to Woo Your Wife

Sean is desperate to reignite the romantic flame with his wife Janice. Unfortunately, the only romance Janice seems interested in after fifteen years of marriage is within the pages of the romance novels which she reads avidly. Read more.


We’re Here to Help

With many more plays to choose from in our range, we hope you enjoy browsing our samples packages and find that perfect show for your group. Please contact me for a chat or send us an email about what you really need – and we’ll try our hardest to find you the right script!

Review Us Online

If you have enjoyed the services of Maverick Musicals, we’d love to hear about it. Read what others have said about Maverick Musicals service and titles, or leave your own comment at www.maverickmusicals.com/reviews/.

Three Plays with Style

Three Plays with Style

When did you last perform a sparkling, glamorous show that lit up the stage with theatrical magic? We are pleased to offer three stylish new plays from playwright Jo Denver.  Each features real-life icons – strong, classy women who have bravely defied the restrictions of convention.  These scripts are perceptive, at times biting – and always entertaining.  Theatricality, witty dialogue and casts of great character mean they are audience pleasers for any community group’s season. Each is available as a sample script here.

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That Woman

The new play about the make-up wars between industry giants Rubinstein and Arden is a wonderfully stylish night out. And not just for the girls. The comedy makes the history lesson a fun one. It boasts fabulous, fully drawn characters and a fascinating story of what it takes to make a single life a success. I wouldn’t have missed this one. And nor should you.”  (opening night at The Lind Theatre Qld, by reviewer, Xanthe Coward)

The Making of the Great Lover

In 1919, a pig farmer’s wife from a little English village released her novel, ‘The Sheik’. Edith Winstanley Hull’s novel shocked the world with its frank exploration of female sexuality. Made into a movie, the actor playing the title role, Rudolph Valentino, scorched across the screen and into the hearts of millions of females. Both novel and movie shot to the top of the best-seller list. This script entwines two stories – those of the middle class writer and the gauche young Italian actor. It offers two strong leads and wonderful secondary roles, including Edith’s precocious daughter who smuggles ‘the book’ into school to the delight of her impressionable friends; Edith’s conventional and confused husband, and Al, the film agent, who thought he’d seen everything.  Throw into the mix a nosy postman, an unconventional housekeeper and a frustrated schoolteacher who gets her hands on ‘the book’. Before “The Sheik” – sex was a word whispered only in the dark.

More Than a Little Black Dress

Sex, style, and secrets. Coco Channel sizzles, manipulates and charms her way through this stylised play.  Coco was a ruthless opportunist – with a known penchant for wealthy lovers and dangerous company. She was revered and lionised, not only by the French but worldwide. From humble beginnings she became one of the richest and most influential designers of her time. The script explores the many sides of Chanel’s nature and calls to account her extreme views. An intriguing story about the woman who fascinated and shocked. A woman who really did do it her way.Larger than life, the script portrays two important stages in her life. The Free French Collaboration Tribunal examines her many dubious war-time relationships and actions. Ensuring that the action flows impeccably from Coco’s glamorous life style to the Tribunal, the writer uses the theatrical device of employing two actresses. One charts her life through several years, the other one remains in 1946 for her interrogation. It is an intriguing concept for the audience, which has an effective impact as the scenes alternate.Coco, as a heroine, is not particularly likeable – but her character commands respect, even a grudging admiration, for the ability to make life work for her under extraordinary circumstances. Her many lovers are represented in Act One by her one true love, the English playboy whose position in his rigid upper class society would never see her married to him, and in Act Two the charming German intelligence officer – whose relationship with her could cost her life.