Still contemplating something different for the One Act Play Festivals? Or need a themed selection for an evening of plays for your community? You’ll find some gems in our Drama Groups Plays – from Australian writers who are masters in this genre. Mark Lucas, Hugh O’Brien, Simon Denver, Debra Chalmers to name a few. Their one-act plays are popular with audiences and adjudicators alike. Local drama group performances are renowned fun(d)-raisers! Looking ahead, as usual Christmas will be here faster than we ever believe – so why not take a look now at some great end of year possibilities? Here also are some suggestions about good-looking productions that will get everyone in the festive mood.
Irish at Heart
Irish at Heart is set in Ireland; a whimsical, affectionate look at the ‘doings’ surrounding an Irish funeral. A hilariously funny, full length play with moments of genuine tenderness, guaranteed to touch the most cynical play-goer. Read more.
The 1920s, the elite of New York’s beauty business, a sure formula for style and glitz. However, beneath the veneer of glamour and manners, a feud was brewing. A feud which was to last for over forty years, with two champions competing for the title. The Queen of Beauty. The contenders could not have been more different; an eccentric and over-the-top Rubinstein, versus the sophisticated and ladylike (sometimes) Elizabeth Arden. Read more.
Sequinned Suits and Platform Boots
Sequinned Suits and Platform Boots affectionately recalls the glittering fun, flamboyant music and fashion of the 70s through one teenage boy’s simultaneous ambitions to be a star (The Starman) and to woo local girl of his dreams, Lorraine Izoff. The music of David Bowie, T-Rex, Suzi Quatro, Roxy Music, Slade, Mott the Hoople, The Sweet, Alice Cooper and Mud provides the upbeat nostalgic soundtrack. Featured on David Bowie?’s own website news page. Read More.
The Making of the Great Lover
In 1918, little-known author Edith Winstanley Hull, a pig breeder’s wife from a little English village, pens a sensational novel – The Sheik – that eventually will rocket a struggling actor on the other side of the world to international stardom. The equivalent to Fifty Shades of Grey for the era, it was a racy and sumptuous tale about female sexuality, and dared to be bold in a time when women still wore ankle-long tunics. Playwright Jo Denver rediscovers the author, and captures the time with a lavish sense of fun. Read more.
Set in the trendy flat of a young representative of the Bellringer Pharmaceutical Company, here is a fast-moving farce that will entertain your audiences. Alan shares his flat with Greg and the action starts when he finds a concoction hidden away in the research lab that claims to be a love potion. Things get complicated when a young lady is invited over, the boss decides to move in for a while, the young lady’s mother arrives, a policewoman arrives and the landlord’s niece turns up! One set, easy to stage. Read more
Turn Around, Dick
If your group is looking for a crackerjack Christmas show then you just can’t go past this! This pacey panto is jam-packed with irresistible characters who meet up with Dick Whittington and his faithful cat, Cecil, on their way to the big city to find fame and fortune. Guaranteed sheer entertainment at both child and adult level, the unbelievable can happen in a panto and this one upholds that tradition. Read more
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol is probably Charles Dickens’ most accessible novel and appeals to all audiences. This musical is faithful to the spirit and detail of the original story and retains all the charm and vitality. The production has been staged by a professional company of 14 adults and 6 children, but the show has plenty of big street scenes and chorus numbers and should appeal to companies wishing to involve a much larger cast. Read more