Place by Brian Langtry
a cafe now bypassed by a new road and is slowly dying on its feet.
The cafe landlord, Mr.Grabber, has eyes on the property with a lucrative
new out of town shopping centre development in mind.
daughter, Suzie, her lover Jimmie and her friends come up with the
idea of attracting a new young clientele and hosting weekly music
sessions. To start the ball rolling they form their own band.
A stranger, Nomad, arrives. He is enigmatic, distant and appearas
to have dark and mysterious powers. He appears to be able to predict
and, more worryingly, amend the future. He sees a way to help the
Cafe survive and prosper but, inevitably, there is a price. The
payback is that Suzie must leave family and friends and journey
with Nomad to unknown places.
Who is Nomad and where has he come from? Where is he intent on taking
Suzie and will she go? What of her love for Jimmie?
Ultimately the regular performances are a triumph and Mack`s Place
is renamed 'Cafe Rock' as new faces flock to the latest 'hot spot'.
Place is a musical play set in the 1950's for 5 people , 3 male
and 2 female with opportunities for extra cast in dance scenes.
The work lasts for 1 hour 45 minutes. There is great scope for innovative
staging and effects. Appropriate songs are suggested but they can
Place can also be performed as a musical.
Brian Langtry and Ron Burns
This is the incredibly funny story of a club
Charlie Morris, who dies in the middle of his stage act.
Charlie has the good sense to make a spiritual return to Earth to
'clear up' a few loose ends. As well as tearing at the heart strings
this wildly amusing comedy is filled with priceless, witty dialogue
and side splitting
visual humour as Charlie seeks to ensure that his wife and daughter
remain well looked after.
work can either be performed as a straight play or as a play with
recorded backing tracks can be provided on CD or mini disc which
removes the need for live musicians and allows companies with little
relevant experience to try something new. Both versions have a running
time of 1 hour 45 minutes.
This is comedy/ musical comedy for
2 women and 6 men, assuming doubling or 3 women and 10 men if not.
There are some male parts that can be changed to female if this
There are 11 songs in the full musical version; these could be reduced
to 8 if a two vocalist version is preferred ( the full version requires
1 male and 2 female singers). The majority of the songs are sung
by the leading male, Charlie and the leading female, Elsie.
Are the Sprouts Organic? by Mike Talbot
comedy brimming with the `peculiarities and nuances` of family life
which we all readily recognise and identify with. Although set on
Christmas Eve the play should not be viewed `solely` as a festive
season production and is equally entertaining when placed within
Spring, Summer or Autumn schedules.
plot is littered with frayed tempers, unexpected visitors, strange
neighbours, bizarre plans and unanticipated consequences and is
more than liberally sprinkled with humour and poignancy. Such ingredients
ensure that performances will please, challenge and reward in abundance-
a native of Hampshire with a long involvement in acting, directing
Pheasant Pluckers Arms by Sam Sterling
Comedy for 4 men and 1 women or doubling or plus 2 men and 3 women.
Running Time is Act 1 1 hour, Act 2 50 mins.
village pub comes under threat of redevelopment. The horrified regulars
hatch a plan to spike the guns of the local squire whom they believe
to be behind the plot. A new barmaid quickly wins the favour of
our earlier imbibers but gives away little in respect of her background
or of any future plans which she is indeed hatching.Of course it
all turns out right in the end.
hilarious comedy abounds with verbal and visual mayhem and striking
moments of poignancy and offers very strong roles for all parts.
black comedy in Two Acts by:
set is a living room in a middle class house
is dead and is lying in the funeral home awaiting cremation. Edmund,
the gay embalmer of the funeral home is a tennant in the basement
of the house in which Elise lived with her husband, Dennis. Two
weeks before she died, Elise won the premium bonds. Edmund proposes
that he and Dennis should go on a cruise to`cheer him up`. But things
are not what they seem. Fortunes bring many skeletons out of the
closet, not least of which are those who know something of Dennis`
violent past. There have also been two local murders in which Dennis
could be implicated. And then there`s Alma, the beautician across
the street, who has taken a strong fancy to Dennis. In the chaos
of blackmail and skulduggery, the question remains: was Elise killed
for her money?
very funny play with some adult humour and ghoulish references about
embalming. ` Fur Elise ` is for 5 men and 3 women but one male part,
a vicar, can be played by a woman.
comedic farce for 3 men and 3 women plus 1 male playing age 18-25
and 1 woman playing age 18-25
Christmas Spirit is often the first to leave at Yuletide gatherings,
and so it is at the festivities of George and Candice and their
invited Jenny and Chris and their daughter Jemima, to Christmas
dinner they eagerly look forward to a couple of days of happy reminiscences,
made more pleasant by good food and wine. The barely concealed animosity
between Jeremy and Jemima is a minor inconvenience and all in all
the evening, and the meal are a great success, made all the more
enjoyable by games, gifts and an over indulgence in the spirits
Day however takes on a darker hue when Jeremy uncovers a set of
photographic prints and shows them to Jemima. The prints clearly
show that their parent`s salad days were not as they were led to
believe and that their morals were, at the very least, questionable,
can of worms is well and truly kicked over when Jemima questions
her mother about the photographs and more dark secrets are revealed.
A battle royal ensues with the children taking the authoritative
role and the parents ducking and diving in defence.
Development is a light comedy, turning darker and ending in hilarious
farce. It is a play suitable for most companies and is an ideal