Category: Play Selection

A Murder is Announced by Agatha Christie

Thriller. 5m, 7f. 1950s. Two Victorian drawing rooms combined into one room. An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of

The Revlon Girl by Neil Anthony Docking

Play. 5f. 1960s. Room above a pub Set eight months following Aberfan Disaster of 1966 (in which 144 people were killed; 116 of them children), The Revlon Girl tells the real life story of a group of bereaved mothers who

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night by Simon Stephens

Play. 9m, 6f inc 1 teen – doubling possible. Multi-locations set “My name is Christopher John Francis Boone. I know all the countries of the world and the capital cities. And every prime number up to 7507.” Christopher, fifteen years

Jumpy by April de Angelis

Play. 4m, 5f. Present Day You’re having some kind of crisis. It’s called being fifty. Hilary once protested at Greenham. Now her protests tend to focus on persuading her teenage daughter to go out fully clothed. A frank and funny

The Thrill of Love by Amanda Whittington

Drama. 4f, 1m. 1950s. Various interior/exterior settings (simple) A gripping drama about Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain. A divorcee with a young child to care for, she works in the kind of nightclubs where there’s

The Woman who Cooked her Husband by Debbie Isitt

Comedy. 1m, 2f. Modern day. Flexible set Kenneth and Hilary have been married nearly twenty years, but as middle age approaches, Ken finds himself in the arms of another woman. At first, Laura appears to be everything that is missing

Goodnight Mr Tom by David Wood

Play. 25 speaking parts (M7, F6). 1940s / WWII. Play with music. Roles for Children One of the most uplifting stories ever written brought to life in this stage adaptation. Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to the Second

Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale

Comedy. 5-7f, 7m. Simple staging. London, 1660. King Charles II has exploded onto the scene with a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is causing stirrings amongst the theatregoers. Nell

One Man Two Guvnors by Richard Bean

Comedy. 8m, 3f. Complex set. Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancee’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel

Survey Results

Here are the results of the Play Selection Survey for the 2019-2020 Season. The Long List for Season 2019-2020 can be seen here