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Play Sets

Hampshire has a large collection of playsets, which are available for use by drama and play reading groups. The collection is housed at Winchester Discovery Centre. You can find out more about the play sets collection by browsing the lists on this web page.
To confirm a set is available check the online Catalogue.    

How to borrow

If you want to borrow playsets you will need to join the Drama Group membership scheme.

Membership is free, but restrictions apply:

If Hampshire does not stock the play set that you require, you can order it via the interlibrary loans service. See charges

Please note, we are not able to accept advance bookings for play sets.

One Act Plays

  •  
    Best One-Act Plays of 1946-47
    Harrap
    various
    8
  •  
    Best One-Act Plays of 1952-53
    Harrap
    various
    6
  •  
    Best One-Act Plays of 1954-55 selected by Hugh Miller
    Harrap
    various
    6
  •  
    Best One-Act Plays of 1956-57
    Harrap
    various
    5
  •  
    Last-minute sketches
    Kenyon-Deane
    5f
    6
  •  
    More Selected One-Act Plays
    Pitman
    various
    5
  •  
    York Cycle of Mystery Plays
    SPCK
    various
    6
  • Adkins, Ella
    At Rise of Curtain
    Harrap
    various
    7
  • Adkins, Ella
    Six More One-Act Plays
    Harrap
    various
    6
  • Albee, Edward
    American Dream
    S French
    2m 3f
    5
  • Austin, Harry
    Chinese Pendant and Other Plays
    S French
    4m 3f
    6
  • Austin, Harry
    Little Lights of Kimberley
    S French
    4m 1f
    7
  • Ayckbourn, Alan
    Confusions, Five Interlinked One
    S French
    various
    11
  • Bailey, Michele
    Going all the way
    S French
    3m 2f
    8
  • Banister, Eve
    Margaret -a play in One-Act
    Garnet Miller
    4f
    11
  • Baring, Maurice
    Ten Diminutive Dramas
    Heinemann
    various
    6
  • Barrie, J M
    Shall We Join the Ladies
    Hodder
    8m 8f
    8
  • Bate, Sam
    Head of the House
    S French
    7f
    6
  • Bate, Sam
    Rumour - a play for women
    S French
    6f
    7
  • Bayliss, A E M
    Junior one-act plays of today 2nd series
    Harrap
    various
    4
  • Bennett, Alan
    Say something happened
    S French
    1m 2f
    3
  • Bent, Simon
    Bad Company - a play
    S French
    6m 2f
    8
  • Berkoff, Steven
    Kvetch, and Acapulco
    Faber
    various
    6
  • Bird, Constance
    Good Send Off, A Comedy in One-Act
    English Theatre Guild
    8f
    7
  • Black, Ian Stuart
    Even less legal - a sequel to 'Nothing legal'
    Evans
    8f
    8
  • Blythe, Richard
    Jack, the giant and the jiggery plot
    S French
    12m 2f
    7
  • Booth, Anthony
    Costa del Packet - a farce for women
    S French
    5f
    5
  • Booth, Anthony
    Hayling report - a play for women in One-Act
    H Quekett
    7f
    6
  • Booth, Anthony
    Ninth Day
    S French
    3m 3f
    6
  • Booth, Anthony
    The trial
    S French
    5f
    5
  • Bowen, John
    Little Boxes, Two Plays
    S French
    various
    12
  • Bower, Margaret
    The animal connection
    S French
    6f
    7
  • Box, Muriel
    Anti-Clockwise
    S French
    4f
    4
  • Box, Muriel and Box, S
    Sing a song of sixpence -a play for women in One-Act
    S French
    6f
    6
  • Brittney, Lynn
    A Different Way to Die
    Playstage
    2m 2f
    4
  • Brittney, Lynn
    A Two Berth Life
    Playstage
    2m 2f
    5
  • Brittney, Lynn
    As the Family
    Playstage
    2m 1f
    4
  • Brittney, Lynn
    Have a Nice Day
    Playstage
    3m 3f
    6
  • Brittney, Lynn
    Mixed Doubles
    Playstage
    5m 8f
    12
  • Brittney, Lynn
    Motivation
    Playstage
    2m 2f
    5
  • Brittney, Lynn
    Nostalgia
    Playstage
    3m 2f
    6
  • Brittney, Lynn
    The Luvvies
    Playstage
    3m 6f
    9
  • Brockhill, George
    Nudes in Waning Light - a comedy
    S French
    2m 5f
    7
  • Burton, Brian J
    Cheers, Tears and Screamers
    Hanbury
    various
    6
  • Burton, Brian J
    Face the queen - a play in One-Act
    Hanbury
    7f
    8
  • Burton, Brian J
    Question of Profit
    Hanbury
    6f
    6
  • Campton, David
    Cagebirds, A Play
    S French
    8f
    8
  • Campton, David
    Do-it-Yourself Frankenstein
    S French
    9 chars.
    17
  • Campton, David
    Everybody's Friend
    S French
    4m 1f
    5
  • Campton, David
    Ladies' Night, Four Plays for Women
    Garnet Miller
    various
    8
  • Campton, David
    Laughter and Fear, Nine One-Act
    Blackie
    various
    4
  • Campton, David
    Mrs Meadowsweet
    S French
    6f
    7
  • Campton, David
    On Stage Again, Fourteen Sketches
    Miller
    various
    2
  • Campton, David
    On Stage, Seventeen Sketches and
    Miller
    various
    2
  • Campton, David
    Permission to cry
    S French
    f5 or m1 f4 or m2 f3
    5
  • Campton, David
    Singing in the wilderness
    S French
    7f
    8
  • Campton, David
    Us and them
    S French
    any number of characters
    6
  • Campton, David
    Who calls?
    S French
    6f
    6
  • Campton, David
    Who calls?
    S French
    6f
    7
  • Cary, Falkland l
    Husbands Supplied
    S French
    1m 7f
    13
  • Castle, Nan
    Night in Bethlehem
    Evans
    6f
    6
  • Cavendish, Clare
    Christmas Visitor, A One-Act
    Evans
    5f
    6
  • Charlton, James M
    Modern One-Act plays for schools book 1
    Ginn
    various
    9
  • Charlton, James M
    Modern One-Act plays for schools book 2
    Ginn
    various
    8
  • Charlton, James M
    Modern One-Act plays for schools book 3
    Ginn
    various
    8
  • Charlton, James M
    Modern One-Act plays for schools book 4
    Ginn
    various
    7
  • Charlton, James M
    More Modern One-Act Plays, Book 1
    Ginn
    various
    7
  • Charlton, James M
    More Modern One-Act Plays, Book 2
    Ginn
    various
    8
  • Chinn, Jimmie
    A respectable funeral
    S French
    1m 3f
    4
  • Chinn, Jimmie
    But yesterday
    S French
    2m 3f
    7
  • Chinn, Jimmie
    In room five hundred and four
    S French
    2m 2f
    5
  • Chinn, Jimmie
    Interior designs
    S French
    1m 3f
    4
  • Chinn, Jimmie
    Pity about Kitty
    S French
    1m 3f
    7
  • Chinn, Jimmie
    Too long an Autumn
    S French
    3m 4f
    8
  • Christie, Agatha
    Afternoon at the Seaside, A Play
    S French
    7m 5f
    10
  • Christie, Agatha
    Patient
    S French
    5m 4f
    9
  • Christie, Agatha
    Rats
    S French
    2m 2f
    4
  • Churchill, C
    Blue Heart (contains the plays Heart's Desire and Blue Kettle)
    Nick Hern Books
    M2 F7 (with doubling, plus child extras)
    9
  • Churchill, C
    Blue Kettle (SEE Blue Heart)
     
     
     
  • Churchill, C
    Heart's Desire (SEE Blue Heart)
     
     
     
  • Clark, Gwyn
    Anyone for Tennis? - a farce
    S French
    2m 2f
    4
  • Clay, N L
    All Aboard and Other Plays
    Heinemann
    various
    7
  • Cole, Giles
    Secrets
    S French
    2m 2f
    5
  • Coles, Enid
    Once and for all
    S French
    6f
    8
  • Coles, Enid
    Secrets
    S French
    6f
    8
  • Constanduros, Mabel
    Little Plays About Grandma
    S French
    various
    4
  • Constanduros, Mabel and Agg, Howard
    Cuckoo time - a country comedy in One-Act
    S French
    7f
    12
  • Constanduros, Mabel and Constanduros, D
    Nest of saucepans / Taking the chair
    S French
    5f
    7
  • Cook, C R
    Beastie and Beaut
    S French
    12 chars.
    9
  • Coward, Noel
    Fumed Oak
    S French
    1m 3f
    5
  • Coward, Noel
    Red Peppers, An Interlude with
    S French
    4m 2f
    14
  • Cox, Constance
    Maria Marten
    S French
    5m 9f
    8
  • Cruden, Thomas
    Doll and the Marquis
    S French
    4m 3f
    7
  • Dahl, Roald
    Charlie and the chocolate factory adapted by R R George
    Penguin
    10m 9f
    6
  • Dahl, Roald
    Charlie and the great glass elevator adapted by R R George
    Puffin
    17m 4f
    12
  • Dahl, Roald
    Fantastic Mister Fox adapted by S Reid
    Puffin
    9m 7f sprs.
    13
  • Dahl, Roald
    James and the giant peach adapted by R R George
    Penguin
    large cast
    12
  • Dale, Adrian
    Slight misunderstanding - a light comedy
    S French
    6f
    6
  • Davies, Andrew
    Thermal Underwear, A Comedy
    S French
    3m 3f
    6
  • Dinner, William
    Mr Fothergill Joins the Angels
    S French
    5m 4f
    9
  • Downing, Martin
    Demon - a thriller
    S French
    3m 4f
    17
  • Doyle, Arthur Conan
    Four Sherlock Homes Plays
    J Murray
    various
    6
  • Dunbar, Janet
    Five Festival Plays
    Harrap
    various
    6
  • Durband, Alan
    Playbill 1
    Hutchinson
    various
    11
  • Durband, Alan
    Playbill 3
    Hutchinson
    various
    19
  • Edwards, Tony
    Return - a play
    S French
    4m 2f
    6
  • Evans, E Eynon
    New Leaf
    S French
    4m 4f
    8
  • Everard, Elizabeth
    Eight more One-Act plays for women
    Harrap
    various
    12
  • Fletcher, Lucille
    Sorry, wrong number and Hitch
    Dramatists Play Services
    various
    11
  • Fraser, Jessica
    Bodenham Romp
    S French
    3m 8f
    8
  • Frayn, Michael
    Listen to this
    S French
    various
    5
  • Frisby, Terence
    Seaside Postcard, A comedy
    S French
    4m 4f
    6
  • Garstang, Jean
    Seven monologues for women
    Deane
    1f
    3
  • Green, George Mace
    Ritual For Dolls - a play
    S French
    2m 2f
    4
  • Green, Michael
    Coarse acting strikes back -4 more coarse plays
    S French
    various
    8
  • Greenslade, Mary and Harvey, A
    Scenes for two - book 1 (duologues)
    S French
    2 chars.
    2
  • Greenslade, Mary and Harvey, A
    Scenes for two - book 2 (duologues)
    S French
    2f
    2
  • Halifax, Peggy
    Five short sketches
    Kenyon House
    4f
    5
  • Halifax, Peggy
    Ten minute sketches
    Kenyon House
    various
    6
  • Hayward, Jean M
    Bridal path
    Hanbury Plays
    5f
    7
  • Hillman, Barry L
    Iron magnolias
    S French
    7f
    8
  • Holloway, Jonathan
    The Dark
    S French
    3m 1f
    5
  • Holloway, Jonathan
    The Monkey's Paw (adapted from the short story by WW Jacobs)
    S French
    4m1f
    5
  • Hood, Evelyn
    Curses, foiled again - a play
    S French
    2m 3f
    5
  • Jacobs, W W
    Monkey's Paw
    S French
    3m 2f
    5
  • James, Stella Wyn
    All right on the night - a comedy
    Kenyon House
    6f
    6
  • Johnson, Philip
    Late Miss Cordell
    S French
    1m 5f
    6
  • Johnson, Philip
    No Weeds for the Widow, A Comedy
    S French
    2m 4f
    5
  • Johnson, Philip
    World without men - a fantastical comedy
    S French
    7f
    7
  • Jones, Graham
    Do-Gooders - a play
    S French
    4m 2f
    6
  • Kay, Maxine A
    Octet - 8 solo numbers for women
    Kenyon Deane
    various
    3
  • Kilgarrif, Michael
    Three Comedy Sketches, The Heir
    S French
    various
    6
  • Kilgarriff, Michael
    Three More Melodramas
    S French
    various
    5
  • Lang, Louisa
    Charade 2
    Kenyon Deane
    various
    6
  • Lillington, Kennet
    Fourth Windmill Book of One
    Heinemann
    various
    6
  • Lovegrove, Arthur
    Clara's on the curtains - a comedy for women
    S French
    10f
    10
  • Lovegrove, Arthur
    Nasty things, murders
    S French
    5f
    5
  • Macrae, Arthur
    Living for Pleasure
    S French
    various
    5
  • Mander, Charles
    Cup Final - a comedy
    S French
    4m 3f
    7
  • Mander, Charles
    World premier - a comedy
    S French
    3m 4f
    8
  • Manktelow, Bettine
    Charity Begins
    S French
    4f
    4
  • Marriott, James W
    One-Act Plays for Today, fourth series
    Harrap
    various
    5
  • Marriott, James W
    One-Act Plays for Today, second series
    Harrap
    various
    5
  • Marriott, James W
    One-Act Plays for Today, sixth series
    Harrap
    various
    5
  • Marriott, James W
    One-Act Plays for Today, third series
    Harrap
    various
    6
  • Marriott, James W
    One-Act Plays of Today, first series
    Harrap
    various
    5
  • McConnell, Jean
    Deckchairs 1- 5 short plays
    S French
    2f
    2
  • McConnell, Jean
    Millie's Tale
    S French
    2m 4f
    7
  • Morgan, John
    Kids
    S French
    2m 2f + 1 either sex
    5
  • Mortimer, John
    Come as you are
    S French
    2m 2f
    5
  • Mortimer, John
    Fear of Heaven
    S French
    5m 2f
    7
  • Mortimer, John
    Knightsbridge - a play
    S French
    2m 2f
    4
  • Nield
    Do me a favour
    Evans
    3m 2f
    7
  • Niggli, Josephina
    Miracle at Blaise
    S French
    6f
    7
  • Oakley, William
    Rumpelstiltskin
    Hanbury
    3m 2f
    5
  • Oliver, Reggie
    Music lovers  (adapted from "Amour et Piano" by Georges Feydeau
    S French
    1m 4f
    7
  • Pakington, Mary
    Time and Mrs Podbury
    Deane
    7m 4f
    6
  • Pinter, Harold
    A kind of Alaska
    S French
    1m 2f
    3
  • Plowman, Gillian
    David's Birthday - a play
    S French
    3m 2f
    5
  • Plowman, Gillian
    The Allotment
    S French
    5f
    6
  • Plowman, Gillian
    The window cleaner
    S French
    1m 1f
    2
  • Popplewell, Jack
    Mother's day out - a comedy
    S French
    5f
    5
  • Potter, Dennis
    Blue remembered hills
    S French
    5m 2f
    5
  • Priestley, J B
    Glass of Bitter
    S French
    3m 2f
    5
  • Raby, Derek
    We need a man - a comedy
    S French
    5f
    6
  • Raffle, Diana
    Camp Confidence
    S French
    7f
    7
  • Rattigan, Terence
    Browning Version
    S French
    5m 2f
    10
  • Ready, Stuart
    I Want to be an Actor
    S French
    various
    5
  • Ready, Stuart
    Peril at the post office - a farcical comedy
    Deane
    7f
    5
  • Reakes, Paul
    Mantrap - a thriller
    S French
    3m 2f
    6
  • Rensten, Mary
    The skip
    S French
    5f
    5
  • Reza, Yasmina
    The God of Carnage (translated by Christopher Hampton)
    Faber
    2m 2f
    6
  • Robertson, A S
    Luck of the draw
    S French
    3m 1f
    4
  • Rook, Robin
    Play ten - 10 short plays
    E Arnold
    various
    10
  • Russell, Willy
    Our day out and other plays
    Thomas
    various
    11
  • Shaffer, Peter
    Black Comedy, A Comedy
    S French
    5m 3f
    9
  • Shirley, Rae
    What shall we do with the body?
    Baker
    1m 2f
    3
  • Simpson, N F
    A resounding tinkle
    S French
    1m 2f
    3
  • Smith, Leo
    Whence - a play
    S French
    1m 1f
    2
  • Snelgrove, Michael
    Hidden Meanings - a comedy
    S French
    4m 5f
    10
  • Stayton, Frank
    Tree, A Play in One-Act
    English Theatre Guild
    7f
    8
  • Stewart, Hugh
    Room in the tower
    S French
    4f
    9
  • Stoppard, Tom
    After Magritte - a play
    S French
    3m 2f
    5
  • Stoppard, Tom
    Albert's Bridge
    S French
    10m 2f sprs.
    12
  • Stoppard, Tom
    Real Inspector Hound
    S French
    5m 3f
    8
  • Summers, David
    Straight to DVD
    Playstage
    3m 2f
    6
  • Taylor, A R
    Hiss the Villain, or Foiled and counterfoiled
    S French
    5m 2f
    17
  • Thain, Paul
    Stone Soup - a modern fable
    S French
    12m 8f sprs.
    12
  • Tristram, David
    Last Tango in Little Grimley/Joining the club
    Flying Ducks
    2m 2f
    4
  • Turner, Margaret
    Beginners please - a comedy in One-Act
    Deane
    6f
    5
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Ah, cruel fate!
    S French
    5m (extras) 4f
    8
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Albert Laddin
    S French
    4m 6f
    21
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Ali's Barbara
    S French
    6m 7f
    25
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Ask a silly question
    S French
    12 f + extras
    11
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Cock Robin Hood
    S French
    Various
    15
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Little Red Whittington
    S French
    large cast
    8
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Puss in slippers
    S French
    4m 6f
    10
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Space-woman
    S French
    4f min.
    10
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Speeches and cream
    S French
    10f + extras
    12
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Spring song singers
    S French
    10 chrs.
    11
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Unhand me, Squire
    S French
    4m 4f + f extras
    13
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Way out west!
    Evans
    6m 4f + extras
    12
  • Uhry, Alfred
    Driving Miss Daisy
    Dramatists Play Services
    2m 1f
    3
  • Wade, Martyn
    Did you know it was Christmas time?
    Belton
    4m
    6
  • Wandor
    Plays by Women - vol 1
    Methuen
    various
    5
  • Wandor
    Plays by Women - vol 2
    Methuen
    various
    5
  • Warburton, Nick
    The last bread pudding
    S French
    3m 4f or 2m 5f
    7
  • Weldon, Fay
    The reading group
    S French
    2m 5f
    7
  • Williams, Tennessee
    Mister Paradise and other one-act plays
    S French
    various
    8
  • Wood, Margaret
    Double Dealers
    S French
    4m 2f
    6
  • Wood, Margaret
    Edward
    Evans
    7f
    16
  • Wood, Margaret
    Fishy Business
    S French
    6m 4f
    10
  • Wood, Margaret
    King and the Quaker
    S French
    1m 4f
    6
  • Wood, Margaret
    Person of No Consequence
    S French
    8f
    8
  • Wood, Margaret
    Top table - a satirical comedy
    S French
    8m sprs.
    7
  • Wood, Patricia
    Captain Blackboot and the Wallamagrumba
    S French
    16m 7f sprs.
    11
  • Wood, Patricia
    Captain Blackboot's island
    S French
    14m 6f sprs.
    13
  • Wood, Patricia
    Dandelion time - a fantasy
    S French
    25m 19f sprs.
    12
 

Female Cast

  •  
    Last-minute sketches
    Kenyon-Deane
    5f
    6
  •  
    Quintet: Monolgues and Duologues for women only
    Deane
    3f
    3
  • Aron, Geraldine
    The Donahue sisters
    S French
    3f
    11
  • Banister, Eve
    Margaret -a play in One-Act
    Garnet Miller
    4f
    11
  • Bate, Sam
    Head of the House
    S French
    7f
    6
  • Bate, Sam
    Rumour - a play for women
    S French
    6f
    7
  • Bird, Constance
    Good Send Off, A Comedy in One-Act
    English Theatre Guild
    8f
    7
  • Black, Ian Stuart
    Even less legal - a sequel to 'Nothing legal'
    Evans
    8f
    8
  • Black, Muriel
    Crisis and confidence
    S French
    10f
    14
  • Booth, Anthony
    Costa del Packet - a farce for women
    S French
    5f
    5
  • Booth, Anthony
    Hayling report - a play for women in One-Act
    H Quekett
    7f
    6
  • Booth, Anthony
    Ladies, this is war!
    S French
    6f
    6
  • Booth, Anthony
    None the Wiser: A comedy
    S French
    7f
    7
  • Booth, Anthony
    The trial
    S French
    5f
    5
  • Bower, Margaret
    The animal connection
    S French
    6f
    7
  • Box, Muriel
    Anti-Clockwise
    S French
    4f
    4
  • Box, Muriel and Box, S
    Sing a song of sixpence -a play for women in One-Act
    S French
    6f
    6
  • Burton, Brian J
    Face the queen - a play in One-Act
    Hanbury
    7f
    8
  • Burton, Brian J
    Question of Profit
    Hanbury
    6f
    6
  • Campton, David
    Cagebirds, A Play
    S French
    8f
    8
  • Campton, David
    Mrs Meadowsweet
    S French
    6f
    7
  • Campton, David
    Permission to cry
    S French
    f5 or m1 f4 or m2 f3
    5
  • Campton, David
    Singing in the wilderness
    S French
    7f
    8
  • Campton, David
    Who calls?
    S French
    6f
    7
  • Campton, David
    Who calls?
    S French
    6f
    6
  • Castle, Nan
    Night in Bethlehem
    Evans
    6f
    6
  • Cavendish, Clare
    Christmas Visitor, A One-Act
    Evans
    5f
    6
  • Churchill, Caryl
    Top girls
    S French
    7f with trebling
    7
  • Coles, Enid
    Once and for all
    S French
    6f
    8
  • Coles, Enid
    Secrets
    S French
    6f
    8
  • Constanduros, Mabel and Agg, Howard
    Cuckoo time - a country comedy in One-Act
    S French
    7f
    12
  • Constanduros, Mabel and Constanduros, D
    Nest of saucepans / Taking the chair
    S French
    5f
    7
  • Dale, Adrian
    Slight misunderstanding - a light comedy
    S French
    6f
    6
  • Everard, Elizabeth
    Eight more One-Act plays for women
    Harrap
    various
    12
  • Garstang, Jean
    Seven monologues for women
    Deane
    1f
    3
  • Greenslade, Mary and Harvey, A
    Scenes for two - book 2 (duologues)
    S French
    2f
    2
  • Halifax, Peggy
    Five short sketches
    Kenyon House
    4f
    5
  • Halifax, Peggy
    Ten minute sketches
    Kenyon House
    various
    6
  • Hare, David
    Breath of life
    S French
    2f
    2
  • Harling, Robert
    Steel magnolias
    S French
    6f
    6
  • Hayward, Jean M
    Bridal path
    Hanbury Plays
    5f
    7
  • Hillman, Barry L
    Iron magnolias
    S French
    7f
    8
  • James, Stella Wyn
    All right on the night - a comedy
    Kenyon House
    6f
    6
  • Johnson, Philip
    World without men - a fantastical comedy
    S French
    7f
    7
  • Kay, Maxine A
    Octet - 8 solo numbers for women
    Kenyon Deane
    various
    3
  • Lang, Louisa
    Charade 2
    Kenyon Deane
    various
    6
  • Lovegrove, Arthur
    Clara's on the curtains - a comedy for women
    S French
    10f
    10
  • Lovegrove, Arthur
    Nasty things, murders
    S French
    5f
    5
  • Manktelow, Bettine
    Charity Begins
    S French
    4f
    4
  • McConnell, Jean
    Deckchairs 1- 5 short plays
    S French
    2f
    2
  • McConnell, Jean
    Deckchairs 4
    S French
    2f
    2
  • McGillivray, David
    Haunted through lounge and recessed dining
    S French
    6f or 1m 5f
    11
  • Niggli, Josephina
    Miracle at Blaise
    S French
    6f
    7
  • Pielmeier
    Agnes of God
    S French
    3f
    5
  • Plowman, Gillian
    The Allotment
    S French
    5f
    6
  • Popplewell, Jack
    Mother's day out - a comedy
    S French
    5f
    5
  • Raby, Derek
    We need a man - a comedy
    S French
    5f
    6
  • Raffle, Diana
    Camp Confidence
    S French
    7f
    7
  • Ready, Stuart
    Peril at the post office - a farcical comedy
    Deane
    7f
    5
  • Reid, Georgina
    Ladies of spirit - a comedy
    Evans
    9f
    6
  • Rensten, Mary
    The skip
    S French
    5f
    5
  • Stayton, Frank
    Tree, A Play in One-Act
    English Theatre Guild
    7f
    8
  • Stewart, Hugh
    Room in the tower
    S French
    4f
    9
  • Turner, Margaret
    Beginners please - a comedy in One-Act
    Deane
    6f
    5
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Ask a silly question
    S French
    12 f + extras
    11
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Space-woman
    S French
    4f min.
    10
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Speeches and cream
    S French
    10f + extras
    12
  • Wood, Margaret
    Edward
    Evans
    7f
    16
  • Wood, Margaret
    Person of No Consequence
    S French
    8f
    8
 

Playsets for a male cast

  • Beckett, Samuel
    Waiting for Godot, A Tragicomedy
    S French
    5m
    7
  • Bennett, Alan
    Beyond the fringe - a revue
    S French
    5m
    10
  • De Filippo, Eduard
    Filumena
    S French
    6m
    10
  • Eliot, T S
    Murder in the Cathedral
    Faber
    9m sprs.
    5
  • Firth, T
    Neville's island - comedy
    S French
    4m
    5
  • Jerome, Jerome K
    Three men in a boat adapted by Jim Sperinck
    Jasper Publications
    3m
    3
  • Pinter, Harold
    Caretaker
    Methuen
    3m
    3
  • Pinter, Harold
    Caretaker
    S French
    3m
    3
  • Pinter, Harold
    Dumb Waiter
    S French
    2m
    3
  • Reza, Yasmina
    Art
    Faber
    3m
    3
  • Rose, Reginald
    Twelve angry men
    S French
    14m
    10
  • Sherriff, R C
    Journey's End
    S French
    11m
    11
  • Wade, Martyn
    Did you know it was Christmas time?
    Belton
    4m
    6
  • Wood, Margaret
    Top table - a satirical comedy
    S French
    8m sprs.
    7
 

Plays for children

  • Adams, P H and Carter, C
    Jack and the beanstalk - a basic pantomime
    S French
    4m 5f sprs.
    9
  • Alcott, L M
    Little women adapted by M De Forest SEE De Forest, Marian
    S French
    5m 7f
    6
  • Astell, Betty
    Aladdin - a pantomime
    S French
    9m 3f sprs.
    11
  • Ayckbourn, Alan
    Callisto 5
    S French
    3m 1f or 2m 1f
    4
  • Ayckbourn, Alan
    Invisible friends
    Faber
    4m 3f
    7
  • Ayckbourn, Alan
    Mr A's amazing maze plays
    S French
    6m 2f
    8
  • Barrie, J M
    Peter Pan, A fantasy in five acts
    S French
    large cast
    12
  • Bayliss, A E M
    Junior one-act plays of today 2nd series
    Harrap
    various
    4
  • Bennett, Alan
    Wind in the willows adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame
    Faber
    12m sprs.
    8
  • Blythe, Richard
    Jack, the giant and the jiggery plot
    S French
    12m 2f
    7
  • Bolt, Robert
    Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew
    Heinemann
    9m 1f
    9
  • Bradley, Alfred
    Scatterbrained scarecrow of Oz
    S French
    9m 7f min 9
    10
  • Bradley, Alfred
    Wizard of Oz from the book by Baum
    S French
    6m 7f
    10
  • Bradley, Alfred and Bond, M
    Adventures of a bear called Paddington
    S French
    5m 3f sprs.
    10
  • Brecht, Bertolt
    Mother Courage and her Children trans. Willett
    Methuen
    large cast
    9
  • Broadhurst, Alan
    Great cross-country race, or the hare and the tortoise
    Anchorage
    14m 6f
    6
  • Carter, Margaret
    Puss in Boots - pantomime
    S French
    15m 8f sprs.
    8
  • Carter, Margaret
    Sleeping beauty - pantomime
    S French
    20 chars.
    13
  • Carter, Margaret
    Snow White and the seven dwarfs
    S French
    14m 9f
    11
  • Chapman, John
    Chicken run
    Heinemann
    11m 6f
    5
  • Charlton, James M
    Modern One-Act plays for schools book 1
    Ginn
    various
    9
  • Charlton, James M
    Modern One-Act plays for schools book 2
    Ginn
    various
    8
  • Charlton, James M
    Modern One-Act plays for schools book 3
    Ginn
    various
    8
  • Charlton, James M
    Modern One-Act plays for schools book 4
    Ginn
    various
    7
  • Cullen, Alan
    Hans,the witch and the gobbin
    S French
    7m 6f
    14
  • Dahl, Roald
    Charlie and the chocolate factory adapted by R R George
    Penguin
    10m 9f
    6
  • Dahl, Roald
    Charlie and the great glass elevator adapted by R R George
    Puffin
    17m 4f
    12
  • Dahl, Roald
    Fantastic Mister Fox adapted by S Reid
    Puffin
    9m 7f sprs.
    13
  • Dahl, Roald
    Giraffe and the Pelly and me
    S French
    6m 1f
    7
  • Dahl, Roald
    James and the giant peach adapted by R R George
    Penguin
    large cast
    12
  • Dahl, Roald
    Witches
    S French
    4m 6f sprs.
    9
  • Dickens, C
    Christmas Carol adapted by S Sutton
    S French
    23m 15f
    12
  • Durband, Alan
    Playbill 1
    Hutchinson
    various
    11
  • Durband, Alan
    Playbill 2
    Hutchinson
    various
    15
  • Durband, Alan
    Playbill 3
    Hutchinson
    various
    19
  • Ellison, Les
    Space Junk - a play for children
    S French
    various
    12
  • Ellison, Les
    Utter garbage
    S French
    7 chars. 5 sprs.
    10
  • Foxton, David
    Card play, or, the truth about the knave of hearts
    S French
    16 chars.
    12
  • Foxton, David
    Crowns, the king and the long lost smile
    S French
    12m 4f sprs.
    10
  • Gardiner, John
    Dracula spectacular
    S French
    24 chars.
    12
  • Gardiner, John and Coleman, F
    Mr Macaroni and the exploding pizza pie
    S French
    4m 3f sprs.
    10
  • Gavin, Bill
    Land of Kerfuffle - a play for Christmas
    S French
    12m 3f sprs.
    12
  • Gray, Nicholas S
    Beauty and the beast
    OUP
    4m 3f
    6
  • Gray, Nicholas S
    Imperial nightingale
    OUP
    9m 4f sprs.
    5
  • Gray, Nicholas S
    Princess and the swineherd
    OUP
    4m 6f
    5
  • Greenslade, Mary and Harvey, A
    Scenes for two - book 1 (duologues)
    S French
    2 chars.
    2
  • Hall, Willis
    Christmas crackers
    S French
    7m 2f
    18
  • Hall, Willis
    Kidnapped at Christmas
    S French
    7m 2f
    10
  • Hall, Willis
    Right Christmas caper
    S French
    7m 2f
    10
  • Hall, Willis
    Wind in the willows- A musical based on the story by Kenneth Grahame
    S French
    15ch sprs
    12
  • Harding, Margaret
    Sea king's daughter
    S French
    20m16f sprs
    12
  • Hay, Ian
    Crimson coconut
    S French
    4m 2f
    6
  • Horitz, Toby
    Good king Wenceslas and the chancellor of Bohemia
    S French
    5m 2f sprs.
    8
  • Hutchins, Pat
    Curse of the Egyptian mummy
    S French
    5m 4f +7m 1f child
    12
  • Jackson, Elizabeth
    Alice in Wonderland from the book by L Carroll
    Heinemann
    large cast
    6
  • Kipling, Rudyard
    Jungle book adapted by J Hartoch
    S French
    24m 5f
    9
  • Lewis, Clive Staples
    Lion, the witch and the wardrobe adapted by G Robbins
    S French
    11m 6f
    12
  • Lewis, Clive Staples
    Magician's nephew adapted by G Robbins
    S French
    16m 5f
    10
  • Lewis, Clive Staples
    Voyage of the Dawntreader adapted by G Robbins
    S French
    24m 5f
    10
  • Lloyd, Richard
    Treasure Island - the panto
    S French
    19 chars.
    12
  • Milne, A A
    Winnie-the-Pooh adapted by G Robbins
    S French
    7m 4f
    11
  • Milne, A A
    Winnie-the-Pooh, a play in three acts dramatised by K Sergel
    Dramatic
    13 chars.
    8
  • Mitchell, Adrian
    Tom Kitten and his friends - a play with songs based on the stories by Beatrix Potter
    S French
    18 chars.
    9
  • Morgan, Verne
    Dick Whittington - pantomime
    S French
    15m 3f
    10
  • Morgan, Verne
    Old King Cole / King Cole in Space - pantomime
    S French
    6m 5f sprs.
    12
  • Morley, John
    Wind in the willows - musical play adapted from the book by Kenneth Grahame
    S French
    22 chars.
    12
  • Murdoch, Helen and McCracken, E
    Alan and the king's daughters - a musical play
    S French
    1m 9f sprs
    10
  • Nicol, Ron
    Snow Queen
    S French
    32 chars.
    12
  • Oakley, William
    Rumpelstiltskin
    Hanbury
    3m 2f
    5
  • O'Gorman, Denis
    Shepherd's story - a Christmas musical play
    Grail
    large cast
    6
  • Pratchett, Terry
    Wyrd sisters
    Corgi
    8m 5f
    12
  • Pullman, Philip
    Sherlock Holmes and the Limehouse horror
    Nelson
    8m 3f
    9
  • Reakes, Paul
    Little Jack Horner - a pantomime
    S French
    7m 6f sprs.
    11
  • Robbins, Norman
    Ali Baba and the forty thieves - a pantomime
    S French
    10 chars. sprs.
    11
  • Roberts, B
    Angelica and the monstrous monster of the deep
    S French
    10m 4f
    10
  • Ruskin, Sheila and Wood, D
    Owl and the pussycat went to see - a musical play
    S French
    9m 8f
    12
  • Russell, Willy
    Our day out and other plays
    Thomas
    various
    11
  • Smith, Dodie
    Hundred and one dalmations
    S French
    9 chars. sprs.
    18
  • Thackeray, W M
    Rose and the ring - pantomime adapted by H Deans
    S French
    various
    9
  • Thain, Paul
    Stone Soup - a modern fable
    S French
    12m 8f sprs.
    12
  • Thurber, James
    Thirteen clocks adapted by F Lowe
    S French
    13m 2f
    10
  • Toksvig, Jenifer
    Curious quest for the sandman's sand
    S French
    11 chars. sprs
    12
  • Toksvig, Jenifer
    Shake, ripple and roll
    S French
    13 chars.
    12
  • Tristram, David
    Inspector Drake and the perfekt crime
    Flying Ducks
    3m 2f
    6
  • Tristram, David
    Inspector Drake and the time machine
    Flying Ducks
    5-9 chars.
    10
  • Tristram, David
    Inspector Drake's last case
    Flying Ducks
    7m 4f (or 7m 5f)
    12
  • Waterhouse, Keith
    Children's Day
    S French
    3m 4f
    6
  • West, Trudy
    Beauty and the beast - a basic pantomime
    S French
    5m 4f sprs.
    10
  • West, Trudy
    Mother Goose - a basic pantomime
    S French
    10m 8f sprs.
    12
  • West, Trudy
    Sleeping Beauty - a basic pantomime
    S French
    9m14f sprs.
    10
  • Whelan, Peter
    Accrington pals
    S French
    5m 5f
    10
  • Williams, Simon
    William Golding's Lord of the flies adapted by N Williams
    Faber
    14m
    12
  • Wood, D
    Pied piper - a musical play
    S French
    5m 4f & 20 chars.
    8
  • Wood, D
    Rupert and the green dragon
    S French
    16 chars.
    12
  • Wood, David
    Babe the sheep-pig
    S French
    10 chars. sprs.
    11
  • Wood, David
    Babes in the magic wood - a family musical
    S French
    8m 4f sprs.
    10
  • Wood, David
    Meg and Mog show based on the books by H Nicoll and J Pienkowski
    S French
    8m 5f
    12
  • Wood, David
    Selfish shellfish
    Amber Lane
    4m 3f
    8
  • Wood, David and Ruskin, S
    Larry the lamb in Toytown - a musical play
    S French
    7m 3f
    6
  • Wood, Patricia
    Captain Blackboot and the Wallamagrumba
    S French
    16m 7f sprs.
    11
  • Wood, Patricia
    Captain Blackboot's island
    S French
    14m 6f sprs.
    13
  • Wood, Patricia
    Dandelion time - a fantasy
    S French
    25m 19f sprs.
    12
  • Wood, Patricia
    Wizard of wobbling rock
    S French
    37 chars.
    12
 

Christmas plays and pantomimes

  • Adams, P H and Carter, C
    Jack and the beanstalk - a basic pantomime
    S French
    4m 5f sprs.
    9
  • Allen, Janet
    Three Medieval plays
    Heinemann
    various
    6
  • Astell, Betty
    Aladdin - a pantomime
    S French
    9m 3f sprs.
    11
  • Barrie, J M
    Peter Pan, A fantasy in five acts
    S French
    large cast
    12
  • Bolt, Robert
    Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew
    Heinemann
    9m 1f
    9
  • Carter, Margaret
    Dick Whittington - a pantomime
    S French
    19 chars.
    12
  • Carter, Margaret
    Puss in Boots - pantomime
    S French
    15m 8f sprs.
    8
  • Carter, Margaret
    Sleeping beauty - pantomime
    S French
    20 chars.
    13
  • Carter, Margaret
    Snow White and the seven dwarfs
    S French
    14m 9f
    11
  • Castle, Nan
    Night in Bethlehem
    Evans
    6f
    6
  • Cavendish, Clare
    Christmas Visitor, A One-Act
    Evans
    5f
    6
  • Deans, Harris
    The rose and the ring: Thackeray's fireside pantomime adapted by Harris Deans
    S French
    large mixed cast
    9
  • Dickens, C
    Christmas Carol adapted by S Sutton
    S French
    23m 15f
    12
  • Gavin, Bill
    Land of Kerfuffle - a play for Christmas
    S French
    12m 3f sprs.
    12
  • Hall, Willis
    Christmas crackers
    S French
    7m 2f
    18
  • Hall, Willis
    Kidnapped at Christmas
    S French
    7m 2f
    10
  • Hall, Willis
    Right Christmas caper
    S French
    7m 2f
    10
  • Harding, Mike
    Comfort and Joy
    S French
    6m 6f
    12
  • Horitz, Toby
    Good king Wenceslas and the chancellor of Bohemia
    S French
    5m 2f sprs.
    8
  • Kay, M
    Jeremiah's Christmas, A Comedy
    S French
    5m 4f
    9
  • Lloyd, Richard
    Treasure Island - the panto
    S French
    19 chars.
    12
  • Lloyd, Robert
    Christmas Cavalier - a pantomime
    S French
    8m 5f sprs.
    11
  • McGillivray, David
    Farndale  Avenue Housing Estate - Christmas Carol
    S French
    1m 4f sprs.
    14
  • Mcloughlin, Patrick
    Cinderladdin, A Pantomime
    S French
    7 chars.
    7
  • Morgan, Verne
    Dick Whittington - pantomime
    S French
    15m 3f
    10
  • Morgan, Verne
    Old King Cole / King Cole in Space - pantomime
    S French
    6m 5f sprs.
    12
  • Nicol, Ron
    Snow Queen
    S French
    32 chars.
    12
  • Niggli, Josephina
    Miracle at Blaise
    S French
    6f
    7
  • O'Gorman, Denis
    Shepherd's story - a Christmas musical play
    Grail
    large cast
    6
  • Reakes, Paul
    Little Jack Horner - a pantomime
    S French
    7m 6f sprs.
    11
  • Robbins, Norman
    Ali Baba and the forty thieves - a pantomime
    S French
    10 chars. sprs.
    11
  • Robbins, Norman
    The white cat
    S French
    15
    12
  • Sutton, Shaun
    Christmas Carol
    S French
    large cast
    12
  • Thackeray, W M
    Rose and the ring - pantomime adapted by H Deans
    S French
    various
    9
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Albert Laddin
    S French
    4m 6f
    21
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Ali's Barbara
    S French
    6m 7f
    25
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Cock Robin Hood
    S French
    Various
    15
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Forty Winks Beauty- a potted pantomime
    S French
    5m 7f
    12
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Puss in slippers
    S French
    4m 6f
    10
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Snow White Special - a dwarf pantomime
    S French
    large cast
    11
  • Tydeman, Richard
    Who's bean stalking?
    S French
    Various
    12
  • Wade, Martyn
    Did you know it was Christmas time?
    Belton
    4m
    6
  • West, Trudy
    Beauty and the beast - a basic pantomime
    S French
    5m 4f sprs.
    10
  • West, Trudy
    Mother Goose - a basic pantomime
    S French
    10m 8f sprs.
    12
  • West, Trudy
    Sleeping Beauty - a basic pantomime
    S French
    9m14f sprs.
    10
 
 

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