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3 Feb

Planning your next school play? These are our most popular plays for schools in 2022.

Clue (High School Edition)
Adapted from the Screenplay by Jonathan Lynn. Additional Material by Hunter Foster, Sandy Rustin and Eric Price.
Full Length Play, Comedy, Mystery/Thriller, 1950s
Cast: 5M, 5F
On a dark and stormy night, six unique guests, play a butler and a maid, assemble for a dinner party at the home of Mr. Boddy. When their host turns up dead, it is clear that no one is safe! Soon the guests are racing to find the killer and keep the body count from stacking up.
Based on the popular board game and adapted from the cult classic film, Clue is the comedy whodunit that will keep you guessing (and laughing) to the very end.
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Puffs (Two-Act Edition)
Matt Cox
Full Length Play, Comedy, Contemporary
Cast: 5M, 5F, 1M or F
For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story. This is the story of the Puffs... who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.
The New York Times proclaims PUFFS, "A FAST PACED ROMP" through the 'Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic'. For POTTERphiliacs who grew up alongside Potter and are eager to revisit that world, PUFFS exudes a jovial, winking fondness for all things Harry!"
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Also available in One-Act or Two-Act for young wizards or One-Act for young wizards

She Kills Monsters
Qui Nguyen
Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy, Present Day, Contemporary
Cast: 3M, 6F
A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, She Kills Monsters tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly?s refuge.
In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed young playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all.
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The 39 Steps
Adapted by Patrick Barlow From the novel by John Buchan
Full Length Play, Adventure, Mystery/Thriller, Farce, Comedy, 1930s
Cast: 3M, 1F
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!
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Girls Like That
Evan Placey
Full Length Play, Drama, New Millennium/21st Century
Cast: 6F
An urgent and explosive play that explores the pressures on young people today in the wake of advancing technology.
When a naked photograph of Scarlett goes viral, she becomes the centre of attention for all the wrong reasons. But while rumours run wild and everyone forms an opinion, Scarlett just stays silent...
With roles for up to twenty-four young female actors (though it can also be performed by a smaller cast), the play is perfect for any schools, youth theatres or drama groups looking to tackle a contemporary subject in a theatrically exciting way.

Blood Brothers (Play Version)
Willy Russell
Full Length Play, Drama, Contemporary
Cast: 5M, 3F, 5M or F
This is the non-musical play version of the hugely successful musical.
It tells of twin brothers and what happens when their mother decides to have one of them adopted. Their contrasting upbringing and the hand fate deals them is fast-moving, perceptive and ultimately tragic. This original version is simple to stage, rewarding to act, and is ideal for a large mixed cast.

Our Place
Terry Gabbard
One Act, Comedy, Drama, Contemporary
Cast: 7M, 7F
The unassuming location of a dock extending out onto a small lake serves as the backdrop for five different stories.
On a cool autumn night, Jake arrives with Holly at a secluded spot. The couple feels an immediate connection to this place as if it were put there just for them. Things seem perfect until Anne and her date, Lyle, arrive.
On another day, early in the morning, Beth has plans to spend the day with her dad at their favorite fishing place. She has high hopes for catching some sunshine, a few fish, and her dad's fading memories.
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One Man, Two Guvnors
Written by Richard Bean Based on "The Servant of Two Masters" by Carlo Goldoni
Full Length Play, Comedy, 1960s
Cast: 6M, 3F
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 the dad of his fiancee. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who has been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.
Holed up at The Cricketers Arms, the permanently ravenous Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a second job with Stanley Stubbers, who is hiding from the police and waiting to be reunited with Rachel. To prevent discovery, Francis must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
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7 Apr
Autism Awareness

April is autism awareness month. We have scripts by writers who are raising awareness of autism through their writing and the theatre.

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30 Mar
Literary Adaptations

Bring these literary adaptions to life on your stage.

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From the ORiGiN book publishing company

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16 Feb
Australian Musical Theatre Festival 2022

Full Program On Sale Now

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