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1 F/ 2 M - Shattered Peace (40 mins)
Shattered Peace 40 mins. 1F: 20s-30s; 2M: 20-30s x2. 1 set. Newlyweds Cathy and Liam dream about a future on their wedding night. But this is Belfast during the Troubles and when Liam is killed in cross-fire, Cathy decides to take revenge into her own hands.
1 F/ 2 M - The Big Issue (30 mins)
The Big Issue 40 mins. 1F: 20-30s; 2M: 20-30s (parts can be split to create additional 2f and 1m). Flexible staging. Alice is a successful novelist. Her brother Max sells the Big Issue. They share a childhood secret which drove them apart. When they meet unexpectedly after many years, they start to confront the past. A fast-moving, humorous, and ultimately poignant look at the difficult subject of childhood abuse.
2 F /1 M - Something Borrowed (40 mins)
Something Borrowed 40 mins. 2F: 30-40s/ 60+. 1M: 30-60s. 1 set. A domineering woman and her spinster daughter battle for control over their emotionally vulnerable bachelor neighbour. Rosemary hopes he will become her passport to freedom, but she can never beat the guile of her own mother, eager to add a 'son' to her collection.
2 F/ 4 M - A Decision Pure and Simple (45 mins)
A Decision Pure and Simple 45 mins. 2F: 20-30s x2. 4M: 20s x2 /30-50s x2; Flexible staging. Based on the true story of a young Austrian conscript during World War Two. Otto Schutz comes face to face with the morals of war and resistance on the Eastern Front. Commanded to shoot civilian hostages, he takes a courageous decision that will cost him his life.
3 F - Little Red Hoodie (20 mins)
Little Red Hoodie 20 mins. 3F: teens/ 20s/ 40-70s; 1 set. It’s dark, it stinks and it’s crammed with victims. Can Hoodie, Gran and Aisha escape from the Wolf’s belly by their own efforts, or should they wait for the Woodcutter? A black comedy with a feminist twist to an old fairy tale in which the Wolf is so much more than just a hairy beast.
3 F/ 1 M - Rainbow Baby (40 mins)
Rainbow Baby 40 mins. 3F: late teens/30-50s x2; 1M: 20-40s. 1 set. 'I'm not special needs – I’m Polly.' This gently humorous play traces the reunion of university lecturer with her Down’s syndrome daughter, eighteen years after giving her away for adoption. Polly’s vibrant charm and humour spin their magic and Louise soon discovers just how deep maternal love can run.
3 F/ 2 M - The Last Picnic (50 mins)
The Last Picnic 50 mins. 3F: teens to 20s/ 30-40s/ 60+; 2M: 30-40s x2. 1 set. ‘Just our luck. A tramp with principles!’ Richard's day at the seaside turns into a surreal nightmare when a local bag lady decides to join the family picnic. Infidelity, mass murder and a ruined sand castle are just the start of it.
3 F/ 2 M - Love in the Meadow (40 mins)
Love in the Meadow 40 mins. 3F: 20-30s x2, 30-40s; 2M: 30-50s x 2; flexible staging. Inspired by Tolstoy's story 'The Devil', the play explores the sexual obsession of Czarist landowner, Zhenia, for one of his peasant women. Desperate to safeguard his marriage, Zhenia shoots her and is put on trial for murder. But though status and gender protect him from a severe sentence, images of his victim return to haunt him.
3 F/ 3 M - Gone Fishing (40 mins)
Gone Fishing 40 mins. 3F: late teens-20s x2/ 30-50s. 3M: late teens-20s/ 25+/30-50s; flexible staging. Tim has a problem - his parents! Looking for that elusive first job is no joke when Dad expects results and Mum's convinced you're hiding drugs, women or worse in your bedroom. A fast-moving comedy about unemployment, love and the generation gap.
5 F/ 1 M - Socks Go in the Bottom Drawer (30 mins)
Socks go in the Bottom Drawer 30 mins. 5F: late teens-20s x2/ any age/ 30-50s x2; 1M: 20-60s. 1 set. Adam is one of the world's last remaining men, kept in a zoological park for scientific purposes. On a field trip to the zoo, a college lecturer and her students soon discover that homo sapien male is still capable of mischief even behind bars!