This “Mini Pantomime”, specially written for a “Review” style show, takes about 20 minutes to 30 minutes to complete (but allow for audience to get involved and the songs). No set required, just the characters coming off. Costumes however are required. Of course the more bad taste in the choice of costumes the better.
This collection of performance pieces certainly is a treasure. Written by Pip Parry over a lifetime, this is a brilliant source of material for amateur theatre groups looking for festival entries, shorter pieces, something different etc.
Dwarves, werewolves, vampires, a troll, a large Scone, and not a trace of an elephant. That would be my summary of this recent play from Stephen Briggs, adapted from Terry Pratchett’s Discworld novels.
How much drama or comedy can you pack into a five or ten minute play? Pint-sized Plays is your opportunity to show just how imaginative and original you can be. It can be funny, it can be sad… if it can be performed in a pub, with two or three characters, you could be a winner of Pint-sized Plays.
After last years successful Theatre Trails, the Steyning Festival and The Company are looking for 4 – 6 unperformed short plays (maximum length 1 hour), from writers local to Sussex, Hampshire, Kent and Surrey. They will be performed as rehearsed readings at different venues in Steyning, as part of the Steyning Festival 2008 on 24th May and 8th June. All plays need to be submitted by 20th January 2008.