Sketches


Sybil and Cedric

Sibyl and Cedric's Tale

Part of Perilous Tales - available alone as a sketch or as a one act
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Cast: 8 + possible extras
Age: 13+
Running time: About 15 minutes
Set: Versatile. Needs no particular set, but lends itself to being staged in creative and imaginative ways!
Plot: Cedic and Sybil are a couple intent on never changing and hanging on to their happiness no matter what the cost. Can they fend off the somewhat perilous life that seems to be lurking outside their front door? Will other people infiltrate their cosy home and steal their happiness? Performed originally in a series called 'Perilous Tales' and available as a one act with Gorgeous Gerald, Loki's Lament and The Grimble's Last Game.
COST: Script 1.50; Performing Rights 8 per performance OR buy the Perilous Tales Collection for 5


Loki's Lament

Part of Perilous Tales - available alone as a sketch or as a one act
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Cast: 8 + possible extras
Age: 12+
Running time: About 15 minutes
Set: Versatile. Needs no particular set, but lends itself to being staged in creative and imaginative ways!
Plot: The dreadful Princess Loki only has to point and everyone gives in to her. She gets exactly what she wants. But one day she hears a song - a song that belongs to someone else and she wants her own song. Badly. Loki risks everything to find her own song as she stampedes through her spoilt life and she finds it .. to her cost. Performed originally in a series called 'Perilous Tales' and available as a one act with Gorgeous Gerald, Cedric & Sibyl's Tale and The Grimble's Last Game.
COST: Script 1.50; Performing Rights 8 per performance OR buy the Perilous Tales Collection for 5


Gorgeous Gerald and The Ghost

Part of Perilous Tales - available as a sketch or as a one act
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Cast: 8: 3 lads, 3 girls & 2 storytellers
Age: 12+
Running time: About 15 - 20 minutes
Set: Versatile. Needs no particular set, but lends itself to being staged in creative and imaginative ways!
Plot: The Ghost wants a new body so he can get back to being alive and win back his darling Imelda. He fancies Gerald's body might suit him ... but how can he get Gerald out of his body so he can get in...? And can he get to Imelda before she runs off with a Vampire promising her immortality? Be warned - it's in rhyme! Performed originally in a series called 'Perilous Tales' and available as a one act with Cedric & Sibyl's Tale, Loki's Lament and The Grimble's Last Game.
COST: Script 1.50; Performing Rights 8 per performance OR buy the Perilous Tales Collection for 5


The Grimble's Last Game

Part of Perilous Tales - available as a sketch or as a one act
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Cast: 7 + lots of extras
Age: 11+
Running time: About 15 minutes
Set: Versatile. Needs no particular set, but lends itself to being staged in creative and imaginative ways!
Plot: Ed and Molly Grimble play computer games all the time. They do little else. But when they buy a new one from the mysterious Zed they get more than they bargained for. The game plan doesn't seem to exist, there are no rules (apart from the ones Zed makes up) and on the first level they have to tackle apathy. How far will they get? Performed originally in a series called 'Perilous Tales' and available as a one act with Cedric & Sibyl's Tale, Loki's Lament and Gorgeous Gerald and the Ghost.
COST: Script 1.50; Performing Rights 8 per performance OR buy the Perilous Tales Collection for 5


Speed

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Cast: 4 characters
Age: 10+
Running time: About 5 minutes max
Involves: Three characters bemoan the fact that their friend runs around while they prefer a more leisurely approach to life. Speed, they argue can be very dangerous ... In rhyme.
Set: Nothing - or whatever you like. The sketch benefits enormously from a very physical and imaginative style of performance


Fairy Wings

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Cast: 2 girls
Age: 13 - 18 as an optimum age
Running time: About 10 minutes
Set: Sofa or chairs in front of imaginary television
Plot: Gemma wants to borrow her sister's fairy wings to wear at a party. Simple enough, but she knows it will be tricky ... and it is far more complicated than she could ever imagine.