“We had a great time rehearsing the play. It was just right for our group of young people with the story, the humour and the many opportunities for them to play to their different strengths.”
Youth Theatre Director on Zombie Babysitter!

“Joseph’s work for young people should be widely applauded. Not only is a piece thought-through for both the age and rehearsal groups in mind, each piece has a meaning and poignant message that is relevant to the young people of today.”
Producer, Young People’s Theatre Company

These shows are great for youth theatres and amateur dramatics groups with a large or small cast as doubling is possible. They are also available for professional companies.
I am available to deliver workshops too on themes and creating ideas for staging.

List of plays

A SMALL TOWN FOR MURDER

10 minimum
120 min
For adult players
 A staged radio play… that goes wrong!
Think of the comedy plays of the 1960s and good old-fashioned British humour as you delve into the world of murder and mystique with The Small Town Radio Players!
When first performed, characters were divided up between 12 players. Multi-roles added to the comedy. (numerous roles in various combinations)
Minimal setting (a radio play stage).
DRACULA

A modern retelling.
Fast paced and dark.
120mins
BINGO WINGSDrama/comedy.
For adult players.
120mins
The Elephant Man
Minimum 7
Plus optional ensemble
 A fast-paced retelling of John Merrick, reminding us that everyone is different and everyone needs someone they can rely on.
HANSEL AND GRETEL
1M 1F 3O
60 min
Family
 The classic fairytale – great for young audiences, captured in an energetic way with lovable characters and a dog! When first performed the dog was a puppet that was operated by cast members. This could be operated by  a puppeteer or played as a costume role with an additional cast member.
Hansel and Gretel (version 2) A modern retelling.
60 mins
Help! There’s An Alien In My Shed!
Great for younger large casts.
17
Ensemble
50 mins
 It’s the school holidays… but not as you know it! A team of youngster must help the alien, who landed in their garden, get back home – before the rest of their planet comes to invade the planet! The new friends must save the world from impeding invasion.
The House
2M 4F 1O
Short play, drama, thriller
45 min
 Different people moved into number 13 over four decades but they are not alone in the house…
Jack The Ripper: a radio play
5M 7F
optional more roles
120 mins (2 acts)
For adult players
 The audience join a radio theatre company in the live broadcast of their murderous tale, but not everything goes to plan…
The Jungle Book
8 minimum
90 mins
 A traditIonal adaptation with modern retelling.
King Arthur and the Holy Grail
5M 3F
plus ensemble
120 mins
 King Arthur is on his quest to find the Holy Grail, whilst the evil Morgana is on his tail. Cue adventure, a dragon and Merlin’s magic!

Great all year round or for an alternative at Christmas.
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
9 minimum
120 mins
 This play has been licensed by the C. S. Lewis Estate, which means it is a legal adaptation.
Great all year round or for an alternative at Christmas.
The Little Match Girl
5M 7F
80 mins
 Great for Christmas.
Great all year round or for an alternative at Christmas.
Little Red and Curse of the Werewolf
50 mins
 An updated version of the story, when a werewolf is rumoured to be terrorising the village, Red must go and check on her granny. Great for a large cast and includes some colourful cameos and a rap song for granny!
The Pied Piper
50 mins
 An updated version of the famous story – with catchy tunes! Great for a last cast of ensemble as the townsfolk, the children and the rats!
Pinocchio
70 mins
 A gritty retelling of the classic tale.
Revenge of the Witch (a retelling of Sleeping Beauty)
9 minimum
80 mins
 A prequel to the famous fairytale.
Great all year round or for an alternative at Christmas.
THE TIME MACHINE ADVENTURE!
60 mins
 After being whizzed back in time, the crew encounter an 11 year old Will Shakespeare who joins them on their adventure. They meet different people along the way, including Anthony and Cleopatra, Macbeth and some infamous Kings!
Zombie Babysitter!
50 mins
 The adults are all acting very strange and it is up to a group of youngster to save the day – all in the summer school holidays! This is a great story for a large cast with cameo roles and a great message about trusting and empowering young people.

X full length plays
X one act / short plays, great for young people, schools and and youth theatres
X Pantomimes – all pantomimes are written for smaller principal casts buts also include optional ensemble if a larger cast is available.
Casting – I’ve also stated when it is optional (O) or I have not identified genders. I think this is particularly relevant to family shows.

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