“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.

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 identifed genders. I think this is particularly relevant to family shows.

ASTFM TN.jpg 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!
Minimal setting (a radio play stage).
10 minimum (numerous roles in various combinations)
120 min
For adult players
There are actually and when first performed, were divided up between 12 players. The multi-roling added to the comedy.
The Elephant Man A fast-paced retelling of John Merrick, reminding us that everyone is different and everyone needs someone they can rely on.
Minimum 7
Plus optional ensemble
HAG TN 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 additonal cast member.
1M 1F 3O
60 min
Family
Hansel and Gretel (version 2) A modern retelling.
60 mins
Help! There’s An Alien In My Shed! 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 impading invasion.
Great for younger large casts.
17
Ensemble
50 mins
The House Different people moved into number 13 over four decades but they are not alone in the house…
2M 4F 1O
Short play, drama, thriller
45 min
50 mins
Jack The Ripper: a radio play The audience join a radio theatre company in the live broadcast of their murderous tale, but not everything goes to plan…
5M 7F
optional more roles
120 mins (2 acts)
For adult players
The Jungle Book  8 minimum
90 mins
King Arthur and the Holy Grail 5M 3F
plus ensemble
120 mins
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe This play has been licensed by the C. S. Lewis Estate, which means it is a legal adaptation.
9 minimum
120 mins
The Little Match Girl Great for Christmas.
5M 7F
80 mins
Little Red and Curse of the Werewolf 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!
50 mins
The Pied Piper 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!
50 mins
Pinocchio 70 mins
A gritty retelling of the classic tale.
Revenge of the Witch (a retelling of Sleeping Beauty) 9 minimum
80 mins
The Time Machine Adventure TN.jpg 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!
60 mins
Zombie Babysitter! 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.
50 mins

 

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