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"Sepia Serenade" - A Musical Comedy

A drama group are about to put on a show when a mischievous old granddad, who is the ex-caretaker, appears with his grandchildren, clutching an old-fashioned magic lantern. He wants to show them some ...
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 20): 11f & 11m & children (doubling)Full-Length.
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"Zoo" a one -act comedy

When the lights come up we apparently see a man and woman sat in dressing gowns behind newspapers discussing the news but when they put the papers down we're amazed to find that their faces are actua ...
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 15): 7f & 6m + childrenOne-Act.
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5T Rules - O.K!

A group of comprehensive school students stage a take-over of a classroom and take a teacher hostage. What the group doesn't know is that their leader has his own reasons for the protest. ...
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 15): Class of pupils aged about 15 yrsOne-Act.
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Bill

We see an old lady bring on a tray of tea and call to her husband, Bill, who is apparently changing upstairs. She talks to herself and relives all the memories that the house holds for them as th ...
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 1): 1fOne-Act.
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Danny Boy

Prize-winner in several competitions... a young Territorial soldier arrives at a rocky outcrop on the moors on a weekend exercise. All seems well as he waits to meet his sergeant for the next route v ...
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 3): 2m + 1F doublingOne-Act.
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Diaghilev's Bag

There are some things in life we don't talk about and one is suicide. The play opens in darkness as we see three men in overalls searching with torches for something on a railway line - they could be ...
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 4): 3m + 1 juvOne-Act.
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Examination

Why would someone go into an exam room and then apparently refuse to take the exam? The play opens as the invigilators prepare. The students arrive, instructions are given and the examination begins ...
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 12): Class of students, two teachers, one female Principal, two police officersOne-Act.
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Flight Zero One

We see a dusty, disused fur-trapper's cabin in Canada and hear people approaching through the snow. A small plane has crash-landed and a group of travellers arrive who are forced to spend the night t ...
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 12): 7 females & 5 malesOne-Act.
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Harry's Bird

Harry Moss is an ex-teacher who has always conformed to the rules and now finds himself being taken by his wife to a residential hospice where he expects his health to slowly deteriorate. Due to his ...
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 4): 3f & 1mFull-Length.
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My Brother's Keeper

Chosen from 150 scripts in the Pittsburgh New Play Festival, we see two brothers who were equally talented but one went away to become a successful writer while the other, a teacher/musician, stayed h ...
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 6): 2f & 2m (+2 non-speaking males)Full-Length.
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My Father's House

The play is set in 1929 in the American Dustbowl, prior to the Wall Street Crash. The Macdonalds, a poor farming family, find a young black hobo hiding in their woodshed and and the father is about ...
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 9): 2f + 3m + 1juvf + 3juvmFull-Length.
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The Eckersley Rising

Prize-winning comedy in Nottinghamshire Play of the Year Competition. Walter Midgley is a clerk in a building company who has spent all his life never saying boo to a goose until one day he decides to ...
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 10): 4f & 4m +2juvsFull-Length.
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The Happiness Tree

A comedy (with a hidden message) about people living in a far-off land who, though living in poverty, are willing to put up with their lowly, humdrum existence until one day a tree is discovered that ...
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 10): Youth group or school classOne-Act.
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The Power and the Glory

A small village sleeps in the summer sun whilst a war goes on elsewhere. A group of soldiers arrives and are told by their boss that there is to be no trouble and that they have to keep a low profil ...
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 30): 15f & 15mFull-Length.
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Ticking

Imagine if there'd been a nuclear war and the survivors were forced to live underground. Set in the future, we see people living the whole of their lives underground after a nuclear confrontation. I ...
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 6): 6f or 6m or mixed castOne-Act.
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Wasps

What kind of a woman wants to be a traffic warden? Here we see the first day at work for a young female warden, fresh from Training School, who is introduced to her new workmates and they in turn pro ...
Author: BREEZE, TONYCast (at least 8): 8 femalesFull-Length.
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TONY BREEZE



Having grown up in Sunderland, in the north-east of England, Tony went to Nottingham to train as a drama teacher. He taught for two years then came to a crossroads in his life when he realized that he'd spent the majority of his early years in educational establishments and was faced with another forty years of doing the same. Naively wanting to "do good for society," he decided to take a look at the world outside and enrolled in the local police force but after a few years of working shifts and seeing the gritty realities of life on the outside, he was in need of a creative outlet and began writing plays, two of which were published by New Playwrights Network of Macclesfield. Whilst still in the police he continued to to act and write and following a long career in amateur drama, at the age of forty, he was still feeling the "call of the greasepaint" when he wondered if he could follow his heart and change course again. He was working at the time as a sergeant at a Police Training Centre near Coventry and without telling his colleagues, he applied for an audition for a place on an acting course at The Poor School in London, learned two pieces by heart and after several auditions on the day, was the only one of his group to be offered a place. However, faced with the actual decision, he then felt unable to "walk through the door into the other world" due to the practicalities of teenage children, mortgage payments,steady salary, etc. Having reluctantly turned his back on a professional acting career he was forced to return to the strict militaristic world of the police training centre where keen, short-haired, young officers were marched around the Parade Ground by the drill sergeant to the strains of John Philip Sousa. With a Law Degree, Inspector's exams and many years experience under his belt, he again applied for promotion but was again turned down. Totally frustrated with his lack of career progress, he then turned for personal fulfillment to his writing and after two years of living away from home in the military-style environment, while his colleagues were out one night on a trip to the local brewery, he used the aging photocopier without permission to make some copies of his latest creation (a caring monologue about a lonely old lady talking to her dead husband called "Bill"). He was suspected by a passing Inspector and the powers-that-be informed. When challenged the next day as to what he'd been doing in the photocopier room, he thought that honesty was the best policy and told the truth, hoping for clemency. Instead, the Commandant, Vic Hopkins, due to the perceived seriousness of the transgression, had his room searched and placed him under house arrest in his bedroom for the whole day while they carried out a full investigation amongst the rest of the staff. They let him go home for the weekend, (perhaps to think about his offence) and subsequently put him before an internal disciplinary panel before sending him back to his own force in Nottingham. Tony is extremely pleased to be able to say that he later had to return to the city of Coventry to see one of his plays being performed by The Criterion Players (unfortunately not "Bill" which was performed later elsewhere). In the year 2,000 another of his scripts, "My Brother's Keeper," was chosen from 150 entries for the final round of the Pittsburgh New Play Festival and later published by Pieter Vink Publishers in Holland and Belgium. His other plays have now been performed in England, Scotland, Wales, South Africa and Australia, winning several awards for the groups who have performed them. His motto is now: "Nil illegitimae carborundum!" because, as he learned to his cost at the end of his police career, there were still one or two illegitimae about in uniforms who professed one thing publicly then bullied people in private behind office doors. However, the pen, they say, is mightier than the sword and he is hoping to be able to use one of these individuals as a template for a character in a future play about bullying in the work environment.
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