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Madrababes – fun filled one act musicals




one act musicals

A fun filled one act musical for six actors,  3F and, er, 2 other F dressed up as men and at least one real man  with a real beard. Madrababes was staged in June 2013 in Swindon, as part of  Madam Renards Mini Fringe to great reviews!


‘One of the main words that popped into my head when I first started watching Madrababes was ‘fun.’ A one act musical made up entirely of madrigals, a form of early music pop music. Please be advised to leave your serious hats at the door for an hour of entertaining quips and silliness, a story of 6 friends finding love through jokes and song. We meet John and Tom, two stylish elegant ‘men’ lamenting their lack of luck with their lady friends Phyllis and Philomela, could it possibly be because they are far more worried about what they’re wearing than displays of manliness?

The ladies are equally lamenting about the lack of decent men in the area when in walks Amyntas, a tall man with a real, not drawn on, beard and a deep voice. Naturally fighting ensues and much harmonised singing. ‘

by Abby Sparrow

Read more about playwright Matt Fox.

Authors: Matt Fox and Jessie Thompson

Genre: One act musicals

Type: One act musicals

Length: Forty minutes

Cast: 6 actors, 5F 1M

Ages of the actors: Adult

Suitable for: All ages

Set: Simple stage – suitable for a smaller stage in little theatres or pub theatre type stages but adaptable to the bigger stage as well.

Level of difficulty: 8/10 – all performers should be able to sing in harmony from sheet music.

Read a Sample of the script

Read a sample of the sheet music for one of the songs, Whither Away

Cost is $7 for the digital script of this  successfully produced stage play

Cost is $7 for the sheet music for the show

Contact Off the Wall Plays with any queries about Madrababes

© September 2014 Matt Fox and Jessie Thompson Off The Wall Play Publishers

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