|Scripts for Pantomimes
Our Pantomime Scripts page provides
links to the full list of pantos plus lots of ways of finding the script that's
right for your group.
Our pantomime catalogue contains all the usual favourites (Aladdin, Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Mother
Goose, Sleeping Beauty, Puss-in-Boots...) plus a smattering of less common titles (The Man in the Moon, The Swan
If you are looking for something specific, then you click here for our
Pantomime Search facility (search by number of characters, run-time, etc.)
If you want to browse a simpler list, then we have divided the pantomimes into:-
Full-length, full-cast pantomimes
(which usually means there is a chorus supporting the principal characters and
run times typically 90 minutes or more)
Full-length, small-cast pantos (without a chorus)
Mid-sized pantomime scripts, usually (but not always!) performed by schools and youth theatres
Short, rhyming pantomimes (mainly Richard Coleman's "Short Pants" series)
There's also a category of things that are not pantomimes, but fit into the same
theatrical slot of Family Entertainment.
There's also an explanation of the
British form of pantomime. (British panto is very different from the rest of the European
pantomime tradition). For the really pedantic, there is even a justification of the use of "Snow White and
the Seven Dwarves " instead of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs"!
|Full-length Play Scripts
play scripts index page gives you ways of drilling down to the listings where you can find an overview of each play, including length and numbers of characters.
Clicking on a play title in the listings will take you to a page where you can read the complete script.
The full-length plays are generally in two acts, and long enough to fill an evening's entertainment
in their own right. There is a wide variety of lengths (as you can see from the fact that some scripts appear in
both the full-length and one-act categories) and a wide variety of styles, including melodrama, period drama and
a range of comic forms including farce.
|Scripts for One-Act Plays
One act plays are beloved of AmDram societies and competitions.
The main one-act plays page has various ways of leading you to appropriate listings, where clicking on a play title will take you to the full text.
The shows here vary in length enormously. The rule of thumb is that they will fill up to half
an evening's entertainment! (That gives a run-time of anything between 20 and 75 minutes!)
The variety here is enormous. There is even a selection of one-act Shakespeare plays. (There! You didn't even realise there were any!)
If you have specific requirements (for example a limit to the number of characters), try using our one-act
play search engine.
|Bespoke play scripts
Lazy Bee Scripts can also provide you with a customised
script. Click here
for the bespoke scripts service
What, you might well ask, has embroidery got to do with theatre?
Well, nothing, except that lots of people get sets of
for their productions.
- Hoodies or
You can get them here.
(And we even have pre-prepared logos to match some of our popular titles!)
We've even had the Lazy Bee Scripts logo embroidered...
|Scripts for schools and youth theatre
These are scripts used as school plays or by youth drama groups or other kids' organisations. They vary from
short, small-cast dramas to longer pieces for large cast productions (and covering everywhere in between). From our Youth
Theatre Scripts page, you can filter in various ways to get to lists of scripts which might suit your group. The listings give overviews, including length, style
of characters. From there, you can then click on the name of a play to read the complete script online.
Because there are so many scripts, we have provided a facility to Search
for Youth Drama.
We have also grouped scripts by minimum age (but treat this very cautiously - maturity levels vary enormously):-
Starting at 5 years /
Starting at 9 years / Starting at 13 years
(Particularly for older children, it may also be worth looking outside the school drama category.) There's also a subset of
plays for primary schools (i.e. suitable for the whole range of ages)
that means elementary school plays in the USA.
|Musicals / musical plays
We supply full musical scores with some of our scripts. These include full-blown
musicals, musical plays/pantomimes and plays with the occasional song. The "scripts for musicals" page will give you an overview.
(That page is split into "Musicals" where the music is integral to the piece and "Plays with Music" where the
suggested music is optional.)
From there you can drill down into script listings, and, as usual, from the
listings, clicking on a script name will take you to the on-line version of the text.
With some of the scripts we supply a CD as an optional extra. (The CDs will be offered to you when you look up
the price of a script! You can also find the music CDs here.)
It's enough to make a nun dance.
The sketches, skits and ten-minute plays section includes pieces
with run times ranging from one minute to twenty minutes
and a vast range of styles - from somewhere near stand-up comedy via parody
The main sketches page offers various ways of listing the sketches (including numbers of characters - particularly useful if you want a monologue). If you don't want to browse through the whole list, then try our sketch
and short play search facility.