Pick a pantomime script or a play script from the shelf - you get to browse the
script before you choose whether to buy it or not. (Like a bookstore, you can't take away the script unless you
buy it, but you can sit in a quiet corner and read.)
If you are a regular visitor to these pages, and want to find out about recently published scripts,
then please visit our "What's
" page (which lists the newest scripts in order of publication)
What's New by Category
(which includes script categories, Murder Mysteries, recordings, eBooks and theatrical paraphernalia.
Scripts for Pantomimes
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
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
(including 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
There's also an explanation of the British form of
(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
Drama 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
you can filter in various ways to get to lists of scripts which might suit your group. The listings give overviews, including length, style
and number 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
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 to philosophy!
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
Scripts for One-Act Plays
One act plays are beloved of AmDram societies and competitions. The main
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
Full-length Play Scripts
The full-length play scripts
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.
This category is for
whodunnits where the audience participates
in some way. (So if you are looking for a murder mystery play with no audience
involvement (other than tumultuous applause), then look under one-act plays or
full-length plays.) Here, participation usually means that the audience turns
sleuth and has to solve the mystery. Sometimes (but not always) that involves
interrogating the cast. Sometimes (but not always) the audience gets written
clues. The cast may have a full script or may need to improvise in large or
small measure. Murder Mysteries are frequently performed as dinner theatre
events. As you can see, there's a wide variety. Find something to meet your
needs with our
Murder Mystery search facility
Bespoke play scripts
Lazy Bee Scripts can also provide you with a customised script.
Click here for the bespoke scripts service
(You'll need to tell us what you want, and we'll have to tell you how much it will cost!)
In addition to the scripts, we have theatre-related merchandise, including
Theatrical Greeting Cards
for your show programme,
The DAFTA Awards
(certificates to celebrate contributions to your show),
to accompany some of the scripts and now
Murder Mystery Scenarios
(for dinner theatre and other events)
You can also purchase
(licences to video your performance)
There are also
, some with theatrical connections.
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.
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...