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Adolf's Girls by Frank Gibbons
Young Portonians TC production won the East Stirlingshire Trophy at the SCDA Falkirk District Festival, 2016
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 11. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 13. No chorus. Has good scope to be performed by youth theatre groups, with some parts that could be played by either youth or adults.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play set in Germany during World War 2. Multiple locations, but intended to be indicated by lighting changes, so does not require major sets.
Originally published in 2010, revised edition published 2014
SynopsisIn the midst of the German war effort, the young girls of a BDM group (the female equivalent of the Hitler Youth) are oblivious to the horrors of the European fronts. That is, until circumstances - and a Gestapo officer - threaten to change their lives for the worse.
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As The Clock Struck Ten by Tony Frier
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Opportunity for different actors to portray the different ages of each character. Script length can be cut to 52 minutes for the purpose of drama festival entry, by cutting Scene 5.
Run TimeAround 58 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicIntermission music suggestions. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA powerful drama based on a true story. Various settings and time periods.
SynopsisA dramatisation of the true story of Donnie Merrett, who at the age of 17, shot his mother after she found out he had been forging cheques in her name. On release from prison in 1945, he joined the Royal Navy Reserve in Germany before returning to a life of crime and debauchery, eventually fleeing before he can be court martialled. Returning to London to the old folks home run by his wife and mother-in-law, he demands money to continue funding his habits.
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Dawn Of A New Day by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 48 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama with a single setting.
SynopsisDuring the second world war a disparate group of people find themselves entering an amorphous place, somewhere between life and death. Meaningful relationships develop as they await their destiny and the futility of war becomes clear.
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Just Like Us by Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 13. Minimum Female roles = 13. Minimum total with doubling = 27. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. The characters are children plus two teachers (who could be offstage voices) and a voice on the radio
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleLarge cast play about children in World War 2 (covering areas of the English National Curriculum Key Stage 2 topic on WW2). Simple sets, simple props. Includes robust language which some may find inappropriate.
SynopsisConflict between a group of London evacuees and the children whose school they join.
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Keep Smiling Through by Suzan Holder
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 15. Minimum total with doubling = 33. Minimum total without doubling = 33. Chorus. Chorus size at Producer's discretion
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!] Variable timing possible with songs used
MusicWell known songs from the wartime era. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA play for schools, with songs, set in a theatre in Britain in World War 2.
SynopsisA Theatre Company preparing and presenting a variety show evokes life in wartime Britain through drama, song, dance and some pathos.
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A Little War in Wales by David Adland
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus. Most of the characters are adults, with one sixteen-year-old and two twelve-year-old girls.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play - a light romantic drama, with strong period detail. Single set (with separate areas where the action moves between settings).
SynopsisBased on real events from the Second World War. German Prisoners of War are sent out to work on farms deep in rural Wales, where the locals have to cope with the POWs, billeted Allied servicemen and wartime shortages.
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Orshina by Hanit Guli
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 74 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSuggestion for one background song to be played during the opening scene. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act drama - though could be performed in two acts. U.S. English.
SynopsisThe night before he 'disappears' for a year, Israel and his wife Nili gather their daughters for a family dinner, and argue about whether or not to tell the girls the truth about where their father is going. Both girls have secrets of their own to reveal, however, and there are arguments aplenty during the darkly dysfunctional family meal.
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Remember Scarborough by James Baynes
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus. One M and one F are non-speaking. Second F is small speaking role.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOne piece of music is suggested, integral to the play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleAn affecting one act play, largely spoken by a sole actor, with three cameo roles.
SynopsisIn a one-sided conversation with his long dead friend, an old man recalls the war years - the excitement, adventure and loss of being an RAF bombardier. The other parts included - two dancers appear briefly, and at the end, the old man's daughter joins him.
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A Sixpenny War by Allan Williams
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act drama set during World War Two in the staff restroom of a Woolworths store in London.
SynopsisThe horror of war (and the specific horros of the Second World War), seen through the eyes of a group of girls working at Woolworths each one of whom is personally affected, is dramatically evoked using contemporary political speeches as a background for the girls' experiences.
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The Three Bells Inn by Richard Hills
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act slice of life from a London pub during the Second World War. (Could be used as an educational piece, but contains some mild swearing and, being set in a pub, drinking.)
Synopsis Bombs are falling on London again, but some local residents have opted to spend the evening in the pub, rather than the shelters. A look at the practicalities of wartime life in Britain from a local perspective.
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