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Flatmates by Barry Lambert
Published: 18 June 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 49 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act comedy with a single (living room) setting.
SynopsisOne morning, recently divorced Ben is surprised and annoyed to find a strange young woman making herself at home in his flat. Even worse, she claims to have been living there rather longer than Ben has himself, and some of her other claims are still more unbelievable. Friend and colleague George and local bobby PC Pullen are unable to even see Devra, let alone resolve the situation. Devra does seem to have mysterious powers, but is it possible she might be able to improve the rapidly deteriorating relationship between Ben and his former wife, Hilary?
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Death at the Deanery by Jim Hollingsworth
Published: 12 June 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 31 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy with a single (large study) setting.
SynopsisHorror grips the village of St Martini Mead when the body of General Rupert Stick-Monocle is discovered in the drawing room of the deanery. Is it suicide or has he been murdered? The doctor and local amateur sleuth Miss Marbles disagree, and it's left for Detective Inspector Titus Tyte-Canby to deduce what has happened. But if it is murder, who did it, and why? And who else may the murderer pounce on - the curate, the tennis-club alcoholic, the Russian au pair, the doctor, the Dean? A spoof whodunit inspired by Agatha Christie and Midsomer Murders.
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The Girls of Autumn by Paul Barile
Published: 6 June 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 8. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 53 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA comedy, structurally in two acts but of one-act length, on a split (park bench/jewellery store) set. US English.
SynopsisThe legendary Summer Set - an all-woman jewel-thief circle from the 1970s - has retired to a quiet life. In their early sixties, they seem content, until the elusive Autumn Diamond makes it way to their little patch of the earth. Enter a mysterious visitor and an old friend-turned-nemesis, and the race is on to steal the diamond and go out in style.
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Clips by Thomas Durkin
Published: 5 June 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 23 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act satire on a single office set.
SynopsisFour people are hard at work, but there’s a dearth of paper clips and the office supplier can’t fill the need for a fortnight. To impress Anne, Paul makes a deal with Dottie, only to see Anne walking out with George!
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The Golden Apples by Thomas Durkin
Published: 4 June 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 29 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act for Christmas. Set in various locations around a town, though miminal set decoration is required.
SynopsisAbel Walker recounts the tale of the miraculous Christmas that changed him from a homeless, penniless boy to the owner of a store.
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Barbecue by Stephen Scheurer-Smith
Published: 23 May 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act comedy on a single (living room) set.
SynopsisNewly arrived Lydia and Edward decide to hold a barbecue to meet the neighbours, but from umbrella wielding eco-warrior Kate to pushy property developer Trevor, they soon realise they are ringmasters at a circus of warring factions. Can be performed alongside its sister play 'Eight Seconds'.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream [45-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Jack Shaw
Published: 22 May 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 16. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisThis one-act abridgement retains Shakespeare's original language and focuses on the nobles, the fairies, and the mechanicals. The lovers' plot is unapologetically omitted, but the narrative remains tight.
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The Merry England Blues by John Peel
Published: 16 May 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 9. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 43 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThree music tracks are suggested to accompany the action. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleOne-act comedy on two sets with basic folk dancing and music.
Warning: contains Morris Dancers.
SynopsisThe Merry England Folk Dancers are in decline. The town carnival procession could be their final opportunity to attract new members. In a riotous conclusion and against all the odds, they give it their best shot.
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The Attic by Robert Scott
Published: 9 May 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 5. Minimum total without doubling = 5. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 37 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act ghost story on a divided stage.
SynopsisDemi began trying to sort out the attic ahead of the house move, but she’s become obsessed with an incomplete letter she’s found. Is it a suicide note? A confession? What’s her connection with the woman from the past?
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Charlie to the Checkout Please by Robert Scott
Published: 9 May 2018
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 6. No chorus. All roles are gender non-specific.
Run TimeAround 22 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne act comedy set in a supermarket with minimal set requirements.
SynopsisIt’s Riley’s first day on the checkout, and things are not going well: product returns, complaints, queue-jumping and an armed robbery! Charlie said he’d be on hand, but he’s not answering the PA. So Riley steps up.
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