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Bottoms Up! - The Panto by Hilary Ayshford
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 12. Minimum total with doubling = 13. Minimum total without doubling = 17. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 117 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy contains suggestions for nine songs. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length pantomime.
SynopsisA full length panto take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Mixing Shakespearean quips with modern day humour, the play features spells going awry, misplaced love and plenty of confusion, culminating in a wedding to remember.
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Don't Mention the Dream by Damian Trasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 4. Minimum total without doubling = 4. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act play. Single set, modern realism, character, explores approaches to staging Shakespeare. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisIt's the annual meeting of the Drama Society, but they're a bit thin on the ground this year. Will Russell get his way and produce a period 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' or will Lucy put a spanner in the works?
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A Midsummer Night's Dream [90-minute abridgement] by Shakespeare, abridged Gerald P. Murphy
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', with the original text reduced by a thousand lines or so.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisFairies make mischief in the Athenian woods, mixing up two couples and pairing the fairy queen with one of the 'Rude Mechanicals' who are in the woods rehearsing a play. When all is straight, we finally get to see the Mechanicals' play, and the Athenian nobility turn critics.
The text aims to provide a workable edition of Shakespeare for secondary schools.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream In 17 And A Half Minutes Or Less by Christine Harvey
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 19 minutes. [Estimated!] (But see also the title - which assumes a fast pace.)
MusicNone.
StyleA one-act Shakespearean comedy with various simple settings.
SynopsisA fast-paced version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Perfect for schools, this is a compact, humorous adaptation of the classic tale of love and mishap in seventeen and a half minutes or less.
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A Midsummer Night's Dream The Pantomime by Matthew Harper
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 22. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus. Variable chorus number at Producer's discretion
Run TimeAround 155 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSongs and musical suggestions included with the Producer's copy. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length pantomime, with the Shakespearean storyline
SynopsisThis adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream includes all the usual pantomime characters and fun, making the original play easily accessible without losing the essence of the story.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Pantomime Fun-Packs - jokes and games for children, to supplement the programme for your show
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Pyramus and Thisbe by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 8. Minimum total without doubling = 12. No chorus. Characters include a wall, a lioness, a statue and a mulberry tree. Aside from that, they are all normal. (Whilst there are three female characters - four if you count the lioness - they could, in Shakespearian fashion, be played by lads.)
Run TimeAround 12 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort drama (played for comedy) in which the protagonists speak Latin and the narrators, where necessary, translate.
SynopsisThe story of Pyramus and Thisbe is most familiar to modern audiences through Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' - rehearsed during the play and performed by the Mechanicals at the end. The Latin tale - from which Shakespeare drew his story - is from Ovid's Metamorphoses.
The story is of two lovers separated by their parents and a wall. Arranging to meet, but dying in the process.
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Shadows In The Middle by Patti Veconi
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 34. No chorus. Contains scenes altered for either predominantly male or female casts.
Run TimeAround 51 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA Shakespearean themed play for youth theatre (American English).
SynopsisPuck's final monologue from A Midsummer Night's Dream is dramatically examined in the context of modern school life and everyday teenage angsts and relationships.
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A Thirty-Minute Dream by Shakespeare, abridged Bill Tordoff
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 17. Minimum total without doubling = 22. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleAbridgement of William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', with the original text of two hours and more cut down to 30 minutes.
(The abridgement is copyrighted, so we charge for scripts and copying rights, but performances are royalty-free.)
SynopsisFairies make mischief in the Athenian woods, mixing up two couples and pairing the fairy queen with one of the 'Rude Mechanicals' who are in the woods rehearsing a play. When all is straight, we finally get to see the Mechanicals' play mocked by the Athenian nobility.
An introduction to Shakespeare for primary schools.
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