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Nativity News by Sarah Cowan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 11. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 40. No chorus. Doubling possibilities make cast numbers very adaptable - at the Producer's discretion.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!] This is dependent on the optional use of music suggestions.
MusicEight music - song -suggestions provided to use for scene changes and for sound effects. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one act play, with musical interludes, for children to perform.
SynopsisThe Nativity story re-told in an upbeat new way, using reporters and a 'newsdesk'. See the Shepherds interviewed in the fields! See the animal experts give their opinions on the donkey! All the events revealed in a fun way.
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The Chair by Geoff Bamber
Performance by Hyde Little Theatre won the Andrew Winton Trophy (Best Performance, Under 15s) at the Greater Manchester Drama Federation one-act play festival, 2017.
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA fable for children in one-act, populated with a variety of characters.
SynopsisFollow the life of a chair and the fortunes of its various owners - from woodcutters to royalty and back again.
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The Bridge by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus. Minimum numbers would be achieved by reassigning lines amongst the ministry workers!
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!] This could get a lot longer if the bridge-building sequence is elaborated.
MusicNone.
StyleComedy for kids. No set requirements, but carry-on props include the materials for a simple bridge! A Short play, though it could get a lot longer if the bridge building section became elaborate.
SynopsisA farmer and his family find their peaceful lives disturbed by representatives of various government ministries keen on making improvements to what is regarded as a rural backwater. Common sense flies out of the window as official policy documents are followed slavishly to provide the farmer with a fine, new and entirely unnecessary bridge.
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Macbeth by Geoff Bamber
Production by Gairloch Primary School won the Youth Section of the Highland Division of the SCDA festival, 2015
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 19. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 35 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShakespeare's Macbeth as a modern language play (with modern humour) for kids. A one act play in five acts. Simple sets and props. Options for songs and dances.
SynopsisThere should be three witches, but one of them is having problems with her satellite navigation system. Eventually they give a fateful prediction to Macbeth, who likes the idea of being the new king enough to dispatch the old one. Much murder and wringing of hands ensues. All this and a mad Scottish doctor. The bard will be spinning in his grave!
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Murder at Haynes Manor by Rebecca Preen
RolesMinimum Male roles = 1. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 11. Minimum total without doubling = 14. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort comical murder mystery play for junior school children! (In theory it's set in a manor house, but designed to be performable with minimal scenery.)
SynopsisThere's a family gathering at Haynes Manor, with more than a few surprises planned, but someone has murder in mind. Is it the greedy housekeeper, or someone with a different grudge? Can the family ghost help to solve the case?
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Romeo and Juliet by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 12. Minimum total without doubling = 12. Chorus.
Run TimeAround 30 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShakespeare's Romeo and Juliet as a modern language play (with modern irony and humour) for kids. One act and a single set, with simple props.
SynopsisTwo households, both alike in dignity, in fair Verona, where we lay our scene... Well, dignity if dignity includes Lady Montague and Lady Capulet scrapping in the streets. Basically a story of family fights family, boy meets girl and most of the principals meet an untimely death. (But there are a few laughs on the way.)
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Rainforest Assembly by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 15 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's copy of the script gives suggestions for songs/music to accompany the piece. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleEducational piece for a school class with a good deal of information amongst the jokes and songs, and several jumping-off points for further study. No specific staging requirements.
SynopsisAn educational presentation on the animals and occupants of the rainforests of the Amazon.
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Sherlock Holmes and The Emerald of Alcazar by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 7. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 26. No chorus. Characters are a mix of adults and children, assumed to be played by children.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComic melodrama. Simple sets, varied characters, strong story line.
SynopsisThe theft of a famous jewel draws Sherlock Holmes into the foggy streets of London and a battle of wits with a deadly enemy.
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Be Careful What You Wish For by Jon Boustead
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 7. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 22. Chorus. The author suggests (but does not insist) that the Chorus consists of five or more actors. In addition to their occasional speaking and animated roles, the chorus perform physical theatre, becoming parts of the set and props.
Run TimeAround 25 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA one act fantasy play for children with various simple settings. Drama and opportunities for physical theatre.
SynopsisA group of children visit a strange castle and are taken on a salutary journey by the castle keepers on which the children's wishes are fulfilled. The children learn the importance of being careful what they wish for.
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Beauty and The Beast [Short Version] by Geoff Bamber
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 16. Chorus. The chorus is optional - playing dockworkers and possibly used to perform musical numbers (not included in the script).
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy for kids. Several settings but intended to be performed with minimal scenery.
SynopsisJoshua Harcourt faces financial ruin. With a wife, three daughters and a house in the country to support, the outlook is bleak. A chance encounter with a rich and handsome prince looking, as handsome princes do, for true love, provides him with a chance of salvation. All that is needed is for Joshua's youngest and sweetest daughter, Belle, to fall for the prince. Unfortunately this prince has fallen foul of a witch who has turned him into a hideous beast. Can Belle's sweet disposition persuade her to ignore the prince's appearance and can the prince be restored to his former handsome self? As it all ends, as tradition demands, happily ever after, then the answer to both questions must be 'yes'.
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