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The Golden Touch - And Other Tales by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 15. Minimum total without doubling = 54. Chorus. Apart from the Narrators there are 52 separate parts (25M, 26F), but more usefully there are 34 major parts (19M, 15F)
Run TimeAround 75 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA collection of dramatized Greek myths told in a light hearted and highly accessible form, bringing the tales to life.
SynopsisThe stories of Phaethon, King Midas (he of the golden touch, but also the ass's ears), the origins of winter, Echo and Narcissus, Erysichthon, Minerva and Arachne and finally Pygmalion and the Statue.
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Greece! - The Musical by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. This could be performed in Ancient Greek style, with three actors playing all the principal parts, or the principal roles could be shared amongst a larger company. The Greek chorus comments on the action, individually, in unison (chant) or in song.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicSheet music for six original songs supplied with the Producer's copy of the script.
StyleModern version of Ancient Greek drama with a humorous interpretation of Greek myths and legends. No set requirements, few props. The text is identical to Greece! - The Play, except that some of the chants are replaced by songs.
SynopsisThere's trouble on Mount Olympus - the boiler has stopped working and Zeus isn't getting any hot water. Zeus is in a temper and Dionysus has a hangover. It's up to Hera to sort things out by calling for Heracles, the odd job man of Ancient Greece...
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** CD with instrumental backing tracks for each of the six songs (plus reprises) from 'Greece! - The Musical' by Sue Gordon. (Recording by Jonathan van Gennep.)
** CD with sung tracks for each of the six songs from 'Greece! - The Musical' by Sue Gordon. (Recording by Jonathan van Gennep.)
** Zip file containing instrumental backing tracks for each of the six songs (plus reprises) from 'Greece! - The Musical' by Sue Gordon. (Recording by Jonathan van Gennep.)
** Zip file of sung tracks for each of the six songs from 'Greece! - The Musical' by Sue Gordon. (Recording by Jonathan van Gennep.)
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Greece! - The Play by Sue Gordon
RolesMinimum Male roles = 2. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 15. Chorus. This could be performed in an Ancient Greek style, with three actors playing all the principal parts, or the principal roles could be shared out amongst a larger company. The Greek chorus comments on the action, individually or in unison.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleModern version of Ancient Greek drama with a humorous interpretation of Greek myths and legends. No set requirements, few props. The text is identical to Greece! - The Musical, except that some of the chants are replaced by songs.
SynopsisThere's trouble on Mount Olympus - the boiler has stopped working and Zeus isn't getting any hot water. Zeus is in a temper and Dionysus has a hangover. It's up to Hera to sort things out by calling for Heracles, the odd job man of Ancient Greece...
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In the Lap of the Gods by Philip Bird (music Isabelle Michalakis)
RolesMinimum Male roles = 0. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 23. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus. The characters are a class of schoolchildren, divided into four groups. Each group acts out Greek myths. Whilst some of the characters in the myths have a specific gender, this need not be the gender of the actor.
Run TimeAround 45 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with scores for three original songs. Further dances can be added at the discretion of the production.
StyleOne-act musical play for a full class of children, providing roles for all and an introduction to several Greek myths.
SynopsisA group of children are shipwrecked on an island, and all they can find is a strange chest with a very odd collection of contents. The items inside help the children tell some old stories and keep up their spirits through the night until they are rescued the next day.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** A set of MP3 files with piano arrangements of songs from the show
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Jason and the Golden Fleece by Dominique Vaughan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 6. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 27. Chorus. Chorus includes various mythical creatures!
Run TimeAround 20 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleShort epic(!) told in verse. Ancient Greek myth as a rhyming play for children. No set requirements, no props specified (though many might be used in a particular production).
SynopsisThe myth of Jason and the Argonauts on their quest to retrieve the Golden Fleece. A tale of heroes, kings, goddesses, sirens, harpies and the occasional shipwright.
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Justine and the Golden Sheep by Marcus Grollman
RolesMinimum Male roles = 9. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 21. Minimum total without doubling = 21. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicOpportunities for music at the discretion of the producer. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA one-act school play with a very modern retelling of Greek myth. Minimal set requirements and simple (though frequent) props, some of which are edible and, indeed, eaten.
SynopsisChildren struggling to save their school embark on a fund-raising adventure - an adventure which bears more than a passing resemblance to the tales of Jason and the Argonauts!
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The Labours Of Heracles by Nicholas Richards
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 2. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 27. No chorus. The minimum cast assumes reallocation of the Amazons' lines.
Run TimeAround 90 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe Producer's Copy of the script comes with scores for four original songs.
StyleComedy play with four original songs. Multiple locations, but intended for minimal staging. Intended for school productions from Year 6 (US Grade 5) upwards.
SynopsisHeracles' twelve mighty labours are recreated (and rehydrated) just off the stage in this light comedy based on the Greek legend.(No lions need be harmed in this production.)
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Soundtrack CD - vocal performances of songs from the show
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Meet the Ancient Greeks - Mini Plays by Sue Russell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 1. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 30. No chorus. Five plays with six characters in each.
Run TimeAround 50 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA set of five mini-plays (with run times around 10 minutes) for a school class studying The Ancient Greeks (English National Curriculum Key Stages 1 & 2, Units 14 and 15, 'The Ancient Greeks'). No set requirements. Producer's Copy includes a quiz.
SynopsisFive different short plays with an Ancient Greek theme, covering The Gods, War, the Olympics, Theatre and the Arts.
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The Mystery Gift by Bill Tordoff and David Doughan
RolesMinimum Male roles = 15. Minimum Female roles = 15. Minimum total with doubling = 31. Minimum total without doubling = 31. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 40 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleOne-act comedy to be performed by children (probably a whole class performance). No scenery, but requires a wooden horse (which need not be realistic!)
SynopsisA comedy based on the Trojan wars: It's Greeks against Trojans in the cup final. After a string of indecisive results, the Greeks attempt to win by subterfuge.
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Odysseus and the Cyclops by Tony North
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 0. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 25. Chorus. Cast numbers are very flexible. The chorus is nominally the 12 great gods of Ancient Greece. The 'characters' include soldiers (nominally 3) and sheep (nominally 4)
Run TimeAround 10 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleTen minute play for kids in the style of Ancient Greek drama. (Appropriate for the English National Curriculum KS2 History topic Ancient Greece.) Includes the violence inherent in the story!
SynopsisThe tale of Odysseus and the Cyclops (from Homer's Odyssey) told as a short play for children, in the style of an Ancient Greek play.
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