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And A Happy New Year! by Gwen Stevens
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 7. Minimum total without doubling = 7. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 113 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full length comedy with a split set - lounge, bedroom and hallway.
SynopsisSusan and Nigel bring the children to her parents' home for Christmas. Little do they know how disastrous their stay will be. Mother is ill in bed and her Father is suffering with Alzheimer's. Then the heating won't work, the telephone is dead, and they are snowed in - leaving them stranded...
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Chariot by Chad Bearden
RolesMinimum Male roles = 4. Minimum Female roles = 6. Minimum total with doubling = 10. Minimum total without doubling = 28. No chorus. The original production used adults to play the roles of Lenny and Margo.
Run TimeAround 80 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicThe producer's copy of this script suggests five pieces of background music to be used during the course of the play. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleA full length play, intended for two young pincipal actors (and various adult roles).
SynopsisLenny and Margo are left orphaned when their mother dies, but their Uncle Joe sneaks them away from government care and takes them on a wild road trip towards San Diego (where he claims to have a job). The kids use their imaginations to stay calm and happy on the trip. The family meet various personalities along America's highways who try to help the lost siblings and the loyal Joe set aside their fantasies and confront reality.
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Charles Dickens' Christmas Eve by Wende Feller
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 9. Minimum total without doubling = 18. No chorus. One of the male characters is a child. The script has a cast of 18, but divided across the two acts so that the cast of 9 from the first act can double to perform the second act.
Run TimeAround 100 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA series of Christmas Carols is recommended in the script. Lazy Bee Scripts does not supply any sheet music with this script.
StyleTwo act period piece. Single set with split-level stage.
SynopsisThe first act focuses on Christmas at Bracebridge Hall, adapted from material by Washington Irving, Jane Austen and Wilkie Collins. The second act is Wende Feller's adaptation of 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens
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A Christmas Carol [Version 3] by Michael Morton
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 37. No chorus.
Run TimeAround 88 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleA full-length play adapted from the classic novel by Charles Dickens.
SynopsisOn the night of Christmas Eve, the miserly and embittered Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by a series of ghosts.
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Christmas Present by Jim and Jane Jeffries
RolesMinimum Male roles = 14. Minimum Female roles = 16. Minimum total with doubling = 41. Minimum total without doubling = 51. No chorus. Aimed at a mixed company of adults and children.
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleNativity play, but not one for young kids! A large cast piece, probably for a church group. Elements of comedy, but a serious core.
SynopsisA modern retelling of the Nativity - a faithfull following of the biblical accounts, give or take a couple of thousand years, featuring business tycoons, mobsters, fast food workers and homeless people, plus assorted Trekkies!
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Customer Service by Avis & Herb Hasler
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 3. Minimum total with doubling = 6. Minimum total without doubling = 29. No chorus. Characters are a variety of ages. Many could be played as either gender.
Run TimeAround 60 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleComedy play (on the boundary between a one-act and a full-length play). Single (department store) set. Mildly surreal, bordering on farce, with lots of prop gags. Contains mild swearing.
SynopsisJust another day in a department store, where a pair of bewildered shop clerks encounter a clown, an accountant, a thief, some very colourful customers and a string of misplaced suitcases...
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A May Dream by Sally Kinnell
RolesMinimum Male roles = 5. Minimum Female roles = 5. Minimum total with doubling = 14. Minimum total without doubling = 32. No chorus. In addition to the 32 human roles (playable by a cast of 14) there is Crumble the Dog who can double as Starveling's Dog. There are two brief (silent) appreances of children ('School Boy' and 'Child' who could probably be doubled).
Run TimeAround 110 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Multiple locations but simple settings. Contains mild (Shakespearean) swearing.
SynopsisA collection of Shakespeare's Rustics pursue their own plotlines outside their plays, converging on Hecate's shop and Doll Tearsheet's bar. Philosophy, love, conspiracy and the unmasking of a villain, in genuine Shakespearian language.
A May Dream was specially written in response to the Royal Shakespeare Company's Open Stages Project in 2012.
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Mo by Tyler Mathews
RolesMinimum Male roles = 8. Minimum Female roles = 8. Minimum total with doubling = 19. Minimum total without doubling = 27. No chorus. The characters are a mixture of teenagers and adults. Could be played to age or by a youth theatre company.
Run TimeAround 125 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleFull-length drama. Multiple settings, but locations indicated by minimal furniture rather than realistic sets.
SynopsisMo is the boy who thinks - knows - he can fly. With an exceptional IQ but a difficulty fitting in, he battles prejudice, a dysfunctional foster family, school bullies and himself. With imaginative staging and a vividly powerful, atmospheric plot the play describes Mo's tortuous journey of self-discovery.
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A Savoy Christmas Carol by Nigel Holloway
RolesMinimum Male roles = 12. Minimum Female roles = 9. Minimum total with doubling = 24. Minimum total without doubling = 32. Chorus. The main characters are adults, with a smattering of children.
Run TimeAround 120 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicA Piano and Vocal score for all the 27 songs (with 22 orchestral pieces scored for multiple instruments) is provided with the Producer's Copy of the script. The scores have deliberately kept away from extremes of vocal range.
StyleOperetta, setting the Charles Dickens story to the music of Arthur Sullivan.
SynopsisA traditional re-telling of Dickens' classic story of the redemption of a miser, using pieces from many of Gilbert and Sullivan's musicals with original lyrics.
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ExtrasThe following additional items are available (at extra cost) to go with this script:
** Additional copy of the Piano and Vocal Score for 'A Savoy Christmas Carol' in an A4 ring binder. Scores for 29 songs and 22 (orchestrated) instrumentals. (This is the same as the copy provided with the Producer's Copy of the script.)
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Soldjer by Pete Benson
RolesMinimum Male roles = 3. Minimum Female roles = 4. Minimum total with doubling = 20. Minimum total without doubling = 30. Chorus. Mixed-age cast, with the central character played at various ages. The chorus is flexible, but the author recommends five principals plus a minimum of 15 in the chorus.
Run TimeAround 70 minutes. [Estimated!]
MusicNone.
StyleDrama. Structurally in two acts, but in length on the boundary between one-act and full-length. No set as such, but requires some specific staging.
SynopsisMike struggles against his contradictory upbringing - a father who encouraged him to question and learn about everything but faith - and finds his whole life affected.
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